Supersonic strength and full-throttle functionality define the newly revamped Avenger collection. Marking over two decades of Breitling’s presence at the forefront of airborne adventure. The Avenger has evolved into an unstoppable force, responding to the ever-changing demands of the skies. This overhaul places a strong emphasis on sleek aviation design, resilient materials, and the introduction of the formidable Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01 to its chronograph models.
Breitling’s aviation heritage traces back to the 1930s when founder Willy Breitling, the third-generation visionary, established the HUIT Aviation Department. This dedicated department was committed to crafting precision aircraft instruments and pilots’ chronographs. The expertise gained in the nascent field of military aviation extended into the era of commercial air travel, resulting in iconic timepieces like the Navitimer, AVI Co-Pilot, Aerospace, Emergency, and the Avenger. No other watch brand boasts a more impressive and enduring connection to aviation.
Breitling CEO Georges Kern underscores the Avenger’s purpose, stating, “The Avenger was designed to withstand the rigorous conditions of a jet cockpit and to aid pilots in demanding aerial manoeuvres. Its redesign left no room for compromise. This collection seamlessly combines exceptional performance with sophisticated, contemporary aviation style.”
The new range is offered in three distinct formats: a 44mm chronograph, a 44mm automatic GMT, and a 42mm automatic model. Each variation provides the choice of a military leather strap with a folding pin buckle or a three-row stainless steel bracelet with a micro-adjustable folding clasp. These timepieces all boast an impressive water resistance of 300 meters. Ensuring durability and ease of use, whether you’re executing barrel rolls or not. Now, let’s delve into the details of each model.
Avenger B01 Chronograph 44 and Night Mission
At the heart of the new Avenger chronograph lies the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, offering approximately 70 hours of power reserve and accompanied by a five-year warranty. This calibre is also certified by COSC, guaranteeing precise timekeeping. The chronograph models feature an open sapphire-crystal case back, providing a glimpse into the intricate mechanics within.
Avenger Automatic GMT 44
Cherished by both pilots and frequent travellers. This model features a red GMT hand, facilitating quick and convenient reading of Zulu time displayed on a 24-hour rotating bezel. The dimensions match those of the chronograph but with a more compact profile. It is powered by the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 32, offering approximately 42 hours of power reserve and is backed by a two-year warranty.
Avenger Automatic 42
This well-balanced timepiece encapsulates the robustness of its larger counterparts but in a trimmer 42mm diameter. Its engine is the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 17 automatic three-hand movement. Providing up to 38 hours of power reserve, and is supported by a two-year warranty.