SURFING AND SUPERIOR MECHANISMS
Eat dust and take to the waves. The limited edition unveiled during Wheels and Waves by Breitling is the link between land and sea.
Wheels and Waves, in Biarritz, France, is a unique festival in more ways than one. Highlights include: music concerts, art exhibitions, skating performances, motorcycle races and surfing competitions. For the 8th edition, which was held in the seaside resort on June 13, Breitling, the official timekeeper of the event, presented a limited edition, the Premier B01 Chronograph Wheels and Waves. On a pared-down anthracite dial, the hour and minute hands coated with Super-LumiNova® point to the index markers encircled by a tachymeter scale. This stylish and sporty composition is accentuated by two black counters and the red central second hand. This spacious composition ensures optimal readability of the time information.
Within the 42 mm case presides the B01 caliber. This automatic movement comprising 346 components and equipped with a bidirectional winding mechanism provides the watch with a power reserve of around 70 hours. Its oscillating weight can be seen through the sapphire case back.
Two versions are available. 500 numbered and engraved pieces are produced in steel. The second precious version in red gold is limited to 100 pieces. Both come with a brown nubuck strap fastened with a pin buckle. As with all the brand’s watches, the precision and performance of this chronograph are certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
Price: 7,700 CHF (steel) – 22,500 CHF (red gold)
By Dan Diaconu