Breitling 40 Year Anniversary Chrono-Matic QP and 1461 Limited Editions

Breitling Chrono-Matic QP LE

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of their first automatic chronograph movement, Breitling is introducing two limited editions of its Chrono-Matic model. The first is the Chrono-Matic 1461, a stainless steel edition of 2,000 pieces combining a chronograph with a calendar that requires adjustment once each leap-year. The second, in red gold, is a chronograph with perpetual calendar in red gold, limited to just 125 pieces and called the Chronomatic QP.

The numeric component of the Chrono-Matic 1461 name refers to the number of days the calendar can “remember” the date. The day, date and month are displayed via subdials with straight hands that create an instrument panel look. The 1461, shown below, comes on a woven steel Aero Classic bracelet.

Breitling Chrono-Matic 1461

The Chrono-Matic QP’s movement consists of almost 500 parts. The movement displays the date, day, week, month, season, and moon phase, taking account of leap-years. Both the QP and the 1461 are COSC-certified chronometers.

Breitling Chrono-Matic QP

The Chono-Matic 1461 is available in a limited series of 2000 pieces in steel starting at $8,960 on a leather strap. The Chono-Matic QP is available in red gold with a limited series of 250 pieces starting on a leather strap at $51,085.

You can learn more about the Chrono-Matic limited editions at the official Breitling website.

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