Breitling Releases Classic Cars Capsule Collection

WatchesSep 01, 2021

Breitling Releases Classic Cars Capsule Collection

It’s an ode to classics sports cars from the 1960s.

Breitling’s new capsule collection takes its inspiration from classic American cars.
New York—Breitling’s newest watches are an ode to classic Americana.

The three new racing chronographs are inspired by the Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang, and the Shelby Cobra, all American-made models, as well as Breitling’s Top Time models from the 1960s.

Accordingly, the “Top Time Classic Cars” capsule collection has a retro feel.

“It’s about the journey, not the tempo,” Breitling CEO Georges Kern said. “And that’s true whether you’re tinkering under the hood or hitting the road for a Sunday ride celebrating these beautiful machines.”

Retailing for $5,500, they feature brightly colored dials and calfskin leather straps.

The stainless-steel casebacks are engraved with the cars’ respective logos.

Breitling’s Top Time Chevrolet Corvette ($5,500)
Breitling’s Top Time Chevrolet Corvette ($5,500)

The Top Time Chevrolet Corvette timepiece has a red dial with black tachymeter scale and black contrasting subdials. The design is based on the Corvette C2 from the mid-1960s, referred to as the “Sting Ray.” The second-generation Corvette was distributed from 1963 to 1967. 

Breitling’s Top Time Ford Mustang timepiece ($5,500)
Breitling’s Top Time Ford Mustang timepiece ($5,500)

The Top Time Ford Mustang timepiece has a green dial with black accents and a brown calfskin leather strap. Its inspiration is the first-generation Ford Mustang produced between 1964 and 1969.

Finally, the Top Time Shelby Cobra has a blue dial with white tachymeter scale and contrasting subdials, plus a brown leather strap. Introduced in 1962, the Cobra combined a small, light chassis with American big-block engine.

Breitling’s Top Time Shelby Cobra timepiece ($5,500)
Breitling’s Top Time Shelby Cobra timepiece ($5,500)

The Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Mustang versions have 42 mm cases and house COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 25, a self-winding one-eighth of a second chronograph movement with 42-hour power reserve.

The Shelby Cobra edition is slightly smaller at 40 mm and features the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 41, a self-winding one-fourth of a second chronograph movement. 

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Ashley Davisis the senior editor, fashion at National Jeweler, covering all things related to design, style and trends.

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