Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Wheels and Waves Limited Edition

Breitling took to the Wheels and Waves festival in Biarritz for the launch of its Premier Wheels and Waves Limited Edition watch, which comes in two versions: 18 k red gold and stainless steel. The brand also celebrated its powerful links to two thrilling sports – motorcycling and surfing. Since 2012, Wheels and Waves, the world’s leading motorcycle, surfing, and skateboarding festival, has attracted visitors from all over the world.

Each June, thousands of visitors find their way to Biarritz, where they are treated to displays of world-class surfing, motorcycle racing, and skateboarding. This year, as Official Timekeeper, Breitling was on hand throughout the festival, which proved once again to be a platform that authentically embodies the Swiss watch manufacture’s Land and Sea brand worlds. The third world, Air, was well represented on Friday night as the Breitling Jet Team dazzled festival goers, flying through the skies above Biarritz.

Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Wheels and Waves Limited Edition

The Breitling Premier Wheels and Waves Limited Edition has been produced in both an 18 k red gold version, limited to 100 pieces, and a stainless-steel version issued in a series of 500 pieces. The cases in both metals feature an engraved plate with a Breitling SPECIAL inscription on the left side.

These watches are set apart by their unique anthracite dial with golden hour markers, hour and minute hands, and a red central seconds hand. The dial features a black tachymeter scale on a white inner bezel, with a red tachymeter inscription.

Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Wheels and Waves Limited Edition

These COSC-certified chronometers have contrasting black subdials (a chronograph minute counter at 3 o’clock and a small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock) – a mark that they are powered by Breitling’s flagship Manufacture Caliber 01.

The in-house mechanical movement, which offers a power reserve of about 70 hours, is visible through a transparent caseback. The caseback for the 18 k red gold version is engraved with a “ONE OF 100” inscription; the stainless-steel model is engraved “ONE OF 500”. The red gold and the stainless-steel versions are presented on a brown nubuck leather strap.

Technical details

Model: Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Wheels and Waves Limited Edition
Reference: RB0118A31B1X1

Movement
Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 7.2 millimeters
Winder: self-winding, bidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
Number of components: 346
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: column-wheel, vertical clutch, 30-minute and 12-hour counters
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: 18 k red gold
Diameter: 42 millimeters
Height: 13.65 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective
Case back: screwed steel, sapphire glass
Crown: non screw-locked, two gaskets

Dial
Anthracite with contrasting black fields for permanent seconds and totalizers
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

Strap
Brown nubuck strap with pin buckle

Model: Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Wheels and Waves Limited Edition
Reference: AB0118A31B1X1 and AB0118A31B1X2

Movement
Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 7.2 millimeters
Winder: self-winding, bidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
Number of components: 346
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: column-wheel, vertical clutch, 30-minute and 12-hour counters
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 42 millimeters
Height: 13.65 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective
Case back: screwed steel, sapphire glass
Crown: non screw-locked, two gaskets

Dial
Anthracite with contrasting black fields for permanent seconds and totalizers
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

Strap
Brown nubuck strap with pin buckle or folding buckle