Breitling X Victoria Beckham

Breitling collaborates with the Victoria Beckham fashion label for a spectacular cross-brand venture.

In the illustrious lineage of Breitling timepieces, the classic delineation between men’s and women’s watches has been a norm. However, the recent introduction of the Capsule Collection series has boldly removed gender labels, crafting styles that cater to everyone. Yet, the latest Chronomat Automatic 36 Victoria Beckham edition marks a return to “women’s watches,” explicitly designed for the feminine wrist.

This collaboration sees Victoria Beckham infusing the watch design with the spring/summer 2024 color palette from her fashion brand, creating a harmonious blend on the watch face.

The watch is available in two materials: a 36mm stainless steel and an 18k gold version, both retaining the iconic “rider tab” and automatic winding feature of the Chronomat series. The new Chronomats are adorned with the Rouleaux bracelet with a butterfly clasp and a bezel marked every 15 minutes with raised engravings. While not mimicking the design ethos of a Royal Oak or Nautilus, it still offers the luxury and aesthetic of a “luxury sports watch” – simplicity, cleanliness, and elegance are key to its design, making it perfect for daily wear rather than just a collector’s item. With a water resistance of up to 100 meters, it’s practical for everyday use.

With a size of 36mm and an ultra-thin case of just 10.01mm, it promises a comfortable wearing experience. Available colors include mint, midnight blue, and dove grey for the stainless steel version, with the gold version also offering sand color. All models feature hands and numbers coated with SuperLumiNova, ensuring time is legible even in low light conditions.

The movement is powered by the Breitling Caliber 10, boasting a bi-directional automatic winding mechanism and a 42-hour power reserve, enhancing the watch’s excellence.

However, availability is limited, with only 400 pieces of the stainless steel version and 100 pieces of the gold version being produced. Retail prices range from approximately $5,100 to $27,800, with each piece uniquely marked as “One of 400” or “One of 100” for the stainless steel and gold versions, respectively. Despite its classification as a “women’s watch,” the gender-neutral classic design is expected to attract a broad audience, including many men who may collect or wear it.

Le Oràno