When the original 6 C70 watches were launched I wanted to collect them but never got them all. Later a few more were added to the C70 range and so I have the C70 DBR1, The C70 Monaco, The C70 IT Rosso Corsa, The C70 US Cunningham and the C70 D-Type. Clearly, I love this range and these four are arguably the best yet. For me though, the Red one is like my Rosso Corsa, The British one is like my DBR1, the French one is like my D-Type, so the obvious choice is the Belgian beauty. Guess I better start saving. Below is the press release from Christopher Ward about these gorgeous new watches. Continue reading
Christopher Ward Press Release: February 3, 2014
The C7 Italian Racing Red Chronometer – Limited Edition
There are few sights in motorsport as evocative as a Ferrari in full flight at Monza. However, even we were surprised at the level of demand for our original C7 Italian Racing Red (C7IRR) – a watch that celebrated this most perfect of automotive unions. Rather appropriately, it became the fastest-selling timepiece we had ever created and the limited edition sold out within weeks.
With the supremely accurate, thermo-compensated ETA 251.233 COSC certified chronograph movement as its engine, the new C7 IRR is one of the most accurate watches in the world. The three sub-dials are evenly positioned around the centre of the dial while the round calendar window is neatly angled at the ‘4’ position. Add the finely-tuned precision of the case, the dashing looks of the “Toro Bravo” Italian leather of the strap with our signature Bader deployment, there is every reason to believe that this new version will also become an object of desire for Tifosi everywhere – but they’ll need to be quick off the grid, this is a limited edition of just 500.
Calibre: ETA 251.233 COSC
Case: 316L stainless steel
Water Resistance: 10 atm / 100 metres
Strap: 22mm Leather
Dial Colour: Italian Racing Red
Worldwide limited edition of only 500 piece
Swiss made 27 jewel, multi-functional thermo-compensated Swiss quartz chronometer
1/10ths second split-timing
42mm hand-polished 316L stainless steel case with deep-etched back-plate engraving
Tachymeter bezel I Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
SuperLuminova™ indexes and hands
Luxurious ’Toro Bravo’ leather strap with Bader deployment I Unique serial number engraving I Deluxe presentation case and owner’s handbook including COSC certification
Alternative strap information:
316L stainless steel bracelet with Bader deployment
High-density rubber strap with logo buckle
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Courtesy of Breitling: Breitling celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Patrouille Suisse by dedicating to this exceptional team an exclusive version of the Chronomat, complete with personalized dial and engraved caseback. Issued in a 1,000-piece limited edition, this authentic aviation chronograph once again reflects the special ties between the Swiss brand and the world’s elite pilots.
In 2014, Switzerland and the aviation world are celebrating a double milestone: the 100th anniversary of the Swiss Air Force and the 50th anniversary of the Patrouille Suisse.
1964 saw the official creation of an aerobatics team composed of professional air force pilots. Initially comprising four and later five British Hawker Hunter Mk 58 jet fighters, the Patrouille Suisse switched to six planes in 1978 and began giving its first demonstrations beyond national borders. Since 1995, it has established itself as one of the rare aerobatics teams on supersonic jets by flying six American F-5E Tiger II fighter aircraft recognizable by their red and white livery. An outstanding ambassador of Swiss precision and excellence, the Patrouille Suisse regularly performs at shows around Europe, providing stunning displays that delight spectators and have already earned it numerous distinctions.
An authentic aviation chronograph
As a privileged partner of aviation, Breitling enjoys a longstanding relationship with the Patrouille Suisse that has already led to the creation of several personalized models. The brand now joins the team’s 50th anniversary celebrations by launching a limited edition of its stellar Chronomat model in its dual-time version. An authentic wrist instrument for pilots, this mechanical chronograph featuring a sturdy satin-brushed steel case is distinguished by a black dial bearing the flight team logo at 9 o’clock, framed by a rotating bezel with inlaid rubber numerals. The second hour hand, tipped by the outline of a red F-5E Tiger II, serves to display the second timezone in 24-hour mode in a very simple manner via an extremely practical crown-adjustment system. The 24-hour scale on the bezel also enables a third timezone reading. The engraved caseback bears the official 50th anniversary logo, topped by the limited-edition number. Water-resistant to 200 meters (660 ft), the Chronomat 44 GMT “Patrouille Suisse 50th Anniversary” houses Manufacture Breitling Caliber B04, a selfwinding chronograph movement entirely developed and produced by Breitling and chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), the highest benchmark in terms of precision and reliability and the only one based on an international norm. Sturdiness and high performance expressed in a technical and masculine style: a fine tribute to 50 years of airborne feats.
For the past 25 years, Chopard has faithfully partnered the Mille Miglia race. The entirely redesigned watch celebrating the 2013 edition of “la corsa più belle del mondo” is a nod to the design of historical racing cars. Ergonomic, functional and sophisticated, the Mille Miglia 2013 is a limited edition that has racing in its genes and in its gear trains.