Breitling first designed their Colt line in the 1980s exclusively for military use. Then, they decided to open the collection to the public, and it became the brand’s entry-level model. True to its military roots, the Colt collection has a distinctly sporty aesthetic with the robust build that has become a signature of Breitling. Its most notable feature is its bold bezel with rider tabs, another trademark of the brand. Buying a Breitling Colt watch makes a great addition for fans of military watches or those simply looking for an admirable tool watch. Browse our selection of exceptional used Breitling Colt watches for sale.
Breitling’s Colt collection is the brand’s entry line of wristwatches. The models in this family of timepieces showcase a sporty, dynamic aesthetic. The Colt has a youthful energy that appeals to the up and coming generation of watch collectors. With a variety of functional and stylistic options, there’s a unique Colt to suit any taste.
The design of the Colt models draws inspiration from classic military timepieces. The name of the collection originates from the iconic Colt Manufacturing Company. They were a leading producer of military products in the 1980s, the same decade Breitling initially introduced the Colt collection. Breitling first designed the Colt for military forces and later added it as a permanent fixture of their catalog. They feature the robust build, efficiency, and exceptional functionality one can expect from the Breitling brand.
One of the most distinctive features of the models in the Colt collection is the unidirectional rotating bezel. Its bold design showcases engraved indices and four of the brand’s trademark rider tabs. These characteristics are not just aesthetic. The rider tabs are optimized to protect the sapphire crystal and for easy handling.
In 2011, Breitling decided to give the Colt line a complete overhaul. However, the design was controversial for longtime fans of the collection and the brand. So, the watchmaker brought the Colt back to its roots just three years later.
With the 2014 revamp, Breitling revived many of the iconic characteristics that defined the original and made it a success. These included features like the distinctive bezel and signature rider tabs. The new generation boasts water resistance up to 200 meters with a large screw-down crown for reinforcement. For optimal legibility even in the dark, the models feature oversized hands and hour markers with luminescent coating. In addition, the Colt collection is available in a wide array of style options, from dial colors to strap choices.
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