To celebrate the partnership with Swiss International Air Lines, Breitling has launched two exclusive timepieces: the Air Chronograph 8B01 Chronograph 43 Swiss Limited Edition and the Air Chronograph 8 Automatic Mechanical Watch 41 Swiss Limited Edition. Breitling has been the airline’s official onboard timer since 2016.
Aviation Chronograph 8B01 Chronograph 43 Swiss Limited Edition
The Swiss Chronograph 8B01 Chronograph is equipped with Breitling’s own Caliber01 movement. Created by Breitling independently, this movement is one of the most admired mechanical watch movements in the world. It can provide more than 70 hours of power reserve, which is impressive.
The central chronograph second hand has an airplane-like pendant, and the transparent sapphire crystal on the case back is printed with the GE90 turbo engine pattern, reminiscent of Breitling’s special cooperation relationship with Swiss International Airlines.
The Swiss Chronograph 8B01 Chronograph Limited Edition is certified by the COSC Swiss Official Observatory. It is limited to 777 pieces and pays tribute to Boeing 777 operated by Swiss International Airlines.
This chronograph features a 43mm diameter stainless steel case with a black dial with contrasting small seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour cumulative chronograph.
Under the curved sapphire crystal with double-sided anti-glare coating, the dial is clear and easy to read. The date display window is perfectly set at 4:30 on the disk. The hour and minute hands and Arabic numerals are coated with Super-LumiNova® material, which gives the watch a retro look and ensures legibility under any lighting conditions.
Aviation Chronograph 8 Automatic Watch 41 Swiss Limited Edition
The chronograph 8 automatic mechanical watch 41 Swiss Limited Edition issued a pure style statement. Special decorations, including a second hand with a jet airliner pendant and a bottom cover engraved with a powerful turbo engine pattern, underline the brand’s deep relationship with Swiss International Airlines.
The sturdy stainless steel case houses the Breitling Caliber17 movement, which can be wound in both directions and provides a power reserve of more than 40 hours. This 41-mm diameter chronograph features a striking black dial, while a brown leather strap enhances its modern retro look.
The hour and minute hands and the Arabic numerals on the dial are coated with a special Super-LumiNova®, which evokes the luminescent materials of earlier watches and adds a retro touch to the aviation chronograph 8 automatic watch 41 Swiss limited edition.
Like all Breitling watches, this stunning but understated watch is certified by the COSC Swiss official observatory. Aviation Chronograph 8 Automatic 41 Swiss Limited Edition is limited to 1,000 pieces. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)