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I purchased this B01 equipped Breitling chrono Avenger about three months ago and have been really liking it since then. It is a great lookin watch with what I have read is one of the best Chronograph movements made. I think this is the best Breitling that I have owned as well. I have owned two other Breitlings, an Avenger Seawolf back in the early 2000's when they were Titanium and then some time around 2012 or so I had a SuperOcean Steelfish. I like this new model Avenger Chrono more than the others. I had been looking for a Chronograph with the sub-dials at the 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00 positions for a while and could not really get into any others although I did buy a Steinhart Ocean One Chrono but it is not even comparable to this Breitling.

Here are some of the specs and descriptions from the Breitling website:
Reference: AB01821A1B1A1
AVENGER B01 CHRONOGRAPH 45mm
Chronograph 45 features a sturdy 45mm stainless steel case, anthracite or blue dial and a choice of a stainless steel bracelet, or matching black or blue military leather strap that fits either a stainless steel pin buckle or folding clasp. Thanks to its rugged bezel and its special grip-pattern on the crown and chronograph pushers, the Avenger B01 Chronograph 45 can be easily operated wearing gloves. This edition is limited to 500 pieces.
Water resistance
300 m (1,000 ft)
Diameter
45.0 mm
Thickness
15.7 mm
Product Weight (Approx.)
238.0 g.
Power reserve
approx. 70 hrs
TECHNICAL DATA
MOVEMENT
Caliber
Breitling 01 (Manufacture)
Movement
self-winding mechanical
Chronograph
1/4th second chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers.
Vibration
28,800 v.p.h
Jewel
47 jewels
Calendar
Dial aperture
CASE
Case material
Stainless Steel
Caseback
Screwed in (sapphire crystal)
Bezel
Unidirectional, ratcheted
Crown
Screw-locked, two gaskets
Crystal
Cambered sapphire, glareproofed both sides
DIMENSIONS
Product Weight (Approx.)
238.0 g.
Watch-head Weight (Approx.)
135.3 g.
Diameter
45.0 mm
Thickness
15.7 mm
Height (upper lug tip to lower lug tip)
55.7 mm
Lug width (in-between lug)
22.0 mm

I think the fit and finish of this watch is as good as any that I own and apparently the movement is one of the really fine ones. Tudor even uses it in some of their Chronographs.
Here are some pictures of my watch.

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Here it is next to another one of my favorite watches:

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Make no mistake this watch is not small or thin or light. It is not for the weak or small of wrist. It is a 45mm chunk of rugged steel. It keeps good time and is pretty legible for a pretty crowded dial. I do wish it had a bit more lume. Only the dots outside of each numeral, the 3 hands and the pip on the bezel are lumed. I suppose this is enough but I like the glow on a watch at night.

Other than the lume I have no criticisms of this watch and I am glad that Breitling decided to put this movement into this case.

Cheers and thanks for reading.

Vincent


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