Breitling has a history of partnering with, and producing watches for, those who push themselves to the brink, whether
they be pilots, divers, professional athletes, or others inclined toward adventure and high-adrenaline pursuits. (Who
could forget the best examples of this mission statement, the Breitling Emergency and Emergency II, both watches
specifically designed to bring you to the edge of the world and help you find your way back?) Recently, Breitling
continues this legacy, at least symbolically, with the new Endurance Pro Ironman and Endurance Pro Ironman Finisher.
The new timepieces, dubbed by Breitling the “ultimate athleisure watch,” are a pair of fresh-faced chronographs
produced in partnership with the extreme racing series, Ironman, best known for its super-difficult triathlons. They
follow up on the 2020 refresh of the Endurance Pro series, and also represent Breitling’s second collaborative piece
with Ironman since they unveiled the first limited edition in 2019.
However, Both watches measure 44 mm in diameter and 12.5 mm thick; one has a red fumé dial and matching strap,
the other is all-black with gold accents. Their cases are produced from “Breitlight,” which is a novel polymer material
Breitling claims is “3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel,” but harder and with significant
resistance to “scratches, traction, and corrosion.” On the right side, two small, red-accented pushers control the
chronograph functionality, while between them two guards protect a red crown. Over the top of the case, a bidirectional, compass-printed bezel rests, also serving as the signature feature of the Endurance collection.
However, In both its color options, the watch’s dial continues in the style of previous Endurance Pro models,
differentiated from them only by the commemorative Ironman logo within the running seconds 6 o’clock register. The
dial is also very sporty in style, with prominent hour markers, a subtle 4:30 date window, and an applied Breitling logo toward the 12 o’clock position. Two other subdials occupy the top half of the dial’s surface, a 1/10th second
chronograph readout on the right and an accompanying 30-minute counter parallel to it on the left.
Passing over the dial are a pair of partially lume-filled and skeletonized hands for the hours and minutes, while a slim,
arrow-tipped counter tallies the chronograph seconds. Powering these hands is the Caliber Breitling 82, a SuperQuartz
movement with a battery life of 3 to 4 years, depending on how often you use the chronograph.
The Breitling Endurance Pro Ironman is available now directly through the brand, with pricing marked at $3,350. The
Endurance Pro Ironman Finisher is not currently available for purchase, being reserved for, as its name indicates, IRONMAN® race finishers.
By Victoria E.I