Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Breitling Windriver Cockpit

Specializing in chronographs for over 120 years, Breitling has also asserted itself as the benchmark in high-end sports watches. In an extremely masculine stylistic vein, the Cockpit is designed for those whose activities do not necessarily require chronograph functions, but who nonetheless wish to wear a watch that is both extremely sporty and impeccably elegant in their everyday life. Another distinctive feature of the Cockpit lies in its double-window calendar clearly displaying the date, one of the prime characteristics of Breitling Caliber 49, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC. The Cockpit is also designed to be sturdy and functional, equipped with the finest Breitling technology, including a screw-locked crown, screwed in caseback and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glareproofed both sides. And while on the topic of performances, the Cockpit is built to withstand pressures of 30 bars, equivalent to a depth of 1,000 feet (300 meters). Movement: Breitling Caliber 49, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, mechanical selfwinding, high frequency (28,800 vibrations), 22 jewels. Case: steel, two-tone, 18K yellow gold. Water-resistant to 1,000 ft (300 m/30 bars) (gold version water-resistant to 330 ft (100 m/10 bars). Screw-locked crown and screwed in caseback. Unidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel. Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed both sides. Diameter: 41 mm. Straps/bracelet: Barenia leather, buffalo skin, crocodile leather.