Friday, February 10, 2017

BREITLING – COLT Skyracer Black Case Breitlight®




















BREITLINGCOLT Skyracer Black Case Breitlight® 45mm

The new-generation Breitling

The Colt by Breitling expresses its youthful, dynamic and winning spirit in a brand-new model dedicated to thrill-seekers, with an avant-garde case in Breitlight® and an ultra-technical black look. Code name: Skyracer, like that of the plane flying under Breitling colors in the fabulous Red Bull Air Race.

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High-performance, efficient, ultra-reliable: the Colt has retained from its military background all the qualities of an authentic instrument for professionals. Breitling is propelling it towards fresh heights by launching a state-of-the-art model combining reliable technical assets with an original design and an extremely reasonable price. Exactly what it takes to make the Colt a new all-comers champion.

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A champion of lightness and sturdiness, with a 45 mm case in Breitlight®. 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel, yet significantly harder, this exclusive high-tech material is distinguished by numerous qualities: exceptional resistance to scratches, traction and corrosion; anti-magnetic, anti-allergenic properties; as well as a warmer ‘touch’ than metal and a slightly mottled effect accentuating its originality.

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A champion of precision, with a thermocompensated SuperQuartz™ movement, ten times more accurate than standard quartz and chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute).

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A champion of legibility, with white luminescent hands and indications standing out against the black background, red accents reminiscent of instrument panels and a sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides.

A champion of shock-resistance, with substantial reinforcements surrounding the screw-locked, rubber-molded crown, and a protruding bezel gasket perfectly protecting the crystal.

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Equipped with a rotating rider tab bezel serving to memorize times and a dial with an additional 24-hour (military) scale, the Colt Skyracer (water-resistant to 100 m/330 ft) is also distinguished by its exclusive black rubber strap bearing various measurement scales that are useful to adventurers of all kinds: 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 scales on the 12 o’clock strap section, centimeters and inches on the 6 o’clock section. An ingenious removable fastening system enables the wearer to quickly and easily remove the section of their choice and use it as a measuring instrument, before refitting it just as smoothly.

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Born for great feats, speed and challenges, the Colt Skyracer reflects the nature of the MXS-R “Skyracer”, the high-performance plane on the Breitling Racing Team flown by aerobatics rising star Mika Brageot in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.

A new generation destined to lead the field.




Mika Brageot and hisSkyracer
a fantastic pair for the Breitling Racing Team

A newcomer in the Master Class category, young French pilot Mika Brageot is now flying the Breitling colors in the Red Bull Air Race at the helm of his high-performance “Skyracer” with its truly extraordinary appearance. The new generation Breitling Racing Team.

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After flying under the Breitling banner for eight seasons and winning the Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2014 in particular, British ace Nigel Lamb has retired from competition. He will however not be leaving an empty seat behind him, as Frenchman Mika Brageot will now be heading the Breitling Racing Team.

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The youngest pilot to have joined the French Aerobatics team, Mika Brageot (born 1987) swiftly climbed his way up the ranks of aeronautical competition at national, European and international levels. In 2014, he was selected for the Red Bull Air Race Challenger Cup and pulled off the amazing feat of winning it as early as his second season. In 2016, he was selected to inaugurate a new mentoring program as Nigel Lamb’s “protégé” which enabled him to become acquainted with the high-speed, low-altitude competition.

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Trained by the best, Mika Brageot is also taking the controls of Nigel Lamb’s high-performance airplane that he already had opportunities to fly throughout 2016. But to mark this new start, the MXS-R re-named “Skyracer” has been completely repainted with an original, daring, military-inspired design that creates as much of a surprise in the air as on the ground. It flaunts a style that is a blend of “vintage” and “hard-worn” aspects, with the fuselage and wings in rust color as if the plane – albeit in the vanguard of technology – required some serious restoration.

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An offbeat tip of the hat that is perfectly in sync with the Breitling spirit. The presence of a large brand signature running across the plane from one wing to the other, together with an XXL winged logo under the wings, also ensures optimum visibility – in every position – during these competitions that are amongst the most spectacular in the world.

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Mika Brageot and his MXS-RSkyracer”: two new stars set to shine in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.






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Technical specifications

Model: COLT  Skyracer Breitlight® Case 45 mm

Reference: X74320E4/BF87/257S/X20D.4  Black Dial 

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Movement
Caliber Breitling 74 
SuperQuartz™, thermocompensated quartz electronic, EOL indicator
COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)

Calendar: Dial aperture
Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds,
Date, Calendar 
Case
Breitlight® 
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 13.15 mm
Back: With screws
Battery type/life: CR2016/ 8 years
Bezel: Unidirectional, ratcheted
Crown:  Screw-locked, two gaskets
Crystal: Sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides
Water-resistant to 100 m/330 ft
Dial
Black Volcano
Strap
Rubber Skyracer (Black)
Interhorn width: 22/20 mm
Buckle: Tang-type

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