Breitling Raven Special Editions: Skyracer & Airwolf
June 14, 2009
These are the new Raven models from Breitling, the Skyracer (above) and the Airwolf (below). The Airwolf is powered by an exclusive SuperQuartz™ movement. This movement functions with extreme accuracy and can measure 1/100th of a second chronograph times. It also features a 2nd timezone, alarm, countdown timer and UTC. A NVG-compatible display backlighting system enables night time reading. A turbine-shaped caseback functions as a resonance chamber for the alarm and other audible indications.
The Skyracer is powered by a mechanical self-winding chronograph movement, Caliber 27. This watch movement is capable of displaying dual measured times. The 60-minute counter (on the right) can display times under one hour. For times longer than one hour, a single two-hand counter (on the left) shows both hours and minutes. The elapsed time can easily be read off this subdial, just like you normally read the time. Very cool.
The Breitling Airwolf and Skyracer Raven Special editions both come with rack-and-pinion mounted slide rules. Each case is 43.5 mm in diameter. The Skyracer is 200 meters water-resistant and the Airwolf is 50m. The Skyracer retails for $5710 and the Airwolf for $3800.