Breitling Premier Heritage Collection: The Chronograph, the Duograph, and the Datora

The Premier Heritage Collection pays homage to three generations of men who changed the history of timekeeping and made Breitling what it is today. Léon Breitling founded the company in 1884; later, he patented a simple timer/tachymeter that could measure any speed between 15 and 150 km/h, an invention featured in the 1906 Vitesse pocket watch.

In 1915, his son, Gaston, created one of the first wrist-worn chronographs with an independent pusher at 2 o’clock. This innovation separated the start, stop, and reset functions from the crown, making it infinitely more practical for timing sports.

In 1934, Léon’s grandson, Willy, patented the second independent chronograph pusher at 4 o’clock. Among Willy Breitling’s celebrated pioneering achievements was the establishment of the Huit Aviation Department in 1938. Besides being bold and tech savvy, Willy Breitling understood people’s desire for a touch of elegance and glamour. This inspired him to design the original Premier wristwatches in the 1940s, Breitling’s first step in linking purpose with style.

Breitling Premier Heritage Collection: The Chronograph, the Duograph, and the Datora

The latest generation of Premiers – Breitling’s Premier Heritage Collection – brings this timeless elegance back to life. The collection includes six watches divided into three distinctive categories: The Chronograph, The Duograph, and The Datora.

Breitling Premier Heritage Collection: The Chronograph, the Duograph, and the Datora
Premier Heritage Collection (from left to right: the Duograph, the Datora, the Chronograph)

All feature Arabic numerals, vintage-inspired hands and semi-shiny alligator straps with tone-on-tone stitching. Every watch is a COSC-certified chronometer and water-resistant up to 100 meters.

Breitling Premier Heritage Collection - Premier B09 Chronograph 40 with Stainless Steel Case and Pistachio Green Dial (Reference: AB0930D31L1P1)
Breitling Premier Heritage Collection – Premier B09 Chronograph 40 with Stainless Steel Case and Pistachio Green Dial (Reference: AB0930D31L1P1)

The 40 mm Premier Heritage Chronograph is manually wound, just like its 1940s predecessors. It is powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber B09, which is based on the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01. It comes in two variations: with an eye-catching pistachio-green dial encased in stainless steel or a stately silver-colored dial encased in 18 k red gold.

Breitling Premier Heritage Collection - Premier B09 Chronograph 40 with Red Gold Case and Silver Dial (Reference: RB0930371G1P1)
Breitling Premier Heritage Collection – Premier B09 Chronograph 40 with Red Gold Case and Silver Dial (Reference: RB0930371G1P1)

With stainless-steel and 18 k red gold cases measuring 42 mm, the Premier Heritage Duograph comes with a blue or black dial, respectively. Its rattrapante function – one of the most elaborate in watchmaking – enables the wearer to measure two elapsed times simultaneously thanks to its two superimposed chronograph hands.

Breitling Premier Heritage Collection - Premier B15 Duograph 42 with Stainless Steel Case and Blue Dial (Reference: AB1510171C1P1)
Breitling Premier Heritage Collection – Premier B15 Duograph 42 with Stainless Steel Case and Blue Dial (Reference: AB1510171C1P1)

This piece houses the mechanical hand-wound Breitling Manufacture Caliber B15, which is based on the Breitling Manufacture Caliber B03.

 Breitling Premier Heritage Collection - Premier B15 Duograph 42 with Red Gold Case and Black Dial (Reference: RB1510251B1P1)

Breitling Premier Heritage Collection – Premier B15 Duograph 42 with Red Gold Case and Black Dial (Reference: RB1510251B1P1)

Like its 1940s predecessor, the 42 mm Premier Heritage Datora also stands out for its highly visible and complex functions, namely its day, date, and moon-phase displays.

Breitling Premier Heritage Collection - Premier B25 Datora 42 with Stainless Steel Case and Copper Dial (Reference: AB2510201K1P1)
Breitling Premier Heritage Collection – Premier B25 Datora 42 with Stainless Steel Case and Copper Dial (Reference: AB2510201K1P1)

It is powered by the Manufacture Caliber B25. The Datora’s copper-colored face is framed by a stainless-steel case, while its silver-colored dial comes in an 18 k red gold one.

