Breitling will be showcasing its latest collection at Dubai Watch Week, which is taking place from 20th – 24th November at Gate Village, DIFC. Inspired by their pioneering aviation heritage, the recently launched Avenger collection will take centre stage alongside a number of Limited Edition models, designed exclusively for the Middle East market.
The Avenger Collection
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.
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.
Navitimer 1 Automatic 41 Limited Edition
The Breitling Navitimer has been the world’s most highly regarded pilot’s watch since 1952. The Navitimer 1 Automatic 41 Limited Edition has be produced exclusively for the Middle East region. Limited to 250 pieces, the new Navitimer 1 Automatic 41 in green livery, combines the historic appeal of a true icon with the refinement of a sophisticated, contemporary timepiece and represents a stunning addition to the Navitimer family.
The Navitimer 1 Automatic 41 is available in a stainless-steel case with a striking green dial. The hour markers, as well as the hour and minute hands, are coated with Super-LumiNova®, a luminescent material that ensures easy reading in all lighting conditions. The watch also features a red-tipped central seconds hand, and there is a date window at the 6 o’clock position on the dial. The stainless-steel model is presented on either an alligator strap (with pin or folding clasp) whose color perfectly complements the dial, or on a stainless-steel Navitimer bracelet with a folding clasp.
Aviator 8 Etihad Limited Edition
To celebrate Breitling’s partnership with Etihad Airways, Breitling introduced the Aviator 8 Etihad Limited Edition in black steel. The model, which has been co-designed with Etihad Airways is limited to 500 pieces and complete with numbers in the Arabic language.
The Aviator 8 Etihad Limited Edition prominently displays the day of the week and the date along with the time. The day of the week is indicated at the 12 o’clock position while the date is ideally placed at 6 o’clock. Powered by the Breitling Calibre 45, this automatic wristwatch has a bidirectional rotor winding with over 38 hours of power reserve.
The black dial is revealed through a double anti-reflective sapphire glass. The 41 mm DLC-coated stainless steel case has a solid screwed back and is presented on a black leather strap. The model features Arabic language numbers in a striking gold colour with matching gold hands.
The Avenger Chronograph 43 Fursan Al Emarat Limited Edition
Launched at the 2019 Dubai Airshow, the Avenger Chronograph 43 Fursan Al Emarat Limited Edition has been created in partnership with UAE aerobatics demonstration team Fursan Al Emarat (Al Fursan). The model, which proudly displays the Fursan Al Emarat logo on the dial, is produced in a series of 250 pieces and will be available across the Middle East in early 2020.
The Avenger Chronograph 43 Fursan Al Emarat Limited Edition is a classic pilot’s watch which has a 43mm stainless steel case with unidirectional ratcheted bezel. The Fursan Al Emarat logo is showcased on a black dial and presented on a stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp.
Powered by a selfwinding Breitling Caliber 13 mechanical chronograph movement, the watch has a power reserve of approximately 48 hours. Its hands and indexes are coated with SuperLumiNova®, 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 COSCcertified chronometer is water resistant to 30 bar/300 meters.