Breitling has reinvented its most iconic and robust watch yet — the Avenger. 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 watches.
Through the redesign, the Swiss luxury watchmaker confirms its status as the world’s leading manufacturer of aviation-related watches and strengthens its unmatched link to aviation. Created to be a reliable companion for young aerial adventurers, the Avenger is “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,” states the brand. Breitling originally introduced the Avenger to the world in 2001 and now with its new collection, the brand aims to transition into the era of modern aviation.
Unveiled in the region at the Breitling Summit in Dubai, the new Avenger collection features six editions, including the Breitling Super Avenger Chronograph 48 and Chronograph 48 Night Mission; Breitling Avenger Chronograph 45 and Chronograph 45 Night Mission; Breitling Avenger Swiss Air Force Team Limited Edition; Breitling Avenger Automatic GMT 45 and GMT 45 Night Mission; Breitling Avenger Chronograph 43; and the Breitling Avenger Automatic 43.
For its launch, Breitling enlisted the help of three remarkable individuals who represent different airborne disciplines to form the brand’s very own Aviation Pioneers Squad: astronaut Scott Kelly, Spanish Air Force commandant Rocío González Torres, and world-champion drone pilot Luke Bannister.
Breitling has also introduced a new watch called the Aviator 8 Mosquito, which honors a plane constructed almost entirely of wood, the de Havilland Mosquito. The watch’s design boasts multiple influences — it recalls at once the design values of the onboard instruments designed by Breitling’s Huit Aviation Department and those of the Ref. 765 AVI – the Co-Pilot – whose bold look, rotating bezel, and impressive legibility with oversized Arabic numerals made it a favorite among aviators. Breitling CEO, Georges Kern, says, “The de Havilland Mosquito is a truly unique and iconic piece of aviation history. It was distinguished by incredibly innovative design and an ingenious use of materials. Our Aviator 8 Mosquito is an affectionate reminder of one of the world’s true aviation successes.”
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