Breitling’s new Top Time series is very suitable for classic car enthusiasts

Attention oil heads: Breitling’s new Top Time series is very suitable for classic car enthusiasts Three new watches with different colors are the perfect complement to the Swiss watchmaker’s Top Time collection. Meet Top Time Classic Cars Squad

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The CEO of Breitling, Georges Kern, recently talked in detail about the rapid “leisureization” of luxury goods. The sister quality of “inclusive luxury”, the velvet rope is hidden from sight (for now), the definition of casual luxury is the soft colors and materials and the spirit that encourages all of us to relax. Working from home has accelerated this trend-drawstring flannel trousers, previously considered pajamas, are now completely acceptable clothing for the rich. Just last week, I attended a luxury watch brand dinner and the CEO proudly wore a pair.

In the watchmaking industry, Breitling copy under the leadership of Kern has always been one of the standard bearers of this trend-of course, informally-combining its stories and watches with the leisurely surfing and triathlon world. Celebrities, and casual lizards in leather jackets, such as Brad Pitt. Earlier this year, it looked back and introduced us to the limited edition Top Time Deus Ex Machina, which is a simple product in cooperation with a motorcycle brand. It is even faster with greasy overalls than a sports jacket.

Following this model this morning, news came about Breitling’s Top Time Classic Cars Squad, a capsule collection of three watches that combined the gritty, passionate-and obviously casual-of the 1960s sports car. To the wrist.

The three told the story of Chevrolet’s glamorous Corvette C2’Sting Ray’ (black and red), Ford’s original “pony car”, compact and affordable Mustang (green and brown), Carroll and some of the most memorable stories The color Shelby is surprisingly little cobra (blue and brown), which is an ankle-biting British and American racing car with a large cylinder engine. All the signs of the American Dream after the war each brought some strong, naturally aspirated V8 grunts to Breitling’s steel mid-range chronograph.

Considering its place in the Breitling series (Premier and Chronomat series products are located on the north side of the series’ 4,360 pounds price tag), Top Time is the perfect backdrop to tell the story of America’s easiest mid-century sports car. Launched during the same period The original version is also very helpful, aiming to provide sturdy and stylish accessories for young and more active men. With such an ugly appearance that it was considered worthy of Sean Connery’s Bond, he took one with him only a year after his debut in 1964-although it has been patched by the Q branch-through Thunderball.

In addition to the classic sports watch styles, many details of Top Time in the mid-1960s have been preserved. There is a tachymeter scale on the edge of each new model dial (now basically a redundant device, once used to calculate speed), and the old chronograph buttons not only make a short-term contribution to the sense of nostalgia. Each watch has a corresponding car logo on the dial and is engraved on the back of the watch.

Apart from the difference created by their uniforms, the trio is actually two different watches. The Corvette and Mustang models are both 42 mm in diameter and are powered by the same 1/8 second automatic chronograph, while the Shelby Cobra is narrower at 40 mm and is displayed on the arms by 1/4 Second automatic chronograph drive. -compax, or dual counter, dial layout. All three watches use a lightweight perforated leather racing strap that is water-resistant to 100 meters.

Just like the sports cars of the 1960s, free-spirited sports cars, the rapid development of leisure in the world of luxury mechanical watches continues.