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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2022 10:52 pm 
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Hello!

I'm trying to decide between the Omega Seamaster Worldtimer and the Breitling Premier B01 42 in BRG.

I went to a shop that has the Breitling in BRG but the dial looked black! No matter how you tilted it to change the light, it looked black or possibly dark brown to me.
My wife caught it at a certain angle and said she could see green.

The salesman said it was because we were in artificial light but when in sunlight it was definitely green. However we couldn't leave the shop / mall to check as he was the only one in the shop at the time.

Does anyone here happen to have one and if so, can you confirm it does actually look green sometimes??
It's a beautiful looking watch but looks even nicer in the pictures where it is green!

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2022 11:53 pm 
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I agree that in artificial light some colors do not appear the same as in direct sunlight. But I find it hard to believe that the dial showed practically no green at all. IMO it should certainly look green even in artificial light.

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Thanks for the reply, @gbuergisser. That's what I thought, there might be a slight difference but this really looked black.
I have seen YouTube videos and other reviews and it looked mostly black there too - with reviewers saying it was green but not capturing well with the camera.
I have a picture but seems to be a bit of hassle posting it, but you can see what I mean by looking at most reviews.

We checked the model number and it was supposed to be the BRG model.
The photo on Breitling's site looks lovely - just wish it looked the same in real life.
I've emailed Breitling about it but they've not replied yet.
I guess it's not a very popular model and nobody here appears to have one.

Thanks again, and I'll post later if I decide to buy it......


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Geoff777 wrote:
Thanks for the reply, @gbuergisser. That's what I thought, there might be a slight difference but this really looked black.
I have seen YouTube videos and other reviews and it looked mostly black there too - with reviewers saying it was green but not capturing well with the camera.
I have a picture but seems to be a bit of hassle posting it, but you can see what I mean by looking at most reviews.

We checked the model number and it was supposed to be the BRG model.
The photo on Breitling's site looks lovely - just wish it looked the same in real life.
I've emailed Breitling about it but they've not replied yet.
I guess it's not a very popular model and nobody here appears to have one.

Thanks again, and I'll post later if I decide to buy it......


it really depends on the light, here are some good pics in artificial light in an article on Quill & Pad:
https://quillandpad.com/2020/09/11/brei ... 9fkXznnFQ&

the watch is actually quite popular, this forum sadly isn't anymore.

if you are on facebook, join the "Breitling Owners 1884" group, quite quickly you'll have a dozen owners showing you wristshots



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Thanks for the reply, WatchFred. Pity the forum has become quiet..... I looked through it and there are lots of really interesting and helpful posts.


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Breitling replied:

With regard to your enquiry, PREMIER B01 CHRONOGRAPH 42 BENTLEY BRITISH RACING GREEN (AB0118A11L1X1) is not available for purchase on the Ecommerce range.
We regret to inform you that we are not able to check the timepiece information in our Breitling boutiques. You may consider contacting the Breitling boutiques or retailers


Oh dear, that's "customer service"?


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what precisely did you ask Breitling for?
replied promptly, but do not have the AB0118A11L1X1 available in the Ecommerce range and do NOT have information about available stocks in Boutiques, as many are operated by independent AD.
did you expect them to call all Boutiques to see who may have stock available - and what should the Boutiques then do?

I’ve given you a link to an article with real life shots of the Chronomat BRG and told you where to meet owners of that watch.

what “customer service” above that did you expect? and could you name a watch company (or any industry) where you have experienced that?



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Thanks for the reply, WatchFred. What I asked customer care was whether the dial was supposed to appear black in artificial light, and green as per their photos in sunlight.
Their replied that they didn't sell it - so they couldn't check it, which was a bit surprising. I suppose I thought I was dealing with general Breitling customer care (who I'd expect to have answers to this), not just the e-commerce department - my bad.

I read the article, thanks, and it does say the dial changes depending on the light source.

Guess my best option is to go back to the store when there are at least two salesman on duty so I can take it outside! :)


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I’ve had a dozen of them on my wrist - they are green and beautiful ;)

and I think the answer that customer care gave is the most honest I can imagine, instead of giving you same bs, they apologize they cannot verify that, as they do not have a sample in stock.



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