When it comes to Breitling watches, the evergreen Navitimer or the uber-cool Emergency are probably some of the pieces that will come to mind. However, the lesser-known diving watches from the Avenger collection can be equally compelling as well. Presenting to you the latest addition to the collection – the Avenger II Seawolf Blacksteel.
The Avenger II Seawolf is one of the flagships of the Breitling collection. The watch, notably, combines both styling and performance in typical Breitling style. Featuring an aggressive facade and a staggering depth rating of 3,000m (or 10,000ft), the Avenger II Seawolf is a timepiece that performs as well as it looks.
This year, Breitling had decided to give the Avenger II Seawolf a bit more character by tweaking its aesthetics. Following the recent launch of the Avenger Hurricane, the Grenchen-based watchmaker had chosen to go with the black theme once again. The 45mm satin-brushed steel timepiece now features an ultra-resistant carbon based black coating, which contrasts nicely with the bright cobra yellow dial.
The watch, despite the changes to its aesthetics, still retains its functionality. This includes the presence of a decompression valve to balance the pressure of the watch in tandem with its surroundings, as well as four rider tabs on the engraved bezel to ensure that users can operate the bezel while wearing thick gloves. In addition, the non-slip grip for the double-gasket screw-locked crown also adds a thoughtful touch as well.
This particular timepiece, similar to the normal variant, is powered by Calibre 17. The self-winding movement is a high-grade ETA ébauche that has been tuned and assembled by Breitling, and it is chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute). It also features a date display, as well as a decent power reserve of at least 40 hours.
Additionally, the watch can be fitted with several strap options. The usual black rubber strap remains, and the Avenger II Seawolf Blacksteel is also available with an ultra-sturdy high-tech fabric Military-type strap, or a version combining a Military exterior with a rubber core. Either way, we think that it will perfectly accentuate the masculine nature of this timepiece.
Finally, the watch is priced at SGD6520 (for the rubber strap variant, or SGD6590 for the military strap option), and it will be limited to only 1,000 pieces. For more information, please check out Breitling’s website here.
Breitling Avenger II Seawolf Blacksteel
- Breitling Caliber 17, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC
- High-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour)
- 25 jewels
- Black steel (1,000-piece limited series).
- Water-resistant to 3,000 m (10,000 ft)
- Screw-locked crown
- Unidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel
- Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides
- Diameter: 45 mm
- Cobra yellow
- Rubber Ocean Racer or Diver Pro, Military or Rubber Military.