Breitling Completes The Capsule Collection with TWA Edition
Breitling completes the golden era of the aviation with the TWA Edition in its Capsule Collection.
Celebrating the brand’s important role in the golden era of aviation and some of the most emblematic airlines of that time, Breitling has recently launched its first capsule collection – the Navitimer 1 Airlines Edition. The collection took off with Swissair, and the second airline to join the team was Pan Am. Now, these iconic carriers have been joined by TWA, whose aircraft were a familiar sight in the world’s skies throughout much of the twentieth century.
Breitling’s first capsule collection captures the spirit of a memorable time for the commercial flight and revives the cool and evocative style of the 1960s and 1970s. the Navitimer 1 Airline Editions pay an affectionate tribute to the pioneers of civil aviation and celebrate some of the most emblematic airlines of the era.
Breitling CEO Georges Kern says, “We are introducing these Airline Editions in a new capsule collection that will be produced for a limited time and consequently in a limited volume, but the watches are not numbered. With these capsule collections, Breitling aims to tell specific stories rooted in the history of its core collection. This distinguishes them from our limited editions, which will retain their original intent: to be limited to a small, fixed number of watches.”
Breitling Chief Marketing Officer, Tim Sayler also highlights the storytelling aspects of the capsule collection adding, “We are delighted that our first capsule collection underscores Breitling’s important role in aviation in the mid to late twentieth century – truly the golden era of commercial flight. The watches also focus on the young, cool design styles of the 1960s and 1970s, which are particularly relevant right now and have a huge influence on the current design trend.”
The three Navitimer 1 Airline Edition watches are powered by Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01. The in-house mechanical chronograph movement has been acclaimed as one of the world’s finest and delivers both remarkable precision and a power reserve of approximately 70 hours. All models feature a bidirectional rotating bezel fitted with the famous circular slide rule, which serves to perform the entire range of calculations relating to airborne navigation. Their distinctive straight hands give the watches a dynamic, contemporary interpretation of a classic look. This first Breitling capsule collection will be available from April 2019 at Breitling boutiques and official retailers for a limited period of time.
The Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 43 TWA Edition has a transparent sapphire caseback with the TWA logo printed on it. Trans World Airlines, which was based in the United States, was a familiar sight at the world’s major airports throughout most of the twentieth century. This stainless-steel watch has a silver dial, anthracite subdials, and a vintage-inspired brown leather strap or a stainless steel mesh bracelet. And, like the other editions in the capsule collection, which honour Swissair and Pan Am, it commemorates one of the airlines that played such an important role in the emergence of commercial flight in the twentieth century and which were largely responsible for introducing passenger aviation as we know it today.
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