Georges Kern, Breitling CEO stated that this collection embodies that sense of nostalgia for an era of aviation when pilots used their timepieces as onboard tools. The best part is that one does not have to be a pilot or vintage-aircraft enthusiast in order to appreciate the exceptional design and craftsmanship of these watches.
Swiss watch manufacturing giant Breitling has decided to end the year on a high note by revealing five special watches in the honour of four powerful and memorable aircraft. A closer look at the case backs will let users adorn the filigree silhouettes on the watches’ back.
The Breitling Super AVI Chronograph Collection
The Swiss luxury tool watchmaking maestro plans to release an entirely new watch collection that takes inspiration from vintage aircraft designs. Kindly say hello to the Super AVI, the newest watch series from Breitling, celebrating aviation history with designs inspired by the original 1953 ‘Co-Pilot’ Ref. 765 AVI pilot’s watch along with four legendary airplanes, namely, the North American Aviation P-51 Mustang, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, the Vought F4U Corsair, and last but not least, the de Havilland Mosquito.
Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 P-51 Mustang
The Ref. AB04453A1B1X1, otherwise the Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 P-51 Mustang pays tribute to the iconic long-range fighter aircraft, the P-51 Mustang. The aircraft played a crucial role in the Allied Forces’ triumph in the Second World War.
The timepiece has been offered in two different versions – a stainless-steel case with a black dial, and an 18-carat red gold version with an anthracite dial.
Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair
The Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair watch pays homage to the nothing short of legendary, the fierce and fast F4U Corsair combat aircraft that assisted Allied naval pilots stay ahead in the Second World War. The aircraft is still popular for its work as far as speed, ruggedness, and firepower are concerned.
The Breitling Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair chronograph watch offers a blue dial, tone-on-tone chronograph counters, and a complementing black leather strap.
Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Curtiss Warhawk
The Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Curtiss Warhawk watch pays tribute to the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk. This was an American single-engine, single-seat, all-metal pursuit combat as well as ground-attack aircraft.
The timepiece offers a military-green dial, white contrasting chronograph sub-dials, and red accents. The latter utilises the namesake’s famous shark-mouth nose art that built the aircraft’s indisputable identity.
Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Mosquito
The Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Mosquito pays tribute to the British twin-engine, two-seater, mid-wing bomber plane, the de Havilland Mosquito, dubbed the ‘Wooden Wonder’. The aircraft was adapted to become the prime night fighter of the Allies Forces during the Second World War.
The watch offers a combination of polished as well as satin-brushed black ceramic bezel along with a black dial with white contrasting chronograph sub-dials.
Breitling has nothing to prove when it comes to its expertise and dominance in the field of tool watchmaking. Watches like the Ref. 765 AVI prove that. All that Breitling had to do was re-iterate this product to catch up to the 21st century and that it did.