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I'm sure everyone else got this email this morning, but just in case you didn't, here it is. I like it but I'd like to see it on a bracelet as well.

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The Spirit of Naval Aviation
With its 45 mm titanium case, its gray ‘stealth’ look, its ‘Military rubber’ strap and its high-performance mechanical movement, the new Avenger Bandit more forcefully than ever embodies daring feats and extreme missions.

The deck of an aircraft carrier. The constant, perfectly regulated choreography of planes taking off and landing. The alternating rhythm of catapults and arresting cables, amid clouds of steam. Extreme concentration at a challenging time. Within the Breitling world, the Avenger reflects all the power of these “ocean fortresses” and their high-tech universe entirely dedicated to performance. The new Avenger Bandit confirms this exceptional vocation. The light, ultra-sturdy titanium case, a favorite metal in the field of aviation, displays a generous 45 mm diameter enhanced by protective lateral reinforcements; its satin-brushed finishes eliminate any undesirable glinting in the heat of action. The dial is distinguished by its gray color with tone-on-tone counters accentuated by a finely snailed raised motif; it features vigorous aviation-inspired stencil-type numerals, with a luminescent coating ensuring excellent visibility further enhanced by the thick sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides. The bezel, also adorned with engraved stencil-type numerals, stands out with its four rider tabs (a classic Breitling signature feature) serving to memorize times. The non-slip grip of the screw-locked crown and the chronograph pushpieces ensures optimal handling, even with gloves. The titanium caseback is adorned with a conversion scale for the main units. An authentic instrument for professionals, the Avenger Bandit is equipped with a brand-new strap secured by a titanium folding clasp and combining a sophisticated rubber tread on the wrist side with an anthracite high-tech Military textile fiber exterior. The result is impeccable resistance teamed with maximum comfort and flexibility. Water-resistant to 300 m/1,000 ft, this gem of power and technicality houses a selfwinding chronograph movement: Breitling Caliber 13, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), a token of superior reliability and precision. Avenger Bandit: the entire spirit of naval aviation on the wrist.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:22 am 
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Agreed on a bracelet need. Adding a weekday feature would be a nice touch. Blue dial should follow too. Nice watch. Larger than the steel version.

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I will keep my Chrono Avenger. Bought it new in 2007, and just came back from a full service and running perfectly.

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still employing the Shah of Blah to write their PR blurb, I see.


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Well there's no denying it is in keeping with recent designs - we could start a Breitling spot the difference competition. Marketing spiel is comical, almost as comical as the fact it was approved.


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I like the look, size just too large for me. A 43mm Avenger Chrono in titanium with a thinner case would be ideal.

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Nice enough watch, but again...too big for my taste.


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I'm confused -- will this watch work if you're not on an aircraft carrier? :shock:

Actually, as Avengers go, I like it. The slightly larger case size might help to even out the proportions a bit, and the brushed Ti case looks great (wish I had that case on my Avenger II Seawolf). Really like the blue/gray color of the dial, as well.

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Roffensian wrote:
Well there's no denying it is in keeping with recent designs - we could start a Breitling spot the difference competition. Marketing spiel is comical, almost as comical as the fact it was approved.

I quite like the look of it, but I totally agree with Roff on this one on all counts. Plus it'll no doubt be Grade 2 ti yet again, so offering absolutely nothing new.

What I'd like to see is an Avenger-cased B01. It's about time the in-house movements started to filter down to the more sporty models I feel.

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The TI Breitling scares me a bit because of the issues of past models crown stems stripping. On my TI Seawolf, I was always concerned about this. Also, the size of these watches as well as their in house movement issues have caused me to look at other brands. All of that said, it's a good locking watch.


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Does this have a blue hue or am I color blind? Does not look grey to me


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This would be sick on a titanium Pro 3, but it's tough on the military as well. I really like the new military rubber, it's extremely comfortable for being so think, and wears very nice. This is basically a new Chrono Avenger.


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Great Looking Watch. I would definitely consider buying one to add to my collection.

I agree on the B01 movement should start filtering into the sporty models.


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I never cared for anything besides a bracelet and have yet to experience a Titanium watch yet, but the watch "Head" looks good, im just not much of a fan of the subdued look


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I will keep my Chrono Avenger. Bought it new in 2007, and just came back from a full service and running perfectly.

Awesome Watch! The quintessential Tool Watch. Will be sending mine in for service this week.

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