Today Breitling launched three Aviator 8 Curtiss Warhawk Editions designed to honor Curtiss Wright, an American aircraft manufacturer, and their most famous plane, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk.
The P-40 Warhawks were manufactured between 1938 and 1944, which according to Breitling was the same time their Huit Aviation Department was creating onboard clocks for some of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers.
Distinguished by matte military green colored dials (and cues from the Breitling’s historic reference 768), the collection consists of three watches, two are chronographs, the Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Curtiss Warhawk, measuring 43 mm x 13.97 mm, and with the in-house caliber B01 movement inside, and the Aviator 8 Chronograph 43 Curtiss Warhawk, measuring 43 mm x 14.17 mm, powered by an outsourced caliber 13, and the Aviator 8 Automatic 41 Curtiss Warhawk, which is a three-hand watch, measuring 41 mm x 10.74 mm, and powered by the outsourced caliber 17 movement.
Breitling CEO Georges Kern says: “Curtiss Wright produced the P-40 Warhawk at the same time Breitling and its Huit Aviation Department were making onboard instruments for planes used by the RAF and other air forces. With this partnership and these great new watches, we are reaffirming the importance of Breitling’s aviation heritage to the brand.”