The great American sports car series gains a new member with even more power under the hood thanks to the arrival of the factory Breitling Caliber 01.
The sixties were a decade of experimentation, fun, freedom and energy. Whether you’re cruising the roads on a motorbike or a sports car, living life at top speed is the order of the day. Willy Breitling, from the third generation of founders, sensed this change of pace and set out to create an unconventional chronograph that reflected the passion of the time. He called it Top Time.
From the beginning, Top Time was all about movement and quickly became the favorite watch of motoring and fashionistas. One of the first chronographs to be appreciated by both men and women as well as its bold, graphic design conquered magazines and the big screen. Even James Bond, the world’s most famous spy, wore one in the 1965 movie Thunderball. Today, that vibrant tradition continues thanks to Breitling partnering with some of the coolest car brands to create Top Time models, such as the Deus Ex Machina and Triumph Motorcycles motorcycles, Ford Thunderbird, Mustang, Chevrolet Corvette and Shelby Cobra cars.
Styling cues include a racing-style perforated leather strap, tachymeter, and contrasting “round” sub-dials that evoke vintage dashboard gauges. Much like its 1960s style-focused predecessor, the Top Time’s 41mm stainless steel case is comfortable for car and watch enthusiasts of all persuasions.