By TLex ''The real TOPGUN watch carries the Breitling signature!'' Those sound like fighting words if you ask me! Breitling asserting themselves as the aviation watch top
dog gun with the release of their new Chronomat 44 TOPGUN! 2012 has seen a number of lovely aviation watches released, the gorgeous new Zenith Pilot 'Montre d'Aeronef' Type 20 and of course IWC's Top Gun models, which Brietling may or may not be referring to.
IWC show cased their new Top Gun watches at SIHH with a spectacular mock Navy Aircraft carrier as their backdrop. There's even been talk of the Rolex Sky-Dweller, another pilot? Exciting news for aviation fans! Fret not, though, I'm sure the humble dive watch has a plenty more to offer ;) Stay tuned . . .
From BREITLING As a privileged partner of aviation, Breitling enjoys long-established associations with the greatest professionals and flight teams on the planet – including the prestigious TOPGUN flying school, the US Navy tactics instructor program. In a meeting held at the NAS Fallon, Nevada base, TOPGUN members unanimously decided to signal their exclusive cooperation with Breitling through the creation of a limited edition bearing their insignia.
This Chronomat 44 chronograph, produced in a worldwide 500-piece limited edition and equipped with a 100% Breitling high-performance movement, features a blue dial in the US Navy colors carrying the authentic logo of the “United States Navy Fighter Weapons School” – the official TOPGUN name. The engraved caseback displays the same logo, accompanied by the limited-edition number. Part of the proceeds from the sale of this exceptional instrument will be donated to a charity selected by the TOPGUN cadre.