Breitling Super Avenger Chronograph Swiss Luxury Watch Review
Breitling Super Avenger
Breitling Super Avenger is essentially a larger Avenger. The design template remains the same (though some important additions and changes endow this line with its own unique features) while the watchmaker increases the diameter by several millimeters. The company describes the size of this watch as generous; this generosity works on several levels – first, it will benefit larger wrists, and second, dial compositions receive more space to spread on, and leave an impression.
The red on the tip of seconds hand (makes an appearance in Avenger as well) spilled to the subdials: it marks some parts of the track in the northern one and inscribes “Automatic” above the southern. Red paint contributes to the sense of emergency on the one hand, but facilitates legibility on the other – it's a fair trade-off of adrenaline and enhanced read-off.
ike its smaller brother, Super Avenger comes strictly in steel, and carries a non-slip screw-locked crown and chronograph pushers. Perhaps the most surprising quality of this design is that regardless of dial color, it consistently radiates compelling force and immediacy.
Even the lightest white variations lose absolutely nothing of this inner strength due to palette brightening.
Breitling paint the Super Avenger with three main colors: white, black, and blue. Separate models can display a layout of black background and white subdials. Band selection includes steel bracelets; black, green, brown, and blue leather (or crocodile) straps; and rubber bands (Breitling's Diver Pro and Ocean Racer).
This watch resist water to the depth of 300 meters (1000 feet), which translates to a pressure of 30 bars. The unidirectional bezel (suitable for diving purposes) rotates around a cambered, both sides glareproof sapphire (a standard in most Breitling watch produces today).
Though not as tough underwater as the specialized diving Seawolf, the specs package renders it a capable professional diver timepiece.
Movement consists of a Breitling 13 caliber: 25 jewels, 42 hours of power reserve, and 28 800 vibrations per hour.
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