Breitling - Aviator 8 Mosquito

Breitling – Aviator 8 Mosquito

The new Aviator 8 Mosquito from Breitling is a tribute to the de Havilland Mosquito, a plane developed predominantly of wood whose speed and maneuverability contributed to its accomplishment in the mid 1940s.

The furthest down the line addition to the Aviator collection includes a 43 mm stainless steel case and a dark satin-brushed ADLC-covered stainless steel bezel with a red pointer, indexes, and Arabic numerals. Compared to common DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating, the ADLC (Amorphous Diamond Like Carbon) treatment provides a considerably hazier tone while further enhancing hardness.

Its dark dial has contrasting silver subdials – a characteristic of the Aviator 8 models controlled by the Breitling ­Manufacture Caliber 01 in-house development.

The orange focal hour, minute, and focal second hands are covered with Super­- LumiNova, making the watch legible even in helpless light situations. Red and orange accents are utilized to review the roundels and markings included on the fuselage of the de Havilland Mosquito. The dial is completed with a date window somewhere in the range of 4 and 5 o’clock.

Visible through a straightforward sapphire caseback, the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01 offers a force hold of approximately 70 hours and beats at a recurrence of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations each hour). It is certified as a chronometer by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

Water resistant to 10 bar (100 meters/330 feet), the Breitling Aviator 8 Mosquito is introduced on an earthy colored vintage-cowhide lash available with either a pin clasp (ref. AB01194A1B1X1 ) or a folding clasp (ref. AB01194A1B1X2) with prices of Euro 7,100/US$ 7,710 and Euro 7,330/US$ 7,960 respectively.