Pilot watch brands have been eagerly anticipating the 2018 centenary year of the Royal Air Force, and the biggest name among them, Breitling, was not going to allow the anniversary to pass without fanfare.
The company has created a limited edition collection of four aviation timepieces and, unlike most global limited editions, a healthy proportion will find their way into Breitling’s British partners where they can take centre stage at customer events.
Breitling is an official partner of the RAF, and will be donating a portion of the sale price for the watches to the RAF100 Appeal, which is a joint venture between the Royal Air Force and four major RAF charities: the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the Royal Air Forces Association, the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust and the Royal Air Force Museum.
The four watches announced are:
RAF 100 Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 46 RAF100 Limited Edition, priced at £7,750 and limited to 25 pieces. All proceeds from No.1, which will be sold at auction, will go to the RAF100 Appeal.
RAF 100 Avenger II GMT RAF100, limited to 100 pieces, will sell for £3,750.
RAF 100 Aerospace Evo RAF100, limited to 100 pieces is priced at £3,650.
The £1,800 RAF 100 Colt Skyracer RAF100, is also being made in a 100 unit production run.