As we reported earlier, many watch brands choose not to participate in the next Basel Watch Fair. Among these dissidents, Breitling chose to hold its own exhibition, called the “summit.” Recently, at one of the events in October, they launched a series of new “Avenger” models.
We have reviewed some of the newer versions of the Breitling Avenger series, you can recall here. And the special “Avengers 01 Premium Edition” made of proprietary alloy “Breitlight” (reference number: AB01901A|BF88|168A) and the older 2016 model.
Now, these new 2019 models use a 45mm case made of black DLC-treated titanium. The solid caseback is engraved with the words “Breitling Avenger” with a “star” between the words.
Mounted on the case is a rotating bezel, decorated with Arabic numerals and four rider labels, which is a classic Breitling ornament used to mark the time frame.
It is equipped with two buttons to operate the chronograph function, between them there is a screw-in crown. The screw-in crown is equipped with a non-slip handle, which can be operated safely even when wearing gloves.
All table mirrors adopt curved sapphire crystal with anti-glare on both sides. This watch is water-resistant to 300 meters (1000 feet).
The time is displayed on Breitling: green khaki or black dial with white template Arabic numerals. You can see a small circle of white minute index marks hovering around the dial. Although previous versions of this model series had a “military time” 24-hour scale, these new versions all chose a 12-hour scale.
There are three subdials: a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, and a small seconds counter at 9 o’clock. These subseconds, as well as the tip of the central chronograph, have been given some orange highlights.
The hands and Arabic numerals are treated with luminous coating to improve legibility. There is also a date window between the 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock positions.
Breitling Avenger Chronograph 45 Night Mission
“Breitling Avenger Chronograph 45 Night Mission” (model: V13317101L1X1-green dial and model: V13317101B1X1-black dial) is powered by a self-made mechanical self-winding chronograph movement, a Breitling 13 movement, 25 jewels and 28 hours of rotation. When fully wound, this timepiece has a power reserve of up to 42 hours.
Mounted on these watches is a khaki green or black leather strap, which is secured to the wrist with a black DLC-treated titanium buckle.