Breitling’s top heritage series quickly became one of my favorites. This set of watches is composed of a beautiful hand-wound chronograph, Datora moonphase chronograph replica and the current Breitling Premier Duograph 42 mm 18k red gold watch replica (ref. RB1510251B1P1). If you like classic chronographs and complications, this new Breitling watch may be your best choice.
If a the manual wind Breitling Premier Chronograph 40 replica was already a surprise, the Premier Duograph 42 is a shock. With this new lineup, Breitling brings us two versions of the split seconds chronograph. A stainless steel model with blue dial is accompanied by an 18K red gold version with black dial. The gold model comes on a black 22mm alligator strap and the steel with a brown alligator strap. Both use folding clasps. The case is a bit larger here at 42mm in diameter by 15.5mm and the reason is due to the extra mechanicals (the movement is almost 2mm thicken than the B09).
The replica Breitling Premier Duograph 42 is one gloriously elegant watch. Normally, I like my chronographs sans complications, but this is truly additive in the looks department. Plus, I feel that the crown mounted pusher works well with the case design. Amazingly, despite all the case orifices, this sapphire crystal watch also has 100 meters of water resistance.
As part of the newly launched Breitling Premier Heritage replica series in 2021 (presented with the exquisite remake of the 1940s Datora seen here), there is no doubt that Duograph is the hero in this new retro-style lineup. Aesthetically, Duograph has a natural old-school feel. It will be produced in two different styles at launch, including a stainless steel sunburst blue dial and an 18k gold jet black dial.
The Breitling Premier Duograph contains applied numerals and a matching applied logo. Little points like an open six make their way to the hours and the minutes track, while the “Duograph” name uses eye-catching font. The running seconds and 0 minute sub registers are ridged and this contrasts well against the sunburst dials. Finally, note the use of lumed hour and minute hands along with different counterbalances for each of the central chronograph hands.
We get to see the new manual wind manufacture calibre B15 via the sapphire display back. There are some differences versus the normal B09 chronograph movement, but they’re hard to spot. The reason for that is that the rattrapante mechanicals are on the dial facing side of the movement. Still, the Breitling Premier Duograph 42 watch replica gains a chronometer rating and has the same 70 hours of power reserve.
Model: Heritage Premier B15 Duograph 42 replica
Reference Number: AB1510171C1P1 (stainless steel); RB1510251B1P1 (18k red gold)
Case Material: Stainless steel; 18k red gold
Dial Color: Blue; black
Indexes: Applied Arabic numerals
Lume: Yes, Super-LumiNova in hour and minute hands
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Gold-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp; Black alligator leather strap with folding clasp
Movement: Caliber Breitling Manufacture Caliber B15
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, split-seconds chronograph
Power Reserve: Approximately 70 hours
Winding: Manual wind
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Chronometer Certified: Yes, by COSC
Additional Details: Based on Breitling Manufacture Caliber B03
The Breitling Premier Duograph 42 will retail for €9,350 in steel and €19,200 in red gold. More information, please visit our latest replica Breitling watch listing, we are selling almost all model AAA grade 1 :1 cloned Breitling watches.