Breitling has launched Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Mosquito Night Fighter. As the name suggests, it pays tribute to the de Havilland Mosquito. This legendary combat aircraft made of wood was introduced during the World War II. Nicknamed “Wooden Wonder”, it outperformed its metal contemporaries to become one of the fastest planes built between 1940 and 1950.
There were many executions of the Mosquito, including a light bomber, a transport, and a photographic reconnaissance plane. The Breitling Super AVI Mosquito Night Fighter takes inspiration from the Night Fighter 2, an all-black two-seater aircraft meant to slip stealthily through the night sky.
This automatic watch evokes the plane’s dark livery with a black ceramic case, black military leather strap, and black dial with anthracite subdials. The overall monochrome appearance contrasts strikingly with the titanium pushers, crown, and buckle.
This distinct timepiece belongs to the new Breitling Super AVI series, introduced in 2021 as a tribute to the original 1953 “Co-Pilot” Ref. 765 AVI aviator’s watch and legendary combat aircrafts.
As with all Super AVI, the distinctive design includes large, highly legible Arabic numerals and a sturdy case measuring 46 mm. Its knurled bezel and fluted crown provide optimal grip, even while wearing gloves. Pilots and other travelers will appreciate its ability to track a second time zone using the 24-hour scale on the inner bezel and the grey-tipped GMT hand.
The engine of the Breitling Super AVI Chronograph GMT 46 Mosquito Night Fighter watch is the COSC-certified Manufacture Caliber B04 movement, which provides approximately 70 hours of power. The movement is visible through the open titanium caseback, etched with the Night Fighter’s outline.
Model: Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Mosquito Night Fighter
Breitling Manufacture Caliber B04
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 8.33 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical, unilateral with ball bearing
Power reserve: approx. 70 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers
Display: hour, minute, second, date window, second time zone
Material: black ceramic
Diameter: 46 millimeters
Thickness: 15.9 millimeters
Height (upper lug tip 51.5 millimeters to lower lug tip):
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
Caseback: screwed titanium, sapphire crystal
Crown: screwed in, two gaskets, titanium
Bezel: Satin-brushed black ceramic, bidirectional ratcheted, with white pointer and white numerals
Black with anthracite contrasting chronograph counters
Blue-emitting Super-LumiNova® luminescent numerals, indexes, and hands
Black military calfskin leather strap with titanium folding clasp (24/20 mm)