At the 50th anniversary of the Swiss Air Force’s ‘Swiss Patrol’ aerobatic flight demonstration team (Patrouille Suisse), the Swiss top independent watch brand Breitling has launched an exclusive commemorative edition limited to 1,000 pieces. Chronomat 44 GMT. With a tailor-made dial and a carefully crafted case back, 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 demonstration team.
This outstanding aerobatic flight demonstration team was established in 1964. It is composed of professional air force pilots. At the beginning of the establishment, it was equipped with 4 British Hawker Hunter Mk58 jet fighters. It grew to 6 in 1978 and began Outreach internationally. Since 1995, the ‘Swiss Patrol’ has suddenly become one of the few fleets performing aerobatics on supersonic jet fighters: six US F-5E Tiger II fighters roar through the air, red and white The figure is dazzling. As a model of Switzerland’s pursuit of precision and excellence, the ‘Swiss Patrol’ regularly toured European countries, and its wonderful aerobatic performances won them applause and countless honors from many audiences.
Real aviation chronograph
As the world’s most trusted partner in the aviation industry, Breitling has maintained a close and long-term cooperative relationship with the ‘Swiss Patrol’ aerobatic flight demonstration team, and based on this, has launched a series of tailor-made personalized watches. Today, at the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the flying team, Breitling has specially launched an exclusive commemorative version of the flagship world time ultimate chronograph watch. It is worthy of being a true professional pilot ‘wrist instrument’: wearing a satin-brushed stainless steel watch Case, water-resistant up to 200 meters; Pure black dial with flight team logo at 9 o’clock, contrasts with black rubber die-cut numbers inlaid on the rotating bezel; second time zone pointer is decorated with red F-5E The outline of the Tiger II fighter, thanks to the super practical full crown adjustment system, can indicate the time in the second time zone at any time with the 24-hour clock. The two-way rotating bezel with the 24-hour digital scale can also provide the third time zone. The time is read; the bottom of the watch is beautifully engraved with the 50th anniversary logo of the fleet, and the upper part is marked with a limited number. The watch is equipped with Breitling’s 100% self-developed high-performance self-winding chronograph 04 movement, and has the Swiss Official Observatory Certification (COSC)-the highest benchmark for accuracy and reliability, and the only certification based on international standards. Robust and reliable performance, coupled with a tough and cool high-tech appearance: a timepiece that pays tribute to half a century of flying legends.
Ø Movement: Breitling homemade 04 movement, Swiss official observatory certification (COSC), automatic winding, high swing frequency of 28,800 times per hour, 47 jewel bearings, power reserve of more than 70 hours; dial provides 24-hour second time zone display, The bezel provides a third time zone display; the timing accuracy is 1/4 second, with a 30-minute and 12-hour cumulative timer; a calendar display.
Ø Case: stainless steel; water resistance up to 200 meters (660 feet / 20 atmospheres); screw-in crown and safety timer button; two-way ratchet-type rotating bezel; curved sapphire crystal, anti-glare treatment on both sides; Diameter: 44 mm.
Ø Dial: Onyx black.
Ø Strap / Bracelet: Diver Pro III deep diving rubber strap, Pilot steel bracelet.