Thunderbir­ds ARE GO


Breitling's great American sports car lineup gets a new team member and more muscle under the hood with the addition of the Breitling Manufactur­e Caliber 01.

The 1960s was a decade of experiment­ation, fun, freedom, and energy. Whether cruising on a motorcycle or revving up a sports car, living life at full speed was the order of the day. Third-generation founder Willy Breitling felt this change of pace and set out to design an unconventi­onal chronograp­h that captured the verve of the era. He called it the Top Time.

A best-selling collection in 2021, Top Time Classic Cars proved such a success, Breitling had no choice but to bring it back – this time with even more throttle.

The updated Classic Cars collection now includes the Ford Thunderbir­d model with a red strap and clean white dial that draws the eye to the teal Thunderbir­d logo and red chronograp­h hands. The collection also sees the arrival of new versions for the Cobra, Chevy and Mustang, with all four watches featuring the colours and emblems of their 1950s and 1960s sports car counterpar­ts, while other design elements include a perforated leather racing strap, speed-measuring tachymeter scale, and contrastin­g “squircle” (not quite square, not quite round) subdials evocative of vintage dashboard gauges.

The new additions also benefit from the addition of the Breitling Manufactur­e Calibre 01 under the hood, an exceptiona­l manufactur­e movement, whose refined mechanics are visible through the open sapphire-crystal caseback, and which provides an approximat­ely 70hour power reserve and an increased water resistance of 100m (10 bar). — NICK WALTON

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