More than half a century after introducing its Top Time watch, Breitling is launching an updated and upgraded model. When it was first presented in the 1960s, it particularly suited to the needs of the young and active professionals and even attracted many young women. The striking dial has long been known to collectors as the “Zorro dial”.
Inside the Top Time’s 41-millimeter stainless-steel case is a Breitling Caliber 23 chronograph movement with a power reserve of 48 hours. The chronometer is COSC-certified. The red hour and minute hands as well as the dot markers for each hour are coated with Super-LumiNova. Along with the central hour, minute and chronograph second hands, the dial also features a decimal scale and two subdials – a small second counter at the 9 o’clock position and a 30-minute counter with unique red accents at 3 o’clock.
The Breitling Top Time Limited Edition will be the brand’s first watch offered with a blockchain-based digital passport, which confirms the authenticity and ownership of the watch with a single click. Owners can access the watch’s digital passport at any time and transfer ownership – if they choose to do so – with a simple blockchain transaction. Offered in cooperation with Arianee consortium, the digital passport will also complement Breitling’s innovative digital warranty program by offering the absolute security that can only be provided by a blockchain system, Breitling states.
The new Breitling Top Time Limited Edition is worn on a brown nubuck leather strap and is limited to 2,000 pieces. It costs 4,950 euros and is scheduled to launch on Breitling’s e-commerce channel end of March 2020. At a later date, it will also be available upon request from the brand’s global retail network online and in store.