Sexy and completely a luxury timepiece having a sporty personality, the Breitling Emergency II is true exceptionally cool. No one can deny that. I really don’t think that I will see as numerous on regular people’s wrists because I did the original Emergency, but with its more practical character and capacity to become more useful as a PLB, I hope that the proper people, traveling into the right places have access to a watch like this.The additional Breitling Emergency II model I reviewed was that the ref. REF. V76325A5 The starting price for your Breitling Emergency II is $15,685 USD, which extends around $16,475 USD about the matching bracelet. The Emergency II collection now tops out at $19,800 USD for the model in black titanium with all the green mother-of-pearl dial.Breitling for a brand is perhaps best known for their big, manly chronographs in aviation and diving fashions, and no watch exemplifies manliness quite like the Super Avenger. Limited editions of this Super Avenger have been made previously, like the military 24-hour variant we covered here. Nonetheless, this is actually the first time this watch has received the boutique variant treatment and the accession of this brand’s first in-house manufacture chronograph caliber, the Breitling 01. The result is that the aptly named Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition.
This year at Baselworld 2016, Breitling upped their game with the introduction of three new all black timepieces. One of them, the new Breitling Avenger Hurricane that not only stands out from the crowd because of its 50 mm diameter case, but also because of the unique sheen on its polymer composite case construction that is ultra-sturdy and ultra-light made in a futuristic material named Breitlight. The new Breitling Avenger Hurricane chronograph pushes all existing boundaries in terms of instruments for professionals. With a sturdy construction equipped with lateral protective reinforcements and an all-black look enhanced by yellow accents and aviation-inspired stencil-type numerals, this watch doesn’t fly under the radar as one would expect because of its all black appearance.
Extreme performance, through the innovative use of Breitlight in its case, a world-first
achievement on a watch case. This material exclusive to Breitling is 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel; however, significantly harder. This exclusive high-tech material boasts a number of qualities: exceptional resistance to scratches, traction and corrosion, anti-magnetic, thermal stability, anti-allergic properties – as well as a touch that is warmer than metal and a slightly mottled effect accentuating the originality of the design.
The new Breitling Avenger Hurricane features extreme functionality, ensured by a highly legible Black Volcano dial enhanced with luminescent hands and numerals, a thick sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides and pushers and crown fitted with a non-slip knurled grip ensuring optimal handling even with gloves. The dial has just the right amount of white and yellow to make it stand out.
Extreme comfort, procured by an exclusive strap combining yellow rubber core and sides with a high-resistance black Military textile fiber exterior. The strap is fitted with a matching black DLC treated titanium deployant buckle.
Water-resistant to 100 m/330 ft and featuring a rotating bezel with rider tabs serving to memorize times, this new Breitling instrument for professionals asserts itself as a compendium of boldness, innovation and performance designed to share every challenge —on land, at sea and in the air. It’s not called Hurricane for nothing.
The beating heart inside the new Breitling Avenger Hurricane is the manufacture automatic Breitling calibre B12 with 47 jewels and a power reserve of 70 hours. The movement is protected by a solid case back also in Breitlight. The new Breitling Avenger Hurricane also comes with extreme reliability thanks to the chronometer-certification of its calibre by the COSC —Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute.
On the wrist, the watch wears really nice regardless of its XXL case size measuring 50 mm. Thanks to the lightness of the Breitlight case, the watch seems to wear more like a 47-48 mm piece on a 7.25″ wrist. The wrist presence is definitely very sporty, rugged and ultra military. This is a watch that you can definitely see someone like Dan Bilzerian wearing on one of his crazy adventures. In summary, one of the best looking all black watches this year at Baselworld 2016.
Sticker Price $8,390 USD. For more info on Breitling click here.