Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition Watch

Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition Watch

Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition Watch Watch Releases

Breitling as a brand is perhaps best known for their big, masculine chronographs in aviation and diving styles, and no watch exemplifies manliness quite like the Super Avenger. At 48mm, this is one of Breitling's larger timepieces, eclipsed only by the Emergency. Limited editions of the Super Avenger have been made previously, such as the military 24-hour version we covered here. However, this is the first time this watch has received the boutique edition treatment and the addition of the brand's first in-house manufacture chronograph caliber, the Breitling 01. The result is the aptly named Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition.

Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition Watch Watch Releases

The dial of the new Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition is in the brand's signature "Volcano Black" with contrasting red highlights on the 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock, the "Edition Limitee" text above the 12-hour counter at 6 o'clock, and the highly visible central second hand. Running seconds can be found at 9 o'clock, and a date indicator has been wedged in at 4:30. The hour and minute hands are large and lumed, as are the hour indices and inverted triangle design at 12 o'clock, which should provide good legibility at night and while diving.

Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition Watch Watch Releases

The Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition is fitted with a ratcheted uni-directional rotating diver's bezel with a luminous pip at 12 o'clock and engraved 5-minute indicators to track elapsed time. The crown is screw-locked and designed for easy gripping with a grooved pattern, and the chronograph pushers are set into crenellated fittings evocative of the walls of a castle. Crown guards ensure that the crown is protected in the event of knocks or impacts to the side of the case.

Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition Watch Watch Releases

Within the Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition beats the manufacture Breitling 01 caliber, a first for the Avenger collection of watches. This is a COSC Chronometer-certified self-winding mechanical movement featuring a column wheel chronograph with vertical clutch. It oscillates at the very modern frequency of 28,800vph, or 4Hz, which enables chronograph accuracy to within 1/4th of a second. The movement features 47 jewels and offers a power reserve of 70 hours, as well as an instant date change mechanism.

Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition Watch Watch Releases

The Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition features a solid caseback with a vintage-looking pin-up logo and “Special delivery” inscription in red. The watch is water-resistant to 300m, or 1,000ft, and is fitted with Breitling's signature Professional bracelet. Although this Boutique Edition hasn't changed anything too drastically from the design of the original Super Avenger, it represents a cost effective way to obtain a manufacture Breitling chronograph in an ultra-masculine case with some added exclusivity. This is a 100-piece special limited edition available exclusively from Breitling boutiques, and is priced at $7,800breitling.com

What do you think?
  • Thumbs up (14)
  • Interesting (7)
  • I want it! (6)
  • Classy (2)
  • I love it! (2)
  • Daniel Harper

    I thought 4hz was an accuracy of 1/8th of a second? 8 half-oscillations, or beats, per second, no?

    • Berndt Norten

      Don’t harp on it, Daniel-son

    • Jason Swire

      You’re quite right, Breitling’s product specifications list this as a 1/4th second chronograph, but a 4Hz movement is technically accurate to 1/8th of a second. Likely this was a deliberate choice by the brand as only quarter-second increments are shown on the dial, and the second hand may be physically too thick to display finer increments to the naked eye.

  • Framlucasse

    48mm… case design looks like 1985… 7800$… bye.

    • Yan Fin

      Shoot, you beat me by 1 second and 5 years?

      • Berndt Norten

        You coulda had a V8

  • Yan Fin

    Is it 1990 again?

    • Berndt Norten

      2000 zero zero party Yan Fin u’r out of time

  • Sheez Gagoo

    Really not bad. Price is a little high but still acceptable for what you get.

  • TrevorXM

    48mm… why?

    • Kuroji

      I’m going to guess it’s to balance out the thickness.

  • I love it, but…48mm…wow. I just got a 46mm Glycine Airman and it looks like a dinner plate on my wrist (in a good way, mind you), and it’s fairly thin. That’s a bold statement.

  • This has as much Breitling DNA as the Navitimer. I like it despite the size!

  • Looks Good

    • Berndt Norten

      Less filling.

  • SuperStrapper

    Seems like there has been a heightened frequency of Breitling articles lately, which makes sense considering the news these days and of course all the work the brand has done. That said, why nothing on the Cosmonaute update? B-series chronograph, 24 hour display, wearable size (43mm) and it’s attractive. It’s probably Breitlings best watch currently available.

    • David Bredan

      I demand (sort of) the return of the 41 Chronomat! The entire brand needs to be scaled back in size – we get it, it sells/sold well in larger sizes, but I just spent a good while (in my free time, because what else would I do with it than browse randomly picked brand pages) trying to find a medium-smaller Breitling that I liked… It’s a challenge, because most that I liked were 44 or larger. Not everyone needs that much dial and case around a small a movement.

      • SuperStrapper

        Would not argue.

