Breitling Super Avenger Military

Breitling Super Avenger Military Limited Edition

by Olivier Müller

Despite any trend, Breitling seems to follow its own way. So-called specialists think that oversized pieces are just over now ? Breitling keeps on creating 48 mm watches. The full-black PVD treatment is done ? Breitling covers in black all its collections. Yes, that’s a fact, Breitling is an independent brand, in its manufacturing process, in its communication, as well as in its products.

Breitling Super Avenger Military – Breitling follows its Black way

To remain one of the top chronograph best sellers, Breitling has turned into black most of its pieces. The legendary Navitimer went Blacksteel in August, following the path opened by the Super Avenger a couple of years before. More recently, in 2012, the Avenger Seawolf also went Blacksteel, as well as Breit’s best seller, the Chronomat. In between, the Aerospace collection was enriched by a new reference, called EVO, with a dark grey titanium case. Not to mention the Seawolf !

So, in the end, what’s next in the Blacksteel collection ? Are there any models left that didn’t have their Blacksteel finishing so far ? The new one is a mix of all these ! The new piece is called Super Avenger Military. From the Navitimer Cosmonaute, it takes the 24 hours dial. From the Super Avenger, it takes the case and index font. And this new model comes up with its two proper characteristics : a new type of strap and a flyback chronograph. Tired of so many Blacksteel versions ? Some may be. However, it still looks impressive !

Breitling Super Avenger Military – Still extreme

A concentrated blend of power, precision and functionality, the new Super Avenger Military chronograph by Breitling certainly lives up to its name. Its rugged steel case, water-resistant to 300 meters (1,000 ft), features a carbon-based black coating. The result is a non-reflective stealth look clearly geared up for the most extreme sports, for instance. The equally black dial provides a 24-hour “military time” display to avoid any potential confusion. It’s also an intersting time display that cannot be found so often in the watch industry. Some will say it’s useless. It is. But as a moonphase or a 1/1000th chronograph is as well.

Breitling Super Avenger Military Limited Edition

Breitling Super Avenger Military Limited Edition

The piece comes up with a new strap. The previous edition, the Super Avenger, was equipped with a rubber strap. Its main advantage is that it can deal with pretty much any environment, from deep sea to high fly. However, rubber is not that comfortable. Now, the offroader strap is made of a durable and comfortable synthetic fabric such as those adopted for their operations by the elite armed forces. It’s very resistant and should be more comfortable. It’s the first time that Breitling proposes such a type of strap.

Breitling Super Avenger Military – Readable Contrast

Issued in a 500-piece limited edition, the Breitling Super Avenger Military is also distinguished by its screwed-in pushpiece guards, its large screw-locked crown with non-slip grip guaranteeing maximum functionality, its thick glareproofed sapphire crystal, as well as the oversized hands, hour-markers and numerals ensuring good readability. This is an important thing for such a watch, with so many indications to display. The fact that 24 hours markers have to find their place on the dial could have make it clearly unreadable. However, the bright light white of the index gives a perfect contrast with the black dial, so that the whole time and date display remain visible. For the record, index are not luminescent. Only dots are.

Breitling Super Avenger Military Limited Edition - Dial

Breitling Super Avenger Military Limited Edition – Dial

A true instrument for professionals, it is equipped with a selfwinding movement chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) – the highest official benchmark in terms of precision and reliability, as well as the only one based on an international norm. Breitling certifies 100% of its production by the COSC.

More resources about the Breitling Super Avenger Military on ABTW and Breitling Website.

    Author Bio

    Articles by Olivier Müller


    Olivier Müller is a professional journalist specialising in horology. He divides his time between Geneva and Paris, covering horology-related topics for a dozen or so magazines and specialist websites in Europe. He is also a regular speaker at various events. In 2008, Olivier Müller set up Delos Communications to manage the writing side of his business, spanning five European countries. Delos Communications also provides consultancy services for horological communication, helping brands as they define and implement their strategy in terms of positioning, messages and audience. In addition to the world’s two largest watchmaking groups, Delos Communications’ clients include a broad range of emerging independent brands, as well as public-sector bodies keen to promote their local watchmaking heritage. Five people work for the agency, including a journalist, a photographer, a community manager and a translator, all with expertise in the world of watchmaking.