News October 2006

Breitling adds a new multifunction electronic chronograph named Airwolf to its Professional line. Aconcentrated blend of performances and efficiency, designed with and for aviation professionals.

Airwolf Instruments for Professionals™

Flightpath to functionality

The Watch Quote™ - October 27th, 2006



A recognized leader in mechanical chronographs, Breitling has also asserted itself as a pioneer in electronic timepieces. In order to offer pilots its finest technology, the brand with the winged B has now created a new wrist instrument exclusively featuring the functions most directly useful to them:

  • Alarm, 1/100thof a second chronograph with split and add times,
  • Countdown,
  • Dual timezone with independent alarm,
  • UTC and perpetual calendar.


Handling of these functions is designed to be logical, simple and direct. Airwolf is indeed a model of efficiency in all respects.

Focusing on ergonomics with the new curved chronograph pushpieces. Focusing on legibility with oversized hands and NVG-compatible display backlighting.

Focusing on precision and reliabilitywith the SuperQuartz™ movement, chronometer-certified by the COSC.

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Flightpath to exclusivity


While the new Airwolf chronograph has a highly distinctive face with its two digital displays, applied numerals and hour-markers and its bezel adorned with a windrose, the most original detail is to be found on the caseback.



This turbine-shaped construction, serving as a resonance chamber for the alarm and the other audible indications, is a marvel of micromechanical engineering. Each of its 24 blades has been cut out with extreme precision and then hand-assembled and fusion-soldered. Adouble caseback system guarantees perfect water resistance to 50 meters.

In a nod towards Breitling’s aeronautical vocation, this motif evoking a jet engine is subtly echoed in the dial decoration. The famous Breitling rack-and-pinion mounted slide-rule ensures optimal read-off precision.

Whether in the generous case dimensions, sophisticated dial details or the finishing of its fluted bezel, the entire design of the Airwolf reflects the perfect melding of form and function, technique and style.

The result is a new top-flight chronograph that is bound to appeal to fans of prowess and performance.

Breitling Airwolf Instruments for Professionals™


  • Movement: Breitling Caliber 78, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC.
  • Quartz electronic thermocompensated SuperQuartz™ movement.
  • LCD 12/24-hour analog and digital displays, NVG compatible backlighting.
  • 1/100th of a second chronograph, alarm, countdown, 2nd timezone with independent alarm.
  • Perpetual calendar.
  • Case: steel.
  • Water-resistant to 5 bars (50 meters, 165 feet).
  • Sapphire crystal, glareproofed both sides.
  • Bidirectional rotating pinion bezel (slide-rule), windrose.
  • Diameter: 43.5 mm.
  • Straps/Bracelet: Barenia leather, crocodile leather, rubber Diver Pro/steel Professional bracelet.

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