There are just too many contemporary elements in terms of size, design, fonts, and materials for the Steel Case Breitling Chronoliner Watch Swiss Replica Watch to fit within the “modern retro” watch category. With that said, some of the most obvious “retro” elements are really just about dial simplicity and having a high-contrast dial. This is the famed Valjoux 7750 with a GMT hand module, which adds some extra functionality to the dial. Thus, you have the time, 12-hour chronograph, date, and a GMT hand for a second time zone. More so, you can track three total time zones because in addition to being a dedicated 24-hour scale on the dial, there is also a rotating 24-hour scale bezel.
The dial isn’t flat however, with lightly recessed chronograph subdials and a beautiful looking “panda” coloration with the off-white mixed with the matte black background. Breitling Chronoliner Watch Swiss Replica Watch only hint of color on the dial is the red tip of the GMT hand. More so, the use of an off-white versus a bright white for the light elements of the dial prevents the watch from clashing too hard if the wearer doesn’t have solid white clothing on.
At 46mm wide, the Chronoliner isn’t a small timepiece. The case design is actually rather classic with its plunger-style chronograph pushers and polished surfaces. Not everyone loved the looks of the Breitling Chronoliner. That’s fine. Not everyone is a Breitling fan, but I will say that the more hands-on time I find that people get with Breitling watches, the more they become fans. Hands-on, the Breitling Chronoliner Replica Watch does not disappoint. Inside the watch is a Breitling caliber 24 which is just their way of saying a Swiss ETA Valjoux 7754 automatic chronograph.
Inspired by some Breitling watch designs from the 1950s and 1960s, it isn’t exactly an accident that the Breitling Chronoliner has a retro feel to it. With that said, I would not call it a retro-styled watch at all. With that said, it fits large on the wrist, as many Breitling watches do, so wearers can get a traditional look with a bold, contemporary presence on the wrist. The case is also water resistant to 100 meters, and over the dial is a nicely AR-coated domed sapphire crystal that isn’t as much of a glare magnet as it could be.
I personally wasn’t a huge fan of Breitling Replica Watch initially – but after spending enough time with their products, I fully appreciate why the brand is as successful as it is. You can disagree if you like, but I like a lot of what the brand does, even if some of their products are very similar to each other and there are products in their collection that I wouldn’t personally wear.