New Breitling Avenger x Red Arrows 60th Anniversary Models Released
 

New Breitling Avenger x Red Arrows 60th Anniversary Models Released

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2024 sees the Red Arrows (Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team) celebrating 60 seasons of excellence representing both the RAF and the United Kingdom. Widely considered as one of the world’s leading acrobatic display teams, the Red Arrows have been delighting spectators with impressive displays both at home in the UK, as well as around the world.

In honour of the Red Arrows’ 60th anniversary celebrations, fans of the Breitling Avengers range are being treated to not one but two new models. The new Breitling Avenger B01 Chronograph 44 Red Arrows and the limited-edition Breitling Avenger 42 Red Arrows 60th Anniversary Edition were both announced yesterday in honour of the continuation of the longstanding partnership between the Swiss brand and the legendary aerobatic display team as they celebrate their rich heritage.

Red Arrows visit Breitling. Credit - Breitling

 
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United by unparalleled precision and performance, Breitling’s timekeeping has helped ensure the accuracy of Red Arrows flights, particularly in extreme conditions, for more than 34 years. The two new timepieces are the perfect way to honour this historic partnership that has been made possible by Breitling’s aviation timekeeping expertise.

As the only luxury watch brand to be granted exclusive permission to feature the Red Arrows’ iconic emblems, the new timepieces are sure to be highly coveted by watch and Red Arrows fans alike. Breitling Avenger 42 Red Arrows 60th Anniversary Edition Breitling Avenger 42 Red Arrows 60th Anniversary Edition Breitling Avenger 42 Red Arrows 60th Anniversary Edition. Gavin Murphy, Breitling’s UK Managing Director, commented:

“As the Red Arrows marks its 60th anniversary display season, we continue to be inspired by the team’s resilience, professionalism and commitment to excellence… we’re delighted to continue the legacy with these new limited editions, and to pay tribute to the incredible members of the Royal Air Force by raising funds for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund”.

Breitling Avenger 42 Red Arrows 60th Anniversary Edition

Breitling Avenger 42 Red Arrows 60th Anniversary Edition. Credit - Breitling

The ultimate companion for airborne adventure, Breitling’s latest limited-edition Avenger model has been crafted exclusively for the 60th anniversary of the Red Arrows. In honour of this momentous occasion, a percentage of sales for the 360 pieces will go towards the important work undertaken by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund who proudly support RAF veterans and their loved ones.

Presented with stylish details that reflect the significant partnership, the Red Arrows 60th Anniversary Edition is decorated with the colours of the Red Arrows insignia. Red highlights can be seen on the blue-and-black dial, including the tip of the seconds hand and the team’s iconic emblematic crest, which was originally designed in 1980, sits proudly at 9 o’clock.

Breitling Avenger 42 Red Arrows 60th Anniversary Edition. Credit - Breitling

 
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Housed in a 42mm stainless steel case, the Red Arrows 60th Anniversary Edition is equipped with the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 17 automatic movement which delivers a 38-hour power reserve as well as a water-resistance of 300m.

Breitling Avenger B01 Chronograph 44 Red Arrows

Breitling Avenger B01 Chronograph 44 Red Arrows. Credit - Breitling

The contemporary Avenger B01 is designed with readability and ease of use in mind for those taking to the skies with the chronograph as their companion. Offered in a 44mm black ceramic case with titanium hardware, the Avenger B01 again features a blue-and-black dial with red highlights across its subdials and the squadron’s logo (the iconic “Diamond 9” formation) positioned at 9 o’clock.

Breitling Avenger B01 Chronograph 44 Red Arrows. Credit - Breitling

 
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Featuring Breitling’s Manufacture Caliber 01 movement which can be viewed through a transparent caseback baring the “Royal Air Force” and “Red Arrows” inscriptions, the Avenger B01 is equipped to provide 70 hours of power and COSC certification.

Technical Specifications:

Breitling Avenger 42 Red Arrows 60th Anniversary Edition

Reference: A173281A1C1A1, A173281A1C1X1 

Movement

  • Caliber: Breitling 17
  • Power reserve: approx. 38 hrs
  • Display Hour, minute, second, date
  • Certification: COSC-certified 

Case

  • Material: stainless steel
  • Diameter: 42 millimeters
  • Thickness: 12.1 millimeters
  • Height: 51.2 millimeters
  • Water resistance: 300 meters (1,000 ft)
  • Glass: cambered sapphire crystral, glareproofed on both sides
  • Caseback: screwed in, satin/polished back steel 'Red Arrows' 'One of 360'
  • Crown: screw locked, 2 gaskets
  • Bezel: unidirectional, ratcheted

Dial/Hands

  • Super-Luminova luminescent indexes and hands

Breitling Avenger B01 Chronograph 44 Red Arrows

Reference: SB01475A1C1X1

Movement

  • Caliber: Breitling 01 (Manufacture)
  • Power reserve: approx. 70 hrs Hour, minute, second, date, chronograph
  • Display: Hour, minute, second, date, chronograph
  • Chronograph: 1/4th second, 30 minutes, 12 hours
  • Certification: COSC-certified

Case

  • Material: ceramic
  • Diameter: 44 millimeters
  • Thickness: 15.2 millimeters
  • Height: 53.0 millimeters
  • Water resistance: 300 meters (1,000 ft)
  • Glass: cambered sapphire crystral, glareproofed on both sides
  • Caseback: solid, screwed, crystal back titanium 'Red Arrows'
  • Crown: screw locked, 2 gaskets
  • Bezel: unidirectional, ratcheted

Dial/Hands

  • Super-Luminova luminescent indexes and hands

Purchasing information can be found here.

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