Since 1884, Breitling has made chronographs known for their precision and sturdiness. As the official supplier to World Aviation, Breitling is one of very few companies to produce their own mechanical chronograph movements. Breitling is not only one of the last independent Swiss watch brands, but a family company as well.
The 1980’s saw the introduction of Breitling’s Colt series. The Breitling Colt Automatic holds the classic style of the original Colt, which was created to be a military watch. The Colt Automatic maintains the military feel, sticking true to the principles of readability and reliability.
The watch has a diameter of 44mm, keeping the size large enough to be able to read with ease. The minimalist design of the Colt Automatic, alongside the glare-proofed sapphire crystal, add to the readability. The unidirectional rotating bezel is equipped with raised cursors at the quarter hour marks. The quarter hour cursors are a common addition to Breitling watches.
The Colt Automatic is not only reliable in its function, but in design as well. The self-winding mechanical movement plays a large part in this. Due to the inspiration that it be designed as a military watch, the accuracy and reliability in the Automatic are high.
The design of the Colt Automatic is one of a sturdy watch. The steel casing and screwed in back ensure the inner workings of the watch stay safe. The Colt Automatic is water resistant to 200 meters (660 feet), which makes it usable as a divers watch as well.