Flying legend for half a century
At the 50th anniversary of the Swiss Air Force’s Patrouille Suisse (“Swiss Patrol” aerobatic show team), the Swiss independent watch brand Breitling has launched an exclusive commemorative Chronomat 44 GMT (World Time Ultimate Chronograph) limited to 1,000 pieces. . Tailor-made faceplates and a carefully carved thick caseback, this true aviation chronograph reaffirms the close connection between Breitling and the world’s elite pilots.
In 2014, Switzerland and the world’s aviation industry can be described as a double happiness, ushered in two landmark aviation events: the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Swiss Air Force and the 50th anniversary of the Swiss Patrol aerobatic team.
This remarkable aerobatic flight demonstration team was founded in 1964 and is composed of professional air force pilots. It was initially equipped with four British Hawker Hunter Mk 58 jet fighters, and grew to six in 1978, and began to make an international debut. Since 1995, the ‘Swiss Patrol’ has become one of the few fleets performing aerobatics on supersonic jet fighters: six US F-5E Tiger II fighters roared through the air, with their red and white silhouettes. . As a model of Switzerland’s pursuit of precision and excellence, the ‘Swiss Patrol’ regularly toured European countries, and its wonderful stunt performances won them the applause and countless honors of many audiences.
Breitling World Time Ultimate Chronograph ’50th Anniversary of the Swiss Patrol’ Limited Edition (Limited 1,000)
Real aviation chronograph
As the world’s most trusted partner in the aviation industry, Breitling has maintained a long-term close relationship with the Swiss Patrol aerobatic team and has launched a series of tailor-made personalized watches on this basis. Today, at the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the flight team, Breitling has specially launched the exclusive Chronomat 44 GMT exclusive commemorative edition, worthy of being a true professional pilot ‘wrist instrument’: wearing a satin-matte frosted stainless steel case, waterproof performance 200 meters; at 9 o’clock on the pure black face plate, there is a flying team logo design, which echoes the black rubber die-cut numbers on the rotating bezel; the second time zone pointer is decorated with the red F-5E Tiger II fighter outline Thanks to the super practical full crown adjustment system, the time in the second time zone can be displayed at any time in 24-hour format, and the two-way rotating bezel with a 24-hour digital scale can also provide the time reading in the third time zone. The cap is beautifully inlaid with the 50th anniversary logo, and the limited number is also engraved on the back cover. The watch is equipped with Breitling’s 100% self-developed high-performance self-winding chronograph B04 movement, and has the Swiss official observatory certification (COSC)-the highest benchmark for accuracy and reliability, and the only certification based on international standards. Rugged, reliable performance coupled with a masculine high-tech look: a timepiece that pays tribute to half a century of flying legends.
At 9 o’clock on the solid black face plate, there is a team logo design.
The caseback is beautifully inlaid with the 50th anniversary logo and limited number.