Is it a pilot, is it a diver? Check out the special UK edition of Breitling’s enigmatic Avenger Seawolf, the only watch you’ll ever need if your flight takes off into the deep blue sea.
The first generation of Avenger Seawolves debuted in the early noughties, I forget exactly when but I knew I jumped into action as soon as it became available and you know what else I have – and I love it.
Breitling’s ASW is currently in its third, maybe even fourth generation, but it’s as bold as ever, extremely robust and shock-resistant, making it the world’s deepest diving aviator with water-resistance of up to 300 bars – 3.000 meters.
Like all Avengers it features its 4x signature rider tabs with a 120-click unidirectional divers bezel – bony, sausage-like, gloved or otherwise to help facilitate manipulation with all types of fingers.
The Avenger Automatic 45 Seawolf UK Edition features a robust 45mm stainless steel case, matte black dial and a choice of black Breitling-embossed rubber with a stainless steel link bracelet or a stainless steel folding clasp.
Power comes from a Breitling Cal. 17. This edition is only available in the UK and is limited to just 350 pieces. MSRP £3,700 (bracelet) or £3,550 (rubber).
So what’s different? Compared to the Avenger II Seawolf currently available in markets such as the US, this edition is red “automatic” text.
Plus it comes with gray hands and markings; A simple white stripe instead of metal frames its date as well as a more reduced dial text, so you can tell it’s a more paired-down version.
Below is the normal variant – it’s definitely more personal (from the UK) compared to this UK edition and I naturally gravitate towards the UK edition. how are you