Breitling Avenger – for Contemporary Aerial Adventurers

Breitling has redesigned the Avenger – a collection as bold and robust as its name suggests. It joins two other collections – the Aviator 8 and the iconic Navitimer – in Breitling’s Air universe and marks an evolution of the brand’s pilot’s watches, once again confirming its status as the world’s leading manufacturer of aviation-related watches.
Like the Navitimer and Aviator 8 collections, the Avenger has its own personality. It was created as a reliable companion for aerial adventurers who want to achieve something outstanding and unexpected. It’s completely at home on the wrist of a drone specialist mastering the skies from the ground, a pilot in the cockpit of a supersonic jet, or an aviation pioneer who has long been committed to challenging the conventional boundaries of flight.
No watch brand in the world has a more impressive and enduring link to aviation than Breitling. 

The brand provided onboard clocks and other key pieces of equipment for airplanes in the 1930s and 1940s, an era that inspired the modern retro design of the Aviator 8 collection. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Navitimer became the ultimate watch for pilots and remains an important part of Breitling’s collection today. 

Even in the golden age of commercial flight in the 1960s and 1970s, some of the most prestigious international airlines relied on Breitling’s onboard clocks while their crews counted on their Breitling watches. Breitling was even there at the dawn of manned space travel: on May 24, 1962, US astronaut Scott Carpenter wore a Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute, made at his own request, on his Mercury space flight, making it the very first Swiss wrist chronograph in space.

The Avenger originally debuted in 2001, and with the relaunch, Breitling has updated the collection and positioned it in a proud and unique place in its Air brand universe. The new collection represents nothing less than the transition of one of Breitling’s boldest collections into the era of modern aviation.

The Avenger has clearly staked out its own territory at Breitling. It introduces the modern performance-inspired pilot’s watch with pure Breitling DNA to the next generation of men and women of action, purpose, and style. These committed individuals, from pioneering pilots and commercial aviation leaders to influencers and style-drivers, appreciate strikingly fresh watches that still respect the brand’s design codes. Every day, they challenge the ordinary with their exploits in the air, from space travel to precision aerial performance and the new-age challenge of drone competitions.

For the launch of the new Avenger collection, Breitling has assembled a new Aviation Pioneers Squad as part of its #squadonamission campaign, made up of three remarkable individuals who represent different airborne disciplines but all define an incredible new age of adventure in the air: Scott Kelly, Rocío González Torres, and Luke Bannister. 

Scott Kelly
Scott Kelly spent a year of his life looking down at the Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). 
Rocío González Torres
Commandant Rocío González Torres has logged more than 1000 hours of flight time in a fighter jet and is proud to be a role model for girls and young women determined to conquer the skies.
Luke Bannister
Luke Bannister excels in a whole new aviation discipline; he won his first World Drone Championship at the age of 15, and has been on a winning course ever since.
Breitling Aviation Pioneers
These accomplished aerial specialists represent different generations and bring incredibly varied experiences to the Squad. They are all worthy of the designation Aviation Pioneer and Breitling is proud to partner with such an exceptionally talented trio. 
Breitling Aviation Pioneers
Drone Pilot Luke Bannister
Jet Fighter Pilot Rocío González Torres
Astronaut Scott Kelly