I always love it when I have a Breitling sighting. Usually I will approach a person when I see they are wearing a ‘ling and say something to them. It is a great way to start a conversation, and typically people like it when you acknowledge that you know what they are wearing; it puts a smile on their face.
While I was taking the train to New York last week, I actually had two Breitling sightings within the span of 30 minutes! As we were boarding, the guy who was standing directly in front of me in line was wearing a green dial Bentley GT. I could not believe it! It is not every day you see that model with that dial color on someone’s wrist! In fact, I did not even know they ever made the Bentley GT with a green dial.
I immediately complemented the guy on it, and we proceeded to have a ten-minute conversation on watches. “Oh, so do you know a little something about these Breitling watches?” he asked me.
What I did not know at the time was that it would get even better. Just fifteen minutes into the trip, I looked a few seats up and saw a guy wearing an Avenger Code Yellow limited edition! It was the first one I have seen in person and man, did it look hot! The guy was dozing off, and I obviously thought it would be a bit creepy to wake him up to say something to him about his watch, but I made sure it was the Code Yellow on the black Diver Pro II strap as I was “walking to the bathroom.”
I think Breitling is going to do great with the Code Yellow; it should receive just as high praises from people as the limited edition blacksteel Avenger Skyland did several years ago. The signature Breitling yellow for the subdial hands and the chronograph hand looks awesome on the black dial with the solid grey Arabic numerals. Meanwhile, I loved the version I saw on the train, with the brushed bezel and the polished case.
What do you guys think of this piece?