The Swiss brand has recently reintroduced its Avenger Seawolf “professional” diver as a limited edition model. While normally available only in polished stainless steel, this new watch comes in a special, hardened steel body that, thanks to the high concentration of carbon within its surface, looks almost black. The 2013 Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel Code Yellow features a winning combination of colors and textures that make it an almost ideal watch for a person looking for a military-styled diver with a character.
It’s been just over two months since the Swiss brand presented a limited-edition of its Chronomat 41 chronograph. Now the company with the winged B in its logo presented a new version of its 44 mm automatic chronograph. Called Breitling Chronomat Frecce Tricolori 44 and limited to just 1000 pieces, it bears the emblem of the Italian Air Force aerobatic demonstration team.
First presented in 1952 as a professional navigation instrument for pilots, the Navitimer collection of ultra-luxury pilot’s watches has long since transformed into a luxury timekeeper, which is only rarely used to measure average speed or fuel consumption of the aircraft. However, it remains one of their flagships and, being powered by their first in-house Caliber B01 movement, offers an impressive combination of functionality, readability, and high build quality. Prepare to love the 2012 limited edition Breitling Navitimer Blue Sky 60th Anniversary automatic chronograph!
With its new Breitling for Bentley Barnato 42 Midnight Carbon, the Swiss manufacturer keeps gradually putting on a pretty strict diet its best-selling models that were designed in partnership with Bentley. Packing them in smaller bodies, but still offering a nice combination of superb build quality and mass-produced movements that are finely tuned to the highest standards of accuracy, the company introduces a new generation of accessories that could be worn not only by basketballs stars, but also by an ordinary CEO obsessed with British motorsport legacy, but still sane enough not to wear a humburger-sized monstrosity with a formal suit.
Breitling has recently presented yet another “limited edition” version of its flagship Chronomat 41 automatic chronograph. As it is usual for the industry’s big names, the guys at Breitling didn’t bother employing new materials or trying some face-lifting here and there. To an untrained eye, the new edition looks almost identical to any other Chronomat that sports a steel body matched with an onyx black dial. However, there are some minor enhancements that make this model worth a second look if you don’t already happen to own one of its numerous older siblings.
The SuperOcean 42 line of extreme divers has recently been updated with this great-looking Breitling SuperOcean 42 White Water (ref. A17364) limited edition model. With its snow-white unidirectionally rotating bezel, the White Water is going to be a winner if the tremendous popularity of mobile phones, ultrabooks, and luxury cars of the same color is of any indication.
Although the revised Breitling SuperOcean Chronograph II doesn’t look as dramatic as the 2009 SuperOcean Heritage Chronograph 125th Anniversary, the new luxury diver is more in line with their current model range.
First offered around a year ago, the quartz-powered Breitling Colt 33 diver (sic!) gets updated for this year with a wide choice of straps that are crafted from Sahara leather: a natural material that is easy to recognize on first sight thanks to the numerous “dunes” that are embossed on its surface.
The 2012 Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime “worldtimer” brings you a still-rare complication that allows you to constantly be aware of current time in any of the 24 main time zones. Although, from the point of view of functionality and exterior design, the new timepiece strongly reminds me of the outstanding Girard-Perregaux WW.TC family of traveler’s timekeepers, the movement that powers the new Breitling is completely in-house, being developed, assembled and finished at their own production facilities.
Going into an all-out assault against its archrival IWC (namely, its IWC Big Pilot Top Gun model,) Breitling will soon start selling a limited edition Chronomat 44 TOPGUN. The new self-winding chronograph is going to proudly wear colors of the famous U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School, which is more known under its “TOP GUN” nickname thanks to the eponymous Hollywood blockbuster starring Tom Cruise.