Geneva Watch Days: A Look At The Accessibly Priced And Unisex Breitling Endurance Pro Collection
Breitling decided to become the sports watch of reference with its new and colorful Breitling Endurance Pro Chronograph with a thermo-compensated Super Quartz movement, all at a super competitive price point for men AND women. On your marks, get set, GO!
It is sometimes hard to associate luxury with a functional sports watch. Most often, collectors and sportspeople have an irrational fear of scratching or affecting the watch's accuracy while practicing their favorite sport. However, Breitling took up with the challenge and launched its Endurance Pro. A lightweight chronograph that will not affect your sports performance and can be worn in a more casual setting.
From the 1970s to 2020
For this new collection, Breitling took inspiration from a 1970s classic, the Breitling Sprint Chronograph. The Breitling Sprint was easily recognizable thanks to its pulsometer and its glittering colors which fit a Seventies mood. The Breitling Sprint became the watch of choice for athletes in the 1970s thanks to its lightness and ease of measuring the heart rate with a pulsometer.
Today, the Breitling Endurance Pro fits perfectly into the Breitling Professional family. The new timepiece draws on some of the design codes from past watches in the Professional collection. At first glance, you see the bidirectional rotating bezel engraved with the compass points north, south, east, and west as well as the big 12-3-6-9 numerals on the dial, similar to the Breitling Emergency.
The case is also similar to the Breitling Emergency, but it has been re-worked and modernized to appeal to the younger athlete. The lugs are softer and thinner and more elegant. Perfect to jump from your daily exercise to a casual, relaxing stroll in the park.
A watch that can endure a triathlon, or even the Ironman, should be a watch that would not temper with your performance. Therefore, all the new Breitling Endurance comes in a 44mm Breitlight case. A forward-thinking material launched by Breitling in 2016, Breitlight is a robust, ultra-lightweight material that is extremely scratch resistant and 3.3 times lighter than titanium. The lightness and resistance of Breitlight are not its only advantages. It's hypoallergenic, thermally stable, antimagnetic, and highly resistant to corrosion. Last but not least, Breitlight is 100% Swiss Made!
The Breitling Endurance Pro is powered by Breitling's thermo-compensated SuperQuartz COSC-certified Breitling calibre 82. This movement is more reliable and ten times more accurate than a standard quartz movement. Unsure of its performance? It's the same movement that powers all the Breitling Emergency watches. It powers watches that depend on optimal performance in the most extreme situations, so you know you can rely on it.
Very much like the Sprint of the 1970s, Breitling is launching the Endurance Pro in a slew of new colors: Blue, orange, red, yellow, and white. Each color is present from the dial to the pulsometer ring to the crown, and finally, the Diver Pro rubber strap. The Breitling Endurance Pro can also be fitted with the quite popular Outerknown ECONYL NATO straps. In case you were too busy preparing for next year’s Ironman, ECONYL NATO straps are made of recycled fishnets. Owning a couple myself, I cannot emphasize how comfortable and sporty these straps feel and look, and I believe they are a great addition to a sports watch.
The dial’s legibility is a major talking point. Furthermore, the watch’s hands have been coated with Super-Luminova for more effortless reading in limited light situations. The chronograph second hand is also equipped with a red pointer to make it easier to track the time elapsed. Overall, the Breitling Endurance Pro has everything an athlete needs at an extremely attractive price point of $3,000.
Put On Your Sportswear!
To celebrate the launch of this sports watch, Breitling is partnering with Strava, the world's leading app for runners and cyclists. Breitling and Strava are launching the Breitling Endurance Pro Strava Challenge. Anyone can take part in the challenge, especially since you can win awesome prizes such as Breitling Endurance Pro watches, Breitling jersey kits, or even a Breitling Colnago C64 bike!
Participating is simple! All you have to do is complete 500 minutes of the athletic activity of your choice like running, swimming, hiking, cycling, etc. Equivalent to 8 hours 33 minutes, 500 minutes is the time it takes for a world-class athlete to complete a full Ironman. However, there's no need to panic! You don't have to do it in a day (go ahead, you can breathe again). Breitling is giving you two weeks to accumulate your 500 minutes. It can be as easy as a 30-45 minute run each day for the two weeks. Are you interested in taking up the challenge? More information can be found HERE.
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(Photography by Liam O'Donnell)