New Release: Breitling Chronomat Automatic 36 Victoria Beckham Watches

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The Chronomat name has been part of the Breitling lexicon since the 1940s and has come to represent a variety of watch styles over the past 80 years. Originally a slide rule watch for engineers, it later became an automatic chronograph for pilots. The current Chronomat is the most versatile ever, positioned as Breitling’s “all-purpose watch,” and is available in a huge selection of metals, sizes, and features. Since its redesign of the Chronomat in 2020, Breitling has expanded from a smaller time-and-date model powered by a quartz movement to a calendar indicator while maintaining signature details such as the rider tabs on the bezel and the onion-style crown. We have steadily expanded our lineup to include ultra-large automatic chronographs. , and often a Reuleaux bracelet. With the release of the new Breitling Chronomat Automatic 36 Victoria Beckham watch, the invitation to the collection has been extended to the fashion conscious. Available in six variations and produced in limited quantities.

Of course, Victoria Beckham’s public persona has also evolved over the years, first becoming famous as a member of the Spice Girls. Her “Posh Spice” then morphed into “Posh & Becks” with her now husband, David Beckham, making her one of the most photographed couples in the world. Now, Victoria Beckham has plunged headlong into the era of businesswoman, and she has leveraged the Beckham brand and her personal style into her eponymous beauty and fashion houses, as well as brands such as Breitling. We also collaborate with other companies.

The new Victoria Beckham Chronomat watch is designed much like the existing Chronomat 36 model, with a case diameter of 36mm, thickness of 10.01mm, lug distance of 43.3mm, and water resistance of 100 meters. The dial layout is similar, featuring a date window at 6 o’clock, baton indexes coated with Super-LumiNova, and three central hands, including luminous hour and minute hands. Additionally, beneath the sturdy screw-down caseback is the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 10 automatic movement, which beats at 28,800 vph (4 Hz) and provides a power reserve of approximately 42 hours.

However, the Breitling x Victorica Beckham capsule collection has some unique touches. For example, half of the six-piece line is made from yellow gold, a material not previously offered in the redesigned Chronomat collection. Judging by the photos, the Chronomat looks great in yellow gold (especially the bracelet). Additionally, each Victoria Beckham Breitling watch in yellow gold is limited to 100 pieces. His other three are made of stainless steel and are limited to 400 pieces in each dial color.

The dial colors are taken from Victoria Beckham’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection and include peppermint, midnight blue, dove gray, and sand. Zoom in on the dial and you’ll see a few more nods to the collaboration. First, depending on the metal, it’s stamped “One of 100” or “One of 400.” Additionally, the seconds hand also features a “VB” counterweight, replacing Breitling’s customary “B” logo.

The Victoria Beckham logo is also engraved on the case back and on the butterfly clasp of the Reuleaux bracelet. The Reuleaux bracelet has become a staple of the new generation Chronomat collection since 2020, with an arrangement of long cylindrical links that look like small bullets, giving the watch a rich personality. The polished areas on the brushed surface give it a beautiful touch.

I’m already a fan of the Chronomat 36. As promised, it’s versatile, comfortable, and stylish. I really like the style of the new yellow gold and peppermint dial version. It actually reminds me of the vintage Day-Date “Stella” dial that Victoria Beckham often wore about 10 years ago. Is it okay to not have any extra her VB branding on the watch? Yes, but collaborations usually don’t work that way. Needless to say, this collaboration won’t impact the majority of the watch enthusiast community, but then again, that’s not the intention. Here’s how to get fans of Victoria Beckham (label, person, or both) to consider adding a luxury watch to their wardrobe. If this partnership helps grow the community, or at least generates more interest in the watch, then it’s a win for V.

Prices for stainless steel versions (ref. no. A103801A1C1A1, ref. no. A103801A1G1A1, and ref. no. A103801A1L1A1) are: $5,950 Limited to 400 pieces each, the gold versions (ref. K103801A1C1K1, ref. K103801A1L1K1, ref. K103801A1A1K1) are priced at $29,500 Limited to 100 pieces each. The gold piece comes with a co-branded travel pouch. As a side note, Victoria Beckham said this line: leather wallet It is decorated with a chain that looks like a watch bracelet. Not creating a Breitling x Victoria Beckham pouch with a Reuleaux bracelet-inspired embellishment seems like a missed opportunity to me. For more information, please visit: brand website.

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