Breitling has long been known as the go-to brand for aviation watches, especially when it comes to its precision-grade chronographs. The Swiss-made watches are also known for its Navitimer and Aviator 8 collections. Both are exceptional icons in the world of aviation but this time, we’ll be focusing on the Breitling Avenger.
The Breitling Avenger made its original debut in 2001 by being a bold and extreme interpretation of the 1984 Breitling Chronomat. However, it has since gone through an upgrade. This has allowed the Breitling Avenger to position itself in a respectable place in its Air brand universe.
It introduces modern performance and innovation in today’s watches while keeping intact the brand’s DNA. Rest assured, the Breitling Avenger is still made for pilots first and foremost while still maintaining its luxury appeal. In total, there are 14 different refs. that ranges from chronographs to automatic GMTs and something special in-between.
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Being the boldest of the entire Avenger collection, the Super Avenger Chronograph 48 has plenty to prove. It’s bold and extremely robust, making it a great watch to have in your collection. It comes in two tones — steel or black titanium on the case. The former carries a black dial while the latter features a blue dial with a matching strap. Not only is it shock resistant, but also maintains its lightweight design.
Much like the Super Avenger Chronograph 48, the Avenger Chronograph 45 comprises three different variations. Aside from its stainless-steel case, there is also a ‘Night Mission’ reference. All three refs. shares the same 45mm case with two being made of stainless steel and the last being DLC-coated black titanium. It also comes in two different dial shades — blue or black. There are also matching military straps to go along with it.
The Avenger Chronograph 43 is the last of the series while also being the smallest of the lot at 43mm on the case. It comes with a stainless-steel case in two dial tones — black and blue. You can also change the strap to a military leather strap or a 3-link steel bracelet. Much like the other Avenger Chronographs before, it also fashions the same upgrades and features.
Aside from the regular Avenger Chronographs, there is also the limited edition Avengers Chronograph Swiss Air Force Team. This sought-after piece pays tribute to the marque’s home country air force team in its 55th anniversary. The main difference between this and its other chronographs are the Swiss Air Force Team logo residing on the 9 o’clock subdial. In total, there are only 550 pieces available worldwide.
While still a pilot’s watch, the Avenger Automatic 45 Seawolf is also prepared for an adventure in the deep blue sea. Its 300 bar depth means the watch can travel 3,000m below the ocean’s surface. It comes in two different dial colours — yellow or black. The yellow dial can feature either a military strap or a stainless steel bracelet while its ‘Night Mission’ counterpart comes with a DLC-coated titanium case and matching black military strap. It also features Arabic numerals while the yellow dial doesn’t.
Made for adventurers, the Avenger Automatic GMT 45 is vastly lightweight and slim without compromising on its performance. It has an additional red hand for a second timezone and in two colours — blue or black. The blue sports a a stainless steel case with a matching steel bracelet or you can opt for a military leather strap instead. The black is its ‘Night Mission’ model, which comes with a DLC-coated titanium 45mm case to match with a sand-coloured military strap.
For something a little more simple and discreet, you cannot go wrong with the Avenger Automatic 43. It features a clean dial for optimal legibility and it comes in two colours, blue and black. Both rest of a 43mm stainless steel case and you can opt to swap out the bracelets. This can either be a stainless steel bracelet or one of two military straps, black or blue.