Close-Up: The Redesigned Breitling Avenger II Collection

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Breitling, which recently revamped its Colt collection as well as tweaked the look of its newest Chronomat Airborne watches, has also given a redesign to another popular line in its portfolio, the Breitling Avenger series. The Breitling Avenger II collection includes two chronographs, one divers’ watch, and one GMT watch.

Breitling has developed the Avenger II series to be “even more technical, functional, and sophisticated,” with a slimmer and more ergonomic case profile, aviation-style “stencil” numerals; an engraved, satin-brushed bezel with integrated rider tabs; and a lighter, titanium caseback with a conversion scale for metric measurements. The Avenger II retains the large screw-locked crown with non-slip grip; the thick, glareproof sapphire crystal; and large hands, numerals and hour markers, here enhanced with Super-LumiNova.

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The Avenger II is a chronograph with 43-mm case diameter, water-resistance to 300 meters (1,000 feet) and push-piece guards screwed into the steel case. Prices range from $5,100 to $5,500.

The other new chronograph watch, the Super Avenger II, lives up to its name size-wise, at 48 mm in diameter. It is also water-resistant to 300 meters. Prices range from $5,100 to $5,550.

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The Avenger II Sea Wolf is a professional-grade divers’ watch, and thus far more water-resistant than the rest, withstanding pressures to a depth of 3,000 meters (10,000 feet). The Sea Wolf is also equipped with a security valve that equals out the differences in pressure between the inside and outside of the case. Prices range from $3,700 to $4,150.

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The Avenger II GMT, water-resistant to 300 meters, has an easy-to-read second-time-zone display in a 24-hour scale around the dial, as well as a bidirectional rotating bezel with its own 24-hour scale that enables the wearer to also read the time in a third time zone. Prices range from $3,700 to $4,150.

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The Breitling Avenger II watches are available with several dial colors, with numerals or indices for hour markers, and on either a rubber strap or on a new Breitling professional bracelet with redesigned links. All of the Avenger II models have automatic movements and, like all Breitling’s watches, are COSC-certified chronometers.