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As an emblematic model of the Breitling collection, the Chronomat rapidly asserted itself as the reference in the specialized field of mechanical chronographs. Originally created to equip the famous Frecce Tricolori flight team, the Chronomat has constantly evolved over the years, both technically and aesthetically, while retaining its unique style characterized by the rotating rider-tab bezel. The Evolution version of the Chronomat was at the time undoubtedly the most accomplished, with its generous, sophisticated lines resulting from a subtle alchemist’s blend of proportions and curves. Beneath its perfectly rounded exterior, the Chronomat Evolution is first and foremost a full-fledged ‘instrument for professionals’, a sturdy, precise and functional chronograph. Witness its case equipped with screw-locked safety pushpieces enabling it to withstand overpressure of 30 bars, equivalent to 300 meters (1.000 ft) in depth. This device also ensures effective protection against shocks. It was replaced by the in-house caliber B01 Chronomat collection.
Breitling's bread & butter, tried & tested chronograph movement. Based on Valjoux / ETA 7750. Versions with both date as well as day & date exist; most of the B13 however only display the date.