Breitling launches the Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42. The trio of ultra-premium chronographs are made using solid precious metals and feature an exceptional tourbillon. Each of the three watch variations is inspired by one of the Breitling founders.
The Premier collection was created by Willy Breitling during the time when wristwatches were professional tools used by pilots, navigators and engineers. Launched in 1943, the watches maintained all the functions needed for professionals but were enriched with sophisticated form.
The all-new Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 houses the balance wheel, balance spring and escapement in a rotating cage. This action corrects for the pull of gravity, which affects a watch’s accuracy differently in different positions. Together with the specialty movement maker Manufacture La Joux-Perret, the Swiss watchmaker developed the B21 movement that takes the unusual step of combining a tourbillon with a chronograph to make this trio of watches so distinctly Breitling.
The Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 makes use of precious metals and features a domed open caseback. It comes in three variations, each named for one of the Breitling founding fathers. The Léon Breitling features a solid 18 k red gold case with a silver dial and brown, semi-shiny alligator strap. The Gaston Breitling pairs a solid 18 k white gold case with an anthracite dial and black alligator strap. The Willy Breitling comes in solid platinum with an admiral-blue dial and black alligator strap. The tourbillon takes center stage at 12 o’clock. The open sapphire crystal caseback is domed to allow for full appreciation of the B21 movement, where the oscillating weight and reverse side of the tourbillon appear in contrasting 18 k gold.
The Founders Squad, made up of Léon, Gaston and Willy Breitling, comes to life in the Premier Tourbillon’s new campaign.
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