Breitling is now also the official timekeper of the Deus Swank Rally, an exhilarating motorcycle championship celebrate vintage bikes in diverse locations around the world. But of course, the Breitling Top Time Deus Limited Edition wasn’t designed solely for bikers. As Breitling CEO Georges Kern says, “Bikers, boarders, surfers, digital nomads. This is a timepiece for dynamic people of action, purpose, and style. Our versatile Top Time Deus celebrates having the freedom to explore the world your way, at your pace.”
The people behind Deus Ex Machina share this view. “The Deus philosophy recalls an era before the various pursuits of fun – motorcycling, surfing, skateboarding, whatever – were marketed into fundamentalist factions. All are welcomed under the Deus roof,” says founder Dare Jennings.
The Breitling Top Time Deus chronograph is co-designed with Deus Ex Machina, and is a nod to Breitling’s original 1960s edition. The very first Top Time had a clear goal, it wished to suit the needs of young and active professionals by providing a variety of ultra-modern choronographs. The retro vibe of this current edition has an enduring appeal. It’s not just about keeping time, but rather expanding it whenever adventure beckons. It is a true tribute to the nomad spirit that Breitling and Deus Ex Machina embodies.
Meet the Deus Squad
And anyway, who says you have to pick just one pursuit? Californian Forrest Minchinton, who’s passionate about surfboards as well as motorcycles, is a prime example.
“It’s all about a life well ridden, and if you can stop time while keeping time, all the better,” says Minchinton. He’s part of the triumvirate of Breitling’s new Deus Squad – which also includes Hawaiian competitive surfer Sierra Lerback and French motorcycle engineer and designer Jeremy Tagand.
All three have been involved with Deus Ex Machina for years and are now a part of its rugged and fearless DNA.
Breitling Top Time Deus Limited Edition
Bold yet classy, this new version sports a racing-themed calfskin leather strap. Its silver dial displays yellow and orange details, squircle-shaped chronograph counters, and the Deus logo and its adage “In benzin veritas” (translating to “In petrol we trust”) – offset in white on its black tachymeter scale. The back of its 41-millimeter stainless-steel case features the iconic Deus artwork of a retro-looking motorcyclist in full flight designed by Deus creative director Carby Tuckwell. It is powered by the Breitling Caliber 23, a COSCcertified chronometer with a power reserve of approximately 48 hours.
The most unique and quirky detail of this watch has to be its chronograph hand. It is in the shape of a lightning bolt, and like lightning, you’ve got to be fast. There are only 1,500 of these available worldwide.
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