Breitling Colt Skyracer

written by YWH team 13 February 2017
Breitling Colt Skyracer
Quick specs Breitling Colt Skyracer
Price: € 1.990 | approx. $ 2,000 | approx. £ 1,510
Size: 45 mm
Reference: X74320E4|BF87|293S|X20S.1
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This new Breitling Colt Skyracer is an ultralight pilot watch featuring a quartz movement with 8 years of battery life. It is named after the plane flying under Breitling colors in the Red Bull Air Race: the Skyracer. Check the video below the specs as it is a pretty cool plane.

The case is made of Breitlight, a material developed by or for Breitling. It is basically a polymer (yes, plastic) with composite fibers to make it very light. According to Breitling it is 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel. Yet it is significantly harder, resistance to scratches, traction and corrosion. It is also anti-magnetic, anti-allergenic and it has a warmer ‘touch’ than metal. It looks a bit like carbon, which is nice.

The Breitling Colt Skyracer seems to be one of the lightest pilot watches


The 45-millimeter case houses Breitlings caliber 74. It is a thermo-compensated SuperQuartz movement chronometer-certified by the COSC (the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute).

This Breitling Colt Skyracer only has white luminescent hands and indications, the rest of the watch is black. A nice detail is that the strap has various measurement scales: 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 scales on the 12 o’clock strap section, centimeters and inches on the 6 o’clock section. It has a fastening system to quickly remove and refit the strap. You never know when you need it…

technical data Breitling Colt Skyracer
Breitling B74 (Base ETA Thermoline 955.652) | Quartz (SuperQuartz, thermo-compensated quartz electronic, EOL indicator) | Diameter: 25.6 mm / 11½ lignes | Jewels: 7 | COSC certified | Hours, minutes, seconds, date | Battery life: 8 years
Case & dial:
45 mm | Breitlight (polymer with composite fibers) | Thickness: 13.15 mm | Unidirectional, ratcheted bezel | Screw-locked crown, two gaskets | Sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides | Vulcano black dial | White luminescent hands and indications | Water-resistance: 100 meters / 330 feet
Rubber Skyracer (Black) with measurement scales | Tang-type buckle
Price Breitling Colt Skyracer:
€ 1.990 | approx. $ 2,000 | approx. £ 1,510

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