The 1960s was a decade of experimentation, fun, freedom and energy. Whether cruising on a motorcycle or revving up a sportscar, living life at full speed was the order of the day. Willy Breitling felt this change of pace and set out to design an unconventional chronograph that would capture the verve of era. He called it the Top Time. That spirited tradition continues today with Breitling partnering with some of the coolest names in wheels to create its Top Time designs. The second-generation Chevrolet Corvette, from the 1963 to 1967 model years, is the most sought-after version of the American legend. The “Sting Ray,” as it was known, took inspiration from a 1959 racing-model prototype. For 60 years, it has captured the imaginations of car lovers around the world with its perfect combination of a low-profile body and a powerful engine that delivers performance whether on the road or on the track. The Top Time B01 Chevrolet Corvette features the colors and emblem of its classic-car counterpart as well as a perforated leather racing strap, speed-measuring tachymeter scale and contrasting “squircle” (not quite square, not quite round) subdials that give the feel of vintage dashboard gauges. It also comes with a brag-worthy engine under the hood: the exceptional Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01.
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Case Diameter (mm)||41|
|Lugs Width (mm)||20|
|Glass Type||Sapphire glass|
|Strap Material||Black racing-themed calfskin leather|
|Water Resistance (Meters)||100|
|Features||70 hrs power reserve, 28.800 v.p.h, Saphire crystal case back, Non screw-locked, two gaskets, 1/4th second, 30 minutes and 12 hour totalizers|