A Flight into the History of Aviation with Breitling

If you are an adventure and aviation buff, Breitling might just offer the perfect timepieces.  The Swiss watch brand’s latest Super AVI series celebrates the history of aviation with designs inspired by the original 1953 “Co-Pilot” Ref. 765 AVI aviator’s watch and four legendary planes: the North American Aviation P-51 Mustang, the Vought F4U Corsair, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, and the de Havilland Mosquito.

A nostalgic tribute, the new Super AVI series marks nearly a century of Breitling’s aviation timepieces. The 46mm case features highly legible Arabic numerals on the dial and bezel and an oversized crown at 3 o’ clock. The top-stitched calfskin straps is a nod to the seams found on leather flight gear of the era. And that’s not all.

The Super AVI quartet comes with a second time zone using the 24-hour marking on the inner bezel and the red-tipped GMT hand. The watches are powered by the COSC-certified Breitling Manufacture Caliber B04 movement with approximately 70 hours of power reserve. Need more details on the collection?

Here you go:

  • The Super AVI P-51 Mustang, an homage to the best all-around fighter plane of its era comes in two distinct versions, a stainless-steel case with a black dial and gold-brown leather strap, and an 18K red gold version with an anthracite dial and a black leather strap.
  • The Super AVI Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair features a blue dial, tone-on-tone chronograph counters, and a black leather strap inspired by characteristic livery of the record-breaking naval aircraft.
  • The Super AVI Curtiss Warhawk, with its military-green dial, white contrasting chronograph counters, and red accents, is inspired by famous shark-mouth nose art that gave the plane its unmistakable identity.

 The Super AVI Mosquito features a combination polished and satin-brushed black ceramic bezel and a black dial with white contrasting chronograph counters. Its red and orange elements come from roundels and markings found on the versatile plane, dubbed the “Wooden Wonder”.