Breitling Premier Heritage Collection – Breitling’s Heritage, revived

Premier Heritage Collection
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Inspired by the inventive spirit of Breitling’s founders, the new Premier Heritage Collection is for the modern and discerning man of impeccable taste. These exquisite timepieces are the brand’s most elegant and refined.

This heritage-inspired design with a stylish modern twist embodies some of Breitling’s most famous innovations, and revives Breitling’s legacy of inventing the modern chronograph. This truly is our heritage revived,” says Georges Kern of Breitling’s timelessly elegant new collection.

The Premier Heritage Collection pays homage to Breitling’s very own Founders Squad: three generations of men who changed the history of timekeeping and made Breitling what it is today. Léon Breitling founded the company in 1884; later, he patented a simple timer/tachymeter that could measure any speed between 15 and 150 km/h, an invention featured in the 1906 Vitesse pocket watch.

Premier Heritage Collection
Premier B09 Chronograph 40_Ref. AB0930D31L1P1

In 1915, his son, Gaston, created one of the first wrist-worn chronographs with an independent pusher at 2 o’clock. This innovation separated the start, stop, and reset functions from the crown, making it infinitely more practical for timing sports.

Premier Heritage Collection
Premier B15 Duograph 42_Ref. AB1510171C1P1

In 1934, Léon’s grandson, Willy, patented the second independent chronograph pusher at 4 o’clock. Among Willy Breitling’s celebrated pioneering achievements was the establishment of the Huit Aviation Department in 1938.

Premier Heritage Collection
Premier B25 Datora 42_Ref. AB2510201K1P1

Impeccable taste

Besides being bold and tech-savvy, Willy Breitling understood people’s desire for a touch of elegance and glamour. This inspired him to design the original Premier wristwatches in the 1940s, Breitling’s first step in linking purpose with style. As Willy saw it, “When a man puts on his watch, it is the unmistakable stamp of impeccable taste.”

Premier Heritage Collection
Premier Heritage Collection

The latest generation of Premiers – Breitling’s Premier Heritage Collection – brings this timeless elegance back to life. The collection includes six watches divided into three distinctive categories: The Chronograph, The Duograph, and The Datora.

Premier Heritage Collection
Premier Heritage Collection (from left to right: the Duograph, the Datora, the Chronograph)

All feature Arabic numerals, vintage-inspired hands and semi-shiny alligator straps with tone-on-tone stitching. Every watch is a COSC-certified chronometer and water-resistant up to 100 meters.

Groundbreaking functions

The 40 mm Premier Heritage Chronograph is manually wound, just like its 1940s predecessors. It is powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber B09, which is based on the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01. It comes in two variations: with an eye-catching pistachio-green dial encased in stainless steel or a stately silver-coloured dial encased in 18 k red gold.

With stainless steel and 18 k red gold cases measuring 42 mm, the Premier Heritage Duograph comes with a blue or black dial, respectively. Its rattrapante function – one of the most elaborate in watchmaking – enables the wearer to measure two elapsed times simultaneously thanks to its two superimposed chronograph hands. This piece houses the mechanical hand-wound Breitling Manufacture Caliber B15, which is based on the Breitling Manufacture Caliber B03.

Like its 1940s predecessor, the 42 mm Premier Heritage Datora also stands out for its highly visible and complex functions, namely its day, date, and moon-phase displays. It is powered by the Manufacture Caliber B25. The Datora’s copper-coloured face is framed by a stainless-steel case, while its silver-coloured dial comes in an 18 k red gold one.

All three models of the Breitling Premier Heritage Collection highlight Breitling’s mastery of timekeeping as it has evolved over the generations.

Breitling Premier Heritage Collection Technical Specifications

PREMIER B09 CHRONOGRAPH 40 Reference: AB0930D31L1P1

WATCH MOVEMENT

Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber B09
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 6.73 millimeters
Winder: mechanical hand-wound
Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second, 30-minute counter
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified

CASE
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 40 millimeters
Height: 13.08 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
Case back: screwed steel, sapphire crystal
Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets

DIAL/HANDS
Pistachio green
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

STRAP
Gold-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp

PREMIER B09 CHRONOGRAPH 40 Reference: RB0930371G1P1

WATCH MOVEMENT

Calibre: Breitling Manufacture Caliber B09
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 6.73 millimeters
Winder: mechanical hand-wound
Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second, 30-minute counter
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified

CASE

Material: 18 k red gold
Diameter: 40 millimeters
Height: 13.08 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
Case back: screwed 18 k red gold, sapphire crystal
Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets

DIAL/HANDS

Silver
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

STRAP

Dark-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp

PREMIER B15 DUOGRAPH 42 Reference: AB1510171C1P1

WATCH MOVEMENT

Calibre: Breitling Manufacture Caliber B15
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 8.68 millimeters
Winder: mechanical hand-wound
Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: split-second chronograph, column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second,
30-minute counter
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified

CASE

Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 42 millimeters
Height: 15.35 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
Case back: screwed steel, sapphire crystal
Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets, integrated pushpiece

DIAL/HANDS

Blue
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

STRAP

Gold-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp

 

PREMIER B15 DUOGRAPH 42 Reference: RB1510251B1P1

WATCH MOVEMENT

Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber B15
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 8.68 millimeters
Winder: mechanical hand-wound
Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: split-second chronograph, column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second,
30-minute counter
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified

CASE

Material: 18 k red gold
Diameter: 42 millimeters
Height: 15.35 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
Case back: screwed 18 k red gold, sapphire crystal
Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets, integrated pushpiece

DIAL/HANDS

Black
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

STRAP

Black alligator leather strap with folding clasp

PREMIER B25 DATORA 42 Reference: AB2510201K1P1

WATCH MOVEMENT

Calibre: Manufacture Caliber B25
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 8.50 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical, unidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 48 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: column-wheel, 1/4th second, 30-minute counter
Display: hour, minute, second, day, date, month, moonphase
Certification: COSC-certified

CASE

Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 42 millimeters
Height: 15.35 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
Case back: screwed steel, sapphire crystal
Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets

DIAL/HANDS

Copper
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

STRAP

Dark-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp

PREMIER B25 DATORA 42 Reference: RB2510371G1P1

WATCH MOVEMENT

Calibre: Manufacture Caliber B25
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 8.50 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical, unidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 48 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: column-wheel, 1/4th second, 30-minute counter
Display: hour, minute, second, day, date, month, moonphase
Certification: COSC-certified

CASE

Material: 18 k red gold
Diameter: 42 millimeters
Height: 15.35 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
Case back: screwed 18 k red gold, sapphire crystal
Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets

DIAL/HANDS

Silver
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

STRAP

Dark-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp

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