Summit occurred on September 24 in Los Angeles, and the headlining announcement was the relaunch, and revamp, of the sporty, aviation-inspired Avenger assortment, a collection of fashions that had been principally dormant for the previous few years of the brand new Breitling period. Here is a short rundown of what the brand new Avenger has to supply.
The Avenger — just like the extra iconic Navitimer tracing its design DNA to that of the venerable Breitling Chronomat, the Swiss model’s trailblazing chronograph for pilots — has been given a facelift that includes design parts of one other aerial-sporty mannequin, the now (presumably) discontinued Colt. The assortment has additionally, as per CEO Georges Kern’s ethos of “too many decisions means no decisions,” been slimmed down and streamlined. A complete of 14 new references are actually provided, in three sizes and a relative handful of colorways, case supplies, and strap choices. The case sizes vary from 43 mm to 45 mm to 48 mm, and the capabilities embody a easy three-hand time show with date, a chronograph, and a GMT. Two subtly distinct dial executions can be found, one with easy indices, the opposite with military-style stencil-type Arabic numerals.
The largest, boldest members of the brand new household are the 48-mm Super Avenger fashions, each containing self-winding COSC-certified chronograph calibers. The Super Avenger Chronograph 48 has a stainless-steel case; a three-register dial with subdials at 12, 6, and 9 o’clock, a date window at Three o’clock, and luminous-coated fingers and numerals. The Night Mission model affords the identical dial structure in a tough-but-lightweight DLC-coated titanium case. Both are geared up with the ETA 7750-based Caliber 13, with a 48-hour energy reserve. The Chronograph 48 is mounted on an anthracite-colored leather-based strap or a metal bracelet, whereas the Night Mission comes on a blue leather-based army strap to match its blue dial.
One measurement down are the Avenger 45 fashions, which embody two chronographs properly as two new timepieces within the Avenger Sea Wolf sub-family focused at divers. The Avenger Chronograph 45 has a metal case, fronted by the unidirectional rotating bezel with Breitling’s emblematic rider tabs on the cardinal factors, It’s provided with a black or blue dial with the identical dial structure (and the identical motion, Caliber 13) as its “Super” huge brothers. The “Night Mission” model of that mannequin, within the black DLC-coated titanium case, hosts both a blue or army inexperienced dial, the latter reference approaching a khaki-green army strap. Also weighing in at 45 mm in diameter are the Automatic 45 Sea Wolf editions, geared up with Breitling Caliber 17 (ETA 2824-2 base) and sporting a 3,000-meter water-proof case and a three-hand dial show with Three o’clock date window. Dial choices are vibrant yellow within the steel-cased model and a black dial within the DLC-coated titanium “Night Mission” mannequin. Finally, the Avenger 45 lineup affords two fashions geared up with a GMT operate, and powered by the self-winding Breitling Caliber 32 (primarily based on an ETA 2893-2) with a 42-hour energy reserve. The chrome steel mannequin, on bracelet or leather-based strap, has a blue dial; the “Night Mission” mannequin incorporates a black dial and sand-colored leather-based army strap.
At a extra versatile however nonetheless substantial 43 mm are the Avenger Chronograph 43 and Automatic 43, the previous outfitted with Caliber 13, the latter with Caliber 17. Both watches include both a blue or black dial, on both a blue or anthracite leather-based strap, with both a pin or folding buckle closure, or on a metal bracelet with a folding clasp. Prices for the brand new Avenger assortment weren’t obtainable at press time, however a Breitling consultant advised WatchTime that the vary could be from roughly $3,000 to simply over $5,000. Check out WatchTime.com within the coming weeks for extra information and new watches from the 2019 Breitling Summit.