MITRAJIT BHATTACHARYA Publisher & President, Chitralekha Group and President, The Horologists.

I have a fascination for black on black watches. Add a robust model to it and I am sold. The new Breitling Colt Chronograph Automatic Blacksteel fits the bill perfectly. With its sturdy case water-resistant to 200 mts (660ft), it’s large screw-locked crown fitted with protective reinforcements and its unidirectional rotating bezel, the Colt Chronograph Automatic boldly flaunts its military origins. Appearing in new all-black gear, it asserts itself more strongly than ever for those action-packed thrills.

A big sized 44 mm-diameter satin-brushed steel case is distinguished by its high resistance carbon-based coating. The Volcano Black dial is enlivened by a fine circular raised motif. Its readability is reinforced by oversized hands and hour markers enhanced by a luminescent coating and by a red central chronograph seconds hand. The watch also stands out with its Breitling feature – the four “rider tabs”, ensuring both excellent handling of the rotating bezel and optimal protection of the sapphire crystal glare proofed on both sides. The performance of the chronograph is powered by a mechanical self-winding movement chronometer-certified by the COSC. Trust me the watch looks even better when worn!

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