Friday, March 24, 2017

BREITLING – Avenger HURRICANE Military Edition






















BREITLINGAvenger HURRICANE Military Breitlight® 50mm Chronograph Limited Edition

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The new strike force

With its black avant-garde case in Breitlight®, its dial with aeronautical-type numerals and its selfwinding Manufacture Breitling caliber powering an exclusive 24-hour display, the new Avenger Hurricane Military limited series proudly displays the assets of an instrument for which prowess is the norm.

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On this new version of this superlative-charged chronograph, issued in a 1,000-piece limited edition, Breitling has equipped the black dial with luminescent hands and numerals featuring a slightly patinated yellow-beige color evoking the instruments produced by the brand from the 1940s to the 1960s – a nod to Breitling’s longstanding heritage in the aeronautical and military field.

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But while the Avenger Hurricane Military thereby gives the distinct impression of having already undertaken a number of missions, it above all asserts itself as a watch built to face both present and future challenges.

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Breitling has indeed equipped it with an imposing 50 mm case in Breitlight® – an exclusive high-tech material 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel yet significantly harder. It is endowed with a number of qualities (exceptional resistance to scratching, traction and corrosion, thermal stability, along with anti-magnetic and anti-allergenic properties).

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This ultra-light and sturdy construction (water-resistant to 100 m / 330 ft) is enhanced by lateral protective reinforcements, a rotating rider tab bezel as well as pushers and crown featuring a non-slip grip ensuring optimal handling, even with gloves.

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So as to set a unique and reliable cadence for timing impressive feats, the Avenger Hurricane Military is powered by Manufacture Breitling Caliber B12, a selfwinding chronograph movement displaying the time in an entirely original 24-hour mode,


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as typically used in the military and among pilots, and chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), a sure token of superior precision. The legibility of the 24 stencil-type aviation-inspired numerals, as well as the chronograph indications, is enhanced by a thick sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides.

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The exclusive strap also combines comfort and sturdiness, with a black rubber lining and sides, as well as an exterior in khaki-colored high-resistance Military textile fiber featuring tone-on-tone stitching.






A new strike force joins the Avenger Hurricane squadron.

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Technical specifications

Model: Avenger HURRICANE Military Breitlight® Case 50 mm

Reference: XB12101A/BF46/283S/X20D.4  Black Dial
Movement
Manufacture Breitling Caliber B12,
Officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, self-winding
High-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour)
47 jewels
Over 70-hour power reserve
Functions
1/4th of a second chronograph,
30-minute and 12-hour totalizers
Calendar Dial aperture
Case
Breitlight®
Back  With screws
Diameter: 50 mm
Thickness: 16.95 mm
Bezel: Unidirectional, ratcheted
Crown:  Screw-locked, two gaskets
Crystal: Cambered sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides
Weight (without strap)     68.90 gr.
Water-resistant to 100 m/330 ft
Dial
Black Volcano
Strap
Military rubber  (Khaki Green/black)
Interhorn width: 24/20 mm
Buckle: Pushbutton folding clasp

Limited Edition  1,000-piece

Price
* 9'440.00 EUR

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