Breitling Drops Special IRONMAN Edition of Their Popular Endurance Pro
Plus a version you can only get if you've completed the race yourself
For several years now, Breitling has sponsored the Triathlon Squad, a trio of endurance racers who have successfully competed in some of the most challenging events across the globe. The venerable Swiss watchmaker has made their ties to the world of endurance racing even stronger with the recent announcement that they had become the official luxury watch partner of the IRONMAN group, producers of the famed IRONMAN triathlons as well as numerous other races that test the mettle of even the toughest athletes. It should come as little surprise that this occasion was marked with the introduction of some brand new watches.
The watches in question are two special editions of the Breitling Endurance Pro, a watch already aimed squarely at the intersection of everyday luxury and exceptional performance. The 44mm case is done up in Breitlight, a proprietary alloy that’s 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel but significantly harder than both. Breitlight is also antimagnetic and antiallergic, with enhanced thermal stability to keep temperatures stable when transitioning from, say, a sweltering bike race into a more thermal swim. The bi-directional rotating bezel features engraved compass points, and the chronometer subdials and LumiNova coated hands were all designed for superior readability even in low light. Powering it all is the Breitling caliber 82, a thermocompensated SuperQuartz movement which is said to be ten times more precise than a traditional quartz movement, with a battery life of three to four years.
The Endurance Pro IRONMAN was introduced in two different colorways: a black case with a striking red sunburst dial and red rubber strap embossed with the IRONMAN logo and a version with a black case with a gold accented dial and a black rubber IRONMAN embossed strap that’s known as the Breitling Endurance Pro IRONMAN Finisher. While the black-and-red version is available online and through Breitling boutiques and retailers, the black and gold version you’re going to have to work a little harder for — it’s available only to athletes who have successfully completed an IRONMAN event.
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