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Breitling’s third family from the 2010-2011 era, the Professional series, features chronographs specifically designed for aviators. The functionality that the watches in this family have is both practical and specialized. These bad boys truly are instruments for professionals.
The Emergency is a 43mm watch with a built-in micro-transmitter broadcasting on the 121.5MHz aircraft emergency frequency. I will never forget the story one of my friends told me when he had to activate his transmitter. It definitely works! The transmitter is activated by unscrewing a protective cap on the bottom right-hand side of the case and pulling the antenna fully out. It will broadcast for two full days and has a range of approximately 100 miles. Rescuers will hopefully be able to hone in on the signal in the event of a crash or accident. The watch was made in a variety of cool dial colors and is actually the only watch from the Professional series that will no longer be made.
The Aerospace is a 42mm titanium watch housing a Breitling Caliber 79 quartz movement. The model features a 1/100th of a second chronograph, a countdown timer, a second timezone and an alarm. All of these functions are operated by the crown. The dial is extremely legible and available in a black, blue, silver or bronze color.
The Airwolf Raven is a 43.5mm watch featuring a 1/100th of a chronograph, an alarm, a countdown timer, a second timezone with an independent alarm, a UTC and a perpetual calendar. The model features a bidirectional rotating rubber bezel and is available with a black, gray or silver dial.
The Skyracer Raven is a 43.5mm automatic watch featuring a 60-minute totalizer that enables users to measure any event under an hour in duration. The chronograph model also features a bidirectional rubber bezel and is available with a black, blue, gray or silver dial.
The Chronospace is a 48mm battery-operated model with great readability and functionality. The watch features a 1/100th of a second chronograph, an alarm, a countdown timer, a second timezone with an independent alarm, a UTC and a perpetual calendar. The double-caseback construction is designed to help amplify the audible signals of the watch.
So, which model is your favorite Professional instrument?