The Swiss Air Force’s “Patrouille Suisse” air show team is known worldwide for its remarkable flight shows. Breitling has launched the Avenger Swiss Air Force Team Limited Edition watches to celebrate its 55th anniversary with a limited edition of 550.
In 1964, the Swiss Air Force carefully selected some of the most talented pilots and set up a special aerobatic team called Patrouille Suisse. Today, 55 years later, this flight show team is flying in the sky in Switzerland and other European countries, and performing flying stunts through six supersonic jets to feast the audience. In order to pay tribute to these Swiss ambassadors flying at high altitudes, Breitling designed a new watch: Avenger Swiss Air Force Team Limited Edition.
For the opportunity of celebrating this important anniversary of the Patrouille Suisse air show with a limited edition chronograph, Georges Kern, CEO of Breitling, is looking forward to it. He said: Patrouille Suisse’s flight show team and Breitling are partners with tacit understanding. The compact supersonic jet formations bloom in the air, and the Patrouille Suisse air show team interprets our long-standing aviation tradition in a perfectly modern way. We are excited about this watch designed for its 55th anniversary. ”
The watch is equipped with a 45 mm steel case and a ratchet unidirectional bezel. The striking black dial features the Patrouille Suisse air show team’s logo on the small dial at 9 o’clock. The striking yellow and red complement the color of its logo. The yellow-tipped second hand adds a touch of brilliance to the watch. The pointer and black scale are coated with Super-LumiNova® luminous coating to ensure excellent readability under all lighting conditions.
The case back of the watch is engraved with the logo of the 55th anniversary of the Patrouille Suisse air show team – a uniquely styled number “55” and six flying supersonic jets – and the letter “ONE OF 550” which marks its limited-edition special identity”.
Powered by the Swiss Official Observatory (COSC)-certified Breitling 13 chronograph movement, the power reserve is approximately 48 hours and the water resistance is 30 atmospheres (300 meters). This special limited-edition Avengers watch features a pin-and-button lint-color leather military strap.
Breitling is proud to introduce the pilots of three talented “Patrouille Suisse” air show teams who will play an important role in the success of launching this anniversary limited edition watch. Major Gunnar Jansen joined the Swiss Air Force’s Patrouille Suisse flight show team in 2010 and has led the formation for the past three years. Colonel Claudius Meier is in the second echelon, on the right side of the long plane. Colonel Lukas Nannini, the second lone man, flew the fifth place on the outside of the left-wing and formed the action team together.