Dino - the movement is a brand new ground-up in-house chronograph movement B01 - Breitling's first. Column wheel, vertical clutch, 70 hr. power reserve, all the mod cons. Legibility is okay. Not as easy to read as a white-on-black Speedy, but not a struggle either.
dopey - fair comment on history, but that's not a priority for me - the product itself is what carries the day. Or doesn't. This one is appealing primarily on a) aesthetics and b) contemporary in-house movement. If this were an ETA-powered piece, I would likely not be interested. Not that ETA sucks, just that I can find a good many appealing chronographs with such movements at a far lower price point.
Here is a write-up on he movement (albeit in a different watch) for anyone interested:
Edited by RogerP - 7/24/13 at 2:58pm