Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2017-02-02

BREITLING Avenger HURRICANE 12H in BREITLIGHT®

This is the new Avenger HURRICANE 12H from Breitling – it’s got a familiar looking black case and yellow dial – standard Breitling Avenger fair, right?

In fact that case isn’t that familiar and that’s because Breitling are the latest Swiss brand to get in on some high-tech materials action with the release of a brand-new case material which they are calling Breitlight®.



Who else has Gizmo’s ‘’Bright light, bright light!’’ ringing in their ears, now? I digress. Mogwai catch-phrases aside - Breitlight® is an exclusive high-tech material that is 3.3 times lighter than Titanium and 5.8 times lighter than Stainless steel, yet significantly harder!

Sounds impressive – it would be an excellent choice for a new Avenger SEAWOLF model – watch this space!



Back to the Avenger Hurricane which was launched in March of 2016 at Baselworld. It boasts an impressive 50mm diameter, so perhaps the use of a high-tech lightweight material is more than apt.



Like all models in the Avenger family it is characterized by its rugged construction with protective reinforcements for the chrono-pushers and the crown which is now further enhanced by its high-tech case material.



The Avenger Hurricane with its new ultra-light, ultra-sturdy case in Breitlight® is a world-first that has been perfectly teamed with Breitling’s signature yellow or black dial and powered by a high-performance Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01. Surely a diving-chrono built for extremes!



In addition to it being 3.3 times lighter than Titanium and 5.8 lighter than Steel, Breitlight® unsurprisingly has a few more tricks up its sleeves such as its exceptional resistance to scratching, traction and salt-water corrosion, thermal stability, plus its anti-magnetic and non-allergenic properties.



It is also likely to be non-sparking, which means that it would also be suitable for working in the off-shore diving industry. Well, if it could have managed a little more water-resistance than 100m. This further supports my need for an Avenger Seawolf Breitlight® - I won’t be safe in the bathtub until I have one.



The Avenger Hurricane’s Manufacture Caliber B12 with its 24-hour military-style display has been replaced by Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 indicating the time in a more conventional 12-hour mode – yet with the same precision and superior reliability guaranteed by the chronometer certificate delivered by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute).



Luminescent hands and markers, along with a thick double-sided, AR-treated Sapphire crystal, insure excellent legibility in every circumstance. The unidirectional rotating divers bezel is equipped with B’ling’s four signature rider tabs serving to memorize times. Like all Avenger models, the chrono-pushers and crown are fitted with a non-slip crosshatched grip ensuring superb handling, even with gloves.

An exclusive strap combines comfort and sturdiness, with a rubber inner lining and sides and an exterior made of anthracite high-resistance Military textile fiber.

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