Launched in 1984, the Chronomat has become since one of the most important Breitling collections. These timepieces are known as supreme instruments for professionals. The Chronomat 44 it’s a symbol for performance, sporting feats and exceed personal limits. When the Raven model was launched, I thought that this is what Breitling did through this new design, they have surpassed their limits.
Perhaps that’s a bit of an overstatement, because I don’t consider replica watches (watches in general as well) to be pieces of jewelry, although there are some fine looking bling-bling exceptions out there. Nevertheless, I believe that watches reflect one’s taste, style, aspirations and ultimately, his personality. That’s why I think a watch should have its own, distinct, strong personality and fake Breitling watches are chock full of that.
Released three decades later after the first Chronomat was launched, the Raven has brought some novelty with it. The traditional Chronomat design was reinvented. It has come with an original new look and a focus on performance. Its features are more sporty and it has a much more technical appearance.
This baby is powered by a Japanese quartz movement. The gen comes with a 7750 type movement, probably modified by Breitling, but honestly, this doesn’t bother me at all. The running seconds hand is pretty small so it’s hard to tell that it’s not sweeping and the big chronograph seconds hands has a really nice sweeping motion.
Plus, don’t forget that nothing beats the accuracy of a quartz movement and if you don’t plan on wearing the watch everyday, you better don’t mind setting the time and date every time you get it on your wrist.