Breitling release new Avenger Hurricain 12 HR 01/02/2017

Not everyone’s cup of tea but I do like a bit of Breitling action so was excited when the email announcing this new release landed in my inbox.

Presentation from Breitling:

The superlative-charged Breitling Avenger Hurricane selfwinding chronograph flaunts a standout 50 mm diameter, an ultra-sturdy and ultra-light case in Breitlight® (a world premiere), as well as a technical look enhanced by aviation-inspired stencil-type numerals. It is equipped with a Manufacture Breitling Caliber B12 powering a military-type 24-hour display, or a Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 driving a 12-hour display. The exclusive strap combines rubber and high-resistance Military textile fiber. A compendium of boldness, innovation and performance, designed to share every challenge.

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New Breitling Avenger Hurricane

Caliber: Breitling B12 (Manufacture) / Breitling 01 (Manufacture)

Movement: Self winding mechanical Power reserve: Min 70 hours

Chronograph:1/4th second, 30 minutes, 12 hours

Vibration: 28,800 v.p.h

Jewel: 47 jewels

Calendar: Dial aperture

Case: Breitlight®

Back: With screws

Water resistance: 100m (330ft)

Bezel: Unidirectional, ratcheted

Crystal: Cambered sapphire, glareproofed both sides.

Diameter: 50mm

Strap: Diver pro, military or military rubber

Interhorn width: 24/20mm

Thickness: 16.97mm

Weight (without strap): 68.92g

Here’s what the 3 versions look like:

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Avenger Hurricane 12hr
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Avenger Hurricane 12hr with yellow dial
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Avenger Hurricane 24hr

Im a big fan of these military style  Breitlings, the rider tabs on the bezel and the typeface on the bezel and dial really do it for me! At 50mm though this one is a bit of a beast and probably too large for me, or most people as a matter of fact, to pull off. I have an Aerospace which at 43mm is just about right but the Avenger Hurricane I’m afraid might be a bit too much. Watch this space though as I’m hoping to do a hands on with this model very soon and I’ll report back with a small review and some real life photos.