Grey jets roar against the setting sun, salty wind gusts colourful signals, hot steam rises clouding tall masts and slick oil pools reflect bustling air marshals. The well-regulated and high-concentration choreography on an aircraft carrier spares neither missing minutes nor minute mistakes.
Such a spirit is embodied in the Avenger Bandit, the newest in the Avenger line from Breitling that reflects the “ocean fortress” and the high-tech universe it inhabits. The Bandit shows time and date clearly with its grey dial, tone-on-tone counters, and finely snailed raised motif accents. Generously sized with a 45-mm diameter and protected by lateral reinforcement to house the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute-certified Caliber Breitling 13, the Bandit is made light from ultra-sturdy titanium—a darling in the aviation field. Satin-brushed finishes will eliminate distracting glints during derring-do.
Large numerals in a stencil style under thick glare-proof cambered sapphire crystal with luminescent coating on both sides ease reading, even during high noon in the cockpit. Non-slip grips for the screw-locked crown and chronograph pieces help gloved-fingers counts mission minutes down, backed by high-frequency (28,000 vibrations per hour) 1/4th of a second chronograph.
Meanwhile, a ratcheted unidirectional rotating bezel engraved with stenciled numerals comes with four Breitling-style four-rider tabs for memorising military time. To improve accuracy in reading the dials, the Bandit is equipped with 30-minute and 12-hour totalisers powered by a self-winding mechanism. An etched conversion scale for the main units on the titanium caseback, waterproof to 300 metres, will help explore the seven seas.
The impeccably resistant Bandit comes with sophistication, comfort and flexibility on the strap by utilising rubber tread on the interior and anthracite high-tech military textile fibre on the exterior. A titanium folding clasp locks this high-tech instrument in place even during an Apache roll, truly a testament to Breitling as a premium Swiss watchmaker.