Family Series: The Professional

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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?

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17 thoughts on “Family Series: The Professional

  1. For the same reasons i dislike the ChronoMatic, i ❤ the Skyracer Raven. The design is topped by the rubber bezel and band. I would consider this model for purchase IF it was a little bigger. Sweet watch, none the less.

  2. Chronospace. With out a doubt. I have a tag caf1010, which falls into this Ana/digi category. Love it. If only these had a wr of 300. They would be perfect in the air and unde the water.

  3. i am a fan of the emergency, the way it could help in a helpfull situation is amazing, the only negative point is that its a quartz movement…

    by far the greatest in this serie…

  4. The aerospace is so cool. Simple. Iconic. I have an chronomat from 1989 that is in mint condition. Do I want an aerospace or navitimer to compliment the chronomat?

  5. The Emergency is my favorite. Form, function, art, science, safety. My wife got me mine for Christmas a few years ago. She told me it was out of an abundance of concern while flying. Actually, I think she heard that Steve Fossett was not wearing his when he went missing …. and she suddenly realized it could take the insurance company 2 years to pay out if they don’t have a body.

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