By Staff writer
Fursan Al Emarat join the Swiss watchmaker to unveil a wristwatch dedicated to their aerobatic skills
Aviation-loving watchmaker Breitling pays tribute to the UAE’s own aerodynamics team with a limited-edition Avenger Chronograph.
Produced in a run of just 250, the 43mm timepiece shines a light on the skill of the UAE pilots who fly under the name of Fursan Al Emerat (The Emirati Knights), and have been demonstrating their prowess in high-speed formation flying since 2010. Their planes are painted black and gold to represent oil and sands and are sometimes spotted above the skies of the Emirates on occasions such as UAE National Day, where they paint the sky in plumes of white, red, black and green smoke, the colours of the UAE flag. The team flies Italian jet fighters called Aermacchi MB-339s.
‘’Breitling and Fursan Al Emarat make ideal partners, both enjoying a shared passion for aviation and precision. The Fursan Al Emarat team has been wearing the latest models from Breitling since 2011. We are proud to take to the skies wearing the aviation inspired Avenger Chronograph 43, completed with the Fursan Al Emarat logo,” said Fursan Al Emarat leader, Nasser Al Obaidli, during the recent Dubai Airshow, where the timepiece was unveiled.
The Avenger Chronograph 43 Fursan Al Emarat Limited Edition is a classic pilot’s watch which has a 43mm stainless steel case with a unidirectional ratcheted bezel. The Fursan Al Em arat logo is showcased on a black dial and presented on a stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp. The watch is powered by a self-winding Breitling Caliber 13 mechanical chronograph movement and features a power reserve of around 48 hours. A true tool watch, the watch is a COSC-certified chronometer resistant to 300 metres and features a dial that is legible and functional, with Super-Luminova coating the hands and indexes; the classic pilot’s watch also features a unidirectional ratcheted bezel – the Fursan Al Emarat logo is showcased on a black dial and presented on a stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp.
‘’Like the Navitimer and Aviator 8 collections, the Avenger has its own personality. It was created as a reliable companion for aerial adventurers who want to achieve something outstanding and unexpected. We are proud to include Fursan Al Emarat in this elite line up and to mark the team’s global success,’’ said Aed Adwan, Managing Director of Breitling MEA. The watch will be landing in the UAE at the beginning of 2020.