April 3, 2016
The Avenger Hurricane debuts a new case material that Breitling dubs “Breightlight®.” “Ultra-sturdy and ultra-light”, Breitlight is reportedly 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel, but significantly harder, which makes it exceptionally resistant to scratches, traction and corrosion. Breitling is a little short on additional details as to what exactly this “high tech” material is, which is unfortunate. From the looks, it is some sort of polymer or forged carbon like material, but the press kit really missed the mark by not providing a better description of the product. Whatever it is, it has a cool look to it. And one thing I do know, though — at a whopping 50mm in diameter, this is XXL watch gonna go to Breitling fans who like the big cases.