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Over at the Breitling headquarters they keep tinkering away, while mix matching past aesthetics with more modern concepts. The brand and its new CEO have been in fast apace track to revamp and redefine what customers can come to expect from them, while conserving the core “air, land, sea” motto that propelled them thus far. Let’s keep exploring the latest additions to their “Premier” collection with the “Automatic 40” and “Automatic Day & Date 40”.

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Breitling Premier Chronograph 42

In our last blog update we began reviewing the new “Premier” collection with “Chronograph 42” and the “B01 Chronograph 42”, as you can read more about here. Unlike previous Breitling releases that catered mainly to aviation and more professional themes. These new offerings are clearly presented with clearer dials and presented with a more functional feel. Even the slightly smaller case dimensions of these pieces, especial these “Automatic 40” and “Automatic Day & Date 40” models is aimed at younger audiences that may be in the market to purchase their first mechanical timepiece.

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Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42

First up we can focus on the new “Premier Automatic Day & Date 40” that comes in a 40mm case made of stainless-steel with a transparent screwed-in case back, which allows to view the inner workings of the mechanical movement. It is a smaller case size compared to the 42mm of the other new Premier models, but it has also been crafted with a mixture of alternating brushed and polished finishing. It comes topped by a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and equipped with a setting-crown that has two gaskets, which assists with water-resistance on this watch being able to reach up to 100 meters (330 feet).

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Breitling Premier Automatic Day & Date 40

Time is exhibited on either a silver or black dial with 18k gold applique hour index markers, with extra markings on the indexes at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions. While on the dials flange we can see a white ring with a 60-minute scale, circling its circumference with small black printed minute index markers with double-digit numerals for every five-minute increment, except the “60” numeral which is written in a red font.

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There is a wide day-window on the upper-half of the dial, while a standard size date aperture can be seen on the lower-half aligned with the 6 o’clock position. Underneath the day-window is the Breitling logo in print, plus their cursive “B” logo in 18k gold.

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The central hands are also made of 18k rose gold, matching the “B” logo and hour index markers. These central hands have also been fitted with a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility.

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Breitling Premier Automatic Day & Date 40

The “Premier Automatic Day & Date 40” (References below) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 45 with 26 jewels and 28,800 Vph. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 38 hours, when fully wound. It is originally based on the ETA 2834-2 caliber.

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Mounted to these watches is either a: brown nuback leather strap, a brown crocodile strap or a classic seven-row stainless-steel bracelet. For more up to date information visit the official Breitling website here.

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Breitling Premier Automatic Day & Date 40 – (Ref#: A45340211G1P1) with silver dial

MSRP: $4,450.00 USD – Black crocodile strap with steel folding clasp

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Breitling Premier Automatic Day & Date 40 – (Ref#: A45340241B1A1) with black dial

MSRP: $4,750.00 USD – Stainless-steel bracelet with steel folding clasp

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Next up we have the “Breitling Premier Automatic 40” that also comes in a 40mm case made of stainless-steel with a transparent screwed-in case back, which allows to view the inner workings of the mechanical movement. It has also been crafted with a mixture of alternating brushed and polished finishing. Topped by a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and equipped with a setting-crown that has two gaskets, which also assists with water-resistance on this watch being able to reach up to 100 meters (330 feet).

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Time is exhibited on either a: anthracite, blue or silver dial with metal applique hour index markers. While on the dials flange we can also see a white ring with a 60-minute scale, circling its circumference with small black printed minute index markers with double-digit numerals for every five-minute increment, except the “60” numeral which is written in a red font.

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Underneath the 12 o’clock position on the upper-half of the dial is the Breitling logo in print, plus their cursive “B” logo in 18k gold. While on the lower-half of the dial is a sub-seconds dial with the 20, 40 and 60 numerals and a red-tipped hand. The anthracite and silver dial has a silver-ringed sub-dial, while the blue dial has a white ring. The central stainless-steel hands on all three of these models has been fitted with a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility.

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Breitling Premier Automatic 40

The “Breitling Premier Automatic 40” (References below) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, caliber B37 with 27 jewels and 28,800 Vph. Originally this movement was based on the ETA 2895-2 caliber. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 42 hours, when fully wound.

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Mounted to these watches is either a: nuback or crocodile leather strap in black or brown; or the classic seven-row stainless-steel bracelet. For more up to date information visit the official Breitling website here.

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Breitling Premier Automatic 40 (Ref#: A37340351B1P1) – Anthracite dial

MSRP: $4,450.00 USD – Brown crocodile strap with steel folding clasp

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Breitling Premier Automatic 40 (Ref#: A37340351G1P1) – Silver dial

MSRP: $4,450.00 USD – Black crocodile strap with steel folding clasp

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Breitling Premier Automatic 40 (Ref#: A37340351C1A1) – Blue dial

MSRP: $4,750.00 USD – Stainless-steel bracelet with steel folding clasp

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Written by Mauro Az