Breitling has announced a unique timepiece to celebrate the 100th anniversary of naval aviation – the Naval Centennial Limited Edition Breitling Airwolf. The first piece in this series will make a special journey with naval aviators. Learn more and find wallpaper and pricing inside.
This commemorative edition features functions utilized by pilots: 1/100th of a second chronograph with split times, alarm, countdown, 2nd timezone with independent alarm, UTC and perpetual calendar. The NVG-compatible display backlighting system enables night-time read-off and a turbine-shaped caseback serves as a resonance chamber for the alarm.
500 pieces will be produced, with 50 given to the 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation Foundation, of which Breitling is a Silver National Sponsor. For each additional watch sold, $100 will be donated back to the Foundation.
The first piece produced will make a special journey around the globe with naval aviators throughout 2011, and will arrive back in time for the closing event in Washington, D.C. on December 3, 2011. The timepiece’s travels will be documented and a log of the journey will be presented along with the watch at December’s ceremony.
This Breitling airwolf raven replica is just part of Breitling’s year-long salute to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation, which will include events and celebrations that tie in with the watchmaker’s long-time aviation partnerships. The 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation Foundation is a non-profit that aims to honor and raise awareness for naval aviation; Breitling was selected to be one of a small group of sponsors for the organization’s celebrations.