Breitling's new olive watches are bang on trend
With the launch of its three new military-aviation inspiried watches, Breitling is bang on trend with its colour-scheme for the season. Olive, or military-green as they call it, gives the watch a nice pop of colour while keeping it classy and cool.
You just have to look at the catwalks of New York and Milan to see that military-style is more than just a fleeting trend.
Worldover, Breitling is known for its links to the world of aviation and for its pilot’s watches. Since 1884, Swiss watch brand Breitling has crafted fine timepieces, many of them to function alongside aeronautical endeavours.
It has now released two chronographs and a three-hand watch in partnership with the maker of the iconic P-40 Warhawk airplane.
Three new Breitling Aviator 8 Curtiss Warhawk watches honor Curtiss Wright, a renowned American aircraft manufacturer, and the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, its most famous plane. The P-40 Warhawks were manufactured between 1938 and 1944.
Breitling CEO Georges Kern says: “Curtiss Wright produced the P-40 Warhawk at the same time Breitling and its Huit Aviation Department were making onboard instruments for planes used by the RAF and other air forces. With this partnership and these great new watches, we are reaffirming the importance of Breitling’s aviation heritage to the brand.”
The Breitling Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Curtiss Warhawk
The Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Curtiss Warhawk has a military green dial with contrasting silver subdials – 12-hour and 30-minute chronograph counters and a small second subdial. The watch is driven by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, the brand’s in-house mechanical movement, which delivers a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.
The chronograph is equipped with a bidirectional rotating bezel featuring Arabic numerals and indexes as well as a practical red pointer. The Super- LumiNova coating on the hour and minute hands and the Arabic numerals on the dial make it easy to read.
The caseback has a transparent sapphire crystal printed with a Curtiss inscription and an image of an airborne P-40 Warhawk, whose design, with its shark’s mouth and color scheme, is based on the characteristic paint job associated with the plane when it was piloted by the American Volunteer Group in the Chinese Air Force’s famed Flying Tigers unit.
The Breitling Aviator 8 Chronograph 43 Curtiss Warhawk
The Breitling Aviator 8 Automatic 41 Curtiss Warhawk