Breitling Chronomat Airborne is unveiled with style aboard an Emirates A380 at 35,000 feet

Swiss watchmaker Breitling for five generations has shared all the finest moments in the conquest of the skies with its high-performance chronometers for aircraft and pilots. Today, Breitling is perpetuating its privileged ties with aviation by unveiling its new Chronomat Airborne watch on-board an Emirates A380. The private launch was held 35,000 feet above the ground during a flight between the UAE and Switzerland on September 1. The launch also coincides the 30th anniversary of the brand’s flagship Chronomat model, also feted as ‘the pilot’s chronograph’.

The new Chronomat Airborne is distinguished by its satin-brushed rotating bezel equipped with four raised rider tabs serving to count off flight times, while facilitating rotation even with gloved hands.

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breitling-chronomat-airborne-1The sturdy steel case with its polished finish is available in two 41 and 44 mm sizes, while the dial comes in two versions: black with silver-toned counters, and silver-toned with black counters. The caseback is engraved with the inscription “Edition Spéciale 30e Anniversaire” (Special 30th Anniversary Edition) as well as the outline of an Aermacchi, one of the ten planes flown by the Italian flight squadron.

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breitling-chronomat-airborne-0The Chronomat Airborne is fitted with an ultra-sturdy strap in black military-type fabric, secured by a folding clasp. Onboard is a Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 selfwinding high-performance movement, chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute).

It is now available from 98 Breitling retailers across 13 countries.

[Via – Dotwnews]