Breitling the Swiss luxury watchmaker renowned as the leading supplier of aviation watches and official sponsor of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, announces the launch of the Chronomat Red Arrows Limited Edition.
The timepiece released in partnership with the Royal Air Force exclusively features the distinctive emblems of its celebrated aerobatic team and is produced in a limited series of 160 pieces, in tribute to each Red Arrows display pilot to have flown and served in the team since its inaugural 1965 season.
The timepiece is the latest in the coveted line of limited releases between Breitling and the Royal Air Force dating back 30 years. As the only luxury watch brand granted exclusive permission to feature The Red Arrows distinctive emblems, Breitling Red Arrows timepieces are collector’s editions with a generational legacy.
The Breitling Red Arrows Limited Edition features a RAF blue dial with black contrasting sub dials and the Red Arrows Diamond Nine logo positioned in a rare execution at 12 o’clock where the Breitling logo is normally placed. It has a 42mm stainless-steel case with a ratcheted unidirectional rotating bezel and four iconic interchangeable rider tabs, unique to the Chronomat. On the caseback’s transparent sapphire crystal the Royal Air Force insignia is presented in glorious colour for the first time. This patriotic tribute is limited to 160 pieces for each Red Arrows display pilot to have served, and its case back is engraved with the words ‘one of 160’. It is presented on the Chronomat’s eye-catching Rouleaux bracelet with butterfly clasp, the perfect expression of Breitling’s cool modern-retro style. Inside is the in-house Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01 certified by the COSC – the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute that guarantees the accuracy and precision of Swiss watches.