The new Breitling Chronomat Automatic GMT 40 Replica watch, or Chronomat GMT for short, is tasked with filling the remaining gap in its namesake collection: All the popular sizes had been covered from petite 32mm all the way to brutish 44mm, but 40mm, the sweet-spot for many. The new Chronomat GMT 40 combines five distinct dial colors with a calculated package of form and function to make the Chronomat collection complete.
It all makes sense when you look at it from a birds-eye view: The Chronomat that Breitling intends to be its “all-purpose, elegant sports watch” was begging for a new model that would meet the latest trends when it comes to a newfound appreciation for smaller watches, watches that offered real-world functionality with less bulk. Chronographs are cool, and chronographs with rotatable timing bezels, like that on the Chronomat 42 and Chronomat 44, are arguably cooler, still. But those Cheap Breitling Replica can’t be other than thick and heavy: They combine close to 400-part movements with 200 meters of water resistance and the aforementioned rotating bezel.
The new Chronomat GMT 40 measures 40mm in diameter and just 11.77mm in thickness, making for a great daily wear. Despite its smaller dimensions, it has maintained the 200m water resistance rating of its larger alternatives, so it has not sacrificed anything from the all-rounder appeal of the Chronomat 42 and 44 super clone. The lug-to-lug measurement is just 47.4mm, falling considerably below the 50mm mark, which serves as an upper limit of wearability for those with narrower wrists. The crown guard is very neatly finished and integrated into the profile of the case, with gently curved and polished edges that lead to the somewhat oversized crown.
The solid steel caseback hides a COSC-certified chronometer movement that Breitling calls a Caliber 32, which is an ETA 2893-2. This automatic movement is just 4.1mm-thick, which certainly helps with achieving the 11.77mm overall thickness of the Chronomat GMT 40 first copy watches. Keep in mind that not only the rotating bezel and 200m water resistance but also the four highly stacked hands add to the thickness of the case. It runs at a modern 4 Hertz operating frequency, but its power reserve is a short 42 hours.
Five dial colors are available at the moment for the Breitling Chronomat GMT 40: black, blue, green, white, and anthracite. Even the colorful ones, such as the blue or the green, are rather subdued in their saturation and can show up quite dark unless viewed under direct sunlight. Whether the Breitling Replica Watches color schemes work is down to individual taste, of course, but it could be argued that the red GMT hand and red GMT text are not the best matches for all these variations. All the hands, hour markers, as well as the pip on the bezel feature Super-LumiNova for enhanced low-light legibility, ticking another requirement off from the “daily wearer checklist.”
On the wrist, the Breitling Chronomat GMT 40 Replica wears great, in no small part thanks to the flexibility and smoothness of the Rouleaux bracelet and its narrow links, as well as the moderate thickness of the 40mm case itself. Crafted from stainless steel and even fitted with a solid steel caseback, the Chronomat GMT 40 is a watch of considerable heft, and currently no leather or fabric strap alternative is available from the brand to help ease the weight, even though the green one would probably look ace on a dark brown leather strap.