Breitling as a new is perhaps best known for their large, manly chronographs in diving and aviation fashions, and no watch exemplifies manliness quite enjoy the Super Avenger. In 48mm, this is one of Breitling’s larger timepieces, eclipsed only by the Emergency. Limited editions of the Super Avenger are created previously, like the military 24-hour version we covered here. However, this is actually the first time this view has received the boutique edition treatment and the addition of this brand’s first in-house fabrication chronograph caliber, the Breitling 01. The outcome is that the aptly named Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition.The dial of the new Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition is in the brand’s signature “Volcano Black” with contrasting red highlights over the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, the “Edition Limitee” text above the 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, and the highly visible central second hand. Running seconds are discovered in 9 o’clock, along with a date indicator was wedged in at 4:30. The hour and minute hands are large and lumed, as are the hour indices and inverted triangle layout at 12 o’clock, which should offer decent legibility during the night and while diving.The Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition is paired with a ratcheted uni-directional rotating diver’s bezel with a luminous pip at 12 o’clock and engraved 5-minute indicators to monitor elapsed time. The crown is screw-locked and designed for easy gripping with a grooved pattern, and the chronograph pushers are set into crenellated fittings evocative of the walls of a castle. Crown guards make sure that the crown is protected in case of knocks or impacts to the side of the circumstance.
Long a partner with Bentley, Breitling has steadily been moving the needle further along when it comes to blending the famed auto brand with sleek new materials. At this year’s BaselWorld 2016 exhibition, the brand is unveiling watch that demonstrates that marriage: the Bentley B05 Unitime Midnight Carbon watch. Available in a limited edition black satin-brushed steel case, the world timer watch features a black dial with a raised globe motif for a cosmopolitan feel that befits the Bentley lover. Making it more alluring is the unusual wheel shaped oscillating weight (visible via a transparent case back) and the outer bezel motif that reflects the car’s rim.
This 500-piece limited series houses the Manufacture Breitling Caliber B05 –featuring a mechanism protected by two patents. The double disk system enables the user to read the time in 24 time zones at a quick glance. For optimal ease, when the user changes time zones, a simple turn of the crown forward or backward in one-hour increments corrects all of the indications in one smooth movement, including automatic adjustment of the date without any loss of precision. The self-winding movement also offers a 24-hour disk with a day/night indicator, 24-city disk with indicators that take into account Daylight Savings Time, and calendar modes. The watch is a COSC-certified chronometer.
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