It should come as no surprise that Breitling played a big role in the golden era of jet travel, when the three biggest airlines were Swissair, Pan American World Airways and Trans World Airlines. To commemorate the era and celebrate its spirit, Breitling has created a capsule collection of timepieces honoring these iconic airlines.
A retro take on their well-known and well-loved Navitimer Pilot’s watch, these timepieces have 1960’s and 1970’s detailing and case backs printed with each airline’s logo. Each timepiece is powered by the in-house Breitling Calibre 01, which provides extreme precision and a power reserve of 70 hours.
The Swissair edition has a black dial with silver and red accents.
The Pan Am edition has a blue dial with silver and red accents.
Finally, the TWA edition has a silver dial with anthracite and red accents.
These watches are being produced for a limited time and subsequently in a limited quantity, but are not numbered.
Breitling’s newest partnership
Just this month, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced a partnership with Breitling. The brand will serve as the airline’s official timekeeper. To celebrate, Breitling introduced a new timepiece – the Aviator 8 Etihad Limited Edition. The watch features Eastern Arabic numerals, gold details and a black steel case, and is a limited series of 500.
Which Airline Edition would you choose?