For more than half a century, Breitling has gained worldwide fame for its connections to the aviation world and quality pilot watches. In honor of its partnership with the iconic P-40 Warhawk fighter manufacturer, Breitling has launched three new Aviator8 watches. Breitling issued a clear declaration that aviation is still an important part of the brand’s DNA.
Three new Breitling Aviator8 watches pay tribute to the famous American aircraft manufacturer Curtis-Wright and its iconic model Curtis P-40 Warhawk. The P-40 Warhawk was produced from 1938 to 1944. The new watch includes two chronographs (one of which is equipped with Breitling’s own Caliber01 movement) and a beautiful three-hand watch.
Breitling Aviator8B01 Chronograph 43 Curtis Warhawk
Aviator 8B01 Chronograph 43 Curtis Warhaw has a distinctive military green dial and matte finish. The contrasting silver sub-dial-12-hour and 30-minute chronograph and small seconds-indicates that this watch is driven by Breitling’s own Caliber01 mechanical movement, which provides about 70 hours of power reserve.
This striking chronograph features a two-way rotating bezel with Arabic numerals, hour markers and practical red markings. The hour and minute hands and Arabic numerals on the dial are coated with Super-LumiNova® fluorescent material, ensuring that the time can be easily read in any light conditions. This precision chronometer certified by the COSC Observatory uses a stainless steel case with a diameter of 43 mm and a green military strap. It is waterproof to a depth of 10 bar (100 meters).
Striking case back with translucent bottom design, sapphire crystal mirror trim ‘Curtiss’ and P-40 Warhawk pattern, its shark mouth and color scheme are derived from the lacquer scheme of the United States Volunteer Air Force (‘Flying Tigers’) during World War II .
Breitling Aviator8 Chronograph 43 Curtis Warhawk
The Aviator8 Chronograph 43 Curtis War Eagle is equipped with a matte-finished military green dial and a sub-dial in the same color—12-hour and 30-minute chronograph and small seconds. The black nickel-plated hour and minute hands and Arabic numerals on the dial are coated with Super-LumiNova® fluorescent material, which can be clearly identified even in the most challenging light conditions.
Aviator8 Chronograph 43 Curtis Warhaw built in Caliber13 movement, this is a mechanical movement known for stability and high performance, can provide about 42 hours of power reserve.
The unique bottom cover of the chronograph is engraved with the words ‘Curtiss’ and the P-40 Warhawk pattern. The shark mouth paint on the fighter jets piloted by the American Volunteer Air Force during World War II formed a strong visual impact.
This precision chronometer certified by the COSC Observatory uses a green military strap and is water-resistant to 10 bar (100 meters).
Breitling Aviator8 Automatic 41 Curtis Warhawk
The Aviator8 Automatic 41 Curtis Warhawk has a military green dial with a matte-finished military green dial and a green military strap. Time-division hands and Arabic numerals coated with Super-LumiNova® fluorescent material ensure excellent legibility in any light conditions. Features a two-way rotating bezel with unique red markings and a central seconds hand with red tip.
The DLC-coated stainless steel case houses the Caliber17 movement, which provides approximately 40 hours of power reserve. Like all Breitling watches, the accuracy of this watch is certified by the COSC Observatory.
The caseback is engraved with the words ‘Curtiss’ and the P-40 Warhawk pattern, with the memorable shark mouth painted on it.
The Aviator8 Automatic 41 Curtis Warhawk will appeal to those who are obsessed with aviation history and love simple, low-key dials. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)