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Breitling Avenger Chronograph 45 Swiss Air Force Team Limited Edition

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To celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Patrouille Suisse Swiss Air Force Team, Breitling have released this remarkable Breitling Avenger Chronograph 45 Swiss Air Force Team Limited Edition watch. The air team are renowned around the globe for their dazzling aerial performances and dazzling us from land, the commemorative limited edition watch is being produced in a series of only 550 pieces at a retail price of £5,000.

“The Patrouille Suisse Swiss Air Force Team and Breitling make ideal partners. Flying in tight formations in supersonic jets, the Patrouille Suisse squadron is the perfect modern expression of our long aviation tradition. We are excited about the watch we have created to celebrate their 55th anniversary.” - Georges Kern, the CEO of Breitling

In typical Breitling fashion, the timepiece amazes with both technical and design features of only the highest quality. It’s 45mm stainless steel case it fitted with a striking unidirectional rotating bezel with both ratcheted detailing for ease of use – even with thick pilot gloves on – and a 60 minute scale perfectly designed for divers in waters pressures up to 300 metres. Ensuring optimal legibility both in the skies, on land or in the waters, the smooth black dial is detailed with Superluminova coated indices and hands and a large date window at 3 o clock.

As tribute to the talents and bravery of the Swiss Air Force Team, Breitling have included distinctive yellow and red accents on the chronograph seconds hands and minute tracks to reflect the colours of the Patrouille Suisse squadron’s logo. The same logo can also be found at 9 o clock used as background to the subsidiary seconds hand. Alongside classic central hands for hour, minutes and chronograph seconds, the Breitling Avenger Chronograph 45 Swiss Air Force Team Limited Edition is fitted with two chronograph counters for 30 minutes and 12 hours powered by the iconic Breitling 13 automatic winding movement.

Breitling are world famous for being one of just a handful of Swiss watch manufacturers to equip all of their timepieces with chronometer certified movements. The Breitling Avenger Chronograph 45 Swiss Air Force Team Limited Edition is no different and its mechanical movement boasts an accuracy of -4 to +6 seconds a day alongside an impressive power reserve of 48 hours. Unfortunately, we are not able to see any of the components of the automatic calibre through the case back, but instead we are treated to a stunning engraving of the Patrouille Suisse squadron’s 55th anniversary logo which includes a stylized 55 and six supersonic jets in flight along with the words “ONE OF 550”, an indication of its special limited-edition status.

The Breitling Avenger Chronograph 45 Swiss Air Force Team Limited Edition is available to order on W Hamond’s sister website Jura Watches here with free delivery and interest free finance options available. For more information on this watch and for any help and advice on your purchase, get in touch with our team on 01947 603330 or at info@whamond.com.

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