Breitling Chronomat Airborne 41: A Tribute to a Legendary Pilot Watch

Breitling is a watch brand that I think is quite picky for players in Vietnam but if you play Breitling then you will definitely get addicted.


Breitling Chronomat Airborne 41 is a 30th anniversary edition of Breitling’s best-selling product line: Chronomat. It is named Airborne to distinguish it from the regular Chronomat line, this is a commemorative edition of the first watch Ernst Schneider launched after buying Breitling from Willy Breitling in 1979. At that time, the Italian aerobatic team “Frecce Tricolori” was looking for a watch for its members, Schneider did not miss this opportunity and won this bid. The design of the Chronomat satisfied the Italian pilots. By 1984, Breitling had mass-produced and brought this product line to a wider audience.
But Schneider was not the first person to use the name Chronomat, this name first appeared in 1947 on the predecessor model of the Navitimer line later. Perhaps using the name Chronomat was a way for Schneider to honor the history and origin of the brand.

On hand

The Airborne 41 has a cream-white dial, slightly yellowish warm, polished and lumed hour markers in very vintage yellow color. It seems this is the last Breitling model to use the B-winged logo, especially the chronograph hand is painted red and also has a logo at the tail.
With a case size of 41mm, thickness of 15.4mm; lug to lug length of 50mm, but curved lugs and very fit wrist so Airborne 41 feels neat on hand, thanks to smart design Airborne 41 looks thinner than 15mm number when worn.

The steel bezel of Airborne 41 is brushed, with distinctive rider tabs and minute markers with black rubber inserts creating high contrast, water resistance of 300m allows you to comfortably participate in swimming and diving activities.
Inside Chronomat 41 is in-house movement B01 with 47 jewels, 70 hours power reserve, 28800bph frequency, using column wheel and meeting COSC Chronometer standards. This is movement that Breitling exchanged with MT5621 movement (renamed B20) of Tudor, modified and used for Blackbay Chronograph with name: MT5813.

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In summary, Airborne 41 is an easy-to-wear watch, especially Panda version will easily match with many types of straps to help you change style to suit different situations and styles in different circumstances.

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