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Breitling announces Avenger collection

The latest news from Breitling, the Swiss watchmaker with ties to aviation, is the newly redesigned Avenger collection.

Photo courtesy of Breitling.

Breitling claims that this new series of watches provides the “next level of functionality in a bold design” for pilots who demand the best.

“The Avenger was created to stand up to the relentless conditions of a jet cockpit and to support pilots in demanding aerial maneuvers. Its redesign demanded nothing less,” said Breitling CEO Georges Kern. “This collection pairs all the performance with sophisticated modern aviation style.”

The new range comes in three formats: a 44 mm chronograph, a 44 mm automatic GMT, and a 42 mm automatic. All pieces come with a choice of military leather strap with folding pin buckle or three-row stainless-steel bracelet with micro-adjustable folding clasp. Each is water-resistant to a depth of 300 meters. “And whether you can pull off a barrel roll or not, you’ll appreciate their easy-grip functionality and corrosion-resistant construction,” Breitling said in its press release announcing the new collection.

The “force” behind the new Avenger watch is the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, which Breitling says provides approximately 70 hours of power. It comes with a five-year warranty, and is certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute.

According to the manufacturer, here are the highlights of the new collection: To reveal the movement’s precise mechanics, the chronos are equipped with an open sapphire-crystal caseback; core models feature a colored dial (blue, green, black, or sand-colored) and rotating 60-minute bezel in stainless steel; baton indexes streamline the dial, giving prominence to the red-tipped chrono hand; note the grip pattern on the crown and bezel, and the new square pushers, designed for the smoothest timekeeping operation. Breitling offers the new Avenger line online, with prices starting at $4,600.

Julie Walker

Julie Summers Walker

AOPA Senior Features Editor
AOPA Senior Features Editor Julie Summers Walker joined AOPA in 1998. She is a student pilot still working toward her solo.
Topics: Gear, In-Flight Accessories

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