Swiss watch manufacturer Breitling released five Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 watches to celebrate four historic aircraft, namely North American Airlines P-51 Mustang, Water F4U Corsair, Curtis P-40 Warhawk and de Havilland Mosquito.
The inspiration behind Breitling SUPER AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46
The core and soul of the Breitling brand is their tradition in the aviation field. In the early stages of its history, Leon Breitling introduced two chronographs with a unique reset button to the world. This is an important step in the development of wrist-worn chronographs and a design mainly sold to the aviation industry. Four decades later, in 1938, Leon’s son Willy founded the Huit Aviation Department, which was praised for making chronographs by military pilots, especially those of the Royal Air Force.
Then in 1953, Breitling introduced one of their most important flight instruments, the Ref.765 AVI pilot watch. It has an impressive bold rotating bezel and oversized Arabic numerals, providing impeccable legibility, making it an instant favorite for flyers. At the beginning of last year, the Swiss watch manufacturer AVI Ref. 765 1953 watch was carefully researched and produced to commemorate this classic chronograph. Today, they continue to commemorate their heritage with the entire Breitling Super AVI watch series that combines retro aviation aesthetics with modern technology.
Breitling CEO Georges Kern said: “This series embodies the nostalgia for the early aviation industry where pilots relied on watches as airborne tools.” “But you don’t have to be a pilot or a vintage airplane enthusiast to appreciate it. Excellent craftsmanship and robust design.”
The new Breitling Super AVI watch series offers five stunning watches, each commemorating its own legendary aircraft. Two of the models are named Super AVI P-51 Mustang to commemorate one of the best all-around fighters in the world. The first model is made of stainless steel with a black dial and a golden brown leather strap. The second model is made of 18-carat rose gold. Choose an anthracite dial and black leather strap. Next is the Breitling Super AVI Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair, which is a World War II navy aircraft with navy and black uniforms. These colors come to life on the blue dial, tonal timing disc and black leather strap.
The fourth watch in the Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 series is the Super AVI Curtiss Warhawk, which uses a military green dial, a steel case, a white contrast counter and a striking red decoration to pay tribute to the famous shark mouth art of the same name. Finally, Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 series launched Super AVI Mosquito, this timepiece inspired by the famous wooden structure of the “Wooden Wonder” aircraft, it was recorded as the fastest built between 1940 and 1950 One of the aircraft. The watch designed to commemorate the aircraft is the only watch in the series that uses a ceramic bezel with a matching black dial, a white contrasting color counter and red and orange elements, reminiscent of the circles and marks on the aircraft.
“Our watchmaking DNA dominates here, and the interpretation of the four planes gives the series an emotional and bold graphic appeal. Together, these elements evoke the spirit of early flying,” said Breitling creative director Sylvain Berneron. “We must not forget that Breitling created something like Ref. 765 AVI. This legacy is so powerful that we must not only maintain its integrity, but also rewrite it for the 21st century.”
Except for the different color schemes, the Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 watch has most of the same specifications, including a 46mm case, an oversized crown at 3 o’clock and a knurled bezel. It is for people wearing thick gloves in the cockpit. Best grip. The bidirectional ratchet bezel also provides hands and a 12-hour scale to match the hands of Greenwich Mean Time and the 24-hour bezel. These cases have a 100-meter water resistance rating, a curved sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, and a rebar exhibit back with the corresponding aircraft image.
Like all Breitling pilot watches, each Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 uses a large number of Superluminova-coated hardware, including hour and minute luminous hands, GMT and the central chronograph second hand Superluminova tip, putting legibility on First, the dark Arabic numerals and the luminous chronograph at 3 o’clock exude a unique light. The engine behind these complications is a Breitling-made B04 self-winding movement with a 70-hour power reserve, column wheel and vertical clutch mechanism, integrated date window and COSC certification.