Breitling has just revealed the two newest members of the Chronomat family—the Chronomat Automatic GMT 40 and Super Chronomat Automatic 38—and there’s much more to these latest additions than their suits-every-wrist sizes.
Since its relaunch in 2020, the Chronomat has become a Breitling bestseller. It comes in a range of sizes that includes brawny 44 mm chronographs at one end and trim 32 mm three-hands models at the other. But, until now, there had been a size gap in the middle.
Today, Breitling completes the assortment with the unveiling of the new Chronomat Automatic GMT 40 and Super Chronomat Automatic 38 in diameters designed to work for any wrist.
Not only of interest size-wise, each model brings something new to the table. The Chronomat Automatic GMT 40 swaps the chronograph found on larger models for a dual-time-zone complication and simplified look, while the highlights of the Super Chronomat Automatic 38 series are its oversized diamond bezel and Breitling’s first-ever traceable watch.
“With this release, we’re rewriting the definitions of the Chronomat and Super Chronomat and giving these pieces a character all of their own,” said Breitling CEO Georges Kern. “But, then again, this is a collection already known for pushing boundaries.”
Cities have opened up, a travel-deprived world is eager to get moving again, and, in response, GMT complications are back in a big way. Named for Greenwich Mean Time, the original international time-zone standard, the Chronomat Automatic GMT 40 is Breitling’s tribute to travel—not only for its dual-time-zone display, but also because of its easygoing aesthetics.
Subtle dial colors of black, blue, green, anthracite, and white, combined with an all-steel case and bracelet, work with any wardrobe. Breitling went for a tone-on tone 24-hour scale to let the red GMT hand speak for itself.
The Super Chronomat Automatic 38 is designed to make a statement, whether paired with a power suit or a T-shirt and jeans. You can tell a “Super” from the rest of the Chronomat family by its ceramic rider tabs and crown, and the rubber rouleaux bracelet only available with this supercharged line.
Along with its enhanced presence, the Automatic 38 also has a radiant side. Oversized lab-grown diamonds make the rounds of its 18 K red gold or stainless-steel bezel. Its three dial colors (silver, mint green, and ice blue) add just the right amount of aesthetic flair. Match a favorite shade to a choice of rubber rouleaux strap, polished metal rouleaux bracelet, or alligator leather strap.