Friday, March 19, 2010 2:53PM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
Breitling has rejuvenated the design of the Superocean, the famous diver’s timepiece it launched in 1957; Breitling had already established itself as the official supplier to world aviation. The Superocean is equipped with an ultra-readable dial, an armored glass and a monohull case watertight to a depth of 200 meters (660 ft) – a remarkable feat at that time. Originally designed to equip professional and military divers, the original model quickly gained a following among enthusiasts in the booming field of leisure diving.
Breitling is now updating the legendary collection by debuting a Superocean with an entirely revamped design. The new dial colors are Abyss Black, Abyss Silver, Abyss Blue, Abyss Red and Abyss Yellow; the watch size remains 42mm. The Superocean collection features a rubber or steel bracelet option, Breitling’s Caliber 17 self-winding movement, over-sized Superluminova hands and hourmarkers and water-resistant to 1,500 m. The Superocean is on display at the annual Baselworld trade show in Switzerland. [via selectism]
Monday, February 1, 2010 3:27PM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
Powered by Breitling’s Calibre 32 movement, the Colt GMT+ is not only distinguished by its innate functionality and sturdiness, but also by its distinctive design: sporty, elegant and contemporary all at once. The bezel is adorned with raised numerals and hour markers, highlighted by the contrast between polished and satin-brushed surfaces. The dynamic dial features large stamped numerals and a concentric-line motif. The new watch, available in four dial variations, is also fitted with a push button-operated seamless clasp, plus extension piece that is adjustable in a few seconds.
In this version, housed in a stainless steel case that’s matched with a rubber/steel strap, the Colt GMT+ is resolutely geared towards originality and style for the wrist; the watch is equally at ease on all five continents (whew!), way up in the sky and water resistance to depths of 500 meters (1,660 ft). Pilots, world travelers, divers and other ruggedly handsome, swashbuckling types would be wise to add this beauty to their arsenal of wrist accessories. [via watchist]
Thursday, October 22, 2009 1:30PM - By Alex Ion
Watches with aerospace-inspired mechanics have made the rounds here on StyleCrave, but one that blends a chronograph and a moon-phase calendar into one piece certainly caught our attention. Only built in a limited edition of 100 units, the Breitling Navitimer 1952 Quantieme Perpetuel not only tells time and the date, it knows what season we’re in, if it’s a leap year or the exact moon phase. A cool complication, what we have in here is an 18K rose gold finished 1952 Quantieme Perpetuel (#8 of 100) that is being sold on eBay with the price stalling at $5,050 as you read. [eBay via Hodinkee]
Friday, September 25, 2009 2:00PM - By Alex Ion
Party time again with Breitling, who’s come up with another limited edition model that will celebrate the brand’s 125th anniversary. This time around, the new Cosmonaute wrist chronograph is making a comeback as a tribute to space traveling and its first orbital flight on May 24th 1962. Based on Breitling’s Navitimer, the Cosmonaute Limited Edition comes equipped with an original version of the intriguing 24-hour dial that makes day and night less relative, while up there, with the stars. The anniversary Cosmonaut features a steel case, a cambered sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides, a rotating bezel with circular slide rule and a a rigid perforated Air Racer bracelet for the style factor. Better hurry, as only 1000 models will be produced. [via Watch-Happening]
Thursday, June 11, 2009 1:00PM - By Alex Ion
Breitling have announced that their new Airwolf and Skyracer watches are now available in a Raven special edition. With a sapphire crystal display, new rubber bidirectional bezel and rubber inserts on the pushpieces, both chronographs exude style in the most elegant way possible. Out of the two, the Skyracer Raven (pictured above) is a self-winding chronograph that comes with a two-hand totalizer that features a Breitling 27 movement with a power reserve of 48 hours. On the other hand the new Airwolf Raven (picture after the jump) runs on a Quartz movement and has a perpetual calendar and alarm for you to play with. Created as the best time measurement instruments possible, Breitling has certainly managed to stay fashion focused with these Special Edition Ravens. We’re craving for one, no matter which one we can get our hands on… [via AcquireMag]
Friday, February 6, 2009 11:30AM - By Alex Ion
To mark their 125th Anniversary, Breitling is reissuing a special series of their renowned 1952 Navimeter. Considered the official watch for every pilot in the world (or the Bentley of watches), the self-winding chronograph is like a “navigation computer” that makes no mistakes when calculating flight details. Using the Breitling caliber 26 movement, 60 minute and 12 hour tantalizers, and an Air Racer bracelet that adds to the elegant design, the new Navimeter is not just a cult object but one that makes you pride to wear. Looks like the perfect escort for any occasion, be it in air or on land. We just love it! [via AcquireMag]
Monday, December 1, 2008 8:00AM - By Joseph Penalver
Prestige and performance, Bentley and Breitling. Each is inspired by its own “winged B” symbol and each of them share the same concern for perfection. Whether in the Breitling workshops or the Bentley factory, exclusivity and technical excellence has been ingrained in this exceptional timepiece. Representing the culmination of sophisticated aesthetics research, these wrist instruments mirror the signature features of the famous British car manufacturer. Dedicated to the automobile world, they incorporate several exclusive technical characteristics and are propelled by high-performance “motors”, patiently assembled by watchmakers at the peak of their art. In this very exclusive case, time is the ultimate luxury. [via breitlingbentley]