Breitling Classic AVI Chronograph 42 Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair


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Embark on a journey through aviation history with Breitling's Classic AVI collection, a tribute to the pioneering spirit of early aircraft. Rooted in the legacy of Breitling's Huit Aviation department, renowned for precision cockpit clocks in the 1930s, the Classic AVI draws inspiration from the iconic Ref. 765 AVI pilot's watch introduced two decades later. Honoring the legendary Vought F4U Corsair, a WWII naval aircraft celebrated for its exceptional speed and climb rate, this timepiece encapsulates the aircraft's "bent-wing" design and signature blue livery.

Crafted as a true pilot's watch, the Classic AVI Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair features large, legible Arabic numerals on the dial and knurled bezel for optimal grip, even in gloved hands. The 42mm case exudes durability, complemented by top-stitched calfskin straps reminiscent of classic flight gear. For an elegant alternative, a stainless-steel bracelet is also available. Pilots and travelers alike will appreciate the watch's legibility, wearability, and understated style. Powering the Classic AVI is the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 23 movement, ensuring precision with approximately 48 hours of power reserve. Immerse yourself in the rich history of aviation with the Classic AVI collection.

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Breitling Classic AVI Chronograph 42 Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair

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100M / 10 ATM water resistance

Water resistance indicates a watch's ability to withstand moisture and water. Ratings are measured in metres (M) or atmospheres (ATM). For instance, 30M (3 ATM) is suitable for light splashes, while 100M (10 ATM) and above are ideal for swimming and diving. Regular maintenance helps retain water resistance over time.

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Breitling 23 Automatic movement

Watch movements are the mechanisms that power timekeeping, coming in automatic, manual, and quartz types. Automatic movements self-wind using wrist motion, manual movements require hand-winding, and quartz movements are battery-powered for precise timekeeping. Each type offers unique benefits, catering to different preferences and lifestyles.

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42mm case size

Case size, measured in millimetres (mm), impacts the watch's look and fit. Men's watches typically range from 38mm to 46mm, and women's from 26mm to 36mm. Larger cases make a bold statement, while smaller cases offer a classic look. Choosing the right size ensures comfort and style.

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48 hours power reserve

Power reserve is the duration a watch runs on a full wind or charge. Mechanical watches usually offer 40 to 80 hours, with some extending to several days. Quartz watches, powered by batteries, last several years. Knowing the power reserve helps maintain accurate timekeeping.


Breitling Warranty

Breitling offers a 2-year warranty for watches with non-Manufacture Breitling Movements and a 5-year warranty for those with Manufacture Breitling Movements. The extended warranty requires complimentary water resistance tests every two years, conducted by an authorized Breitling service center, beginning from the purchase date.

IJL x Breitling

At IJL (Independent Jewellers) we take pride in our partnership with Breitling, a collaboration that has thrived over time. As authorized retailers of this prestigious Swiss watch brand, we bring you a curated selection of Breitling's finest timepieces. Our relationship with Breitling reflects our commitment to providing our customers with the epitome of luxury, precision, and style. By offering Breitling watches, we extend to you not just a product, but a legacy of craftsmanship and innovation that has stood the test of time. Explore our collection and indulge in the world of Swiss horology, knowing you're choosing from a retailer deeply connected with the heritage and excellence that Breitling represents.

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