With 140 years of history, there have been countless milestones for Breitling. One that comes to mind happened on March 21, 1999. It was on that day that an air balloon, called the Breitling Orbiter 3, landed in the Egyptian desert, making Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones the first two men to circumnavigate the globe during this mode of transportation. Itís this tenacity and adventurous spirit which has been imbued in the Swiss brand since 1884 Ė and there doesnít seem to be any slowing down.

In fact, Breitlingís latest watch, the Aerospace B70 Orbiter 25th Anniversary Edition is a watch to honor Piccard and Jonesí legacy, while hoping to inspire a new generation of adventurers Ė or those of us who are adventurers at heart. Each watch contains a segment of the original Breitling Orbiter 3 balloon, visible through the transparent caseback. Adorned with the Breitling Orbiter 3 mission logo and the inscription “First non-stop flight around the world 25th anniversary,” this watch serves as a tangible reminder of humanity’s boundless spirit of exploration.

The color scheme of the dial matches that of the Breitling Orbiter 3ís capsule, coming in a bright orange that will catch peopleís eyes and surely become a conversation starter. The orange dial is complemented by a 43mm titanium case and a choice of a matching bracelet or black rubber strap. The dial itself features the* Breitling Orbiter 3 mission logo at 3 oíclock and the numerals, indices, and hands are coated in Super-LumiNova for optimal visibility.

TheAerospace B70 Orbiter is powered by the COSC-certified Breitling Manufacture Caliber B70, which boasts exceptional accuracy and functionality. The thermo-compensated SuperQuartz movement delivers ten times the accuracy of a standard quartz watch. Other functions of the watch include a 1/100th of a second chronograph (with split-time and flyback functions), countdown timer, second timezone, two alarms, lap function, and perpetual calendar Ė all tools necessary for globetrotting adventurers and everyday users alike.

The Aerospace B70 Orbiter is available now via Breitlingís website. Prices begin at $4,700 for the rubber strap, or one can opt for the titanium bracelet for an additional $200.*

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