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Baselworld 2016: Breitling Avenger Bandit

Baselworld 2016 is fast approaching, and today, we have a quick preview of the Breitling Avenger Bandit which will launch at the show. The Avenger Bandit is presented in a 45 mm satin-brushed finish titanium case with a uni-directional bezel that has engraved stencil-type numerals and four rider tabs that help to remember times. A grey “stealth” look is seen throughout. The dial is grey with raised grey luminescent hour numerals, except at 12, 3, 6 and 9 – which are marked by indices. The military strap is also grey, with a rubber backing and textile front, and a titanium buckle to secure it to the wrist. The titanium caseback is adorned with a conversion scale for the main units. The dial is protected by a cambered sapphire crystal. Both the chronograph pushers and the locking crown are made to

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Bentley Bentayga SUV with optional tourbillon dash clock

Jason Pitsch

This past week Bentley simultaneously debuted their new SUV – the Bentayga – at the Frankfurt Motor Show and on the streets of New York City. The US launch took place in Midtown on 57th Street in front of the flagship boutique of long-term partner Breitling. The Bentayga is currently the most expensive production SUV on the market, with a starting price of $229,100. And the most powerful, with a W12 engine that produces 600hp and 664 lb.ft of torque @1250-4500 rpm. And the fastest with a top speed of 187 mph and 0-60 time of 4.0 seconds. But wait, there’s more. In addition to coming with Breitling dashboard clock as standard, there is also an optional Breitling Mulliner Tourbillon dashboard clock that CNBC says is expected to cost $234,000 – making it the most expensive dash clock ever. It

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Introducing the Aerospace Evo Night Mission

Breitling recently introduced the Aerospace Evo Night Mission timepiece, presented in a new black satin-brushed titanium case. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the analog-digital thermo-compensated Superquartz multi-function timepiece there will be a special 300 piece version with a yellow dial. The Aerospace Evo Night Mission timepiece is powered by caliber 79 and features an array of useful functions: 1/100th of a second chronograph, countdown timer, 2nd timezone, alarm, audible indication of the time (minute repeater) and calendar. Notably, the backlighting display is NVG-compatabile (night vision goggle), so it can be used on night missions.

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Pre-Baselworld 2015: Breitling B55 Connected

Breitling just released a preview of their first smart watch which will launch next week at Baselworld. Last year Breitling announced the B50, which at the time was their most cutting-edge electronic multifunction SuperQuartzTM chronograph movement with analog and digital displays made for pilots. The new B55 is essentially a more advanced, connected version of that timepiece. According to Breitling, “Since the main assets of a smartphone are its screen and its ergonomic interface, owners of the B55 Connected can use their phone to perform certain adjustments (time-setting, time zones, alarms, display and operating parameters, night mode, etc.). The result is a considerable gain in comfort and efficiency. At the same time, the user may also upload the results of various measurements (flight times, etc.) from the chronograph to the smartphone so as to be able to read them more

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Breitling introduces new Chronoliner aviation watch

Today, Breitling announced a new chronograph with a second time zone display, made for pilots. The Chronoliner features a base Swiss movement that has a chronograph and a 24-hour second time zone display. The movement is housed in a large 46 diameter steel case with a black ceramic bi-directional rotating bezel. The chronograph can count with 1/4th second accuracy and has 30-minute and 12-hour counters. The 2nd time zone is indicated by an additional center hand that is distinguished by a red tip. (Editor’s note: You can also track a 3rd time zone by using the 24-hour bezel.) The sapphire crystal is convex and glare proofed on both sides. Water-resistance is 100 meters and in comes on either a steel mesh (shown) or a Navitimer bracelet.

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Breitling announces new monopusher manufacture movement

Yesterday, Breitling announced a new monopusher chronograph, called the Transocean 1915, which pays homage to the brand’s history as one of the first companies to offer a wrist chronograph. “The founder’s son, Gaston Breitling, came up with the ingenious idea of ensuring a clearer separation of functions by creating a pushpiece independent of the crown to control the three chronograph operations. Keen to ensure smooth, ergonomic handling, he chose to place the pushpiece at 2 o’clock, where the thumb or forefinger naturally rests, whether the watch is on the wrist or held in the palm of the hand,” according to Breitling. To produce a chronograph that operates from a single pushpiece Breiling developed a new hand-wound manufacture movement, the Breitling caliber B14. It is ingeniously equipped with a two-tiered double column-wheel system that allows it to control start/stop and reset

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Breitling Chronospace Military

Breitling recently announced a new military-inspired black-steel, analog-digital timepiece called the Chronospace Military. It has a unique display which features a dual digital readout and traditional analog hour, minute and second hands, along with traditional applied hour indexes. Beige colored luminous treatment on the hands and hour markers ensure the analog readout is visible regardless of the lighting conditions. The dual digital LCD backlit displays feature an array of useful functions, accessible by pushing the crown, or chronograph pushers, including: 12/24 times, alarm, countdown timer max, 2nd timezone with independant alarm, calendar digital (with perpetual correction), UTC universal time and 1/100th of a second chronograph (with split times). The Chronospace Miliary is powered by Breitling’s proprietary caliber 78, which is an ultra-accurate COSC chronometer-certified thermocompensated SuperQuartz™ movement. The case measures 46 mm by 15.60 mm, and is in a matt

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Breitling Transocean Chronograph Edition

Breitling has announced a new limited edition version of the Transocean Chronograph with a special two-tone dial and a double caseback. The 43 mm diameter stainless steel case has the same dimensions as the regular production version of the Transocean Chronograph. However, the crucial element that distinguishes this Transocean Chronograph from regular production models, is the unique officer’s caseback (double caseback). It has two casebacks: a solid steel caseback hinged on top of a sapphire crystal caseback. A configuration that offers the protection of a solid back and the ability to view the movement. Additionally, the inside of the solid caseback provides a place for a personalized inscription. The cream colored dial has two vintage style counters at 3 and 9 o’clock, with a date window at 6 o’clock. It is protected by a convex sapphire crystal with double glare-proofing.

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Introducing the Breitling Chronomat 44 Raven

The Chronomat 44 Raven in black steel is the newest addition to the Breitling Chronomat collection. The watch is presented in a 44 mm diameter black steel case, with range accents on the bezel, tachymeter ring, subsidiary display hands and the chronograph central seconds hand. The orange accents clearly standout against the matt black dial, indexes, hands, bezel and case. The hours are marked by large, matt black applied indexes with cream colored lume. The hour and minute hands are also matt black, with cream colored luminous material. The crown and pushers are in black steel, and have a polished finish that contrasts with the matt surfaces seen on the rest of the watch. On the back is a sapphire crystal that shows off the Breitling caliber B01 in-house chronograph movement. Notably, the oscillating weight has been blackened and features

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The Ultimate Professional Pilot's Chronograph

Earlier this month, Breitling launched a technically impressive new digital-analog Pilot’s Chronograph wristwatch. The Breitling Cockpit B50’s coolest feature is the “titling motion activated” backlighting system. A simple tilt of the wrist automatically activates the dial’s backlight so it is readable in all conditions. The caveat, is that you have to recharge it, which is done by plugging into a USB port or traditional electrical socket. The Breitlng B50 Cockpit Pilot’s watch features an exclusive in-house SuperQuartz movement, the caliber B50. The COSC chronometer certified thermo-compensated caliber is ten times more accurate than a standard quartz. Functions include split-time and fly back capabilities, as well as a second time zone display, a perpetual calendar, two alarms in buzzer and/or vibrate mode, a lap timer function and a countdown complete with alarm. It is also equipped with an electronic tachometer, a

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