Breitling became the official watch of the Italian Air Force ‘Three Arrows’ aerobatic flight performance team (Frecce Tricolori) in 1983, and in 1984 designed a mechanical chronograph series watch for it. Nearly 30 years later, the two renewed their frontiers and established a long-term cooperative relationship again. To celebrate this event, Breitling’s Chronomat 44 and its limited edition specially ordered for the ‘Three Arrows’ flying team, limited to 1,000 pieces.
The new watch features a 44mm diameter steel case with a black rubber die-cut unidirectional ratchet-shaped rotating digital bezel, a double-sided anti-reflective curved sapphire crystal, a screw-in crown and a safety chronograph button. The black dial continues the classic design of 1983. It is equipped with a 30-minute and 12-hour silver cumulative timer with red hands and a calendar display. It is even more striking against the 12 o’clock flight team logo. The logo consists of three arrows of Italian flag colors red, white and green, and the words ‘P.A.N. frecce tricolori’ are engraved underneath (P.A.N. means ‘National Aerobatic Team’, Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale). The bottom of the table is engraved with the outlines of ten performance team aircraft manufactured by Marki.
In terms of power, the watch is equipped with Breitling’s own 01 automatic winding movement, which is certified by the Swiss Official Observatory (COSC), with a high swing frequency of 28,800 times per hour and a power reserve of more than 70 hours. Water-resistant to 500 meters. Comes with Diver Pro III deep diving rubber strap with Breitling logo or Pilot steel bracelet.