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Breitling - Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition

Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition

This timepiece celebrates the partnership between Breitling and British motorcycle company Norton.

The Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition 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 heritage. Both were founded in the nineteenth century by visionaries who gave their names to their companies and, to a large extent, defined their industries. When James Lansdowne Norton set up his company – a manufacturer of “fittings and parts for the two-wheel trade” – in 1898 and produced his first motorcycles in 1902, Léon Breitling had already been making watches in the Swiss Jura Mountains for more than a decade. And 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 supporting role in Spectre (2015).

The Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition reflects the cultures and values of these two great brands. Its 42-millimeter stainless-steel case, water-resistant to 10 bar (100 meters) is distinctive: 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.

Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition

Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition © Breitling

The elegant black dial with golden numerals and hour and minute hands offers an intriguing contrast to the brown vintage raw-leather strap (the watch is also available with a stainless-steel bracelet.) The silver subdials – a chronograph minute counter at 3 o’clock and a small seconds subdial 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. 

The Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition is just the beginning of a special partnership between two extraordinary brands. Some new surprises will be announced throughout the year.

Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition

© Breitling

The Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition is just the beginning of a special partnership between two extraordinary brands. Some new surprises will be announced throughout the year. 

Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition

© Breitling

Norton Commando 961 Café Racer MKII Breitling Limited Edition

When you slip on your Premier Norton Edition watch, you might find yourself longing for a powerful, stylishly iconic motorcycle worthy of the watch. 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. 

Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition

Norton Commando 961 Café Racer MKII Breitling Limited Edition © Breitling

Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition

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