As an update to one of Breitling’s most successful models – the Super Avenger from the Aeromarine collection, comes the Super Avenger Military Limited Edition. Breitling has always strove to provide superior timepieces for their loyal fans which embody the bold spirit of the brand. In this vein, Breitling holds high the tenets of innovation, precision, and aesthetic appeal when creating their coveted watches.
The Super Avenger was for a long time an iconic watch occupying the position of largest case diameter in the Breitling line up. Since then, a few models have eclipsed it for the title including the Chronomatic 49 and a handful of watches from the Breitling for Bentley range. Breitling honors the Super Avenger by giving this watch a facelift and producing it in a limited numbered series of just 500 pieces worldwide. Normally, this Swiss manufacturer limits their watches to 2000 pieces, so a 500 piece series is something special.
The case is crafted from Breitling’s own Black Steel, which is made from a Carbon based coating and is resistant to scratches, and corrosion. The case diameter is 48mm, while the case height stands a tall 17.75mm. The bezel is unidirectional and ratcheted for precision when calculating elapsed time. The bezel also features 4 rider tabs for ease-of-use even when wearing gloves. As with all Breitling Watches from the Aeromarine range, the Super Avenger Military Limited Edition carries a screwed locked textured main crown, which enables this watch to carry a water resistance of 300 meters (30 ATM).
The dial comes in Volcano Black for this model and features a 24 hour scale in stenciled Arabic numerals. Both the hands and hour markers are coated in Super-LumiNova for nighttime legibility. The date aperture resides at the position between the 8 and 10 numerals on this watch. The chronograph seconds hand is made red for quick referencing.
Powering this watch is the award winning Breitling caliber 13 self-winding mechanical movement which is certified a chronometer by the COSC, which is the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute. Only 5% of watches of watches leaving Switzerland are chronometer certified. Chronometer certification is an industry standard for precision and accuracy. This movement features a power reserve of 42 hours and beats at 28,800 VpH.
Naturally, Breitling uses sapphire crystal to protect the dial from the elements and to prserve the aesthetic value of this watch. Breitling also glare proofs the crystal ensuring that readability is maintained through all conditions. This model is outfitted with the all new military strap which is very much like a NATO strap. The new Military strap is fitted with a Tang type buckle for quick adjustments. The Breitling Super Avenger Military Limited Edition is backed by a 2 year international guarantee from the manufacturer.