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2014-01-30

BREITLING Chronomat 44 GMT Patrouille Suisse 50YRS

By TLex Breitling help the Patrouille Suisse aerobatics team celebrate half a century of airborne feats with the release of an exclusive version of the Chronomat 44 GMT complete with a personalized dial and engraved caseback.



The special Chronomat GMT is issued in a 1000 piece Limited Edition. It features a tough satin brushed Stainless steel case with a water-resistance of 200 meters / 660ft and is powered by a Manufacture Breitling Caliber B04 self-winding chronograph movement that is C.O.S.C. chronometer certified, currently the highest benchmark in terms of precision and reliability.



The watch is distinguished by a black dial sporting the flight team logo at 9 o’clock, framed by a rotating bezel with inlaid rubber numerals. The second hour hand, tipped by the outline of a red F-5E Tiger II displays the second timezone in 24hr mode in a very simple manner via an extremely practical crown-adjustment system. The 24hr scale on the bezel also enables a third timezone reading.



The engraved caseback bears the official Patrouille Suisse 50th Anniversary logo, with its Limited Edition number just above.



The Patrouille Suisse has established itself as one of the rare aerobatics teams on supersonic jets by flying six American F-5E Tiger II fighter aircraft recognizable by their red and white livery. An outstanding ambassador of Swiss precision and excellence, the Patrouille Suisse regularly performs at shows around Europe, providing stunning displays.



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