LONDON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
In celebration of this historic aviation milestone, Breitling has created a 50 piece limited edition Transocean Chronograph in black steel featuring the insignia of the Red Arrows and a caseback engraving of the 50th Anniversary hawk tailfin. Accompanying the sale of every watch will be a signed book created by Breitling in collaboration with artist David Bent and the Red Arrows to commemorate this remarkable anniversary.
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Breitling UK presented an additional 15 pieces of a special edition Transocean Chronograph black steel to each member of the 2014 display team at the London boutique on Monday 16 June. Once again bearing the team's insignia but also featuring exclusive red detailing on the dial with individual engravings. Watch number 15/15 will be auctioned later this year at the Red Arrows Gala Dinner to raise funds for the Air League.
Team Manager, Squadron Leader Ruth Shackleton has the following to say:
"The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, are extremely appreciative of the friendship and support received from Breitling over many years. The Team have sought to be the epitome of excellence over the past 50 seasons both in the UK and throughout the world. The new Breitling Transocean Chronograph Special Edition celebrates the strong affinity of two organizations which are world class."
Of Breitling's involvement, Managing Director Gavin Murphy says:
"It is with immense pride that Breitling will present the Red Arrows with these stunning commemorative pieces. For more than 20 years the team have worn our wrist chronographs as an instrument for precision and timing in their world renowned aerobatic displays. We look forward to many more happy years shared in the skies."
The watch will be available to purchase exclusively at the Breitling Boutique, 130 New Bond Street for one month from Tuesday 17th June, before being made available to selected stockists.
Breitling Transocean Chronograph black steel RRP £7,200
A specialist of technical watches, Breitling has played a crucial role in the development of the wrist chronograph and is a leader in this complication. The firm has shared all the finest moments in the conquest of the skies thanks to its sturdy, reliable and high-performance instruments. The world’s only major watch brand to equip all its models with chronometer-certified movements, the ultimate token of precision, Breitling is also one of the rare companies to produce its own mechanical chronograph movements, entirely developed and manufactured in its own workshops. This family business is also one of the last remaining independent Swiss watch brands.
SOURCE Breitling UK