Breitling has redesigned the Avenger – a collection as bold and robust as its name suggests. It joins two other collections – the Aviator 8 and the iconic Navitimer – in Breitling’s Air universe and marks an evolution of the brand’s pilot’s watches, once again confirming its status as one of the world’s leading manufacturer of aviation-related watches. Like the Navitimer and Aviator 8 collections, the Avenger has its own personality. It was created as a reliable companion for aerial adventurers who want to have an outstanding and unexpected adventure. It’s completely at home on the wrist of a drone specialist mastering the skies from the ground, a pilot in the cockpit of a supersonic jet, or an aviation pioneer who has long been committed to challenging the conventional boundaries of flight.
Breitling has an impressive and enduring link to the world of aviation. The brand provided onboard clocks and other key pieces of equipment for airplanes in the 1930s and 1940s, an era that inspired the modern retro design of the Aviator 8 collection. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Navitimer became the ultimate watch for pilots and remains an important part of Breitling’s collection today. Even in the golden age of commercial flight in the 1960s and 1970s, some of the most prestigious international airlines relied on Breitling’s onboard clocks while their crews counted on their Breitling watches. Breitling was even there at the dawn of manned space travel: on May 24, 1962, US astronaut Scott Carpenter wore a Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute, made at his own request, on his Mercury space flight, making it the very first Swiss wrist chronograph in space.
The Avenger originally debuted in 2001, and with the relaunch, Breitling has updated the collection and positioned it in a proud and unique place in its Air brand universe. The new collection represents nothing less than the transition of one of Breitling’s boldest collections into the era of modern aviation.
The Breitling Avenger watches are bold and extremely robust, while the distinctive rider tabs on their unidirectional ratcheted bezels make them instantly recognizable. These tabs offer not only standout design but also allow for optimal manipulation of the bezel, even for aviators (or anyone else) wearing gloves, ensuring unrivalled safety and ease of use.
The watches in the Breitling Avenger collection are impressively varied, with case sizes ranging from 43 mm to 48 mm. The choice of dial colours will appeal to any aviation fan, as will the broad selection of straps and bracelets. As you would expect from the Avenger collection, the watches are available in chronograph, three-hand “time only” models, or with a 24-hour GMT hand.
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Since 1884, Breitling has established a global reputation for high-precision timepieces, its pioneering role in the development of the wrist chronograph, and its uncompromising commitment to design excellence. With the brand’s storied association with aviation, Breitling has shared the finest moments in humankind’s conquest of the skies. Renowned for its spirit of innovation, it has also earned a place of privilege in the worlds of science, sport, and technology. Breitling manufactures its own movements in-house and the quality of every watch is confirmed by its status as a COSC-certified chronometer, made in Switzerland. Discover more Breitling watches here.