In August, four old North American fighter jets, the P-51 Mustang fighter, the Vought F4U Corsair carrier-based fighter, the De Havilland Mosquito bomber and the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, took to the air for the first time under air-to-air photography. Since then, the flight not only gave birth to a spectacular performance, but also made history. This is a monumental flight promoted by the Super AVI series watch launched by Breitling this year. This series was launched to pay tribute to the history of aviation and is full of retro charm. (Watch model: AB04453A1B1X1)
The design of the new Super AVI series watch is inspired by four legendary fighter jets and the “Co-Pilot” Ref.765AVI pilot’s watch. Today we want to appreciate the Super AVIP-51 Mustang fighter watch. It is divided into stainless steel model and 18K red gold model, the two styles are different, the picture shows the stylish and tough stainless steel model.
The case of the watch is made of stainless steel, and the 46mm size conforms to the current trend of “large diameter” sports watches, and also echoes the brand tonality of Breitling’s “tough guy style”. The knurled bezel is not only eye-catching, it also provides the wearer with the best possible grip.
The black dial is matched with the same color timer. The outer edge of the dial is 1/4 second timekeeping and GMT second time zone display, which can meet the needs of pilots as much as possible during the flight.
The dial has a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. The small seconds dial is at 6 o’clock. The 12-hour counter and date display window are placed at 6 o’clock.
The Arabic numeral hour markers and sword-shaped hands are coated with Super-LumiNova®, allowing the wearer to read the time accurately, day or night.
This watch also has the “big crown” common on pilot fake watches, which is convenient for pilots to operate while wearing flight gloves. There are timing buttons on both sides of the crown, which are simple and convenient to operate.
As mentioned earlier, the Super AVIP-51 Mustang fighter watch has timing and second time zone display functions, so it is equipped with a very small number of Breitling self-made B04 self-winding chronograph movement that can provide convenient dual time zone display. Through the sapphire glass case back, we can appreciate the precise operation of the movement. This movement is certified by the Swiss Observatory. It can provide about 70 hours of power reserve when fully wound, and is waterproof to a depth of 100 meters. It has outstanding performance in watches of the same price. .
Breitling equips this watch with a golden brown calfskin strap with a crimped stitched design reminiscent of the leather flight suits of the early aviation era. There is also the Breitling “B” logo on the folding buckle, which embodies the brand culture.
The new Super AVIP-51 Mustang fighter watch draws inspiration from historical watches and legendary fighters, showing Breitling’s indelible fate with the aviation industry. It continues the rough style of Breitling aviation timekeeping, but the grasp of details is quite precise, whether it is the overall color matching, the layout of the dial, or the performance of the movement, all of which are eye-catching. If you want to start with a retro aviation watch, it is a good choice.