The Breitling watch company was founded by Leon Breitling in 1884 in Grenchen, Switzerland. The manufacturer is known for its pilot chronometer watches. Breitling is a luxury watch brand with a reputation for precision movements, classic design and reliability. The Breitling Colt watch line was launched in the 1980s, and were designed for the armed forces. These watches are distinguished by their sporty design and robust build, which separate them from the other Breitlings. They maintain the quality of the brand with all of the luxury features. Here are the five best Breitling Colt watches (in no particular order) for your consideration.
1. Breitling Colt Chronograph - $3,145
The Breitling Colt Chronograph is a popular model within Breitling's Colt line of watches. This watch features a 44mm case in stainless steel with dials that are available in several colors including stratus silver, mariner blue and volcano black. The watches are powered with the in-house Breitling Caliber 73 movement and each movement is COSC certified chronometers. A sapphire crystal treated with anti-glare coating enhances readability of this highly water resistant model which is water tight up to 660 feet thanks to the screw down locking style crown. Another feature of this chronograph watch is the calendar window located between the 4 an 5 o clock position.
2. Breitling Colt Skyracer - $2,000
The Breitling Colt Skyracer is one of the most affordably priced examples within Breitling's Colt line. This model is also highly regarded as one of the lightest for a big watch with a 44 mm diameter case by 13.14 mm in depth, crafted of ultralight polymer material. The feather weight makes it comfortable on the wrist with a weight of just 54.6 grams. Features of the Colt Skyracer included a black dial setting the ideal background for achieving contrast with Arabic numeral hour markers and silver tones for the hour markers and the hands. The date window is placed at 3 o' clock. The bezel is uni-directional with a rotating style with minute markers bordering the outer rim. The hands and markers are lume filled to give the watch high legibility in all types of lighting conditions. it is powered with an in-house Breitling Calibre 74 Swiss made quartz movement with chronometer, second ,minute, hour and date functions. The Skyracer is water resistant up to 330 feet an it is protected with a sapphire crystal treated for scratch resistance.
3. Breitling Colt Lady - $2,185
The Breitling Colt Lady is designed exclusively for women and it is referred to as the Colt Lady as well as the Colt 33. This watch features a case that measures just 33 mm in diameter for a small and lightweight fit that is comfortable for ladies with smaller wrists to wear. The case is made of steel with a polished case and a wonderfully contrasting satin finish on the surface of the bezel. The Colt Lady is powered with a thermocompensated SuperQuartz movement called the Calibre 77 with calendar display, a battery end of life indicator, hours, minutes and seconds functions. This watch is water resistant up to 660 feet and is ideal for ladies who enjoy water sports as well as snorkeling and diving. The Breitling Colt Lady is one of the most popular Breitling Colts on the market today because of its light weight and attractive petite and feminine design. It is also one of the more affordable models within the Breitling luxury lineup.
4. Breitling Colt Quartz - $3,200
The Breitling Colt Quartz is a men's model featuring a round shaped case made of stainless steel material which measures 44 mm in width and a depth of 11.25 mm. The crown is a push in style with a screw down case back. This makes a difference when it comes to water resistance. The black dial presents a lovely background for the hour and minute markers which are applied in a stick shape with a silver tone. The Colt Quartz is powered by a Caliber 74 Breitling Superquartz movement with date, hours, minutes and seconds functions. The bracelet is made of stainless steel.The watch is protected with a sapphire crystal glass which is double treated with glareproof coating for excellent legibility in bright sunlight and is water resistant up to 660 feet. The addition of luminescent coating makes this watch highly legible in all types of lighting environments from dark to bright light.
5. Breitling Colt GMT A3235011/C642-136A - $3,475.00
The Breitling Colt GMT features a smaller case which measures just 40.5 mm in width and 13.6 mm in depth, for a lighter and more comfortable feeling on the wrist. The case is made of stainless steel material with brushed and polished finishes adding minute yet important contrast in the fine details. The dial is a blue coloring which sets a lovely background for the Arabic hour markers, applied with a silver tone. This watch is powered by an in house Breitling Caliber 32 self winding automatic chronometer movement. It beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour with 21 jewels. This unique model within the colt line provides a GMT second time zone feature along with a 42 hour power reserve, hours, minutes, seconds and a date window. The bracelet is a 7 inch adjustable type, also made in matching stainless steel to complement the case, with a polished finish, and a stainless steel deployment style buckle for fastening.
The bezel is a unidirectional rotating style and the watch is designed to be highly legible in all types of lighting conditions, thanks to the luminescence applied to the hands and to the hour markers. The Colt GMT is capped with a sapphire Crystal which is highly scratch resistant. Thanks to the screw down crown and unique design of this watch it is water resistant up to 1,650 feet.
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