Centenary has always had an unusual relationship with the aviation industry. It has witnessed different glorious moments for mankind by virtue of precise and reliable precision instruments with outstanding performance. The experience of working with the aviation industry for so many years has created Breitling’s highly recognizable aesthetic design and presented us with many superb wristwatches. At this year’s Baselworld, Breitling exhibited two chronograph watches and a large three-hand watch to commemorate the friendship with the classic P-40 fighter fighter manufacturer. Next we will take the Pilot 8B01 Chronograph Curtis Warhawk Special Edition as an example to experience this deep cross-border feeling. (Watch model: AB01192A1L1X2)
The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter was one of the main military fighters of the US Army Aviation Corps during World War II. This famous fighter was manufactured in large quantities from 1938 to 1944. It was during this period that Breitling was building cockpit timers for the Royal Air Force and other Air Force military aircraft. In these new timepieces, Breitling fuses the DNA design elements of aviation watches into the watches, imprinting the friendship between the two parties in the flowing years.
Watch real shot
The watch case is made of stainless steel, and the bezel is the signature groove design of Breitling Aviation chronograph. The sides are polished with a brushed process, and the front of the bezel is polished with a polishing process to highlight the special texture of the metal.
The two-way rotating bezel is painted with red marks, which is very eye-catching and easy to read the time information.
The crown and timing button are located on one side of the watch. The crown is engraved with the brand’s LOGO ‘B’, and is surrounded by a non-slip texture to facilitate time adjustment. The buttons on both sides can be used to start or reset the timing device.
The distinctive military green matte dial is impressive, contrasting with three silver function dials, bringing a strong visual effect. The hour markers and hands are coated with Super-LumiNova, which makes it easy to read the time in the dark. The 30-minute cumulative chronograph at 3 o’clock is painted with a red mark and echoes with a red central chronograph second hand at the end, adding a touch of bright color. There is a date display window between 4 and 5 o’clock.
In order to match the overall style of the watch, the green military strap adds a tough style to the watch, which is very suitable for those who like sports watches.
The transparent caseback is printed with the Curtis logo and a fighter fighter pattern. This pattern is inspired by the typical coating of the fighter jets that were piloted by the American Volunteer Group and served in the prestigious Flying Tigers of the Chinese Air Force. Installed. Breitling’s own 01 movement powers the watch. This movement is certified by the Swiss Official Observatory (COSC) and is water-resistant to 100 meters.
Summary: Breitling’s new watch has recreated an aviation legend for us, allowing us to deeply appreciate the deep friendship between the two. Retro watch styling and bold color applications are extremely attractive for those who love retro style. If you are interested in this watch, you may wish to pay more attention. Reference price: ¥ 52,800 (Wu Fengqi, the home of the picture / text watch)