In the early 1980s, the Chronomat was inspired by an aviation chronograph created for Frecce Tricolori, the Italian Air Force’s elite aerobatics team. The Chronomat found favor among the world’s pilots but with its bold aesthetic, robust construction, and flawless performance, its appeal is universal.
Directly from the design codes of Ref. Inspired by the 765 Avi co-pilot, the Classic Avi Collection embodies Breitling's long-standing connection to aviation, which dates back to the 1930s in the form of Huit Aviation cockpits. The exceptionally readable dial and the robust housing of the Classic Avi are a tribute to its unique heritage. Today, the collection is a tribute to the pioneering spirit of former pilots and their legendary aircraft: the CURTISS P40 WARHAWK, the DE HAVILLAND MOSQUITO, the VOUGHT F4U CORSAIR and the NORTH AMERICAN P-51 MUSTANG.