Breitling Calibers: a Complete List

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Complete Breitling calibers list and Guide

The movement is the most crucial part of a watch. It is the beating heart inside. Breitling is a watch brand that isn’t necessarily known for its in-house calibers.  Whilst Breitling has invested resources into developing and manufacturing in-house movements, most of the calibers that Breitling has used over the years have been externally sourced movements.

But in recent years, Breitling has released several in-house calibers and introduced numerous of its collection to those movements.

Something that can be a bit deceiving about the Breitling calibers is that they name the calibers it uses, which gives the impression that it is an in-house movement. At the same time, the external movements that Breitling uses have been modified to meet the requirements Breitling has. This also means giving them a specially made rotor which gives the impression that it is in-house. But with this said, it’s easy to comprehend why people can mix up the brand’s in-house and non-in-house.

In terms of watches and movements, Breitling is known to be a chronograph specialist. In fact, Breitling has come up with several new inventions, including releasing the first self-winding chronograph ever in 1969 as well as inventing the two independent push-pieces. It’s safe to say that Breitling has played an important role in the technical development of the chronograph complication, with that said, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Breitling’s flagship caliber is the in-house caliber B01.

To further develop its in-house movements and become a major player in its segment, Breitling built a high-tech factory named Chronométrie in La Chaux-de-Fonds, dedicated to its in-house calibers. 

Breitling’s digital watches calibers

A slogan that Breitling uses is ”Watches for professionals”. And to develop tool watches that meet the requirements professionals have, the brand has developed a number of digital watches. These watches are naturally quartz and powered by a battery. The quartz movements that Breitling uses are in-house made and equipped with SuperQuartz™, which means they are ten times more accurate than the standard quartz equivalents.

Breitling in-house calibers manufacturing

For manufacturing their in-house calibers, Breitling has developed an industrial production-chain system that streamlines the movement assembly. ”Each movement is individually monitored by an ultra-sophisticated software program that automatically directs it towards the appropriate work station, along a route alternating between fully automated stations and others requiring manual intervention. All the adjustment phases are also integrated within this process, which means that each movement emerging from the chain is ready to face the stringent tests conducted by the COSC. Breitling thereby guarantees the reliability of its “instruments for professionals”, including in large-scale production.”

All of the movements that Breitling use are COSC certified.

Breitling in-house calibers

B01

  • Power reserve: 70 hours
  • Jewels: 47
  • Beat rate: 28800
  • Models using this caliber: Navitimer, Chronomat, Premier, Transocean Chronograph, Avenger, Navitimer 8, Montbrillant

B01C

  • Improved and modified B01 caliber by Breitling’s “innovation team” Chronoworks.
  • Power reserve: 100 hours
  • Jewels: 47
  • Models using this caliber: SuperOcean Heritage Chronoworks®

B02

  • Power reserve: 70
  • Jewels: 47
  • Beat rate:  28800
  • Models using this caliber: Cosmonaute

B03

  • Power reserve: 70
  • Jewels: 47
  • Beat rate: 28800
  • Models using this caliber: Navitimer Rattrapante

B04

  • Power reserve: 70
  • Jewels: 47
  • Beat rate: 28800
  • Models using this caliber: Chronomat, Transocean GMT, Breitling for Bentley GMT, Chronoliner, Navitimer GMT

B05

  • Power reserve:70
  • Jewels:56
  • Beat rate:  28800
  • Models using this caliber: Transocean Chronograph Unitime, Breitling for Bentley Unitime

B06

  • Power reserve: 70
  • Jewels: 47
  • Beat rate: 28800
  • Models using this caliber: Bentley B06, Bentley B06 S

B12

  • Power reserve: 70
  • Jewels: 47
  • Beat rate: 28800
  • Models using this caliber: Avenger Hurricane 24H

B14

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Jewels: 38
  • Beat rate: 28800
  • Models using this caliber: Chrono-Matic

Non in-house Breitling calibers


B20

  • Power reserve: 70
  • Jewels: 28
  • Beat rate: 28800
  • Models using this caliber: Superocean Heritage II, Navitimer 8 Super 8.

This movement is not in-house but based on Tudor’s caliber MT5612 and then modified.

