Breitling Avenger Royal Air Force Red Arrows Limited Edition Review

Breitling Avenger Royal Air Force Red Arrows Limited Edition Review

Limited to just 220 pieces, the new Breitling Avenger Royal Air Force Red Arrows Limited Edition is the latest in a line of coveted partnership releases between Breitling and the Royal Air Force. These are one of those limited editions that don’t come around often. With Breitling as the only luxury watch brand granted exclusive permission to feature the Red Arrows distinctive emblems, the watch instantly comes a collector’s piece with a generational legacy.

For as long as we can remember, the Swiss watch manufacturer and the Red Arrows have remained closely linked with their history dating as far back to the 1930’s when Breitling supplied the cockpits of legendary RAF bombers and fighter aircrafts with on-board flight chronographs. Since then, their relationship has gone from strength to strength with their current partnership with the Red Arrows going 25 years strong as they continue to share the same demand for accuracy and reliability under the most demanding physical conditions.

The Breitling Avenger Royal Air Force Red Arrows Limited Edition watch does a fantastic job of saluting the group of brave and talented airman. Since 1965, the Red Arrows have gained themselves a reputation as one of the greatest aerobatic display teams in the world, showcasing extraordinary abilities and beautifully representing the speed, agility and precision of the Royal Air Force. The famous ‘Diamond Nine’ shape formation of the Red Arrows is displayed on the dial of the limited edition watch at 9 o clock, a symbol that has come to represent the team’s operational excellence.

Georges Kern, the CEO of Breitling, says: “The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows and Breitling make ideal partners. Flying in tight formations in jets, the team is the perfect modern expression of our long aviation tradition and our enduring partnership with the Royal Air Force.”

Squadron Leader Martin Pert, Red 1 and Team Leader of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, comments: “Attention-to-detail and precision are at the heart of the Red Arrows and our everyday activity – whether that be in the air or on the ground. Alongside teamwork and engineering excellence, a focus on these qualities allows us to plan and prepare world-class displays. These performances rely on exact timing and aim to inspire people, whether they be in the UK or overseas.”

Following in the steps of past Breitling Avenger watches, the Breitling Avenger RAF Red Arrows Limited Edition is presented in a 45mm stainless steel case equipped with a striking ratcheted unidirectional rotating bezel decorated with a 60 minute scale. Allowing it to stand out from the rest, the timepiece features a breathtaking dark blue dial with stunning red accents across the face to reflect the colours of the Royal Air Force. Splashes of red can be found on the end of the seconds hand, GMT hand, minute scale and bordering the date window at 3 o clock. The hands and indexes are also coated in glow in the dark Superluminova providing additional legibility in low lighting.

Powering each of the functions on the dial is the Breitling Caliber 32, an automatic winding movement that has been COSC certified to be accurate to -4 to +6 seconds a day. The Swiss calibre promises to provide a power reserve of approximately 42 hours and is kept hidden behind a unique limited edition engraved screw down case back. Both the case back and screw in crown provide a water resistant rating of 300 metres while scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass is used to both protect and provide easy readability of the dial. The Breitling Avenger Royal Air Force Red Arrows Limited Edition is completed by an elegant brushed stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp.

The Breitling RAF Red Arrows Limited Edition is available to order today at a retail price of £3,950 and with such a limited number of only 220 pieces being released, we highly recommend getting your order in as soon as possible! Orders yours at Jura Watches today with free delivery and interest free finance options available. You can also find more Breitling watch reviews on Horologii here.

Specifications: Breitling Avenger Royal Air Force Red Arrows Limited Edition Watch (A323951A1C1A1)

  • Case Size: 45mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Bezel: Unidirectional
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
  • Case Back: Screw down with limited edition engraving
  • Crown: Screw in
  • Water Resistance: 300 metres
  • Movement: Breitling Caliber 32 automatic
  • Functions: Hours, minute, seconds, date, GMT
  • Power Reserve: 43 hours
  • Jewels: 21
  • Frequency: 28,800vph
  • COSC Certified: Yes
  • Dial: Blue with Superluminova hands and indexes
  • Strap: Stainless steel bracelet
  • Buckle: Folding clasp
  • RRP: £3,950
  • Limited Edition: 220 pieces

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