To celebrate the 100th anniversary of naval aviation, renowned Swiss watchmaker Breitling has announced a special watch, the Naval Centennial Limited Edition Airwolf. The Limited Edition Airwolf was officially unveiled in January 2011 at the grand opening of Breitling’s flagship boutique in Manhattan.
This commemorative edition timepiece 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.
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.
The anniversary Airwolf for Naval Aviation timepiece, with a special “100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation” seal on the dial, will be limited to 500 pieces, 50 of which will be 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. You can acquire the watch at Breitling’s Manhattan boutique and other dealers now or very soon for $4,500. [Weblog Surf]