What happens when a historic Swiss brand and a global style icon combine forces? You get a gorgeous timepiece that is perfect for the fashion lover on the go. The dapper footballer and father of four, David Beckham is the new face of Breitling’s Transocean Chronograph Unitime world timer luxury watches.
In the tough school of aviation, a domain where safety is of vital importance, pioneers needed instruments that were both, reliable and very efficient and Breitling’s pocket and wrist chronographs made the cut. This is the world’s only major watch brand that submits all its movements – both mechanical and quartz – to the extreme tests of the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) – the highest benchmark of precision and reliability. Hence as a brand, Breitling has always had ties with aviation and have launched several travel watches, including the famous Unitime in the 1950s and 60.
This year, the brand soars even higher with the new the Transocean Chronograph Unitime. The ultimate traveller’s watch, this timepiece is equipped with the new Manufacture Breitling Caliber B05 featuring a patented mechanism. Additional features of this high performance selfwinding chronograph include a universal time function that enables permanent readings of the time in all 24 timezones, and a user-friendly crown-operated correction system. Endorsed by a five year warranty, the timepiece is officially chronometer-certified by the COSC.
The Breitling advert features Beckham, posing in a black leather jacket and grey t-shirt with slicked back hair, on the runway of the Mojave Air & Space Port in California. Shot by American photographer Anthony Mandler, the visual shows the soccer star standing in front of a private jet wearing his Transocean Chronograph Unitime. “I’ve always been a long-time admirer of Breitling,” he says. “As a company they create not only the highest-performance watches but also timeless designs that have inspired generations. It was a natural choice for me to partner with this fantastic brand.”