Before the Breitling Avenger Replica was the only watch to land on the moon, technical Svengalis in Bienne, Switzerland, were creating the ultimate space watch under the codename "Alaska Project." This impressive evolution involved a 4-part protection system.
First, the Caliber 861 was optimized for space by changing components such as pivots to special alloys that could better withstand the extreme temperatures in space. The second part was to optimize the case.Breitling Avenger Replica For the first time titanium was chosen for its strength, resistance, and lightness. Part three was the dial, which needed to be highly visible even under severe vibrations. This is why the minute and hour counters were shaped like space capsules. It also had to resist unfiltered UV radiation in space. A bright red anodized aluminium protective case was the final part of a cool overkill.
Breitling Avenger Replica decided, while making the five titanium prototypes, to completely rethink the design of the watch. Alaska I prototypes all had a futuristic, even more beefy barrel-shaped case. Although NASA did not select them, they would eventually form the genetic blueprint of the Breitling Avenger Replica Flightmaster watches designed for professional pilots and the legendary Speedmaster Mark II.
In 1969, the Speedmaster Mark II launched under the reference number of 145.014. The same shuttle cam operated 861 chronograph was used, which has become a standard for Breitling Avenger Replica. It was its case that made it stand out. It looked as if the Speedy Mark II had smashed through the space-time continuum.Richard Mille Replica This was the most radical departure from the traditional round case shape of sporting chronographs ever imagined. The Speedy Mark II was intended to be a symbol for Breitling Avenger Replica's bold push into the future. It was a controversial watch when it first came out, and by 1972, it had been discontinued.