Breitling Model# System (*PLEASE PRINT THIS OUT FOR YOURSELF)
Please note that this was confirmed with several people from Breitling's service center in Florida.
There are 2 forms of model #s- all of which are variations.
Example A: WB3510
Example B: Y17393
- The First Letter is the metal composition of the Case.
- A = Stainless Steel
- B = Steel & Gold
- C = Steel / Rose Gold
- D= Steel / Yellow Gold
- E = Titanium
- F = Titanium / Two-tone
- G = Steel case / White 18K Bezel
- H = Rose Gold 18K
- I = Two-tone / Rose Gold
- J = White Gold 18K
- K = Yellow Gold 18K
- L = Platinum
- M = Black Steel (DLC carbon coating)
- N = Carbon
- P = Steel case / platinum Bzel
- R = Red Gold 18K
- S = Ceramic
- T = Palladium
- U = Steel/ Red Gold 18K
- V = Black Titanium (DLC Carbon coating)
- W = Stainless Steel with Tungsten Carbide Bezel
- X = Breitlight (Breitling's own black light-weight material)
- Y = Stainless Steel with Ceramic Bezel
- The Second set of numbers let's us identify the movement within the watch
- In Example A, you'll see that after the first letter there's a B (Example A: WB3510)
- The B signifies that it's an in-house Breitling movement followed by the next 2 digits being the in-house movement caliber. So in Example A, it says "B35" so we know that the watch uses the Breitling in-house caliber B35. Any watch with an in-house movement "BXX" has a 5 Year Sales Warranty. If the customer asks, all in-house movements have a recommended 6-8 year service cycle.
- In Example B, you'll notice that after the first letter Y, it says "17" (Y17393). Any watch that does not start with B after the first letter is a supplied movement (i.e. ETA movement). This lets us easily identify if it's an in-house movement or a supplied movement. Any watch with a supplied movement (ETA) has a 2 year sales warranty.
- This is important so that when you're selling a watch, you can easily and quickly identify what the sales warranty is just by looking at the back of the watch.
- The Third Set of number identifies if the watch is COSC Certified.
- All Breitling in-house movements are COSC certified.
- This really pertains to Example B (Y17393). After "Y17", you'll see the number 3.
- 3 means that the supplied movement is COSC Certified
- If you see a 0, it means that the watch is not COSC certified.
- From 1999-2000, Breitling went all COSC certified on their movements.
- If a watch has a 0, we know that the watch was probably produced some time before 1999.
- The Last set of numbers refers to any changes with the model
- The last 2 set of numbers identifies what changes were made to the model.
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