With all the refineries in the luxury watchmaking business, many have forgotten that timepieces are also tools. In essence, they’re like any other machine, only that the luxury retail industry has made them flashier and glossier. Despite the attention mostly given to their design and aesthetics, a watch’s function is doubly important. Many modern timepieces emphasized this, but none more so than Breitling’s Colt Skyracer.
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Release date: March 2017
Price when reviewed: $2,000
Breitling is known for their highly-functioning timepieces and the Colt Skyracer is proof of that. Packed with countless innovations, this exciting model debuted during Baselworld 2017. It has since become a highly-buzzed item among the Swiss luxury brand’s newest range. Breitling even noted that they priced the piece at such a reasonable rate: $2,000 each.
- Diameter: 45mm
- Movement: Quartz
- Water Resistant: 100 meters
- Power Reserve: 42 hours
- Frequency: 4Hz
- Strap: Rubber skyracer
- Buckle: Tang buckle
Breitling’s Colt Skyracer boasts a COSC-certified chronometer, making it a standard among quartz and mechanical watches of its kind. It’s said that any watch that is COSC-certified is likely to exhibit extreme accuracy, making this particular model all the more valuable. With its carbon casing and construction, the watch is designed for everyday usage. One can wear this outdoors, while playing sports, or in harsh weather conditions, and it will still come out pristine and working like a charm.
This watch is definitely a tool watch for the working man, but it’s markets among luxury timepieces. In this exclusive market, design reigns supreme and this model lacks value in that department. In terms of materialization, there much to go around concerning this model as it’s constructed for the sake of everlasting durability. The watch is as industrial as one can get, which may make its retail performance in the luxury timepiece market suffer quite a bit.
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