The Breitling Avenger Hurricane has landed – GQ.com
Thirty three percent lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel (and significantly harder), Breitling’s innovative new case material, dubbed Breitlight, is the answer for all those who’ve previously shied away from the extra heft a traditionally constructed 50mm diameter timepiece represents.
It’s also water resistant to 100m and riding on an exclusive black military-style textile fibre strap.
Not directly linked to the brand’s new technological ‘skunkworks’ project unveiled at this year’s Baselworld, the Avenger’s design is nevertheless redolent of the same determination to upscale processes in all areas of production. Thus Breitlight offers added benefits to an already go-anywhere timepiece, including anti-magnetic, anti-corrosion and anti allergic properties, as well as thermal stability – which translates as a warmer ‘feel’ for the wearer than traditional metals offer.
All of which requires a movement capable of keeping pace with its near-indestructible qualities. Thankfully, the Avenger Hurricane is equipped with its in-house Manufacture Breitling Caliber B12, a self-winding chronograph with a 24-hour display chronometer-certified by COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Institute).
Flyaway? Not likely.