Introduced in 2006, Airwolf is a multifunction electronic chronograph from Breitling’s Professional line. This wrist instrument exclusively offers the functions that are most useful for pilots: alarm, 1/100th of a second chronograph with split and add times, countdown, dual time zone with independent alarm, UTC and perpetual calendar.
Handling of these functions is designed to be logical, simple and direct. Specially designed for aviation professionals, Airwolf is indeed a model of efficiency in all respects: Ergonomics with the new curved chronograph push-pieces, Legibility with oversized hands and NVG-compatible display backlighting and the precision and reliability with the SuperQuartz™ movement, chronometer-certified by the COSC.
While the Airwolf chronograph has a highly distinctive face with its two digital displays, applied numerals and hour-markers and its bezel adorned with a windrose, the most original detail is to be found on the caseback. This turbine-shaped construction, serving as a resonance chamber for the alarm and the other audible indications, is a marvel of micro-mechanical engineering. Each of its 24 blades has been cut out with extreme precision and then hand-assembled and fusion-soldered. A double caseback system guarantees perfect water resistance to 50 meters.
In a nod towards Breitling’s aeronautical vocation, this motif evoking a jet engine is subtly echoed in the dial decoration. The famous Breitling rack-and-pinion mounted slide-rule ensures optimal read-off precision. Whether in the generous case dimensions, sophisticated dial details or the finishing of its fluted bezel, the entire design of the Airwolf reflects the perfect melding of form and function, technique and style.
Breitling Caliber 78, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC
Quartz electronic thermo-compensated SuperQuartz™ movement
LCD 12/24-hour analog and digital displays
NVG compatible backlighting
1/100th of a second chronograph
2nd timezone with independent alarm
Steel, Diameter: 43.5 mm
Water-resistant to 5 bars (50 meters, 165 feet)
Sapphire crystal, glare-proofed both sides
Bidirectional rotating pinion bezel (slide-rule)
Barenia leather, crocodile leather, rubber Diver, Pro/steel Professional bracelet