Breitling boutiques are typically designed as chic industrial lofts that combine vintage and contemporary design elements to showcase their luxury pieces. The Swiss watchmaker’s latest space boasts 8,000 square feet, located in the fashionable Hannam district of Seoul, South Korea, and will become its flagship location.
In addition to the retail space, which showcases Breitling’s latest watch collection in an aviation-inspired atmosphere, the watchmaker opened its first Breitling Kitchen with a Breitling Cafe. The space moves beyond the typical design confines of retail to include a cafe and restaurant area under the same roof.
This hybrid design encourages customers to enjoy the flagship location through a unique dining experience. By combining retail and food, the shop will become a top destination in the area.
With its 45 mm titanium case, its gray ‘stealth’ look, its ‘Military rubber’ strap and its high-performance mechanical movement, the new Avenger Bandit more forcefully than ever embodies daring feats and extreme missions.
The deck of an aircraft carrier. The constant, perfectly regulated choreography of planes taking off and landing. The alternating rhythm of catapults and arresting cables, amid clouds of steam. Extreme concentration at a challenging time. Within the Breitling world, the Avenger reflects all the power of these “ocean fortresses” and their high-tech universe entirely dedicated to performance. The new Avenger Bandit confirms this exceptional vocation. The light, ultra-sturdy titanium case, a favorite metal in the field of aviation, displays a generous 45 mm diameter enhanced by protective lateral reinforcements; its satin-brushed finishes eliminate any undesirable glinting in the heat of action.
The dial is distinguished by its gray color with tone-on-tone counters accentuated by a finely snailed raised motif; it features vigorous aviation-inspired stencil-type numerals, with a luminescent coating ensuring excellent visibility further enhanced by the thick sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides.
The bezel, also adorned with engraved stencil-type numerals, stands out with its four rider tabs (a classic Breitling signature feature) serving to memorize times. The non-slip grip of the screw-locked crown and the chronograph pushpieces ensures optimal handling, even with gloves. The titanium caseback is adorned with a conversion scale for the main units.
An authentic instrument for professionals, the Avenger Bandit is equipped with a brand-new strap secured by a titanium folding clasp and combining a sophisticated rubber tread on the wrist side with an anthracite high-tech Military textile fiber exterior.
The result is impeccable resistance teamed with maximum comfort and flexibility. Water-resistant to 300 m/1,000 ft, this gem of power and technicality houses a selfwinding chronograph movement: Breitling Caliber 13, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), a token of superior reliability and precision.
Movement: Caliber Breitling 13, with an official COSC chronometer certification, automatic, high frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 25 jewels. Chronograph with 1/4 second precision, 30 minute and 12 hour counters. Calendar. Case: titanium. Water resistant to 300 m / 1000 ft. Crown with screw locking. Unidirectional rotating bezel with ratchet. Convex cut, anti-reflective on both sides, sapphire glass. Diameter: 45 mm. Dial: titanium gray. Band: Military rubber.
The Breitling Avenger Bandit is available at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Breitling.
De Zwitsers horlogemaker Breitling brengt originaliteit in zijn Chronomat-lijn met de Chronomat 44 Blacksteel, een nieuwe piloten-chronograaf met een geheel zwarte kast en ongebruikelijke vierkante tellers.
De Chronomat is altijd uniek geweest in termen van zijn ongeëvenaarde prestaties en zijn buitengewoon mannelijke technische look. Het horloge is nu unieker dan ooit met de lancering van de Chronomat 44 Blacksteel, aangezien deze nieuwe versie van het vlaggenschip van Breitling zichzelf opnieuw uitvindt als een hulpmiddel voor professionals.
The 44 mm x 16.95 mm steel case is treated with a high-resistance carbon-based black coating which delivers to the watch a technical yet aggressive look. To match the case, the ratcheted, unidirectional rotating bezel features black rubber-inlaid numerals and a large luminescent dot to facilitate the countdown of flight or dive measurements.
The dial, which is also black, is in line with the great tradition of Breitling pilot watches and stands out with its three square counters and its red accents are reminiscent of instrumental panels from an airplane. The cambered sapphire crystal is glare-proof on both sides.
Thanks to the screw-lock crown and push pieces, the Chronomat 44 Blacksteel is water-resistant to 200 m (660 ft) offering a reliable protection to the Breitling Calibre 01 selfwinding chronograph movement, powered by a black oscillating weight visible through the transparent caseback.
Beating at 28,800 vph and offering more than 70 hours of power reserve, the movement is certified as a chronometer by COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres), the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute.
The Breitling Chronomat 44 Blacksteel is completed by a beautiful and robust high-tech fabric strap with a rubber lining for enhanced comfort.
The Breitling Chronomat 44 Blacksteel is available at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Breitling.