Flying by in 2017 is Breitling with a brand new model line and a youthful market in mind. But, as usual at the core of its conception was an aviation motif, introducing the: “Colt Skyracer”.
They have named this timepiece “Skyracer” after the name for their plane flying under the Breitling colors at the fabulous Red Bull Air Race. Its aim is to attract the younger thrill seeking consumers towards their “life in the air, defying gravity” lifestyle. Similar to the aerial acrobacy star pilot Mika Brageot gets to preform while seated in the cock pit of the MXS-R “Skyracer”.
The 45mm case is made of Breitlight® which is a lightweight proprietary polymer material re-enforced by composite fibers. Its screwed on case back and front covered by a sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides, assists in keeping water-resistance on this watch able to reach up to 100m (330 feet). Also includes a unidirectional ratcheted bezel with white Arabic numerals and a screw-locked crown with two gaskets.
This “Breitlight®“ material is 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel, but significantly harder and more resilient. It is an exclusive high-tech material remarkable for various qualities, which include: exceptional resistance to scratches, traction and corrosion; anti-magnetic, anti-allergenic properties; plus a warmer ‘touch’ and feel than metal. Its look also has a sparse mottled effect that accentuates the originality of this timepiece.
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Time is exhibited on a black dial with white Arabic numerals that have smaller white/red numerals for a 24 hour scale. Also features a white railroad minute track circling the outer dial near the bezel, with Arabic numerals for every five minute increment. The main hour numerals and the hands have a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility. There is also a date aperture at the 3 o’clock position.
Breitling Colt Skyracer
This “Breitling Colt Skyracer” (Ref#: X74320E4/BF87/293S/X20S.1) is powered by a SuperQuartz® movement, caliber Breitling 74 with a thermocompensated quartz electronic EOL indicator. Power reserve on this timepiece relies on a battery that can last up to 6 to 8 years, when fully charged. Mounted to the watch is a black rubber Breitling Skyracer strap, secured to the wrist by a black steel PVD buckle.
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