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THE BREITLING AVENGER COLLECTION

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 THE BREITLING AVENGER COLLECTION

INSPIRED BY OUR PIONEERING AVIATION HERITAGE, CREATED FOR CONTEMPORARY AERIAL ADVENTURERS

Breitling has redesigned the Avenger – a collection as bold and robust as its name suggests. It joins two other collections – the Aviator 8 and the iconic Navitimer – in Breitling’s Air universe and marks an evolution of the brand’s pilot’s watches, once again confirming its status as the world’s leading manufacturer of aviation-related watches. Like the Navitimer and Aviator 8 collections, the Avenger has its own personality. It was created as a reliable companion for aerial adventurers who want to achieve something outstanding and unexpected. It’s completely at home on the wrist of a drone specialist mastering the skies from the ground, a pilot in the cockpit of a supersonic jet, or an aviation pioneer who has long been committed to challenging the conventional boundaries of flight.

No watch brand in the world has a more impressive and enduring link to aviation than Breitling. The brand provided onboard clocks and other key pieces of equipment for airplanes in the 1930s and 1940s, an era that inspired the modern retro design of the Aviator 8 collection. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Navitimer became the ultimate watch for pilots and remains an important part of Breitling’s collection today. Even in the golden age of commercial flight in the 1960s and 1970s, some of the most prestigious international airlines relied on Breitling’s onboard clocks while their crews counted on their Breitling watches. Breitling was even there at the dawn of manned space travel: on May 24, 1962, US astronaut Scott Carpenter wore a Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute, made at his own request, on his Mercury space flight, making it the very first Swiss wrist chro­nograph in space.

The Avenger originally debuted in 2001, and with the relaunch, Breitling has updated the collection and positioned it in a proud and unique place in its Air brand universe. The new collection represents nothing less than the transition of one of Breitling’s boldest collections into the era of modern aviation. 

The Avenger has clearly staked out its own territory at Breitling. It introduces the modern performance-­inspired pilot’s watch with pure Breitling DNA to the next generation of men and women of action, purpose, and style. These committed individuals, from pioneering pilots and commercial aviation leaders to influencers and style-drivers, appreciate strikingly fresh watches that still respect the brand’s design codes. Every day, they challenge the ordinary with their exploits in the air, from space travel to precision aerial performance and the new-age challenge of drone competitions.

The Breitling Aviation Pioneers Squad: Lessons in Accomplishment

For the launch of the new Avenger collection, Breitling has assembled a new Aviation Pioneers Squad as part of its #squadonamission campaign, made up of three remarkable individuals who represent different airborne disciplines but all define an incredible new age of adventure in the air: Scott Kelly, Rocío González Torres, and Luke Bannister. These accomplished aerial specialists represent different generations and bring incredibly varied experiences to the Squad. They are all worthy of the designation Aviation Pioneer and Breitling is proud to partner with such an exceptionally talented trio. Scott Kelly spent a year of his life looking down at the Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). Commandant Rocío González Torres has logged more than 1000 hours of flight time in a fighter jet and is proud to be a role model for girls and young women determined to conquer the skies. Finally, Luke Bannister excels in a whole new aviation discipline; he won his first World Drone Championship at the age of 15, and has been on a winning course ever since.

Scott Kelly

Astronaut Scott Kelly spent an astonishing 520 days in space during his four flights, and commanded the ISS on three of them. In March 2015, he started the ISS year-long mission (expeditions 43, 44, 45, and 46), returning to Earth in March 2016. Scott released his memoirs, Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery, in 2017. A bit closer to Earth, he has flown over 8000 hours in more than 40 different aircraft and landed on aircraft carriers more than 250 times.

Rocío González Torres

Rocío González Torres, a commandant in the Spanish Air Force, was the first Spanish woman to log 1000 hours at the controls of an F-18 fighter jet. She has also achieved a number of other impressive milestones. Rocío finished at the top of her class in her initial military pilot training and also at the fighter and attack pilot academy, becoming the first woman to reach the number one spot in that challenging discipline. Incredibly, while she was maintaining her busy schedule in the Spanish Air Force, she also completed an MA in Aviation and Airport Management and even found time for hobbies, including motorcycling, piano, and sport. In fact, she has been crowned national champion in fencing and the aeronautical pentathlon on several occasions. Rocío was drawn to the skies at an early age and a career as a jet pilot appealed to her. She was attracted by the qualities of the profession: “I love the fact that it’s sporty, risky, adventurous, serious, and disciplined. And I hope that girls and young women will be inspired and encouraged to follow their dreams and take unexplored paths.”   

