|Diameter:||30.00 mm (13.25 ligne)|
|Complications:||2-Button, 6-Column Chronograph, Chronograph, Column Wheel Chronograph, Vertical Clutch Chronograph|
|Hands:||30 Minute Chronograph Hand at 3:00, Central 60 Second Chronograph Hand, Central Hour Hand, Central Minute Hand, Small Seconds Hand at 9:00|
|Distinguishing Technical Characteristics|
Counter-Clockwise Balance Cock
|Production: 2019 – Current|
Calibre B09 is an hand-winding chronograph movement produced by Breitling since about 2019. It is the only version of Cal. B01 without a date display, and one of the very few hand-winding chronograph movements produced in modern times.
Breitling introduced their calibre 01 (commonly called Cal. B01) in April 2009 in the Chronomat. It is a modern automatic chronograph movement with a column wheel and vertical clutch. It operates at 28,800 A/h, boasts a power reserve of 70 hours, and is a COSC-certified chronometer. The movement shares many characteristics with the Rolex Cal. 4130, and it has been reported that many of the same engineers worked on both movements.
Functions and Complications
Cal. B09 is a modification of the hand-winding Cal. B02, which is itself based on Cal. B01. Unlike every other movement in the family, it lacks a date display.
Cal. B09 features the following displays on the dial:
- 30 minute chronograph counter at 3:00
- Small seconds at 9:00
Cal. B09 Applications
Breitling has only used Cal. B09 in a few models, all limited-edition historic re-editions.
- Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition
- Breitling Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition
- Breitling Premier Heritage
Breitling B01 Family Overview
Starting in 2017, Breitling began supplying a version of Cal. B01 to Tudor. The resulting movement, Cal. MT5813, has a free sprung balance with a silicon hairspring, as is common in modern Rolex and Tudor movements. It is also decorated differently. Strangely, it is often quoted as having different dimensions: 30.40 mm diameter and 7.23 mm thickness.
|B01||2009||47 or 41||7.20||Automatic||Yes||Some Without Hour Counter|
|B06||2015||47||Automatic||Yes||30 Sec Chrono|
|MT5813||2017||41||7.23||Automatic||Yes||No Hour Counter|