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Breitling Norton Edition Watch: A Watch of Two Iconic Brands

Posted on February 12 2020

Breitling Norton Edition Watch

Breitling and Norton Motorcycle celebrate their partnership through the release of the all-new Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition watch. With a rich history that connects these two brands, this limited edition Breitling watch reflects the legacy of both the Swiss watch manufacturer and the British motorcycle manufacturer. The new addition to the Breitling Premier collection symbolizes the accomplishments each of these brands have accomplished over the years.

Honor the brilliance of both Breitling luxury watches and the Norton motorcycle brand by taking your Breitling premier watch on your next trip. Wear your Breitling Premier Norton Edition on your next motorcycle cruise or bike excursion in the Caribbean.


Two Iconic Brands Come Together

The CEOs of Breitling and Norton are excited about their partnership. To proclaim their new collaboration, they have released a treat for watch enthusiasts and bike lovers alike. Together, Breitling and Norton produce a classic and elegant combined with a hint of bold urban chic.


History in the Making

Breitling CEO Georges Kern and Norton CEO Stuart Garner agree that their brands share striking parallels. With beginnings within decades of each other in the same part of the world, they even share cameo experiences in James Bond movies. They decided now was the perfect time to collaborate when they both had plans to enhance the brands and produce fresh, entrepreneurial products.

In 2018, Breitling announced their partnership with Norton, a British motorcycle creator. At the start of 2019, at the watch convention in Basel, Switzerland, Norton and Breitling announced the first release as a result of their partnership — the Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition timepiece.

The Rhine River of Switzerland was the perfect backdrop to announce the release of Breitling and Norton's collaborative creation. Norton created the perfect accessory for this stunning water — the Norton Commando 961 Café Racer MKII Breitling Limited Edition motorbike. During this conference, Breitling also announced the release of their vintage Navitmer Ref 806 from 1959.


Why Breitling Is the Ideal Manufacturers for This Chronograph Watch

Breitling and Norton's intriguing partnership will demonstrate the style and performance of both the prestigious watch brand and the high-performance motorcycle manufacturer. Each brand's potent style creates a bold urban chic luxury watch with elegance and fashionable flair.

The Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition luxury watch is rich with the innovative, powerful legacy from these two iconic brands. These entrepreneurial brands have created a watch for wearers to express their individuality and celebrate their success. Wear this watch and be part of the legacy, while also appreciating your own unique journey.

Breitling has made it clear that the release of the Breitling Premier Norton Edition luxury watch is just the beginning of their partnership with Norton. Keep your eyes out for more prizes that celebrate the innovative legacies of Norton and Breitling, including the Norton Commando 961 Café Racer MKII Breitling Limited Edition motorbike. The new addition to Breitling's Premier collection reveals that Swiss watchmaker Breitling and British motorbike creator Norton make co-branding an art.

Breitling, Obsessed With Quality Since 1884

Breitling Obsessed with quality since 1884

Leon Breitling founded his luxury watch company in 1884 to pursue his vision for measuring time. The business is famous for its invention of chronograph watches. Chronograph watches separate the push-piece from the crown to increase functionality. In 1932, Willy Breitling improved the functionality of the chronograph watch by allowing the user to reset the timer.

Throughout the life of the business, Breitling's chronograph watches have served:

  • Swiss police officers: The police offer who gave the first speeding ticket in Switzerland was wearing a Breitling watch.
  • Major airlines: Breitling created chronographs for major airlines. The chronograph clocks on planes maintained integrity even in the cockpit at tens of thousands of feet in the air.
  • Pilots: In 1952, everyone wanted the new Navitimer that the pilots were wearing.
  • Astronauts: Breitling was the first watch to go into space.

Since taking over the Breitling company in 2017, CEO Georges Kern has been looking for ways to remodel vintage watches and keep up with the current trends. Through the functionality, reliability and style of Breitling's watches, the brand has proven that heritage is earned, not created. Today, Breitling continues to be a brand that represents innovative style and vintage chic. 

