Breitling and British motorcycle manufacture Norton announce a new partnership with the new, utterly handsome Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition wristwatch.
On the mechanical side, there is nothing particularly remarkable about this new Breitling Premier Norton Edition wristwatch. However with a “Panda” style dial and just the right touch of gilding, it is as fine and dapper as can be.
The “Norton” branding is limited to a printed logo on the sapphire caseback and a robust plate screwed on to its 42mm stainless steel case side. But really, for this piece the well-proportioned dial is its stellar feature.
Here, on a black background, the gilded applied numerals and hands stand out beautifully and in contrast the white counters for the seconds and 30-minute totalizers offer superb readability. Just on the elegant side of sporty, this piece is bound to catch the eye of Breitling and motorbike enthusiasts alike.
Inside the Breitling Manufacture Calibre 01 COSC-certified Chronometer beats at 28,000vph. Power reserve is 70 hours.
The Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition comes presented on a choice of brown vintage raw leather strap with folding clasp or tang-type buckle options or a stainless steel Navitimer bracelet.
To complement this watch Norton have created an equally desirable Breitling-branded Classic Heritage Commando 961 Café Racer Mk 11.
· REFERENCE: AB0118A21B1X1
· CASE SIZE: 42MM x 13.6mm
· CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
· MOVEMENT: Swiss Automatic Breitling In-house Calibre 01 featuring column-wheel and vertical clutch mechanism
· POWER RESERVE: 70 hours
· FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph with 1/4th second and 30-second counter, calendar.
· BRACELET/STRAP: Brown vintage raw-leather strap with steel folding clasp or Tang-type buckle and Stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp.
· WATERPROOF RATING: 100m
· PRICE: £6,700 for Brown vintage raw-leather strap with steel folding clasp, £6,530 for similar leather strap with tang-type buckle and £7,000 for stainless steel Navitimer bracelet