The Colt collection was invented in the 1980s, it is Breitling’s most accessible collection, which is available in a range of models with mechanical movements as well as with quartz.
Breitling is now presenting a newly revamped Colt line which streamlines the watch design while maintaining all the identity assets of this successful model.
The only model housing a mechanical movement in the collection is the Colt Automatic which is powered by the self-winding Calibre 17, certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute and beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour.
The 44 mm stainless steel case is characterised by the broad unidirectional rotating bezel with a satin-brushed finish and engraved hour-markers. The four rider tabs – a Breitling signature feature – enhance the handling while protecting the glare proofed sapphire crystal.
Equipped with a large screw-locked crown with protective reinforcements, the Colt Automatic 2014 is water resistant to 200 metres, a surprising step back compared to its predecessor which was water resistant to 500 metres.
The black, blue or silver dials, enriched by a fine circular raised motif, offer excellent readability thanks to oversized hands and hour-markers, accentuated by a luminescent coating.
The Breitling Colt Automatic can be matched to a satin-brushed steel bracelet or to a rubber or leather strap.
The 2014 Colt collection includes three models powered by SuperQuartz movements: the three-counter Colt Chronograph, the Colt Quartz and the 33 mm Colt Lady. According to Breitling, SuperQuartz movements are ten times more accurate than standard quartz movements thanks to a thermo-compensation technology which uses temperature sensors to compensate for the temperature variations affecting the speed of quartz crystal vibrations.