The trio of new chronographs showed by Breitling shortly before Watches & Wonders 2021 was warmly received by the market and collectors. Although there are those who accuse the brand of departing from the modern image of a tough guy with a clear, rather modern message, the new Heritage, in my opinion, perfectly complements the brand's portfolio. Historical models are just as important to Breitling as modern creations, so even from that point of view they should be seen as an important extension of the collection.
We already showed you two new chronographs a few days ago - the 40mm Chronograph and the 42mm Datora with full calendar. The line is also complemented by a 42mm Duograph watch with a manufacture caliber with Split-seconds function.
This model is equipped with the B15 caliber, a hand-wound mechanism based on the B03 caliber. The highlight is the Rattrapante complication, also called Split-seconds, a stopwatch with two independent seconds hands, thanks to which two moments can be measured at the same time. The B15 is equipped with a column wheel, a power reserve of 70 hours and manual winding. The caliber is chronometer-certified by the COSC and its architecture can be seen through a sapphire window on the caseback.
The 42 mm diameter steel or rose gold case is 15.35 mm wide. Under the convex sapphire crystal, Breitling has enclosed a metallic blue (steel) or lacquered black (gold) dial, respectively, with two small counters in a 3-9 arrangement, a set of Arabic hour markers and two dominant central seconds hands for complication. One of these is traditionally operated by two buttons on the right side of the case. The second has a special button built into the crown.
The Breitling Premier Heritage Duograph steel watch is priced at a very attractive price (with complexity) of $11,000. In gold, the watch costs $22,700.