Breitling Premier Heritage Collection - Premier B25 Datora 42 with Red Gold Case and Silver Dial (Reference: RB2510371G1P1)
Breitling Premier Heritage Collection – Premier B25 Datora 42 with Red Gold Case and Silver Dial (Reference: RB2510371G1P1)

Technical details

Model: Premier B09 Chronograph 40 with Stainless Steel Case and Pistachio Green Dial, Reference: AB0930D31L1P1

Breitling Premier Heritage Collection - Premier B09 Chronograph 40 with Stainless Steel Case and Pistachio Green Dial (Reference: AB0930D31L1P1)

Movement
Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber B09
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 6.73 millimeters
Winder: mechanical hand-wound
Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second, 30-minute counter
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 40 millimeters
Height: 13.08 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glare-proofed on both sides
Case back: screwed steel, sapphire crystal
Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets

Dial
Pistachio green dial
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

Strap
Gold-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp

Model: Premier B09 Chronograph 40 with Red Gold Case and Silver Dial
Reference: RB0930371G1P1

Breitling Premier Heritage Collection - Premier B09 Chronograph 40 with Red Gold Case and Silver Dial (Reference: RB0930371G1P1)

Movement
Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber B09
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 6.73 millimeters
Winder: mechanical hand-wound
Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second, 30-minute counter
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: 18 k red gold
Diameter: 40 millimeters
Height: 13.08 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glare-proofed on both sides
Case back: screwed 18 k red gold, sapphire crystal
Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets

Dial
Silver dial
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

Strap
Dark-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp

Model: Premier B15 Duograph 42 with Stainless Steel Case and Blue Dial
Reference: AB1510171C1P1

Breitling Premier Heritage Collection - Premier B15 Duograph 42 with Stainless Steel Case and Blue Dial (Reference: AB1510171C1P1)

Movement
Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber B15
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 8.68 millimeters
Winder: mechanical hand-wound
Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: split-second chronograph, column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second,
30-minute counter
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 42 millimeters
Height: 15.35 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glare-proofed on both sides
Case back: screwed steel, sapphire crystal
Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets, integrated push-piece

Dial
Blue dial
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

Strap
Gold-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp

Model: Premier B15 Duograph 42 with Red Gold Case and Black Dial
Reference: RB1510251B1P1

 Breitling Premier Heritage Collection - Premier B15 Duograph 42 with Red Gold Case and Black Dial (Reference: RB1510251B1P1)

Movement
Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber B15
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 8.68 millimeters
Winder: mechanical hand-wound
Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: split-second chronograph, column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second,
30-minute counter
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: 18 k red gold
Diameter: 42 millimeters
Height: 15.35 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glare-proofed on both sides
Case back: screwed 18 k red gold, sapphire crystal
Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets, integrated push-piece

Dial
Black dial
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

Strap
Black alligator leather strap with folding clasp

Model: Premier B25 Datora 42 with Stainless Steel Case and Copper Dial
Reference: AB2510201K1P1

Breitling Premier Heritage Collection - Premier B25 Datora 42 with Stainless Steel Case and Copper Dial (Reference: AB2510201K1P1)

Movement
Caliber: Manufacture Caliber B25
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 8.50 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical, unidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 48 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: column-wheel, 1/4th second, 30-minute counter
Display: hour, minute, second, day, date, month, moonphase
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 42 millimeters
Height: 15.35 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glare-proofed on both sides
Case back: screwed steel, sapphire crystal
Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets

Dial
Copper dial
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

Strap
Dark-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp

Model: Premier B25 Datora 42 with Red Gold Case and Silver Dial
Reference: RB2510371G1P1

Breitling Premier Heritage Collection - Premier B25 Datora 42 with Red Gold Case and Silver Dial (Reference: RB2510371G1P1)

Movement
Caliber: Manufacture Caliber B25
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 8.50 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical, unidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 48 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: column-wheel, 1/4th second, 30-minute counter
Display: hour, minute, second, day, date, month, moonphase
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: 18 k red gold
Diameter: 42 millimeters
Height: 15.35 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glare-proofed on both sides
Case back: screwed 18 k red gold, sapphire crystal
Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets

Dial
Silver dial
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

Strap
Dark-brown alligator leather strap with folding clasp