Many Breitling watches can be recognized at first glance. This applies all the more to the Chronomat Evolution: the watch is one of the most famous models from the traditional Grenchen manufactory. Firstly, the Chronomat Evolution has made steel gold socially acceptable. Secondly, it is known worldwide for its characteristic bezel riders, the onion crown and the unmistakable rouleaux strap. These elements give the Chronomat Evolution a unique, characteristic 80s look. The design is timeless and, thanks to the Heritage trend, also fits perfectly into the present day.
2004 to 2008: The Breitling Chronomat Evolution
Originally, the Breitling Chronomat (without the name Evolution) was launched in 1984. However, strictly speaking, the characteristic model was only on the market for five years. The Chronomat Evolution, originally launched in 2004, first appeared in Breitling's catalogues in 2005. The Evolution was nothing less than a minor revolution and pointed the way forward for the future of the Breitling Chronomat:
- With the introduction of the Chronomat Evolution, the case became larger (43.7 mm) and taller overall (approximately 17.1 mm high).
- The shape of the case also changed: the Chronomat Evolution added more conventional horns.
- The water-resistant depth tripled to 300 meters.
- The range of models was also greater than ever: the watch was available with numerous dials, materials and colour variations. For example, The Chronomat Evolution was available in rose gold and yellow gold versions.
Five years after its launch, the Chronomat Evolution was renamed again in 2008. Since then, the watch has once again been sold under the Breitling Chronomat name, although the addition of the word Evolution is firmly anchored in the minds of many watch enthusiasts and is inseparably linked to the model.