The Breitling Chronomat

The Breitling Chronomat

Retro symbol from the 1980s – an apt description for the Breitling Chronomat. Created as a tool watch for pilots, the Breitling Chronomat is a luxury watch that has also served as a centenary celebration for Breitling. Its story is a dedication to the aerobatic demonstration team of the Italian Air Force, the Frecce Tricolori, an icon in the world of aviation. The watch is a true representation of an era, one that distills the essence of the times. Breitling watches hold a prominent place in the hearts and wrists of aviators, having been designed to be of assistance to pilots at a time when flying was not all touch screens and sensitive buttons. The original Chronomat was manufactured for about 10 years, after which it was discreetly phased out. Collector alert! And then it is reintroduced, as a delicious combination of the past kitted out with the technology and taste of today.


Designed with an impressively proportioned body in the age of sleek quartz watches, the original Chronomat is best described as bold, functional and stylish. This quality has been revisited and preserved in the latest upgrade nearly 40 years later, ensuring that the retro romance of it is a major part of the showcase. The new Chronomat’s distinctive features, the one’s that tie it to the retro stable, are those distinctive rider tabs and the signature Rouleaux bracelet with its cylindrical links. The tabs on the rotating bezel may not be as raised as they are in the original, and the bracelet has been dressed up with a dramatic polish; yet the design revives the elements of its past in a nod to its origin.



Coming back to collector alert – a luxury watch model that has been discontinued and reintroduced piques the horological curiosity of collectors. And so begins its journey on the pre-owned market route. NorthLadder has the distinction of making a payout for a Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT which was 21% higher* than the average payout for the same model in the market. Now you’re wondering how that is possible. To simplify how NorthLadder makes this happen, you must know how we function. We know for a fact that prices for pre-owned watches vary and fluctuate not just within the country but also over countries. NorthLadder is a platform where dealers from around the world come together to bid on your luxury watch. This auction is what gets you the best price across the board. You are no longer restricted to a small pool of luxury watch buyers in Dubai – in watch resale terms, the world is your oyster! Another bonus is NorthLadder’s buyback option. This clever arrangement allows you to sell your watch when you are in need of urgent cash, and then buy it back when your financial situation has resolved itself. And all along, you will have the NorthLadder safe-keeping promise for your asset. Sounds interesting? If you ever need short term funding for an urgent cash need, log on to our website so that we can answer all your questions.

No paperwork, no negotiation, no hassle! *Calculation based on dealer prices on the NorthLadder platform