Breitling Navitimer Super Constellation: long-haul flight aboard the King of the Atlantic

Swiss watch brand independent Breitling, in close relationship with the field of aviation since its creation, presents a new limited series (1049 exhibits) of Navitimer. This chronograph pays tribute to the famous Breitling Super Constellation aircraft which is preparing to resume the air in the coming months. A timepiece (case 42 mm steel) that will delight all lovers of 'Super Connies' and legendary watches.

For fans of Aeronautics, the Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation remains one of the most beautiful symbols of the conquest of the skies. With four engines "turbo-compound" hyperpuissants, this beautiful long haul propeller has dominated civilian transport in the 1950s in establishing himself as the "King of the Atlantic. There is also famous for its incomparable silhouette with curved fuselage recalling a dolphin and triple tail at the back.

The Breitling Super Constellation "Star of Switzerland" is one of the three last "Super Connies' flying on the planet and the only one based in Europe. The only one also to be able to pick up passengers. Built in 1955, it was restored in the 1990s by a group of enthusiasts and made his comeback on the old Continent in 2004. Since then, he is a regular at various airshows, and each of his appearances enthusiasm the spectators.

In the past months, the Breitling Super Constellation was the subject of maintenance operations, including for corrosion problems. These hundreds of hours of work were also allowed to refresh the painting of the aircraft, with its elegant blue line emphasizing the aerodynamic profile. The "Star of Switzerland" is now ready to take off.

The presentation of the aircraft took place on April 30, 2011, in Lahr, in the Black Forest (Germany), before the press delegates and guests of the brand, with participation of Simon Ammann - champion quadruple Olympic ski jumping and Godfather of the Breitling Super Constellation. During the ceremony, latter presented the "Super Constellation Flyers Association", on behalf of Replica Watches, a cheque of 200,000 Swiss francs (about 157,000 euros) to support its efforts to safeguard.

The mark also decided to launch a limited series of its legendary aviation Navitimer chronograph whose sale will provide another cheque of 200,000 Swiss francs to the association. Edited 1049 copies - in tribute to the Lockheed L-1049-, this instrument features on its dial the "Breitling Super Constellation" as well as the B inscription in gold of the logo of the 1950s, an initial found on the three rear derivatives of the aircraft. On the serious merits include the technical specifications of the "Super Connie" as well as its silhouette in medal.

By supporting the preservation of the Super Constellation, Breitling Replica confirms its willingness to preserve the heritage of Aeronautics - this beautiful adventure that its history is so closely linked.

The independent Swiss watch brand Breitling continues its partnership with the automaker Bentley. Result: a new limited edition of 250 copies of the model Breitling Bentley GMT "V8". An imposing timepiece (49 mm) in steel, sports-like, with a 8th of a second chronograph calibre, displaying in addition to the date, a second time zone.

Particular sign of this new model derived from the partnership between Breitling and Bentley, the mobile flange of the cities that stands out by its red color metallic forming with the black dial. a 'green' version was presented a few months ago.

This brightly coloured button recalls the red background of the emblem Bentley distinguishing the Continental GT V8 of the other models of the British brand. The design of the steel case, with asymmetrical horns, was married to a metal strap or bracelet rubber exclusive to this model. A slight preference for the version on rubber...

Great traveller, this Breitling Bentley GMT 'V8' has a multiple time zones display system. It is thus equipped with a second hour hand rotating 24-hour red triangular tipped. Button located in the left side of the case to advance this needle increments of an hour to display a second time zone - distinguishing between the hours of the day and night. Furthermore, thanks to the rotating flange bearing the names of 24 cities, the user can also read at a glance time for all time zones of the globe from that shown by the 24-hour hand.

Certified automatic chronograph movement chronometer by the COSC (as indeed all the movements used by Breitling) present another technical exclusive reserved collection Breitling for Bentley: a 30 seconds Chronograph, with second hand making a tour of dial in half a minute - which allows a very accurate reading to 1/8 of a second.
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