With the Avenger Skyland’s Blacksteel version, the stainless steel was given a highly resistant carbon coating and this timepiece was unveiled in 2007. Breitling was only able to secure parts that could make 50 cases using the diamond like carbon material (DLC) so it took awhile before the entire batch of 2000 watches were made. The automatic watch was resistant to 300m and it had a unidirectional rotating bezel.
New Datora - The 1960s influenced a lot of watchmakers including Breitling. The round watches didn’t go away completely but it was difficult to ignore the trend which was slightly curved or straight lines. The pillow shaped case along with the rectangular and square cases also enjoyed a comeback and was adapted to fit the era’s technical innovations. There were refinements like the faceted edges and cut off corners. There were no automatic chronograph movements during the time yet so daily manual winding was necessary for the Caliber 739 which featured a date window and 45 elapsed minutes. You could see the tachymeter scales and pulsometer on the dial’s circumference and had marked applied hour indexes.
Quadra - Breitling’s chronographs, as with any chrono for that matter, appealed mostly to men. However, the Quadra is an exception. It was introduced in 1946 and it was pretty small at 26mm x 26mm (case) and features the Valjoux Caliber 69 DX (hand wound) from 1936 in Panerai ETA replica watches. It’s the company (Valjoux) very first small caliber, it measured 23.35mm in diameter and had a height of 5.65mm. It was fitted with a classic column wheel which directed the start and stop functions and there were push pieces close to the crown. There’s a central tachymeter scale and pulsometer on the dial. There were two versions square and round to better suit women’s tastes. About 3,964 calibers were produced (Caliber 69 DX) before it stopped production in 1966.