Breitling’s modern take on the decades-old Colt is true to the original, with features that have become hallmarks of the brand. Here’s a hands-on review of the new-look Breitling Colt.
Breitling revamped its entry-level Colt collection last year with a firm nod to the original series, introduced in the 1980s. Like the Chronomat and the Navitimer, the Colt was conceived as a military watch, with an emphasis on reliability and readability. Its 24-hour scale, aviator-style dial and broad, unidirectional bezel have come to define the unmistakable look of Breitling Replica UK. The new collection is true to the original right down to the movements. Most of the new models contain quartz calibers, which dominated the watch world at the time of the Colt’s debut.The new Colt Automatic resembles the Colt Superocean, which debuted in the mid-1990s and remained in the collection for several years.
The new Colt replicates the old model’s screwable crown with protectors on both sides, pilot-style Arabic numerals and a broad, unidirectional bezel with engraved notches and raised cursors at the quarter hours. These cursors improve the grip on the bezel, making it easy to rotate even when you’re wearing gloves. They have become a characteristic feature of Cheap Breitling Replica.On the new Colt, the markings are precisely engraved into the satin-finished bezel, which slopes gently downward toward its outer rim. The bezel clicks through 120 steps compared to the 60 notches on the bezel of the Colt Super-ocean, even though the additional steps aren’t necessary for to-the-minute setting of a dive’s start time.
Any of these would make the watch lighter than the 194 grams it weighs on a stainless-steel bracelet.The Colt’s average rate was almost entirely free of deviations when tested on our electronic timing machine with the mainspring fully wound and after running for 24 hours. On the wrist, the watch ran 1 second slow. This slight sluggishness persisted day after day, but the 1-second deviation falls within the Breitling Replica Watches chronometric tolerance range. Notably, there was a large difference between the rates with dial up and crown down after the watch had run for 24 hours. We also noted a difference in the amplitudes, which in the hanging positions declined by nearly 60 degrees within the span of one day. That is a large dip, but the average rate remained unaffected by the decrease and is commendable overall.
Minutes and seconds are indicated on a railroad-style track. The slim seconds hand, with an arrowhead tip, is the same length as the straight, faceted minutes hand. The tip of the hour hand extends just far enough to reach the inner edges of the hour indexes at 6 and 9 o’clock, which are larger than the rest. The hour and minutes hands, indexes and orientation point on the Breitling Chronomat Replica UK bezel all glow brightly green in the dark. The arrowhead tip on the seconds hand is skeletonized to allow this green glow to shine through when it sweeps over the luminous hour indexes.