Breitling is synonymous with some of the best Swiss made watches. It has been producing 100% Swiss made watches since 1884, and is especially known for their Aviation line. The Starliner model is part of that line up.
Solid Stainless Steel
The case is a single piece of pressed stainless steel. The band links are also solid stainless steel (except those made from 18k rose gold). This is the standard for durability.
The window is made of the finest sapphire crystal. This means it is virtually scratch proof. But, it is not 100% impervious to scratches. Sapphire crystal is also non-reflective.
The movement is rated as a chronometer. And everybody knows, Breitling offers some of the best chronometers. This includes all the basic functions and complications. This is especially useful in an aviation line such as the Starliner.
The hands are also made of 18k rose gold. Luminous strips (lume) are applied on the hands (and the bezel zenith) for better visibility in any lighting conditions. The lume is rated to be of the highest glow, longest luminosity, and will not fade in time.
Swiss Made Quartz
There are some who will tell you that Swiss made quartz is overrated. And that any digital watch can trump it in terms of accuracy. But that is not the point. You do not compare quartz with digital. The point is, Swiss quartz trumps any other type of quartz movement. This is in terms of durability, complications, and worst case scenario; warranty.
There are a few aspects of this watch that does not sit well with some consumers. These are:
This watch is valued at $5,500 to $7,000. Considering you can buy other watches with comparable specs at around $1,500, some think it is overvalued. Breitling counters by asking the consumer to personally compare the watch side by side.
18K Rose Gold
The window maybe virtually scratch proof, but 18k rose gold is susceptible to scratches. This means the bezel and the strap links must be handled with care.
It would have been better if the watch had a day and date feature. This only has the date feature.
Aside from the abovementioned, below are the relevant specs for your consideration:
- Analogue display
- Fold over clasp
- 30 millimetres case diameter
- 12.2 millimetres case thickness
- 2.1 pounds weight
- Waterproof up to 100 meters
- Calibre 71 (movement)
- 20 millimetres band width
This is a luxury watch. As such expect the price to be on the steep side. Overall the craftsmanship and the brand goodwill add to the value of the same. You either keep it and hand it over to your kids, or sell it at fair valuation.
The Breitling Starliner Blue Dial Ladies Watch C7134012-C780TT is both elegant and functional. The watch and band is two toned, specifically stainless steel and 18k rose gold. The dial color is a deep blue with 18k rose gold highlights. The bezel is unidirectional and made of 18k rose gold.