Breitling became the official timing of Etihad Airways. To celebrate the partnership, the brand launched a new Breitling Aviator 8 limited edition watch replica. Designed by Breitling and Etihad Airways, the watch is also the brand’s first watch with an Arabic numerals.
This partnership is the latest in an up-and-down year for Breitling’s collaboration department. 2019 got off to a very strong start with the release of the Breitling Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 43 Swissair Edition watch replica, which we had the pleasure of catching up with when we were in Basel.
Arabic-Hindu Numeral Dial
The Breitling Aviator 8 Day & Date 41 Etihad Airways Limited Edition watch replica is a real peach. With a warm color scheme and the novelty of numerals in a very attractive script, this would be a relevant entry into any Arabic-speaking enthusiast’s collection, as well as being a stand-out anomaly in any collection, regardless of linguistic leanings.
This Breitling’s Aviator 8 collection watch replica is a 41mm DLC-coated Day & Date timepiece with a special rose gold Arabic-Hindu numeral dial and matching rose gold hands. Under a double anti-reflective sapphire glass sits the inky black dial. The day of the week is displayed (in Arabic script) at 12 o’ clock and the date is displayed at the 6 o’ clock position. Arabic numerals in striking gold color match the gold plated hands that indicate time. While the day/date function may prove a problem for non-Arabic speakers, the hands still work the same (and if you get lost on the dial, just look for the number 9 to orient yourself).
Calibre 45 Movement
The all-black Breitling Aviator timepiece replica is powered by Breitling’s automatic Calibre 45 and boasts a 40-hour power reserve, the automatic wristwatch has a self-winding bidirectional rotor. It’s also waterproof up to 100 metres. The name of that department was taken from the French word for “eight,” which was how many days of power reserve the on-board cockpit clocks of the day could muster. It is somewhat ironic, therefore, that the one glaring weakness of the in-house automatic Caliber 45 that powers this COSC-certified timepiece is its power reserve — 40 hours, in this day and age, is really below par, especially when you can get twice that from a bog-standard Hamilton movement.
Limited to just 500 pieces, the new Breitling Aviator 8 Day & Date 41 Etihad Airways Edition watch replica is sure to become a treasured piece for collectors far beyond the Middle East, this author included. It is, amazingly, the price will be $4,995 when it goes on sale in Abu Dhabi this year. Any remaining pieces will be rolled out worldwide in early 2020.
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