Breitling’s Avenger Hurricane 45 Breaks The Unwritten Rule

Breitling introduces their updated Avenger Hurricane 45, breaking the unwritten rule of acceptable use of construction materials. Once the preserve of the less conservative brands, Breitling’s Avenger Hurricane 45 is constructed using Breitlight an avant-garde polymer of their own design, but will it take off or simply fade away?

If you're a traditional luxury watch connoisseur you maybe find yourself baulking at the thought of change when it comes to the messing around with construction materials. But if you're old enough to remember the 1972 watch scare that saw Audemars Piguet release the first luxury watch, the Royal Oak, in steel rather than precious metals, perhaps you can appreciate just how fickle we really are? The world didn't stop turning and the name of Audemars Piguet was never ground into the dirt and dismissed as a dissident brand.

So what are we getting in this brand new high tech package? The Avenger Hurricane 45 as you've no doubt guessed is a 45 mm case constructed of Breitlings ultra-sturdy and ultra-light case named Breitlight. With impressive properties that could have come straight out of a science fiction checklist, it is 5.8 times lighter than steel, 3.3 times lighter than titanium at the same time as being tougher with outstanding resistance to scratching, traction and corrosion. Being a high-tech polymer it's also scoring points for its anti-magnetic, thermal stability, anti-allergic properties.

Carl Scutt

Carl has long been a keen diver and sailor living on the southern coast of Spain enjoying the nearly year-round sun of Marbella's micro climate. Apart from sailing and diving, Carl inherited his lifelong love of watches from his father and has decided to marry his personal love with his profession skills. For the past 20 years, he has been working in the technology field, from Web Developme...(Read More)

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