Retracing the celebrated design codes of the Ref. 765 AVI Co-Pilot, the Classic AVI collection recalls Breitling's earliest ties with aviation from the 1930s onwards when the brand was known for the precision cockpit clocks and pilots' chronographs produced by its Huit Aviation Department. The Classic AVI pays homage to this unique heritage with a highly legible dial, rugged case and a signature rotating bezel that allows pilots to measure some of the very first long-haul flights. Today, the collection celebrates the pioneering spirit of those early aviators along with four legendary planes: the Curtiss P40 Warhawk, the de Havilland Mosquito, the Vought F4U Corsair and the North American P-51 Mustang.
This Classic AVI 8 Chronograph ref A133161A1L1X1 boasts a stainless steel case with polished, beveled edges & a military green dial. The crown & pushers are also crafted from stainless steel & a bi-directional rotating bezel adds further eye-catching detail. Luminous Arabic numerals & a triangle at noon mark the hours, while luminous hands point the time. A Fine printed minutes/seconds & fraction-of-a-second track feature alongside digital displays for day/date & seconds sub-dial. The Breitling calibre 13 offers a speed of 28,800 mph, 25 jewels & a 42-hour power reserve.