To celebrate the historic first tour of the Breitling Jet Team in North America, Breitling is pleased to unveil the Breitling Jet Team American Tour Chronomat 44 Blacksteel timepiece. In a limited edition of 500 pieces, the new watch has a sleek blacksteel case, onyx black dial, and distinct yellow accents, which mirrors the colors of the Breitling Jet Team’s fleet of L-39 C Albatros Jets. The eye-catching piece befits the world-famous Jet Team, who are known for their precision flying and breathtaking performances. The prestigious aerobatic display team is the first and largest of its kind; comprised of seven L-39 C Albatros jets that can reach speeds of up to 565 mph and 8G acceleration.
“The Breitling Jet Team American Tour Chronomat 44 Blacksteel is so special because it reflects what the Breitling Jet Team is about: precision, speed and adrenaline,” said Breitling USA President Thierry Prissert. “The Chronomat is one our most popular models, and the first one that housed Breitling’s inhouse movement, so it was a natural fit to do a Chronomat for the Jet Team, who embody Breitling’s spirit of adventure and audacity, as well as our passion for aviation.”
The Breitling Jet Team American Tour Chronomat 44 Blacksteel timepiece features the Breitling Jet Team logo on the dial, while the caseback features the Breitling Jet Team American Tour logo in vibrant color with the limited edition numbering. This sleek yet sporty watch is equipped with Breitling’s inhouse chronometer-certified Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 movement and features an exclusive fiveyear warranty. Each watch will be accompanied by a limited edition commemorative Breitling Jet Team American Tour coin, which is only available with watch purchase. The limited edition piece will be available exclusively at Breitling Boutiques and select retailers we well as select Air Shows that the Jet Team will perform at throughout North America on the Tour.
“The Breitling Jet Team is thrilled to be sharing our passion for flight with North American audiences,” said Breitling Jet Team Leader Jacques Bothelin. “For us that means every performance must be breathtaking; it should convey precision, a mastery of flight, and style. Those same characteristics are embodied in the Breitling Jet Team American Tour Chronomat 44 Blacksteel timepiece.
The Breitling Jet Team American tour, which spans 20 airshows throughout the U.S. and Canada in 2015, kicks off at one of the country’s most famous air shows, Sun n’ Fun International Fly-In & Expo, beginning April 21. The team will then make their way up the East Coast, across the Midwest, and down the West Coast. Stops include New York’s Beth Page Air Show at Jones Beach, The Lakefront Milwaukee Air & Water Show, Boeing Seafair Air Show in Seattle, and the National Championship Air Races in Reno. The Breitling Jet Team’s full schedule is available at: http://www.breitling-jet-team.com.
Breitling has deep rooted and privileged ties to aviation that have spanned the brand’s history. Notably, Breitling equipped WWII propeller-driven fighter planes cockpits with on-board chronographs for the Royal Air Force in the 1930’s. In 1952, they launched the legendary Navitimer wrist chronograph featuring a circular slide rule, which could perform all navigation-related calculation and has been continuously manufactured for over 60 years – the world’s oldest and most iconic mechanical chronograph still in production. Additionally, Breitling has enjoyed longstanding collaborations with some of the world’s greatest flight teams, including the U.S. Navy Blue Angles and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, as well as the famous Frecce Tricolori Italian elite