      • How about the new Superocean Heritage 42 mm? I find it an excellent watch. Actually right now my favorite Breitling, by far. Wouldn’t be surprised if next year we started seeing Breitlings for women based on it. In a smaller size of course.

        • David Bredan

          Fair point, though the Superocean II doesn’t do much for me and the Superocean Heritage 42mm I deeply dislike for some inexplicable reason – I honestly can’t help it, Santiago! 🙂 Our tastes often align but not this time, I’m afraid. To me it feels like it was a 38-39, and then got pumped full of air. The bezel is about the burst, the crown is the cap that keeps the air in and is too large, the lugs are too long (my narrow wrist is weeping) with too much space between case and end of strap… All these I could sacrifice if I could see something in it that I couldn’t live without.
          Risking that I’ll sound boring, I’d take a smaller Navitimer GMT or a panda Chronomat 41 any day 🙂

          • Call me crazy, but I think you do not like the SuperOcean Heritage :0)

            Let’s do this then: let’s fight over the subject with a beer at Baselworld. How about that.

      • harveyspecter

        holy words but the new CEO basically enlarged anything at sight at IWC to 48 and even 50+mm so I don’t see him as a champion in downsizing these watches.

      • Larry Holmack

        I am an exception….I love the size. But I have the wrist size to support this 48 mm Super Avenger with no problem at all. The price is kind of out of my pay grade…although I recently cashed in one of my stocks that was doing exceptionally well, the funds are being used for something important than a new watch.

  • WINKS

    Another’s boo-tic edition? And only 48mmm…. classy.

  • Raymond Wilkie

    Does this brick come with an arm trolley ?

    • SuperStrapper

      Can’t have it both ways. A few articles ago the watch was too small because your arms are like tree trunks. Now you need a trolley to help poor you wear this big mean watch around.

      Pick a story, or update your meds.

      • Raymond Wilkie

        My issue with this watch is not with the dimensions but the weight. Their is big and stupid big, this falls into the latter. You can also get something with a similar dimension and half the weight.

        • harveyspecter

          well usually the two things go together no ? In any case the article doesn’t even mention the weight.

        • SuperStrapper

          Well don’t click the link if they ever make a platinum version.

      • harveyspecter

        haha this was great!

        • Raymond Wilkie

          Don’t encourage him 🙂

          • harveyspecter

            yes sorry it was just too funny to pass but I agree that 48mm is too big and probably too heavy too. Unfortunately with the new CEO that is probably proud of the “enlargement” effect left on IWC it will probably continue.

        • Berndt Norten

          Yeah. The Strapper just litt him up

        • Berndt Norten

          Harvey, Harvey, Harvey. You’ve really got to sort out your issues with Donna.

          • Berndt Norten

            And give poor Louis Litt a break. He can’t help himself.

          • harveyspecter

            yes that kiss was totally unexpected…

  • Terance Hill

    This thing’s huge reminds me of something in the Star Wars so I’m going to call it the Millennium Falcon Breitling watch

    • proudAmerican702

      “That’s no moon!”

  • Ross Diljohn

    I like Breitling for five minutes. Then I woke up.

    • Berndt Norten

      Busyling

  • Mark1884

    Well, it is a little big…. and expensive.
    But, you are getting an in house movement and COSC. While this one would not be my first pick out of their lineup, there are so many that I like.
    I have a few B’s in my stable. All have been reliable & solid.

  • BNABOD

    I am going to go on a limb and say that this one looks dated and not ina good way. Like it never escaped the 80s and while toto was popular it does not mean they need to come back. Here you get a good movement and the price is a tad high but prob can negotiate a bit. Either way it’s supersized girth is just what makes this brick a fail in my book of fails which is huge and I am talking Breitling huge

    • Berndt Norten

      I’ll hold the line with you on this.

  • Drazen B

    How many more ‘one and the same’ watches…eh Breitling?
    It’s getting old.

  • Mikita

    Why not make it 55 mm? Good idea, Breitling?

    • Terance Hill

      If they take it to 110 if you’re really cool belt buckle

      • Yeah, I was thinking belt buckle too. With a mercury switch so when you tilt it towards your face the display flips vertically so can read it. Otherwise, it can be read by others.

  • Beefalope

    Big, dumb watch for big, dumb people.

  • Well, I wish I would not have read this one. Now I’m going to have to go out and buy one to prove my “manliness.” Damn.

  • Herman Richards

    Breitling, the brand for old men who drive Corvettes. You know the type.

  • Mr. Snrub

    “crenellated”

    Is ABTW sourcing its contributors from The New Yorker now?

  • AW

    “4Hz, which enables chronograph accuracy to within 1/4th of a second.”
    It’s 1/8th of a second. That’s why it’s 8(ticks)*60(seconds)*60(minutes)=28800 Beats Per Hour. Please make sure to have those things right.