With its black avant-garde case in Breitlight®, its dial with aeronautical-type numerals and its selfwinding Manufacture Breitling caliber powering an exclusive 24-hour display, the new replica Breitling Avenger Hurricane Military limited series proudly displays the assets of an instrument for which prowess is the norm.
On this new version of this superlative-charged chronograph, issued in a 1,000-piece limited edition, Breitling replica has equipped the black dial with luminescent hands and numerals featuring a slightly patinated yellow-beige color evoking the instruments produced by the brand from the 1940s to the 1960s – a nod to Breitling’s longstanding heritage in the aeronautical and military field. But while the black dial fake Breitling Avenger Hurricane Military thereby gives the distinct impression of having already undertaken a number of missions, it above all asserts itself as a watch built to face both present and future challenges.
Breitling replica has indeed equipped it with an imposing 50 mm case in Breitlight® – an exclusive high-tech material 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel yet significantly harder. It is endowed with a number of qualities (exceptional resistance to scratching, traction and corrosion, thermal stability, along with anti-magnetic and anti-allergenic properties). This ultra-light and sturdy construction (water-resistant to 100 m / 330 ft) is enhanced by lateral protective reinforcements, a rotating rider tab bezel as well as pushers and crown featuring a non-slip grip ensuring optimal handling, even with gloves.
So as to set a unique and reliable cadence for timing impressive feats, the Avenger Hurricane Military is powered by Manufacture Breitling Caliber B12, a selfwinding chronograph movement displaying the time in an entirely original 24-hour mode, as typically used in the military and among pilots, and chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), a sure token of superior precision. The legibility of the 24 stencil-type aviation-inspired numerals, as well as the chronograph indications, is enhanced by a thick sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides.
The exclusive strap of the fake Breitling with Caliber B12 movement also combines comfort and sturdiness, with a black rubber lining and sides, as well as an exterior in khaki-colored high-resistance Military textile fiber featuring tone-on-tone stitching.
A new strike force joins the replica Breitling Avenger Hurricane squadron.
For Breitling’s 2016 Baselworld showing, the brand debuted an all-new Avenger with a 24-hour movement set in a hulking 50mm “Breitlight” polymer case – which, as lightweight and “deceptively cool” as it was, deserved a smaller, more approachable treatment. Well, for those hoping that this year’s show would bring a wearable 44 or even 46mm variant, keep waiting – this is not your watch. The new-for-2017 wonderful fake Breitling Avenger Hurricane is still set in the same 50mm case as its predecessor but is now paired with Breitling’s in-house manufacture Caliber 01 – a 12-hour chronograph movement that’s become a proven hallmark for the still-independent Swiss watchmaker.
Before we get too far into the nitty-gritty inside the new white scale fake Breitling Avenger Hurricane 12H Watch, we’ll come right out and say it: the “Breitlight” Hurricane could be Breitling’s hyper-macho “Dark Side of the Moon,” but at 50mm, its audience is massively limited right out of the starting gate. Certainly, the onus is on Breitling to showcase its proprietary new polymer technology in the best possible light – in this case, Breitlight, which impressively yields a feathery case weight despite its overall size. When serving as an illustration for the lightness of Breitlight, the delicate fake Breitling Avenger Hurricane passes with flying colors. But as a groundbreaking new entry in the Avenger series with mass appeal, the Hurricane stumbles on the merits of its own proof point. Size complaints aside, the Breitling Avenger Hurricane 12-Hour is still a worthy entry in the “tacticool” Avenger series, and one that carries a slight advantage over its predecessor, in that it’s easier to read at a glance – particularly for those not accustomed to reading time in the 24-hour format.
The COSC-certified Caliber 01 powering the yellow dial replica Breitling Avenger Hurricane 12-Hour is Breitling’s first in-house manufactured caliber – a modular, 47-jeweled movement introduced in 2006 after a five-year development period. Usually reserved for Breitling’s limited, or top-shelf Chronomat and Navitimer offerings, the B01 is a column-wheel chronograph equipped with a vertical clutch, yielding crisp pusher engagement and buttery-smooth actuation on the center-mounted chronograph seconds counter. The automatic movement hums along at a pretty standard 4Hz, but carries a generous 70-hour power reserve from a single barrel.
Despite the size of the case and what goes inside it, the real story here remains its proprietary Breitlight polymer construction, now on its second tour of duty within the exquisite fake Breitling. This proprietary polymer is three times lighter than titanium, nearly six times lighter than steel, and significantly harder and more scratch-resistant than both. Of course, it’s also anti-magnetic, shielding the movement within from any harmful magnetic fields its wearer might encounter in the modern cockpit.