Luke Bannister

The Aviation Pioneers Squad is rounded out by Luke Bannister, who represents a new kind of aviator as a world champion drone pilot with XBlades Racing. He attracted international attention when, at the tender age of 15, he won first prize in the World Drone Prix in Dubai and ent on to win three consecutive DCL Championships from 2016 to 2018. Luke is excited to have the chance to spread the word about his sport, which could become “as big as Formula 1” according to The Sunday Times. Speaking about his sport, Luke said: “With first-person view (FPV) drone racing, there are no boundaries – the sky is limitless and my horizons are constantly expanding! Racing is adrenaline-pumping excitement. There’s always the challenge of learning new maneuvers, tricks in freestyle, and perfecting piloting skills. I love the freedom to explore – different locations, dramatic scenery, aerial views, and the sensation of soaring like a bird with my wings. It’s a futuristic sport akin to sci-fi: it’s dramatic and virtual yet it’s reality – a surreal mix!”

It makes perfect sense that the members of the Breitling Aviation Pioneers Squad wear watches from the Avenger collection, which reinforces Breitling’s unparalleled pioneering status as the world’s leading maker of aviation-related and pilot’s watches. The Avenger collection is an uncompromisingly modern expression of Breitling’s Air DNA and perfectly complements the impressive aerial careers of the three Squad members.

The Breitling Avenger watches are bold and extremely robust, while the distinctive rider tabs on their unidirectional ratcheted bezels make them instantly recognizable. These tabs offer not only standout design but also allow for optimal manipulation of the bezel, even for aviators (or anyone else) wearing gloves, ensuring unrivaled safety and ease of use. 

The watches in the Breitling Avenger collection are impressively varied, with case sizes ranging from 43 mm to 48 mm. The choice of dial colors will appeal to any aviation fan, as will the broad selection of straps and bracelets. As you would expect from the Avenger collection, the watches are available in chronograph, three-hand “time only” models, or with a 24-hour GMT hand.

The Breitling Super Avenger Chronograph 48 and Chronograph 48 Night Mission

With its 48 mm stainless-steel case, unidirectional ratcheted bezel, and black dial, the Super Avenger Chronograph 48 makes a big, bold “here I am” statement. Equipped with a self-winding Breitling Caliber 13 mechanical chronograph movement, it has a power reserve of approximately 48 hours. Its hands and indexes are coated with Super-LumiNova®, a luminescent material that offers optimal legibility in all lighting conditions. Its subdials are located in the 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock positions and there is a date window at 3 o’clock. The COSC-certified chronometer is water resistant to 30 bar/300 meters. The Super Avenger Chronograph 48 is available with an anthracite leather military strap with either a pin or folding buckle or with a stainless-steel bracelet with a folding clasp. The Night Mission interpretation of the Super Avenger Chrono­graph 48 has a strong but lightweight 48 mm case crafted from DLC-coated titanium, presented on a blue leather military strap with either a pin or folding buckle. Its Arabic numerals set against the blue dial recall the stenciled numbers on the decks of aircraft carriers.

The Breitling Avenger Chronograph 45 and Chronograph 45 Night Mission

The Breitling Avenger Chronograph 45 is a classic pilot’s watch. It has a 45 mm stainless-steel case with a unidirectional ratcheted bezel and is available with either a black or blue dial. The models with black dials are presented on either a stainless-steel bracelet with a folding clasp or an anthracite leather military strap with your choice of a pin or folding buckle. The Avenger Chronograph 45 watches with blue dials feature a stainless-steel bracelet with a folding clasp or a blue leather military strap with a pin or folding buckle. Powered by a self-winding Breitling Caliber 13 mechanical chronograph movement, it has a power reserve of approximately 48 hours. Its hands and indexes are coated with Super-LumiNova®, a luminescent material that offers optimal legibility in all lighting conditions. Its subdials are located in the 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock positions and there is a date window at 3 o’clock. The COSC-certified chronometer is water resistant to 30 bar/300 meters. The Avenger Chronograph 45 Night Mission has a rugged but lightweight 45 mm case made of DLC-coated titanium. Its unidirectional ratcheted bezel and caseback are crafted from the same material. It is available with either a black dial and an anthracite leather military strap with a pin or folding buckle or with a green dial and a khaki-­green leather military strap with a pin or folding buckle. The Super-LumiNova®-coated hands and the “stenciled” Arabic numerals make the dial easy to read even in limited lighting conditions.

