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The Breitling Chronomat Colt Automatic 41

The replica Breitling recently stated an update to their Chronomat Colt range in step with their ongoing brand refresh, which gives a new appearance in both 44mm and 41mm sizes. While the 41mm diameter is not new to the Colt line, it does represent something of a sweet spot in terms of sport watch size and the fake Breitling has included some new dial colors in this low-key.
Typically featured by a chunky steel bezel with the Breitling’s signature “rider tabs” for added grip, the Chronomat line has traditionally housed a wide and varying array of replica watches that all loosely fall into the “all purpose” category. Tough, burly, and often huge, the Breitling has seen fit to continue the Chronomat’s placement within their lineup, distinct from their newly defined Air/Water/Earth organization scheme. The Colt has traditionally been one of the entry-level models from the Breitling replica¬† and it has always blended a kind of military appeal with the basic philosophy of a dive watch.¬†
However, the format stays the same status, with a 41mm steel case sporting a wide steel bezel, chunky lugs, and the choice of either the Pilot steel bracelet or a black leather strap. The design is nicely utilitarian, with a simple, legible, and balanced dial, with long hands, and a pop of red on the arrowhead tip of the seconds-hand. Just as sport-ready as it looks, the Colt has an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, screw down crown, a solid steel case-back, and 200 meters water resistance. With a fuss-free and nicely-executed date function at three, the Colt remains a very solid everyday sports watch.
Apart from the dial design, the most noteworthy aspect of this Colt refresh comes down to dial color. Now offered in either “Silver” (seen below, more of a matte creamy light-grey) or “Tempest Gray”, both versions of the Colt look really amazing. I especially like the unexpectedly modern feel of the matte Silver dial as it is surrounded by the brushed steel of the Colt’s bezel. While both dial options work well for the Colt design, the Tempest Gray dial is typical Breitling while the Silver dial is just a bit odd.¬†
While certainly heavy on the Pilot steel bracelet, being 41mm wide and 12.4mm thick, the Colt wears really well and I think it would be even better on a simple leather or canvas strap. The bezel action is smooth, and aided in grip by the rather baroque rider tabs. As for the size, the Colt has presence and heft, but not so much that it overpowers my seven-inch wrist. In spite of my preference for a light-toned dial, in either color I suppose the Colt is one of the replica Breitling’s well-rounded offerings and an attractive option for anyone wanting a tough everyday sports watch that isn’t particularly flashy.

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