The Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition is a potent representation of a partnership between two iconic brands that share intriguingly similar timelines and powerful legacies. The watch is part of Breitling’s Premier collection, a family of elegant watches defined by their fashionable flair. The new Norton Edition is a distinctive interpretation of the Premier that makes a bold urban chic style statement. Breitling and Norton Motorcycles share a strong her¬itage. Both were founded in the nineteenth century by visionaries who gave their names to their companies and, to a large extent, defined their industries. Both brands have also been featured in James Bond films 007 wore a Breitling Top Time in 1965’s Thunderball and a Norton Dominator SS had a support¬ing role in Spectre (2015).
The Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition reflects the cultures and values of these two great brands. Its 42mm steel case, water-resistant to 10 bar is distinctive. The silver subdials a chronograph min¬ute counter at 3 o’clock and a small seconds sub¬dial at 9 o’clock against the black dial indicate the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01 at the heart of this watch, which delivers an impressive power reserve of approximately 70 hours.
A “Norton” logo is engraved on a plate on the left side of the case, and the transparent caseback features a printed Norton motorcycle and logo.The elegant black dial with golden numerals and hour and minute hands offers an intriguing contrast to the brown vintage raw-leather strap that will appeal both to watch enthusiasts and serious motorcyclists. The model is also available with a stylish stainless-steel bracelet.
The COSC certified chronometer features a black tachymeter scale on a white inner bezel around the dial, with “Tachymeter” inscribed in red. The hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova®, which makes them highly legible on any route a biker might choose, from a city street to a remote back road. The Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition is just the beginning of a special partnership between two extraordinary brands, new surprises will be announced throughout the year.
When you slip on your Premier Norton Edition watch, you will be wearing a timepiece and you might find yourself longing for a powerful, stylishly iconic motorcycle worthy of the watch. Our friends at Norton have created the perfect solution. The Commando 961 Café Racer MKII Breitling Limited Edition recalls the classic appearance and style of the great old style café racers but offers modern state-of-the-art components and engineering. Its 961 cc engine was developed in-house by Norton. This special Breitling Limited Edition is being created in a series limited to 77 motorcycles. It is distinguished by a vintage Breitling “B” engraved on the clutch box, Breitling-designed speedometer and tachometer dials, and a black-on-black vintage “B” stitched into the saddle. This incredible statement-making motorcycle is available for purchase through Norton’s distribution network.