Design

Breitling’s New Avenger Bandit is Ready for the Open Ocean

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Built to withstand harsh weather and demanding conditions, the new Breitling Avenger Bandit captures the spirit of naval exploration. One of the last independent Swiss watch brands, Breitling was founded in 1884, and has an extensive history of designing instruments for the sky. Today, with the Bandit, the watchmaker turns its attention to the seas. Taking design cues from aircraft carriers, the new watch is entirely dedicated to performance. Featuring an ultra-light 45mm titanium case and a military rubber strap, the piece is as durable as it is versatile, ready to tackle the most demanding of tasks. A cambered sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides, aviation-style numerals, and a luminescent coating add heightened visibility, while the gray case—a nod to to military ships—makes the watch as stealthy as it is utilitarian. In terms of technology, the new timepiece pulls out all the stops. Features include a 1/4th of a second chronograph, with 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers, a screw-locked crown, and a unidirectional rotating bezel. Adorning the bezel are four rider tabs—a Breitling signature—that allow the user to memorize specific times. In keeping with the marine theme, the watch is water-resistant up to 300 m. A Swiss-certified self-winding chronograph caliber Breitling 13 movement, which ensures both reliability and precision, tops off the perfect companion for any daring mission.

The Breitling Avenger Bandit is now available online.