As the typical representative of the watchmaker state, the new Chronoliner is greatly inspired by a vintage piece from the middle of the last century. Even if the appearance and the functions may be shared with that historic influence, the new watch a very fashionable piece in its essence. The contemporary spirit of Chronoliner is mainly visible in its ceramic bezel. I believe it is the first watch in which the brand ever included a bezel made from this high-tech resilient material. This way, the replica Breitling has joined the current trend of watches with ceramic bezels which was established by other top-end manufacturers.
The bezel of this fake Breitling is made in black color and with contrasting white numerals. Besides, it features a distinctive star-shaped design that is meant to facilitate the handling of the bezel which can be rotated both ways. This component, made in one of the hardest existing synthetic materials is mounted on a large stainless steel case with a diameter of 46 mm. Speaking of the rear side of the case, it should also be said that it is made of solid steel and that it is equipped with an engraving that depicts two stylized aircraft which is the well-known motif that the brand often uses. What’s more, it is 100 meters for the water resistance.
The black dial is coupled with chronograph sub-counters which are placed traditionally with the 12-6-9 outlay. These helper dials are used to indicate 30-minutes, 12-hours, and small seconds, respectively. The chronograph seconds are shown by a central hand which moves four times per second and ends with an aircraft-shaped tip. Except for this silver-colored hand, there is also another one with the red tip in the same form. It is naturally a GMT hand which shows the time in 24-hour format in the conjunction with the markings that are featured on a bezel.
All of the features of the new pilot’s timekeeper from the Chronoliner series are enabled by its self-winding mechanical caliber Breitling B 24. Needless, to say the specific caliber is, just like all of the ones that are featured in Breitling replica watches, certified as a chronometer by COSC. B 24 is made with ETA Valjoux 7754 as its base movement. It is fair to expect that some of the following models from the latest established line will characterize one of the brand’s proprietary movements. The combination of the in-house caliber and a new type of ceramic bezel is surely a thing to expect.
When the attachments are concerned, the initial watch from the Chronoliner lineage does not offer as many options as is usually the case. As a matter of fact, the only available material is stainless steel. It is, however, possible to choose from two different types of steel bracelets. The first one of those is the cheap Breitling Navitimer type that includes seven links which are consisted of solid chunks of machined steel.