Breitling will be crafting 500 limited edition timepieces as a part of its collaboration with Etihad Airways.
Known for its deep connection with the world of aviation, the historic watchmakers have further solidified its relationship by teaming up with Etihad Airways on a new project for the Autumn of 2019.
Since the introduction of its Navitimer model in 1952, Breitling has been intricately linked to a fascinated by all things planes and pilots.
And now some 67 years on, the Swiss watchmaker has solidified the relationship by partnering with, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. With an equal passion for aviation, quality and precision, Etihad offers a perfect platform for Breitling, who will serve as the Official Timekeeper.
To celebrate the union, the 1884-established company has introduced the Aviator 8 Etihad Limited Edition in black steel. The model, which has been co-designed with Etihad Airways is limited to 500 pieces and complete with numbers in the Arabic language.
The features include prominently displayed days and dates, a bidirectional rotor winding with over 38 hours of power reserve and is powered by the Breitling Calibre 45.
Arabic numbers is a striking gold shade with matching hand shine through double anti-reflective sapphire glass and the 41 mm DLC-coated stainless steel case has a solid screwed back and is presented on a black leather strap.
The Aviator 8 Etihad Limited Edition is a COSC-certified chronometer and produced in a series limited to 500 pieces. The model will be exclusively available in Etihad’s home of Abu Dhabi before being released in the wider market and across the globe.
Speaking at the launch event, Breitling’s CMO Tim Sayler said: “Etihad Airways and Breitling are united by a passion for aviation, as well as by their steadfast commitment to quality and precision,” said Breitling’s CMO Tim Sayler while speaking at the launch event.
Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, added: “As one of the world’s most innovative and punctual airlines, we are proud to mark the launch of this great partnership between two leading brands who are world-renowned for style, quality and precision.
“To mark our collaboration with Breitling as Etihad’s Official Timekeeper, we have introduced the Aviator 8 Etihad Limited Edition, reflecting our Arabian heritage, age-old traditions and focus on the future. We are confident it will be popular among customers and watch collectors.”
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