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April 7, 2021

Breitling Heritage Premier Collection Revived

Inspired by the inventive spirit of Breitling’s founders, the new Premier Heritage Collection is for the modern and discerning man of impeccable taste. These exquisite timepieces are the brand’s most elegant and refined.

This heritage-inspired design with a stylish modern twist embodies some of Breitling’s most famous innovations, and revives Breitling’s legacy of inventing the modern chronograph. This truly is our heritage revived,” says Georges Kern of Breitling’s timelessly elegant new collection.

The Premier Heritage Collection pays homage to Breitling’s very own Founders Squad: three generations of men who changed the history of timekeeping and made Breitling what it is today. Léon Breitling founded the company in 1884; later, he patented a simple timer/tachymeter that could measure any speed between 15 and 150 km/h, an invention featured in the 1906 Vitesse pocket watch.

1910 Breitling Vitesse Stopwatch (c) Al-Arafat Pocket Watches

In 1915, his son, Gaston, created one of the first wrist-worn chronographs with an independent pusher at 2 o’clock. This innovation separated the start, stop, and reset functions from the crown, making it infinitely more practical for timing sports.

In 1934, Léon’s grandson, Willy, patented the second independent chronograph pusher at 4 o’clock. Among Willy Breitling’s celebrated pioneering achievements was the establishment of the Huit Aviation Department in 1938.

Impeccable taste

Besides being bold and tech savvy, Willy Breitling understood people’s desire for a touch of elegance and glamour. This inspired him to design the original Premier wristwatches in the 1940s, Breitling’s first step in linking purpose with style. As Willy saw it, “When a man puts on his watch, it is the unmistakable stamp of impeccable taste.”

Breitling Premier B09 Chronograph 40 Ref. AB0930D31L1P1

The latest generation of Premiers – Breitling’s Premier Heritage Collection – brings this timeless elegance back to life. The collection includes six watches divided into three distinctive categories: The Chronograph, The Duograph, and The Datora.

Breitling Premier B09 Chronograph 40 Ref. RB0930371G1P1

All feature Arabic numerals, vintage-inspired hands and semi-shiny alligator straps with tone-on-tone stitching. Every watch is a COSC-certified chronometer and water-resistant up to 100 meters.

Groundbreaking functions

The 40 mm Premier Heritage Chronograph is manually wound, just like its 1940s predecessors. It is powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber B09, which is based on the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01. It comes in two variations: with an eye-catching pistachio-green dial encased in stainless steel or a stately silver-colored dial encased in 18 k red gold.

Breitling Premier B15 Duograph 42 Ref. AB1510171C1P1

Breitling Premier B15 Duograph 42 Ref. RB1510251B1P1

With stainless-steel and 18k red gold cases measuring 42 mm, the Premier Heritage Duograph comes with a blue or black dial, respectively. Its rattrapante function – one of the most elaborate in watchmaking – enables the wearer to measure two elapsed times simultaneously thanks to its two superimposed chronograph hands. This piece houses the mechanical hand-wound Breitling Manufacture Caliber B15, which is based on the Breitling Manufacture Caliber B03.

Breitling Premier B25 Datora 42 Ref. RB2510371G1P1

Like its 1940s predecessor, the 42 mm Premier Heritage Datora also stands out for its highly visible and complex functions, namely its day, date, and moon-phase displays. It is powered by the Manufacture Caliber B25. The Datora’s copper-colored face is framed by a stainless-steel case, while its silver-colored dial comes in an 18k red gold one.

Breitling Premier B25 Datora 42 Ref. AB2510201K1P1

All three models of the Premier Heritage Collection highlight Breitling’s mastery of timekeeping as it has evolved over the generations.

