A Breitling classic from over five decades ago returns in the form of the Top Time Limited edition Timepiece
Top Time Limited Edition
Based on an original design first launched by Breitling in the 1960s, the Top Time returns in 2020 with a new contemporary update that also features Breitling’s new blockchain-based digital passport system.
Inspired by the model of the sixties this watch has an unconventional design that makes a bold statement. At first glance the dial, known as the Zorro dial, it’s clear that this watch doesn’t take itself too seriously, it’s playful design appeals to the style-conscious while its chronograph performance that is synonymous with Breitling, will impress even the most dedicated watch collectors.
Breitling CEO Georges Kern said of the launch; “Breitling aficionados have always loved the Top Time’s dial. When it was released more than 50 years ago, it was a watch that appealed to a younger audience committed to enjoying the freedom and the spirit of the 1960s, and, amazingly, after all this time, it continues to stand out. The Top Time is an important but often-overlooked part of our heritage, and we know it’s going to resonate with men and women who love this blend of history, design, and great performance.”
The watch comes in a 41mm stainless steel case with a Breitling Caliber 23 chronograph movement with a power reserve of approximately 48 hours. The res hour and minute hands, as well as the dot markers for each hour, are coated with Super-LumiNova® to ensure legibility in all lighting conditions. The dial features central hour, minute, and chronograph second hands as well as a decimal scale and two subdials – a small second counter at the 9 o’clock position and a 30-minute counter with red accents at 3 o’clock. The modern yet retro look of this watch is finished with a brown nubuck leather strap.
What makes this watch even more special is that it will be the brand’s first watch offered with a blockchain-based digital passport, which confirms the authenticity and the ownership of the watch with a single click. Owners can access the watch’s digital passport at any time if they choose to transfer ownership this can be down through this technology. This digital passport also complements Breitling’s digital warranty program as it offers complete security for the owner that can only be provided by a blockchain system. This new technology makes it possible for customers to engage with the brand anonymously and also allows Breitling to add new online services ranging from advanced clienteling to care programs.
The Top Time Limited Edition watch is limited to 2,000 pieces and each piece is engraved with “one of 2000”.
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