Breitling unveiled its Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition watch while Norton revved up the 961cc engine of its Norton Commando 961 Café Racer MKII Cheap Breitling Replica Limited Edition Motorcycle.
The 42mm case size (height 13.65mm) is a perfect size for this style of watch. It is a sports watch after all but steers clear of the XXL territory that Replica Breitling was renowned for. The steel case with its screwed-in caseback offers a more than respectable water-resistance of 100m.
However, the real personality of the watch can be appreciated on the dial, which pays homage to the Norton partnership with its smart black, silver and golden colour scheme. Basically a reversed panda-style dial with a black background and two silver snailed counters, the design is legible with just the right dose of vintage.
Breitling Calibre 01
Breitling has equipped its Premier B01 Chronographs with its manufacture Breitling Replica Watches Calibre 01, the same movement it shares with Tudor. Operating at 28,800vph, this ¼ second column-wheel chronograph with vertical clutch offers a very satisfying power reserve of 70 hours and is COSC-certified. Although the Norton bike and logo somewhat obstruct the view of the movement, you can get a peek of the bidirectional rotor and other elements of the automatic calibre.