Breitling New Releases Chronomat GMT
The Breitling Jet Team is halfway through the second and final year of its inaugural tour of U.S. and Canadian air shows, and its sponsoring watch brand is commemorating the American Tour with a pair of limited-edition watches, the Chronomat 44 Breitling Jet Team America Tour and Chronomat GMT Breitling Jet Team American Tour.
Both new timepieces feature the logo of the Breitling Jet Team — the largest of its type in the world, with seven pilots flying L-39 Albatros jets in a series of aerobatic maneuvers, at times reaching speeds of 565 mph — on the dial at 12 o’clock, as well as a full-color depiction of the official Breitling Jet Team American Tour logo on the caseback. Both have cases made of Breitling’s blacksteel material and onyx black dials with yellow accents, echoing the color scheme of the Breitling-branded jets.
The Chronomat 44 Breitling Jet Team American Tour (above and below), which is limited to only 500 pieces, has a 44-mm case that is water-resistant to 200 meters. It contains Breitling’s manufacture Caliber B01, a COSC-certified chronometer movement with an integrated chronograph function and a 70-hour power reserve. The watch carries a five-year warranty.
The Breitling Chronomat GMT Breitling Jet Team American Tour is even rarer, limited to just 250 pieces. It is equipped with another Breitling in-house movement, Caliber B04, which features all the attributes of the base B01 movement and adds a user-friendly dual time zone (GMT) function that is adjustable via the crown. (For more specs on the Chronomat GMT model, read our review here.) It is accompanied by a commemorative Breitling Jet Team American Tour coin.
Both new watches have black rubber straps and engraved limited edition numbers on their casebacks. They are available exclusively at Breitling boutiques and retailers in the U.S. and at select air shows where the Jet Team is performing. Price information was not immediately available.