The Breitling Avenger Swiss Air Force Team Limited Edition

The Breitling Avenger Chronograph 45 Swiss Air Force Team Limited Edition has a 45 mm stainless-steel case with a ratcheted unidirectional rotating bezel. Its black dial features the logo of the Swiss Air Force team on the subdial at the 9 o’clock position and distinctive yellow and red accents that reflect the logo’s colors. The yellow-tipped second hand adds another dash of color. The hands and the black indexes are coated with Super-LumiNova®, a luminescent material that makes them easily readable in all lighting conditions. The casebackis engraved with the Swiss Air Force Team’s 55th anniversary logo – a stylized 55 and six supersonic jets in flight – along with the words “ONE OF 550,” an indication of its special limited-edition status. The Avenger Chronograph 45 Swiss Air Force Team Limited Edition is powered by a Breitling Caliber 13, a COSC-­certified chronometer movement with a power reserve of approximately 48 hours. It is water resis­tant to 30 bar/300 meters. The special limited-edition Avenger is presented on an anthracite leather military strap with a pin buckle.

The Breitling Avenger Automatic 45 Seawolf and 45 Seawolf Night Mission

The Breitling Avenger Automatic 45 Seawolf is part of a classic pilot’s watch collection, but also has features that make it ideally suited for adventures well below the ocean’s surface. Its 45 mm stainless-steel case has a unidirectional ratcheted bezel and a screwed titanium caseback. Its self-winding Breitling Caliber 17 mechanical movement has a power reserve of approximately 38 hours. This seaworthy aviator has a striking yellow dial and comes with either an anthracite leather military strap with a pin or folding buckle or with a stainless-steel bracelet with a folding clasp. Its hands and indexes are coated in Super-LumiNova®, which makes it easy to read no matter where you choose to take it. It is also water resistant to an incredible 300 bar/3000 meters. The Avenger Automatic 45 Seawolf Night Mission has a 45 mm case made of DLC-coated titanium, a material known for its robust and lightweight properties. The watch’s unidirectional ratcheted bezel and screwed caseback are also made of titanium. This seaworthy aviator has a black dial and comes with an anthracite leather military strap with a pin or folding buckle. Like all Breitling watches, every Avenger Automatic 45 Seawolf is a COSC-certified chronometer. 

The Breitling Avenger Automatic GMT 45 and GMT 45 Night Mission

The Breitling Avenger Automatic GMT 45 is perfectly suited for adventurers who are frequent travelers: in addition to its central hour, minute, and second hands, it has a hand that indicates a second time zone. Its hands and indexes are coated with Super-LumiNova® for enhanced legibility in all lighting conditions. The COSC-certified chronometer has a 45 mm stainless-steel case and a blue dial. At its heart is a Breitling Caliber 32 self-winding automatic mechanical movement with a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. It comes with a leather military strap secured by a pin or folding buckle or with a stainless-steel bracelet with folding clasp. The Breitling Avenger Automatic GMT 45 Night Mission has a 45 mm case made of strong but lightweight DLC-coated titanium. The Arabic numerals were inspired by the numbers stenciled on the decks of aircraft carriers. It has a black dial and is delivered on a sand-colored leather military strap with a pin or folding buckle. Every Avenger Automatic GMT 45 watch is water resistant to 30 bar/300 meters.

The Breitling Avenger Chronograph 43

The Breitling Avenger Chronograph 43 is classic pilot’s watch. It has a 43 mm stainless-steel case with unidirectional ratcheted bezel and is available with either a black or blue dial. The models with black dials are presented on either a stainless-steel bracelet with a folding clasp or on an anthracite leather military strap with your choice of a pin or folding buckle. The Avenger Chronograph 43 watches with blue dials feature a stainless-steel bracelet with a folding strap or a blue military strap with a pin buckle or folding buckle. Powered by a self-winding Breitling Caliber 13 mechanical chronograph movement, the watch has a power reserve of approximately 48 hours. Its hands and indexes are coated with Super-LumiNova®, a luminescent material that offers optimal legibility in all lighting conditions. Its subdials are located in the 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock positions and there is a date window at 3 o’clock. The COSC-certified chronometer is water resistant to 30 bar/300 meters.

The Breitling Avenger Automatic 43

The Breitling Avenger Automatic 43 has a clean, discreet dial with central hour, minute, and second hands and a date window positioned at 3 o’clock. It features a 43 mm stainless-steel case with a unidirectional ratcheted bezel. Inside the case is a Breitling Caliber 17, an automatic movement with a power reserve of approximately 38 hours. The COSC-certified chronometer is offered with either an black or blue dial. Its indexes and hands are coated with Super-LumiNova®, which offers outstanding legibility in all lighting conditions. The Avenger Automatic 43 models with black dials are presented on an anthracite leather military strap with a pin or folding buckle or on a stainless-steel bracelet with a folding clasp.

 THE BREITLING AVENGER COLLECTION
Release date 24.09.2019
Title The Breitling Avenger Collection
Tags Avenger Collection
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