Last year, the perfect fake Breitling Super Chronomat, a macho aviation tool watch was revived after nearly three decades. It’s back again for a 2021 update and boy, it looks chunky.
Safe to say, the Breitling Super Chronomat replica for men perfectly personifies the expression of being ‘large and in-charge’. And ass the brand stated in their release “It’s a watch you’ll get noticed in, without having to worry about it”, that hefty 44-mm case certain comes with some weight and command. Such was the impression at its initial debut too when Breitling collaborated with Frecce Tricolori, the Italian Air Force’s aerobatics team. In an era where skinny digital watches were taking over, Breitling came forth with an audaciously large aviation accessory which later became a brand-defining aesthetic till the early 2000s. After which, they decided to tone down this military aggression with their timepieces and focus on smoother, heritage pieces.
Nearly 35 years later, they fused these bipolar emotions of watching into an updated Super Chronomat, which we saw last year. For 2021, they’ve added some new features to the mix including a moon-phase and an unusual Breitling four-year calendar.
Breitling Super Chronomat B01 44, Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar
The updated range comes forth in two variants: The Breitling fake with steel case and a super-special 44 Four-Year Calendar. The former comes in a trio of colours, while the latter, just two. We can say that the range stays true to its 1984 design and you can truly sense the nostalgic aviation with its design, it’s been retained very well. What’s interesting is that with a case that sizes 44-mm, the bezels are made of stainless steel but with a ceramic insert.
Which is certainly refreshing to see on the Swiss movement copy Breitling Super Chronomat line. In terms of straps, you have the choice of choosing between a Rouleaux-inspired rubber strap or Breitling’s iconic metal strap that comes with a butterfly clasp, in case you want that extra touch of 80s aviation. All these pieces have been crafted with a state-of-the-art injection moulding technique, this allows it to come in three textures: matte, slick and woven.