The Chronoliner is a GMT chronograph. It has a center-mounted 24-hour hand that tapers very subtly towards its red arrow-shaped tip. A third time zone can be read off the 24-hour bezel in black ceramic, which is resistant to scratching. The bezel rotates in two directions and is easy to grip. A 30-minute totalizer is at 12 o’clock and a 12-hour totalizer sits at 6 o’clock; running seconds are at 9 o’clock. All three of these subdials have an off-white backing (making them stand out from the white, luminous hands and hour indexes) and bank slightly at the flange. The date, in white-on-black, is at 3 o’clock.
At the heart of the Chronoliner is Breitling’s Caliber 24. As you might guess from the subdial layout, Caliber 24 uses the ETA Valjoux 7750 as its base movement. It beats at 28,800 vph and has 25 jewels. Like all Breitling movements, it is COSC-certified. Caliber 24 may already be familiar to Breitling regulars: it also crops up in the Navitimer World.
You won’t get a look at the movement through the case, though. The Chronoliner has a solid caseback, bearing a stylized image of two airplanes. The case is made of stainless steel with a diameter of 46 mm. The curved sapphire crystal glass has nonreflective coating on both sides. The watch is water-resistant to 100 meters.
The watch comes on one of two different Breitling bracelets: either the seven-link Navitimer bracelet or the steel mesh Ocean Classic, as seen here. Look for the Chronoliner later this year. Pricing is available upon request.