B35

  • Power reserve: 70
  • Jewels: 41
  • Beat rate:  28800
  • Models using this caliber: Galactic Unitime, Navitimer 8,

B09

  • Power reserve: 70
  • Jewels: 47
  • Beat rate:  28800
  • Models using this caliber: Navitimer 1959

B10

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Jewels: 21
  • Beat rate:   28800
  • Models using this caliber: Transocean Date, Transocean,

B11

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Models using this caliber:Chrono CallistoOld Navitimer Mecanique Patrouille de France,  Old Navitimer Mechanique

B13

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Jewels: 25
  • Beat rate:  28800
  • Models using this caliber: Chronomat Evolution, Chrono Cockpit, Super Avenger, Superocean Chronograph, Avenger, Superocean Heritage, Galactic Chronograph II, Chronograph Steelfish, Superocean Heritage II, Aviator 8 chronograph, Colt Chronograph, Super Avenger II, Superocean Chronograph, Navitimer 1, Premier, Navitimer Heritage

B13B

  • Power reserve: 42 hours
  • Models using this caliber: GT, GT Racing

B15

  • Power reserve: 42 hours
  • ETA 2892-A2 base
  • Models using this caliber: Duograph

B16B

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Jewels: 30
  • Beat rate: 28800
  • Models using this caliber: Transocean 38

B17

  • Jewels: 25
  • Beat rate: 28800
  • Models using this caliber: Avenger Seawolf, Superocean Arrow, Superocean Steelfish, Colt, Superocean, Avenger Seawolf, Avenger II,  Navitimer 8, Navitimer 1, Superocean II

B18

  • Power reserve: 42 hours
  • Jewels: 
  • Beat rate: 
  • Models using this caliber: Navitimer QP 95

B18B

B19

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Jewels: 38
  • Beat rate:  28800
  • Models using this caliber: Breitling for Bentley Mark IV, Montbrillant, Chrono-Metic, Navitimer, Transocean 

B21

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Jewels: 25
  • Beat rate: 28800

B22

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Jewels: 21
  • Beat rate: 28800

B22LC

  • Power reserve:
  • Jewels:
  • Beat rate: 42

B23

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Jewels: 27
  • Beat rate: 28800

B24

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Jewels: 25
  • Beat rate: 28800

B25B

  • Power reserve: 42

B26

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Beat rate: 28800

B26B

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Jewels: 21
  • Beat rate:  28800

B27

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Jewels: 38
  • Beat rate: 28800

B27B

  • Power reserve: 42

B28B

  • Power reserve: 42

B29

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Jewels: 38
  • Beat rate: 28800

B29B

  • Power reserve:42 hours
  • Beat rate: 28800

B30

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Beat rate: 28800

B31

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Beat rate: 28800

B32

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Jewels: 21
  • Beat rate: 28800

B33

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Beat rate:  28800

B34

B35LC

  • Power reserve: 42

B36

  • Power reserve: 42

B37

  • Power reserve: 43
  • Jewels:27
  • Beat rate: 28800

B38

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Jewels:27
  • Beat rate: 28800

B39

  • Power reserve: 42

B40

  • Power reserve: 42

B41

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Jewels:38
  • Beat rate: 28800

B41B

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Beat rate: 28800

B41LC

  • Power reserve: 42

B42

  • Power reserve: 42

B43

B44

  • Power reserve:42
  • Jewels: 21
  • Beat rate: 28800

B44B

  • Power reserve: 42

B45

  • Power reserve: 38
  • Jewels: 25
  • Beat rate:  28800

B47

  • Power reserve: 42

B47B

  • Power reserve: 48

B48

  • Power reserve: 42

B49

  • Power reserve: 42
  • Jewels: 21
  • Beat rate: 28800

Quartz Breitling movements


  • B50
  • B50L
  • B51
  • B52
  • B53
  • B55
  • B55B
  • B56
  • B57
  • B58
  • B59
  • B60
  • B61
  • B62
  • B64
  • B65
  • B66
  • B67
  • B68
  • B69
  • B70
  • B71
  • B72
  • B73
  • B74
  • B75
  • B76
  • B77
  • B78
  • B79
  • B80
  • ESA965313

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