The Two Breitling Watches You Should Definitely Check Out In 2019
Posted: May 03, 2019
Breitling launched quite a few gems in the recent months and it is time you get to know them as well as the back of your hand. The brand is known for many fantastic inventions in the world of horology. Honouring this horology goliath, today we are going to go through a brief discussion of two of the most anticipated Breitling watches for men this year, the Aviator 8 Curtiss Warhawk and the Navitimer Rattrapante.
Breitling Aviator 8 Curtiss Warhawk
Breitling watches have a reputation in the industry. They are nothing short of Royalty in the Swiss Haute Horlogerie market with some of the best pilot’s timepieces ever made. While the brand has no plans as such to stop the manufacturing of the already popular references, it is starting to pay attention to its heritage models one of which is the Aviator 8 Curtiss Warhawk. The vintage watch trend has recently hit the watch market and Breitling is no different.
The Aviator 8 collection which was earlier referred to as the Navitimer 8, consists of one time and date only device and two chronographs. The watches are themed on a rather toned-down colour theme which is a direct homage to the Curtiss P 40 Warhawk fighter plane. The iconic shark mouth aircraft, remember? The chronographs in the new series are 43mm marvels of functionality while the time and date only watch is a 41mm beauty.
On the movement front, the first chronograph reference sports an in-house manufactured B01 automatic chronograph calibre. The second chronograph puts the Valjoux 7750 movement to use. Lastly, the time and date only watch utilises an ETA 2824-2 Automatic calibre. The watches maintain a soothing military green-themed dial that is complemented by a textile strap of the same colour. The chronographs have a bracelet option as well. Additional features like the COSC certification for precision chronometers and a 100 meters water resistance make these Breitling watches for men a complete package.
Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante
Breitling Navitimer is an already established titan in the watchmaking industry. The collection has a massive history with the brand and as history tells us, it is a pretty successful one too. The Navitimer first made contact in 1952 as a tool watch for aviators. The design incorporated the slide rule bezel that was earlier seen in the Chronomat. It started with the Valjoux 72 calibre and then moved on to use the Venus 178 movement. It is one of the few Breitling watches for men that has seen so many iterations over the years.
The Rattrapante is the latest addition to this family and we could not be happier. The timepiece features a unique complication called the split seconds chronograph and this is the first time the watchmaker from Switzerland has made one completely in-house. Apart from the above-mentioned feature, Breitling added another interesting detail in the start-stop system that allows the device to save more power. Available in all steel and red gold in a 45mm case, the watch has a huge and masculine presence. The turned down lugs and the ridged bezel sure do help the appearance.
There is plenty more that the brand has to offer and you should definitely check them out as well. That being said, the above-mentioned watches are without a doubt the stars of the moment with their irresistible panache and mind-boggling functionality.
Deepika is the blogger from 7 years in a lifestyle or fashion field. She always stays up-to-date with whatever is coming in the market with respect to fashion and lifestyle. She is an avid watch connoisseur and collector of Luxury brands.