Breitling's Premier line — which now boasts the B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition — has existed since the 1940s, and has continued to maintain elegance and functionality. Little Switzerland is proud to offer Breitling's classic, alternative assortment of luxury watches

Breitling's Partnerships Within and Outside of Their Company

Breitling values teamwork, both within the company and with other like-minded corporations. Breitling is the ingenious leader behind the complex design of chronograph watches, thanks to the accuracy and precision they invest in their products. When you wear your Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition, you carry the rich legacy of an innovative, collaborative team of individuals and thinkers. 

Breitling truly exemplifies teamwork, collaboration and creativity in the production of their watches. Breitling watches were created to accompany professionals on their most extreme missions. In addition to this new collaboration with Norton, Breitling has also partnered with an ocean conservatory, airlines, humanitarian organizations, sustainable clothing companies and car manufacturers. Breitling also has a long-established collaboration with the aviation industry.


Why You Should Invest in a Breitling Watch

We don't want to compare breitling to other brands that we carry that are the more conservative ones) Men and women of purpose, style and action will enjoy the unique design of Breitling's watches.

Each watch produced by Breitling is created with industry-leading quality as a COSC-certified chronometer. Breitling tests every one of its manufactured watches for precision and reliability. The assortment of Breitling watches we offer at Little Switzerland has been curated to optimize each watch's design and functionality.


Norton Motorcycles, Creating Victories Since 1898

In 1898, James Lansdowne Norton founded Norton as a manufacturer of fittings and parts for the two-wheel trade. In 1902, Norton and his team used engines from France and Switzerland to produce the first Norton motorcycles. During that time, only a couple of hundred miles away, Breitling was designing the chronograph watch.

In 1907, a professional biker named Rem Fowler rode a Norton while competing in a race around the Isle of Man. His triumph started Norton on a journey of racing strength. Victories in races of all types solidified Norton's reputation as a creator of efficient road and race bikes.

During the world wars, Norton contributed to war efforts by manufacturing 100,000 side valve motorcycles. Current CEO Stuart Garner took over the company in 2008 and renovated Norton to deliver the success and innovation that motorcycle enthusiasts appreciate today. You will see the triumphant nature of the Norton brand in the Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition luxury watch.


Norton Flavor in Your Breitling Motorcycle Watch

Norton draws inspiration from the past in tandem with looking toward the future. As you slip on your Breitling Premier Norton Edition luxury watch, you wear a product that hails a long legacy of victory in the face of struggle. With your luxury watch, you will conquer any challenge you will endure. Treat yourself to this watch as a celebration of the difficulties you have already overcome.


Features of the Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition Luxury Watch

The Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition was created for the luxury watch enthusiasts who are looking for adventure. As a trailblazer, you know how to make the impossible happen. Take on the world with your brand-new luxury watch from Breitling and Norton. You were born to step into this legacy. Race in the wind on your new motorcycle while sporting the comfortable, inspirational watch around your wrist.


Breitling's Premier Collection

Breitling Premier Collection

Breitling provides you with a comfortable watch that will help you tell the time in style. The Breitling Premier Norton Edition is different from the other members of the Breitling Premier collection because of its Arabic numbers instead of indices. The Breitling Norton Edition watch is the superior choice for high-end luxury watch buyers because of its stylish comfort and functionality. Celebrate all that you have accomplished by treating yourself to a brand-new limited-edition Breitling watch.


Paying Tribute to Norton Motorcycles

The colors of the Breitling watch match the logo of Norton Motorcycles, as the silver snailed counters give the watch an elegant, vintage look. Norton branding complements the overall aesthetics of the watch. The Breitling watch includes a transparent case back featuring the Norton logo and an illustration of a motorcycle.

The Chronograph watch is the perfect size to accompany you on your motorcycle cruise or bike excursion in the Caribbean. You will be satisfied with the overall design and appearance of the Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition luxury watch.


Specs

The watch comes with a tachymeter that measures speed based on time traveled over a fixed distance. The tachymeter allows you to convert your speed from miles per second to miles per hour. Wearers appreciate the aesthetics of the chronograph movement and the ease of resetting the timer.

The leather wristband is true to size. The watch is available with a leather strap and a folding clasp. You also have the option of a stainless steel bracelet to complement the sapphire crystal case, but the raw-leather strap gives the watch more of a vintage feel.

