Aviator 8


In the postwar period of the First World War, all the armies of the world reinforced and improved their aeronautical fleets, endowing them with the latest innovations in their cabins, they were in times of fear of a new great war, as it happened. The Breitling watch brand joined this improvement, offering different aircraft builders their useful and hard counters.

In 1932 Willy Breitling joined the direction of Breitling, until then in external hands. In those years the aircraft counters had already been developed and Willy focused all his attention on this type of chronograph, creating in 1938 the "Huit Aviation Department". This exclusive Department was in charge of studying and carrying out the demanding tests that were carried out on the plane chronographs, which had to have 8 (huit in French) days of power reserve and resist shocks, vibrations, extreme temperature differences and magnetic fields without varying in operation. Breitling has developed a large model based on these counters and pilot watches: the Breitling Aviator 8 watch collection. The Breitling Aviator 8 watch is a newly created collection, no previous Breitling wrist watch looks like the Aviator 8.

The watches of the new Aviator 8 collection cover a wide range of possibilities, such as: The Breitling Aviator 8 B01, of manufactured machine Breitling and its more than 70 hours of power reserve, 43mm. in diameter, with silver chrono counters and the Breitling Aviator 8 Chronograph with Valjoux 7750 and 43mm machine, with the counters and the dial of the same color, which is a detail to differentiate them from the B01 manufacturing. Complete the collection The Breitling Aviator 8 Unitime 43mm., The Navitimer 8 Day-date 41mm., The Breitling Aviator 8 Automatic 41mm., And the almighty Aviator 8 Super 8 B20 a watch with a 50mm titanium case with Tudor machine MT5612 (B20) with silicon spiral. All of them configurable with different colors of spheres and straps, having incorporated in 2019 the Breitling Aviator 8 Curtiss Warhawk watches, as a tribute to the much revered and important American fighter, in military green.

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