Breitling pays tribute to the history of aviation with its new Super AVI series of watches, inspired by the “Co-Pilot” Ref. 765 AVI pilot watch in 1953 and four legendary aircraft: North American Airlines P-51 Mustang, Vought F4U Corsair, Curtiss P -40 Warhawk and de Havilland Mosquito.
In the 1930s, Breitling’s Huit Aviation division was famous for inventing precision cockpit clocks in the emerging aviation field at the time. Twenty years later, in 1953, Breitling introduced another new type of flight instrument to the world, this time in a wearable form. referee. The 765 AVI pilot watch became an instant hit, the first of its kind, and inspired many others. Loved by pilots, it soon became known as the “copilot”. In 2020, Breitling also launched the AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition, a carefully researched and produced re-edition to pay tribute to the legacy of this classic chronograph.
The Breitling Super AVI Mosquito performed a live performance on the editor’s wrist this morning, with the wrist resting on the pilot yoke of the Piper PA-28-181.
This groundbreaking watch is the inspiration for Super AVI, the first series of the Breitling Classic AVI series. Its launch marks a brand of aviation timepieces for nearly a century, sharing some of the best moments in the field. From the brave first takeoff to the birth of commercial air travel, Breitling’s history is inseparable from flying.
Five new models
There are five unique versions of the series that pay tribute to the four powerful and memorable airplanes, with their filigree silhouettes adorning the sapphire back of the watch.
– Super AVI P-51 Mustang pays tribute to the best all-around fighter of its era in two different versions: a stainless steel case with a black dial and a gold-brown leather strap, and an 18k red gold version exclusively available from Breitling boutiques and the Breitling website Charcoal gray dial and black leather strap.
Breitling Super AVI P-51 Mustang
– The Super AVI Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair is equipped with a blue dial, a timing counter of the same color and a black leather strap. Its design is inspired by the unique painting of a record-breaking navy aircraft.
Super AVI tribute to Vought F4U Corsair
– The Super AVI Curtiss Warhawk military green dial, white contrast counter and red decoration complement its famous shark mouth and nose art of the same name, giving the aircraft a clear identity.
Super AVI Curtis Warhawk
– Super AVI Mosquito uses a polished and satin-brushed black ceramic bezel and a black dial, with a white contrasting color counter. Its red and orange elements are reminiscent of the circles and markings found on the multifunctional aircraft known as the “Wooden Wonder”.
Super AVI Mosquito
“Our watchmaking DNA is dominant here, and the interpretation of the four planes gives the series an emotional and bold graphic appeal. Together, these elements evoke the spirit of early flight. We must not forget that Breitling created something like Ref. 765 AVI. This legacy is so powerful that we must not only maintain its integrity, but also rewrite it for the 21st century.”
Breitling Creative Director Sylvain Berneron
The unique design of Super AVI includes large, legible Arabic numerals on the dial and bezel. Its sturdy case measures 46 mm, and its oversized crown is located at 3 o’clock. The knurled bezel provides the best grip, and the calfskin strap stitched on the top pays homage to the seams on the leather flight gear of that era.
Pilots and other travelers will love the ability to track a second time zone using the 24-hour marker on the inner bezel and the red tip GMT pointer. The engine of Super AVI is a COSC-certified Breitling-made B04 movement, which can provide about 70 hours of power reserve.
Although Super AVI reminds us of the days before digital timers, when pilots’ watches were their trusted flying instruments, its robust beauty and long-lasting precision make Super AVI as important as it is today.
A quartet that changed the aviation industry
When the P-51 Mustang was built in just 120 days, even its developer, North American Aviation, did not anticipate how powerful it would be. The P-51’s low-drag wing and engine cooling system-considered experimental when the single-seater fighter first took off in 1940-gave it unprecedented speed and range. The addition of the Merlin engine extended the aircraft’s performance to high altitudes, making it the best multi-role fighter at the time. Popular cheap watches
As a naval aircraft during World War II, the Walter F4U Corsair had to make tricky takeoffs and landings on the aircraft carrier and long-range landing strip. Speed and lift are crucial, and the Corsair performed well, becoming the first single-engine fighter to break the 400 mph (640 km/h) mark while also providing an excellent rate of climb. Its “bent wing” design, oversized propellers and iconic blue uniform make it a symbol of aviation history.
The Curtis P-40 Warhawk was designed as a chasing aircraft, flew for the first time in 1938, and quickly proved itself as a master of agility. This aircraft not only has amazing turning capabilities, but also has advantages in flight. Its sturdy structure means it can withstand severe weather conditions and can even withstand severe combat damage. Warhawk’s provocative shark mouth and nose art established its reputation as a rebel in the sky.
In an era when aluminum and steel shortages were widespread, the engineers behind de Havilland Mosquito used a material that is still abundant: wood. “Wooden Wonder” surpassed contemporary metal airplanes in performance and became one of the fastest airplanes built between 1940 and 1950, causing a sensation. Its excellent maneuverability allows it to perform multiple tasks at the same time, such as light bombers, night fighters, transport aircraft, and camera reconnaissance aircraft.
Replica Breitling SUPER AVI B04 CHRONOGRAPH GMT 46 P-51 MUSTANG AB04453A1B1X1 Men Watch
Dial Colour :Black
Type : Automatic