Detailed features & specifications
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.
In the early 1960s, the Le Mans winner Carrol Shelby imagined a car that matched a small, light British-style chassis to a strong, reliable American big-block engine. When it was introduced in 1962, the Cobra met with instant success, both among sportscar fans and on the racing circuit. It remains blisteringly fast and cherished by collectors to this day.
The Top Time B01 Shelby Cobra 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.
Caliber : Breitling Manufacture Calibre B01
Movement : Self-winding mechanical
Power reserve : Approx. 70 hrs
Vibration : 28,800 v.p.h
Jewel : 40 jewels
Calendar : Dial aperture
Case material : Stainless steel
Caseback : Screwed in (sapphire crystal)
Water resistance : 100 m (330 ft)
Bezel : Fixed
Crown : Non screw-locked, two gaskets
Crystal : Sapphire
Diameter : 42.0 mm
Strap material : Stainless steel
Strap Colour : Metal bracelet
Buckle Material : Stainless Steel
Buckle type : Butterfly clasp