While the new collection maintains the aero-inspired and sturdy profile of the Vengeance, the update brings the Vengeance in line with the other updates we’ve seen in the Breitling catalogue.
The Vengeance is lighter than many of the other years in the Breitling collection and is a modern mashup of everything that makes Breitling Breitling. The adjectives actually write themselves: large, bold, sturdy, inspirational tools.
The adjustments to the case, dial and silhouette of the repeater make it more streamlined and modern. Gone are the big wings of the Breitling logo and the Arabic numerals, replaced by the simple moulded “B” and Baton markings. The GMT and Chronograph stainless steel cases measure 44mm, while the three-handed automatic measures 42mm. All of this is a reduction compared to the previous collection. In addition, the case offers more detailing and finishing, with bevelled corners and polished detailing on the rotating bezel labels.
The Avenger Collection has aviation inspiration everywhere, and the chronograph remains the most important model in the line. The updated Avenger B01 Chronograph 44 measures 44mm x 15.2mm (53mm lugs to bar) and uses the manufacturer’s calibre B01, a COSC-certified, column wheel, vertical clutch movement with a 70-hour power reserve. The manufacture movement represents a technological leap forward for Avenger chronographs. It’s still a big watch that’s not for everyone, but that’s what we’ve come to expect, even asking for English. In other corners of the catalogue the dimensions of the product have been reduced so that the true purpose of the Avenger remains the original purpose. The Avenger Chronograph 44 comes with a steel bracelet or military leather strap and four dial colours: blue, green, black or sand.
In addition to the stainless steel chronograph,Replica Breitling has introduced a “Night Duty” version with the same specifications, but with a black ceramic bezel and a case with a black or yellow dial (the crown and pushers are titanium!). The Avenger GMT 44 is the same size as the Avenger GMT 44.
The Avenger GMT 44 measures 44mm x 12mm (53 lugs to lugs) and has an independently adjustable 24-hour hand due to the ETA base Breitling Caliber 32, COSC-certified, and has a 42-hour power reserve (“Caller GMT”). In the words of Stacey, it is a 24-hour hand, not an hour hand, which is adjustable). The Avenger GMT has a bi-directional rotating bezel with a quick-relief “rider” option card in the base direction, which is a centennial-style signature.