Today the most important Watches & Jewelry Fair in the world will start off. Since 1917, every Spring, over 100.000 visitors from about 100 different countries come together in Basel (Switzerland), on the border of France and Germany. Over 2.000 exhibitors will present their newest collections to the jewelers, the press and consumers. 

Ace Jewelers will start its first meeting on Monday March 30th, 2009 at Breitling. We can't wait to see the new Chronomat with a manufacture movement in real life, but we did not want to hold back, so hereby some official details supplied by Breitling:

Breitling has created a new highly exclusive version of its leading Chronomat model. This illustrious instrument is equipped with the B01 calibre, the very first movement to have been designed and manufactured in the brand’s workshops. The new Chronomat B01 is also distinguished by its expertly reinterpreted design – a rotating bezel decorated with exclusive engraved numerals, and a dial with hourmarkers or Roman numerals in a refined combination of colours, materials and levels – giving it a special place in the world of chronographs.

Automatic, Breitling B01 calibre, COSC-certified chronometer, 47 rubies, 28,800 vib/h

Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph to 1/4 of a second, and tachometer

Steel, bicolour, steel & gold, or 18K pink gold, 43,5 mm

Unidirectional rotating bezel with pawl
Screw-down crown and safety pushpieces
Convex sapphire crystal, anti-reflective treatment on both sides

Steel, bicolour, steel & gold versions water-resistant to 500 m/50 bars
18K pink gold version water-resistant to 100 m/10 bars

Antarctica white, Pearl, Onyx black, Riviera blue, Metallica blue, Sierra silver, Mirage red, Amber or Metallica brown for all case versions
Blackeye blue, Blackeye grey, Pearl grey and Pearl grey diamond for the steel case version
Pearl diamond for the bicolour, steel & gold and 18K pink gold versions

Barenia leather, crocodile, Ocean Racer, Diver Pro II or Pilot Bracelet

To pre-order send an e-mail to the Ace Sales Team via: or call them via: +31 (0)20 5711 562.