The hi-tech looking Colt Racer from Breitling makes its debut at Baselworld. Fulfilling all the functions of a tool watch, comfortable, durable, legible, and reliable, this high-performance timepiece with a military background – it’s reminiscent of the MXS-R “Skyracer”, the high-performance plane on the Breitling Racing Team flown by aerobatics rising star Mika Brageot in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship – retains all the qualities of an authentic instrument for professionals and hopes to gain new fans with a more affordable price tag.

It’s a sturdy-looking watch, with its blacked-out 45mm case made from a material Breitling calls Breitlight, which is 3.3 times harder than titanium, yet 5.8 times lighter than steel. It’s also incredibly resistant to scratches, corrosion, magnetic fields, and is also anti-allergenic.

The watch is driven by a thermo-compensated SuperQuartz movement, 10 times more accurate than standard quartz and chronometer-certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute. White luminescent hands and indications standing out against the black background together with red accents reminiscent of instrument panels and a sapphire crystal glare proofed on both sides make this watch easy to read.

It also features a rotating rider tab bezel, 24-hour military scale, eight-year battery life, 100m water resistance and a reinforced construction that protects the watch against damaging shocks.


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