3 reasons why the Breitling Chronoliner 04 is a smooth-flying aviation watch

3 reasons why the Breitling Chronoliner 04 is a smooth-flying aviation watch

Blue skies ahead

Text: Angelyn Kwek

Breitling drops a boutique edition of its Chronoliner timepiece and it’s one the aviation enthusiasts will be clamouring over

Winging it is unheard of in haute horlogerie where everything is detailed down to the nth degree, and this philosophy has never rang truer in Breitling's new boutique edition Chronoliner 04. Established as the watch strapped on practically every pilot — what with an automatic chronograph, three timezone displays and a 24-hour scale with an easy read-off — this Breitling piece clocked in as the perfect instrument for measuring flight times during long-haul travels. Now issued in an exclusive series, here are three reasons why the new and improved Chronoliner is the watch to keep you flying high:

1. Ultra-convenient complications
The COSC-certified watch (definitive proof that it's unerringly accurate and precise down to the smallest milliseconds) packs a secondary timezone in 24-hour mode, a third timezone on its bi-directional rotating bezel, a quarter-second chronograph indicator, plus a 30-minute and 12-hour gauge. It's everything you need convened upon one watch face.

Breitling Chronoliner 04 Boutique Edition

2. Revolutionary user-friendliness
Running on a self-winding manufacture Breitling Caliber 04 and backed by a 70-hour power reserve, the Chronoliner 04 is the epitome of streamlined form and function. Its dual timezone system requires but a pull of the crown and a turn in either direction to adjust the main hour hand to local time. All of this is done without disrupting the minute hand's precision. Another red-tipped pointer tracks the home time in 24-hour mode, easily differentiating between day and night.

3. Stylishly updated livery
It's not called 'boutique edition' for nothing. Gleaming steel case, a rich blue ceramic bezel matched with its dial and silvered sub-dials — a visual triple threat if there ever was one. A rubber strap embossed with a pattern reminiscent of the steel mesh bracelets from '50s and '60s-era Breitling timepieces completes the look, giving the Chronoliner 04 that rugged edge to its classism. Who says handsome and high performing can't be mutually exclusive?

Breitling Chronoliner 04 Boutique Edition

The Chronoliner 04 Boutique Edition is available at Breitling stores, limited to 100 pieces.

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