Meet the New Breitling Colt SuperQuartz10:16 am
The Colt collection came to life in the 1980s when it was initially manufactured exclusively for the armed forces (just like other Breitling collections, i.e., Navitimer & Chronomat). The robust design and solid make won the hearts of many watch lovers all over the world, and the collection eventually did become available for civilians; which is why the Colt is considered today as the most accessible and popular Breitling collection.
Today we take a look at the revamped version of the Colt, with minor feature and design upgrades; but despite all that, the brand has still managed to keep the collection as ‘Breitling’ as possible.
Breitling has incorporated many similar elements of a typical Breitling design in the Colt. Though this watch has many significant changes from its predecessor, for the Colt’s newest version, Breitling has stuck to its guns and returned to what has helped make the company so popular.
Brushed unidirectional rotating bezel, their distinctive style of hands and hour markers in a solid steel 44mm case, complimented by a stylish metal bracelet with its slightly angled links – if you’re a Breitling fan, these things will easily catch your eye.
Movement and Resistance:
The watch boasts of water resistance of up to 200m and a COSC certified Thermo Compensated Breitling SuperQuartz Movement. No complaints whatsoever in terms of reliability and you can expect that coming from not just this watch but any Breitling watch, as all their watches are made to pass high-quality screening to deem them fit for military use.
Coming back to the Colt, the watch builds on its top performance and sturdiness in the most demanding conditions with a polished – solid steel case, the trademark brushed unidirectional bezel that protects the in-house ‘Superquartz Movement’, which we’ll get to right now.
What is a SuperQuartz?
Let’s back up a moment and consider the fact that Breitling is perhaps the sole watchmaker from Switzerland that’s still pretty bullish towards quartz technology. The Colt 44 is powered by the “SuperQuartz”; a movement that has all the positives of a quartz movement in terms of accuracy and is also “Thermo Compensated”. What is that you ask? Apart from passing all the stringent COSC Chronometer certification criteria, it uses a technology that is able to adjust how temperature can affect the accuracy of the quartz regulator. The movement has been developed entirely in-house and is, of course, exclusive to the brand.
“The Colt Quartz houses the finest electronic technology in the shape of a Breitling SuperQuartz™ movement, ten times more accurate than standard quartz”
The Watch Guide has explained earlier how top quality quartz watches are more accurate and in many instances not prone to the same type of damage or interference that a mechanical movement might be exposed to. Credit where it’s due to Breitling for keeping high-end quartz watches alive as a lot of professional users actually prefer these over mechanical ones.
The Complete Package:
Breitling offers three dial colours for this collection – ‘Volcano Black’, ‘Mariner Blue’ and ‘Stratus Silver’. Bringing on-board many new and necessary additions whilst still sticking to the Breitling DNA the brand’s known for, the new Colt is a perfect combination of style, strength and functionality. Backed by the superior accuracy of its SuperQuartz movement, this is yet another masterpiece from Breitling.
Features Writer, The Watch Guide
Rahul is a watch and sports lover currently living in New Delhi. Having worked as a journalist and a copywriter previously, he is now thrilled to be a part of a team that loves, lives and breathes wristwatches. After joining Ethos and The Watch Guide team, his interest for the world of horology grew and is now completely and hopelessly hooked on watches.