Technical specifications:

Breitling Premier B09 Chronograph 40

Reference: AB0930D31L1P1

Case

  • Material: stainless steel
  • Diameter: 40 millimeters
  • Height: 13.08 millimeters
  • Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
  • Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
  • Case back: screwed steel, sapphire crystal
  • Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets

Dial and hands

  • Pistachio green
  • Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

Movement

  • Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber B09
  • Diameter: 30 millimeters
  • Depth: 6.73 millimeters
  • Winder: mechanical hand-wound
  • Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
  • Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
  • Chronograph: column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second, 30-minute counter
  • Display: hour, minute, second
  • Certification: COSC-certified

Strap and buckle

  • Gold-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp

MSRP: EUR 7'400

Technical specifications:

Breitling Premier B09 Chronograph 40

Reference: RB0930371G1P1

Case

  • Material: 18 k red gold
  • Diameter: 40 millimeters
  • Height: 13.08 millimeters
  • Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
  • Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
  • Case back: screwed 18 k red gold, sapphire crystal
  • Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets

Dial and hands

  • Silver
  • Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

Movement

  • Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber B09
  • Diameter: 30 millimeters
  • Depth: 6.73 millimeters
  • Winder: mechanical hand-wound
  • Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
  • Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
  • Chronograph: column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second, 30-minute counter
  • Display: hour, minute, second
  • Certification: COSC-certified

Strap and buckle

  • Dark-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp

MSRP: EUR 16'200

Technical specifications:

Breitling Premier B15 Duograph 42

Reference: AB1510171C1P1

Case

  • Material: stainless steel
  • Diameter: 42 millimeters
  • Height: 15.35 millimeters
  • Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
  • Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
  • Case back: screwed steel, sapphire crystal
  • Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets, integrated pushpiece

Dial and hands

  • Blue
  • Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

Movement

  • Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber B15
  • Diameter: 30 millimeters
  • Depth: 8.68 millimeters
  • Winder: mechanical hand-wound
  • Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
  • Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
  • Chronograph: split-second chronograph, column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second,
  • 30-minute counter
  • Display: hour, minute, second
  • Certification: COSC-certified

Strap and buckle

  • Gold-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp

MSRP: EUR 9'350

Technical specifications:

Breitling Premier B15 Duograph 42

Reference: RB1510251B1P1

Case

  • Material: 18 k red gold
  • Diameter: 42 millimeters
  • Height: 15.35 millimeters
  • Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
  • Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
  • Case back: screwed 18 k red gold, sapphire crystal
  • Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets, integrated pushpiece

Dial and hands

  • Black
  • Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

Movement

  • Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber B15
  • Diameter: 30 millimeters
  • Depth: 8.68 millimeters
  • Winder: mechanical hand-wound
  • Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
  • Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
  • Chronograph: split-second chronograph, column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second,
  • 30-minute counter
  • Display: hour, minute, second
  • Certification: COSC-certified

Strap and buckle

  • Black alligator leather strap with folding clasp

MSRP: TBC

Technical specifications:

Breitling Premier B25 Datora 42

Reference: AB2510201K1P1

Case

  • Material: stainless steel
  • Diameter: 42 millimeters
  • Height: 15.35 millimeters
  • Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
  • Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
  • Case back: screwed steel, sapphire crystal
  • Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets

Dial and hands

  • Copper
  • Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

Movement

  • Caliber: Manufacture Caliber B25
  • Diameter: 30 millimeters
  • Depth: 8.50 millimeters
  • Winder: self-winding mechanical, unidirectional with ball bearing
  • Power reserve: approximately 48 hours
  • Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
  • Chronograph: column-wheel, 1/4th second, 30-minute counter
  • Display: hour, minute, second, day, date, month, moonphase
  • Certification: COSC-certified

Strap and buckle

  • Dark-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp

MSRP: EUR 11'350

Technical specifications:

Breitling Premier B25 Datora 42

Reference: RB2510371G1P1

Case

  • Material: 18 k red gold
  • Diameter: 42 millimeters
  • Height: 15.35 millimeters
  • Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
  • Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
  • Case back: screwed 18 k red gold, sapphire crystal
  • Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets

Dial and hands

  • Silver
  • Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

Movement

  • Caliber: Manufacture Caliber B25
  • Diameter: 30 millimeters
  • Depth: 8.50 millimeters
  • Winder: self-winding mechanical, unidirectional with ball bearing
  • Power reserve: approximately 48 hours
  • Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
  • Chronograph: column-wheel, 1/4th second, 30-minute counter
  • Display: hour, minute, second, day, date, month, moonphase
  • Certification: COSC-certified

Strap and buckle

  • Dark-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp

MSRP: EUR 22'200

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