By Jovan Krstevski
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of its flagship, Breitling has created a special series at Baselworld 2014 reviving the vintage design and the spirit of the original Frecce Tricolori chronograph from 1984.
This Chronomat Airborne has a satin brushed unidirectional bezel equipped with four raised rider tabs for the cardinal markers to count off flight times.
The Chronomat from 1984 to 2014
The stainless steel case with its polished finish is available in two 41 and 44 mm sizes, while the dial comes in two versions: black with silver toned counters, and silver toned with black counters.
The caseback is engraved with the inscription “Edition Spéciale 30e Anniversaire” (Special 30th Anniversary Edition) as well as the outline of an Aermacchi, one of the ten planes flown by the Italian flight squadron.
The Chronomat Airborne is fitted with an strap in black military type fabric, secured by a folding clasp. Inside is a in-house Caliber 01 selfwinding high performance movement, chronometer certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), and oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour/4Hz, the movement also provides over 70 hours of power reserve. For more info, please visit breitling.com
Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor
Watch collector, aficionado and a Event profile in the Swedish nightlife. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches. ’ His passion jump started in his early teens, when he was given his first mid-range wristwatch which was an Omega Seamaster. Since then he has always been in love with wristwatches!