Breitling Chronomat for Women has announced the launch of the brand’s first ever Chronomat designed for women. This new line of Chronomat 36 and 32 watches has been dedicated to women of purpose, action, and style.
Breitling has also announced its new Spotlight Squad along with the launch of this collection. The esteemed members of this squad are: Charlize Theron, Misty Copeland, and Yao Chen. These three leading stars have been known for being fierce and pushing boundaries. In addition to excelling on screen and on stage, these three are not afraid to take control of their own storylines while trying to improve the lives of others.
Originally from South Africa, Oscar-winner Charlize Theron has proven her versatility in numerous roles and genres. In 2004, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress after playing a serial killer in Monster. In 2019, she starred in and co-produced the drama Bombshell, for which she was nominated for another Academy Award.
In 2007, dancer Misty Copeland was only the second African-American woman to be promoted to soloist with American Ballet Theatre (ABT); in 2015, she was the first African-American woman to become a principal dancer. That year, Time magazine named her one of the world’s 100 most influential people.
Chinese TV and film actress Yao Chen has won many awards, including the Audience Choice category of China’s Golden Eagle Award (2010) and Best Actress at the Busan International Film Festival (2016, Asian Content). In 2019, she won the Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Far East Film Festival.
Along with the choice of sizes (36 mm Automatic and 32 mm SuperQuartz
), these timepieces are also available in an array of metal cases: stainless steel, bi-color, or 18 k red gold. Women craving extra sparkle can opt for diamond-set bezels and indexes.
The Chronomat Automatic 36 is powered by the Breitling Caliber 10 with a reserve of about 42 hours. There are ten versions to choose from, with special lacquered dials in white, pale green, midnight blue, or copper. The Chronomat 32 runs on the Breitling Caliber 77 and has a battery life of three to four years. It comes in seven versions, with white or midnight blue dials.
The watches in the Breitling Chronomat for Women range feature Breitling’s iconic Rouleaux bracelet with a butterfly clasp, which is as robust as it is elegant. Like all Breitling watches, the chronometers are COSC-certified. All of them have 100-meter water resistance.
Since the 1940s, Breitling has created a variety of dedicated women’s models. There was the delicate ladies’ TransOcean, called the “most wonderful expression of Breitling precision” back in 1957. The Lady J made a bold statement in the 1990s. Then the Galactic brought a “blend of refined luxury and uncompromising technical sophistication” in 2010. More recent women’s timepieces include the iconic Navitimer 35 and 38 and the sporty Superocean 36.
The original 1984 Chronomat helped signal a rebirth of the Swiss watch industry, and it has inspired many more timepieces over the past four decades – including women’s models. Today, the modern-retro watches of the Breitling Chronomat for Women 36 and 32 collection shine the spotlight on confident and versatile women.