Item Type: Replica Premier B15 Duograph 42 Watches
Model Number: RB1510251B1P1
Case Material: Red Gold,round
Brand Name: Breitling
Movement: Manual Winding
Dial Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 15.35 mm
Clasp Type: Deployment Buckle
Boxes: common box package without paper
Water Resistance Depth: 10.00atm / 100.00m / 330.00ft
Band Material Type: Black Alligator
Functions: Hours,Minutes,Seconds,Split-Seconds Chrongraph
Breitling revives manual winding minute and second chronograph
The second part with the Prime Minister’s legacy.
Breitling is known for its chronographs (especially pilot chronographs), and the Premier Heritage Duograph, which is now debuting with the new Premier Heritage chronograph, has greatly increased the stakes. The new Duograph is named after the second hand chronograph produced by Breitling between the 1940s and 1960s. It is Breitling’s first second hand chronograph powered by an internal movement (it launched an automatic second chronograph in 2017) .
Able to record two elapsed times at the same time, this second hand is also called “rattrapante”, originated from the chaser, and French as the “chaser”. Due to its complexity, it has always been Breitling’s most expensive chronograph . The B15 in the new Duograph simplifies the structure of the second hand mechanism, which makes the watch surprisingly cheap.
In addition to the release of the Datora watch, Duograph also proved that Breitling is moving towards more complex chronographs, which is a good step forward for the brand. Breitling has a long history of chronographs, and Duograph is the return of the brand. When IWC CEO Georges Kern got on the wheel and set a new route, Patek Philippe was back on track .
It is important to note that the ratchet function is a challenge to do well, which is why few brands offer complex functions, and those brands that often price the second hand are much higher than standard chronographs. Duograph’s CHF9500, which started with steel, makes it much cheaper than competitors’ similar products. This is thanks to the modular structure-the ratchet mechanism is a module located under the dial, which is mounted on the B09 base (this is an integrated chronograph movement).
This makes Duograph a Breitling to me, especially the steel version. Despite the complexity of the technology and the internal movement, the price is reasonable, and the blue dial is a fusion of the past and the present. What is not to like?
Breitling Duograph replica is available in at least two versions.
The first is a stainless steel model with a radially brushed blue dial and polished Arabic numerals, giving the watch a modern feel. However, the inspiration of the antique can be clearly felt on the syringe pointer and on the domed sapphire crystal that mimics the acrylic crystal in the antique watch. In addition, the dial is recessed and printed with a pattern of concentric circles, which provides some visual texture to the dial.
The Duograph can also be housed in an 18k rose gold case with a black dial with golden numbers. There is no doubt that the form of the two is more formal. The gold Duograph is reminiscent of the 1950s chronograph with a “gold-plated” dial. Although the appearance is not bad, it may be a black tie despite the 42mm case. A choice of watches.
The new B15, completely manufactured in-house by Breitling, outperforms Duograph. In fact, this is the combination of the B09 manual-winding chronograph movement and the seconds module located below the dial. Therefore, the view from the back is the same as that of a standard manual-winding chronograph movement.
B15 is also a manual winding model of the B03 automatic second hand. It has an average power reserve of more than 70 hours and has passed the COSC certification.
Like all chronograph movements inside Breitling, the B15 is equipped with cylindrical gears and a vertical clutch.
Breitling Premier Heritage Duograph
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 15.35 mm
Material: Steel or 18k red gold
Water resistance: 100 m
Movement: Caliber B15
Functions: Split-second chronograph, column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second, 30-minute counter
Frequency: 28,800 beats per hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Strap: Alligator leather strap with folding clasp