Here are the mechanical features that power your new Breitling luxury watch:

  • Water-resistant up to 100 m (330 ft)
  • Power reserve of approximately 70 hours
  • Movement is self-winding mechanical from Caliber Breitling 01
  • Chronograph at 1/4 second, 30 minutes
  • Vibration of 28,400 cph
  • Calendar is a dial aperture
  • Crown is non-screw-locked with two gaskets
  • Case made out of steel
  • Caseback fastened with Sapphire Crystal
  • Contains 41 jewels
  • Cambered sapphire and glare-proof on both sides
  • Measures 42 mm in diameter and 13.65 mm thick
  • Weighs 120 g without the strap


Features of the Norton Commando 961 Café Racer MKII Breitling Limited Edition Motorcycle

Breitling Limited Edition Motorcycle

In celebration of this exciting collaboration, Norton also released the Norton Commando 961 Café Racer MKII Breitling Limited Edition Motorcycle to complement the Breitling luxury watch. Norton designed the Commando 961 Café Racer as a depiction of the old-style café racers with the modern engineering available to us today. The café racer has all the new upgrades while maintaining the classic appearance and style of its predecessors.

The front brakes, rear brakes and clutch are all composed of full Brembo brake systems. The front suspension is composed of 43 mm upside-down forks made by Ohlins and can be adjusted for rebound damping, compression and preload. The rear suspension is composed of fully-adjustable Ohlins twin shocks, including a remote reservoir.

Commando 961 Café Racers are now available with a standard dual seat option. Dual seats — with a removable seat cowl — allow you to switch between a single seat for a solo rider and two seats for a rider and a passenger. The Breitling Limited Edition Motorcycle is different from the other models because of its tribute to Breitling luxury watches.

The motorcycle also has a "B" on its saddle, subtly representing Breitling as a brand of comfort and class. Chrome colors outline the skeleton of the bike, resembling the machinery of a watch. The Café Racer comes complete with a Breitling speedometer and tachymeter.

Specs

To complement your new luxury watch, consider adding the Norton Commando 961 Café Racer MKII Breitling Limited Edition Motorcycle to your collection. Here are the specific features that power the Norton Breitling Limited Edition Motorcycle:

  • Engine is a parallel twin developed in-house with dry sump lubrication
  • Compression ratio of 10.1:1 
  • Displacement of 961 cc 
  • Crank fired electronic fuel injection ignition
  • Air/oil cooling system
  • Full stainless steel Euro 4 compliant exhaust system, featuring a multiple three-way catalytic converter
  • Hydraulic roller lifter, pushrod, 2 valves per cylinder
  • Bore x stroke is 88 mm x 79 mm 
  • The power is 80 PS at a rate of 6500 RPM
  • The torque is 90 Nm at a rate of 5200 RPM


Dimensions

These are the measurements for the Café Racer:

  • Wheelbase measures 1400 mm (55.12 in) in diameter
  • Front tire measures 120/70 in x 17 in, 36-spoke, rim composed of 3.5 in x 17 in polished aluminum
  • Travel of front wheel measures 115 mm (4.53 in)
  • Rake angle at 24.5°
  • Rear tire measures 180/55 in x 17 in, 40-spoke, rim composed of 5.5 in x 17 in polished aluminum
  • Travel of rear wheel measures 100 mm (3.94 in)
  • Trail measures 99 mm (3.9 in)
  • Seat height measures 810 mm (32 in)


Purchase Your Breitling Chronograph B01 Norton Edition Luxury Watch From Little Switzerland

As you consider buying a luxury watch, trust Little Switzerland, the preeminent luxury jeweler in the Caribbean for over 60 years. Featuring over 35 Little Switzerland stores and branded boutiques on 10 Caribbean islands and Key West, we have a watch for every occasion.

We are a certified watch repair facility, and we offer a larger on-hand inventory than most U.S. retailers and cruise-line retailers. Call our service representatives Personal Shopping Consultants at 877-800-9998 to inquire about purchasing a brand-new Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition luxury watch.

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