In a limited edition of 500 pieces, the new watch has a blacksteel case, onyx black dial, and yellow accents, which mirrors the colors of the Breitling Jet Team’s fleet of L-39 C Albatros Jets.
The aerobatic display team is comprised of seven L-39 C Albatros jets that can reach speeds of up to 565 mph and 8G acceleration.
“The Breitling Jet Team American Tour Chronomat 44 Blacksteel is so special because it reflects what the Breitling Jet Team is about: Precision, speed and adrenaline,” said Breitling USA President Thierry Prissert. “The Chronomat is one our most popular models, and the first one that housed Breitling’s in-house movement, so it was a natural fit to do a Chronomat for the Jet Team, who embody Breitling’s spirit of adventure and audacity, as well as our passion for aviation.”
The watch is equipped with Breitling’s in-house chronometer-certified Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 movement and features a five-year warranty. Each watch will be accompanied by a limited edition commemorative Breitling Jet Team American Tour coin, which is only available with watch purchase.
The Breitling Jet Team American tour, which spans 20 airshows throughout the U.S. and Canada in 2015, kicks off at SUN ‘n FUN April 21. The team will then make its way up the East Coast, across the Midwest, and down the West Coast. Stops include New York’s Beth Page Air Show at Jones Beach, The Lakefront Milwaukee Air & Water Show, Boeing Seafair Air Show in Seattle, and the National Championship Air Races in Reno. The Breitling Jet Team’s full schedule is available online.