We are straight-up going to say it, this new Breitling Premier Heritage collection is freaking gorgeous! Three vintage-inspired pieces offering three variations of a staple complication for any watch enthusiast—the chronograph. The launch of this collection is also a brilliant example of how modern marketing campaigns can be combined with traditional brand values. And thus, the Breitling Premier Heritage collection was introduced by its very own Founders Squad.
This Founders Squad namely the brand’s founder, Léon Breitling, his son Gaston and his grandson Willy, were also the inspiration behind Breitling’s choice of complication for the collection. This is because each of the mentioned names invented chronograph-related innovations at some point in time during their careers. Léon patented a simple tachymeter, today a staple on most chronographs; Gaston created one of the first wrist-worn chronographs with an independent pusher at 2 o’clock, and Willy was the Breitling who patented the second independent chronograph pusher at 4 o’clock. The collection will come in six different references, under three categories called The Chronograph, The Duograph, and The Datora.
The Datora is an obvious favourite for us. Salmon dial, and an inline day and month display. Do we need to say more? The watch comes in a 42mm case, powered by the Manufacture Calibre B25 offering a chronograph along with day, date, and moon-phase displays.
The Premier Heritage Chronograph, on the other hand, offers a fantastic mint green dial that is unlike any of the conventional chronographs out in the market. Additionally, it is a hand-wound calibre much like you would find in the 1940s. And the glory of this Manufacture Calibre B09 sans a rotor is fully visible via the transparent caseback.
The Premier Heritage Duograph may be the most conventional-looking piece in the collection, but it makes up for this fact with a complicated rattrapante function. The Manufacture Calibre B15 movement will allow the wearer to measure two elapsed times simultaneously thanks to its two superimposed chronograph hands.