BASELWORLD 2016

Breitling Avenger Hurricane Features All-New Case Material (Updated with Live Photos & Price)


With the launch of its own in-house base movement, Caliber B01, in 2009, Breitling earned its place among the ranks of true watchmaking manufactures. With the launch of the new Breitling Avenger Hurricane at Baselworld — featuring a case made of a new, proprietary alloy called Breitlight — it joins the even more exclusive club of watch brands that have created their own case materials.

Breitling Avenger Hurricane - front

The Breitling Avenger Hurricane is an unmistakably masculine watch, in the brand’s military-aviation-inspired tradition — a hulking, 50-mm-diameter case; an all-black “stealth” color scheme with yellow accents; big, stencil-type hour numerals; a rugged strap layering a tough textile fiber exterior over a yellow rubber core — and even goes the extra military mile with its 24-hour time display.

Breitling Avenger Hurricane - reclining

Breitlight, used here for the first time on a watch case, is a high-tech material that Breitling says is four times lighter than titanium but significantly harder. Among its other listed attributes are exceptional resistance to scratches, traction, and corrosion; thermal stability; and antimagnetic and non-allergenic properties, in addition to being warmer to the touch than other metals and, aesthetically, having a somewhat mottled surface texture.

The case is water-resistant to 100 meters (330 feet) and has a unidirectional rotating bezel with rider tabs. The crown is screw-locked; both it and the chronograph push-pieces have a grooved checkerboard pattern for a non-slip grip, even for a wearer (such as a pilot, to whom this watch is obviously aimed) who is wearing gloves. The extra-thick sapphire crystal has been glareproofed on both sides and the hands and numerals are luminous.

Breitling Avenger Hurricane - side

The movement in the Avenger Hurricane is Caliber B12, the latest variation on Breitling’s B01 base caliber, with the 24-hour time display added to that movement’s other notable attributes, including automatic winding, a high-frequency balance (28,800 vph), a lengthy power reserve (70 hours), a date function (in a window at 4:30 on the dial) and an integrated 1/4 second chronograph (with 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock). As with the rest of Breitling’s lineup of in-house movements, Caliber B12 has been COSC chronometer-certified for timekeeping accuracy.

The Breitling Avenger Hurricane will be priced at $8,390 and available at retail in April. Scroll down to see some live shots of the watch taken at Baselworld 2016.

Breitling Avenger Hurricane - Baselworld 2016
Breitling Avenger Hurricane - Baselworld 2016
Breitling Avenger Hurricane - Baselworld 2016
Breitling Avenger Hurricane - Baselworld 2016 - Clasp
Breitling Avenger Hurricane - Baselworld 2016 - Caseback
Breitling Avenger Hurricane - Baselworld 2016 - Pusher
Breitling Avenger Hurricane - Baselworld 2016 - Wrist

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  1. Rabin Gurung

    Breitling Avenger is available in Qatar? And what is the net price in the Qatar?

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