Friday, March 3, 2017

Breitling Avenger Hurricane 12 Hour

Breitling presents a new version of its Avenger Hurricane featuring the ultralight, ultra-sturdy case in Breitlight® measuring and impressive 50 mm diameter and houses a yellow or black dial and high-performance Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01.

Launched in the spring of 2016, the Avenger Hurricane truly lives up to its nickname as “the superlative-charged Breitling”. Its rugged construction features special protective reinforcements for the push-pieces and the crown. Its case made of Breitlight®, an exclusive high-tech material 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 lighter than steel yet significantly harder. It also has numerous other qualities such as exceptional resistance to scratching, traction and corrosion, thermal stability, along with anti-magnetic and non-allergenic properties.
The Avenger Hurricane squadron now welcomes a new member. This exceptional model retains the 50 mm XXL diameter. However, the major new element lies in the fact that Manufacture Caliber B12 with its 24-hour military-style display is replaced by Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 indicating the time in a more conventional 12-hour mode – yet with the same precision and superior reliability guaranteed by the chronometer certificate delivered by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute).
On this instrument for professionals, the lightly streaked black color of the case made of Breitlight® – and water-resistant to 100 m (330 ft) – is teamed with a technical and powerful yellow or black dial punctuated by aviation-inspired white stencil-type numerals. The luminescent hands and numerals, along with a thick sapphire crystal glare-proofed on both sides, guarantee maximum legibility in every circumstance. The unidirectional rotating bezel is equipped with four rider tabs serving to memorize times. Like all Avenger models, the push-pieces and crown are fitted with a non-slip grip ensuring optimal handling, even with gloves.

The exclusive strap combines comfort and sturdiness, with a rubber inner lining and sides and an exterior made of anthracite high-resistance Military textile fiber. The watch will be priced at £6,810.

Technical details
Movement
Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, selfwinding, high-frequency (28,800 vph), 47 jewels
Over 70-hour power reserve
1/4th of a second chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers
Calendar

Case
Breitlight®
Water-resistant to 100 m (330 ft)
Screw-locked crown
Unidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel
Cambered sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides
Diameter: 50 mm

Dials
Cobra yellow and Volcano black

Strap
Rubber Military

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