Breitling has added a 44mm case edition to the 2015 collection of its Avenger Blackbird.
The Swiss watchmaker first launched the black-on-black timepiece in the summer of last year with a 48mm case, but is following a wider industry trend towards smaller watches with this year’s version.
The titanium case is coated with black carbon, giving it the ‘stealth’ appearance of the legendary Blackbird bomber.
The watch houses an officially chronometer-certified self-winding movement in its water-resistant case.
Prices have not been disclosed, but the larger 48mm version is selling for £3670 in Goldsmiths, Beaverbrooks and The Watch Gallery.
Movement: Breitling Caliber 17, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, selfwinding, high frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 25 jewels. Calendar. Case: black titanium. Water-resistant to 200 m (660 ft). Screw-locked crown. Unidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel. Cambered sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides. Diameter: 44 mm. Dial: Volcano black. Strap: Military.