Is the new Breitling Endurance Pro better for athletes than pilots?
The friendly and always fascinating Breitling CEO Georges Kern made it clear that there is a treasure trove of inspiration in the watch company’s archives. He has been paying homage to many models that modern watchmaking has never heard of. He’s also very clear that he wants to remind everyone about everything we don’t know or remember about the “aviation-centric” watch company.
The new Breitling Endurance Pro replica is a good example. They took inspiration from the Breitling Sprint watches of the 1970s. Watches at the time were light and had resin casings. It has a pulse meter for quick calculations, and it’s colorful. After all, this is the 70s.
The new Endurance Pro adopts the same spirit, as well as the more modern Breitling spirit, and is definitely their technological breakthrough. The new watch is lightweight, but it uses the company’s Breitlight material, introduced in 2016, which is 3.3 times lighter than titanium and is non-magnetic, hypoallergenic and thermally stable. The watch also features a COSC-certified Breitling Calibre 82 SuperQuartz movement, which is basically ten times more accurate than regular quartz. So modern tools are for modern…athletes, not pilots.
This watch features replica Breitling heritage details, the iconic large hour markers at 3, 6 and 9 and a wing at 12 o’clock. The easy-to-grip bezel is engraved with compass points. All black (in a sense) exterior, but with flashes of color on the inner bezel that contains the pulsometer. It should make it more readable, but it looks really cool. The colorway also appears on the tactile molded crown and Diver Pro strap. The calmest color is dark blue and the loudest is orange. or yellow. or red. or white. If that’s not enough color for you, you can opt for the more vibrant Outerknown ECONYL yarn NATO strap.