If you live in Australia and got your first ‘good’ watch in the late ‘80s or ‘90s – there’s a fairly decent chance that watch was a Breitling Colt. I don’t know if it was a combination of its Top Gun styling or its everyman appeal that just captured the pilot watch zeitgeist. Either that or Breitling in Australia at that time had a really good sales manager. We don’t know, what we do know is that every second wrist at Trinity or Ormond was saddled with a Colt.
Well, the heady fashion of the ‘90s is back – kids are wearing 8up Docs again, and we’re only an elastic waistband away from happy pants – so it’s perhaps apt that Breitling have chosen now to revive the Colt collection.
The new Colt range doesn’t stray too far from Breitling core DNA, it’s got the brushed satin finish, the distinctive rotating bezel with raised rider tabs and that classic Breitling bracelet. It comes in chronograph, automatic, quartz and lady versions. The size on the first three has been bumped up to 44mm, and the ladies model comes in at 33mm. All models have COSC certified movements, sapphire crystals and 200m of water resistance as standard, and all come in (Volcanic) black, (Mariner) blue or (Stratus) silver dial options.
Breitling Colt- Australian Pricing
Australian retail prices for the Colt range as follows:
- Colt Auto RRPAU $4300
- Colt Chronograph RRPAU $4750
- Colt Lady RRPAU $3750
- Colt Quartz RRPAU $3860
(TEAM NOTE: Yep, thumbs up Felix, ftw, but what watch did Uncle Tom wear during the filming of Top Gun? Anybody know the answer? IWC? Nope. Breitling? Nope. If you said the Porsche Design Orfina Military Chronograph, give yourself a high five. Watch geek. – AM)