Breitlings AVI Collection Reaches New Heights

Breitling, since 1884 has been world-renowned for its superior craftsmanship and design, this latest collection certainly reminds us all of that. The Super AVI, is the newest watch series from Breitling and is a celebration of aviation history with designs inspired by the original 1953 “Co-Pilot” Ref. 765 AVI aviator’s watch and four legendary planes: the North American Aviation P-51 Mustang, the Vought F4U Corsair, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, and the de Havilland Mosquito. The Super AVI’s distinctive design includes large, highly legible Arabic numerals on the dial and bezel plus a robust case measures 46 mm, with the oversized crown sitting at 3 o’clock. Knurled bezels provide optimal grip, and top-stitched calfskin straps give a nod to the seams found on leather flight gear of the era. Those of you who may indeed be modern-day pilots or simply regular travellers will appreciate the ability to track a second time zone using the 24-hour marking on the inner bezel and the red-tipped GMT hand. The engine of the Super AVI is the COSC-certified Breitling Manufacture Caliber B04 movement, which provides approximately 70 hours of power reserve. The Super AVI is a thing of beauty, for us it reminds us of simpler days, of man and machine working as one and never missing a beat, well before the digital zombie-like autonomy we sit in today. This then is a true man’s piece, for someone who doesn’t simply want a watch, but wants an extension of his own precision, reliability and his balance of old world meets new. This, gentleman, is how we should all aspire to be. Available from


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