Launched by Breitling almost two decades ago as an upsized, sportier version of the then bestselling Chronomat, the Avenger has just been revamped into a streamlined collection made up of facelifted watches.
Still retaining the styling of earlier generations of Avengers, the line is now made up of chronographs in three sizes (48mm, 45mm and 43mm cases), automatics in 45mm or 43mm cases, and a GMT.
All models are rated to 300m and have a stainless steel case as standard. But the 45mm and 48mm watches are available in Night Mission livery – the best looking iteration – which means a black-coated titanium case and dial featuring military-inspired “stencil” numerals.
All the chronographs have the same basic specs, and the same COSC-certified Valjoux 7750 movement. The flagship model is the Super Avenger Chronograph 48, an enormous 48mm watch that’s probably too big for most, making the 45mm and 43mm chronographs more viable.
The best looking watches of the line is the Avenger Chronograph 45 Night Mission, which manages to have a more modern military style that’s distinct from most other military aviation-type watches.
The Average Automatic 45 Seawolf is a 45mm dive watch, powered by the Breitling Calibre 17, which is an ETA 2824. The specs are shared by the Avenger Automatic 43 that’s 43mm.
And the last model is the Avenger Automatic GMT 45, which has the Breitling Calibre 32 inside; that’s actually an ETA 2893, which is an ETA 2892 with a second time zone hand.
Price and availability
Availability: Now at Breitling retailers and boutiques
Avenger Automatic 43, from US$3,500
Avenger Automatic 45 Seawolf, from US$3,975
Avenger Automatic 45 GMT, from US$3,975
Avenger Automatic 45 Seawolf Night Mission, from US$4,795
Avenger Automatic 45 GMT Night Mission, from US$4,795
Avenger Chronograph 43, from US$5,200
Avenger Automatic 45, from US$5,405
Super Avenger Chronograph 48, from US$5,405
Avenger Chronograph 45 Night Mission, from US$5,835
Super Avenger Chronograph 48 Night Mission, from US$5,835
For more, visit Breitling.com.
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