Breitling’s Endurance Pro, the newest member of the brand’s Professional range, is designed both as a lightweight watch for athletes and a casual, everyday sports chronograph. It is a lighthearted luxury sports watch that combines high precision, innovative technology, and vibrant, colourful design. Its launch will be accompanied by the Breitling Endurance Pro Strava Challenge.
The Endurance Pro combines an ultra-lightweight 44-millimetre Breitlight case and a thermo-compensated SuperQuartz movement, which is ten times more accurate than conventional quartz. It is designed for men and women whose active lives blend a professional mindset with a sporty lifestyle. It is built for the challenges of a rigorous workout but fashionable enough for everyday wear.
As Breitling CEO Georges Kern explains, “When Jan Frodeno first became a member of our Triathlon Squad, he asked me what Breitling he should wear. We started brainstorming about the perfect sporty lifestyle watch, and that conversation led to the development of the Endurance Pro. With this watch, we adapted our SuperQuartz technology to the needs of people like Jan, who play as hard as they work. And the Breitlight case is so light that it won’t interfere with anyone’s training routine or sporting activity.”
The Endurance Pro is inspired by the Breitling Sprint, a watch from the 1970s that combined a pulsometer with an impressively lightweight. It was ideal for athletes who wanted to be able to monitor their heart rates. It was made from resin, so it was particularly comfortable on the wrist. Of course, it was also produced in some dazzling 1970s colours, and the Endurance Pro is a modern evolution of that design.
There are five colourful variations of the new Breitling Endurance Pro. Each one features a black dial and a black bidirectional rotating bezel with engraved cardinal compass points: N, S, E, and W.
All five are encased in Breitling’s Breitlight, a proprietary material introduced in 2016. The robust, ultra-light material is 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than stainless steel. The material is nonmagnetic, thermally stable, and hypoallergenic. It is highly resistant to scratches, traction, and corrosion. It also feels warmer to the touch than metal and has a slightly textured effect, accentuating the originality of the design. Exclusive to Breitling, it is 100% Swiss made.
The five variations of Endurance Pro are distinguished by their bold colours. They have an inner bezel in a choice of white, blue, yellow, orange, or red. Each bezel is marked with a pulsometer scale, making it easy for the user to keep track of their heart rate during sports sessions. The watches are presented on a Diver Pro rubber strap in the same colour as the inner bezel ring. The strap is secured with a Breitlight double-pin buckle.
Vibrant Outerknown Econyl yarn Nato straps that pair perfectly with the watch can be purchased separately. The watch also has a tactile moulded crown in the same colour as the strap and the inner bezel ring for excellent grip and manoeuvrability. At the heart of the Endurance Pro is the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 82, with SuperQuartz technology.
The hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova, making them legible even in limited lighting conditions. The chronograph second hand has a red pointer, so it is easy to keep track of the elapsed time. Along with a small-second subdial, there are 1/10th second and 30-minute chronograph counters that have also been designed for easy reading. The Endurance Pro is water-resistant to 10 bar or 100 meters and comes with a two-year warranty.
The Breitling Endurance Pro Strava Challenge
Breitling’s Professional range comprises tool watches that have long been favourites with explorers and pilots. The Endurance Pro takes the range into the world of sports, in which Breitling also has a significant legacy. In cycling, the brand has partnered with major competitions, including the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France, and cycling legends Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali. The same is true in motorsports, where Breitling has sponsored famous rallies.
The brand has long offered watches with sports-friendly functions, and the Endurance Pro carries on that proud legacy. Today, Breitling identifies itself with aspirational yet accessible sports, such as running, cycling, and swimming – the disciplines that come together in triathlon and Ironman competitions.
The Breitling Endurance Pro Strava Challenge was created to engage and motivate participants from all over the world. Strava is the world’s leading app for runners and cyclists. Its features allow athletes to track and analyze every aspect of their activities, regardless of their choice of sport.
Those who take part in the Strava Challenge, which goes live on 26 August 2020, will be competing for some great prizes, including a Breitling Colnago C64 bike, Breitling Endurance Pro watches, and Breitling jersey kits.
To be eligible for the prizes, competitors will have to complete 500 minutes – about the time it takes a world-class triathlete to complete a full Ironman event – in the activities of their choice, be it swimming, running, cycling, hiking, or another sport. Unlike the Ironman stars, participants in the Breitling Endurance Pro Strava Challenge will have two weeks to rack up their 500 minutes. The winners will be selected at random from the pool of competitors who complete the Strava Challenge. Additional information is available at http://www.breitling.com/endurancepro.