The Premier watch premiered back in 1943. Compared to Breitling's brutal, functional military chronographs of the time (which the brand created in particular for the British Royal Air Force), the new chronographs in a neat round case with a diameter of 36-38 mm looked sophisticated and elegant. It was that wartime urban style that was embodied in this year's design. “This is the first contemporary Breitling collection based on everyday elegance,” said CEO Georges Kern, commenting on the new watch line.
Premier watch, 1943 © press service
The Premier collection includes five models. The Premier B01 chronograph with two contrast counters is equipped with the in-house caliber B01, with a 42 mm steel case made of steel. Another steel chronograph with three windings on the dial is driven by the certified Caliber 13 movement (manufactured by Valjoux). In addition, the collection includes automatic models with three hands (Premier Automatic 40) and with a date and day of the week indication (Premier Automatic Day & Date 40).
1 of 12 Premier B01 Chronograph 42 with blue dial and stainless steel bracelet © Press Service Premier B01 Chronograph 42 with blue dial and blue alligator leather strap © Press Service Premier B01 Chronograph 42 with white dial and stainless steel bracelet steel © press service Premier Chronograph 42 watch with blue dial and brown nubuck strap © press service Premier Automatic Day & Date 40 watch with black dial and black alligator leather strap © press service Premier Automatic Day & Date 40 watch with dial silver color and stainless steel bracelet © press service Premier Automatic watches 40 © press service Premier Automatic watches 40 © press service
The Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley British Racing Green is also part of the Premier collection. From now on, the direction of Breitling for Bentley ceases to be separate, and all models of the Bentley series will be distributed along the existing lines.
Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley British Racing Green © press service
The chronograph is supplied with a steel bracelet or leather strap in British Racing Green, which perfectly matches the tone of the dial. There is a Bentley engraved plate on the left side of the case, which resembles a blower turbocharged Bentley from 1929.>