Friday, July 4, 2014

Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT “Patrouille Suisse 50th Anniversary” Watch

Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT “Patrouille Suisse 50th Anniversary”
1964 saw the birth of the Patrouille Suisse, an aerobatics team composed of professional air force pilots, which established itself from 1995 onwards as one of the rare supersonic jet teams, flying on six F-5E Tiger II hunter planes. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this exceptional squadron, Breitling is dedicating an exclusive version of its famous Chronomet in a dual-time versions. Issued in a 1,000-piece limited numbered series, this authentic wrist instrument for pilots features a caseback engraved with the Patrouille Suisse official 50th anniversary logo, a dial personalised with the squadron logo at 9 o’clock, while the additional hours hand is tipped with the outline of a red F-5E Tiger II.

Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT “Patrouille Suisse 50th Anniversary”

Movement
Mechanical automatic, Manufacture Breitling Calibre B04, chronometer-certified by the COSC, 28,800 viib/h, 47 jewels, over 70-hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, 1/4th second chronograph, dual-time function.
Case
Steel, 44 mm Bidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel with 24-hour scale for reading off the 3nd time zone Cambered sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment on both sides Back engraved with official Patrouille Suisse 50th anniversary logo and limited-series number Water-resistant to 200 metres (20 bar / 660 ft)
Dial
Black Onyx  24-hour 2nd timezone indication via a hand tipped with a red F-5E Tiger II silhouette
Bracelet/strap
Diver Pro III rubber strap or Pilot bracelet

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