The all-new Breitling Endurance Pro University Editions collection is an athleisure watch for collegiate fans around the world. The idea is to show school spirit on one’s wrist with special editions in honor of Princeton University, The United States Naval Academy, The University of Alabama and University of Michigan. Designed both as a lightweight watch for athletes and a casual, everyday sports chronograph, it is both a lightweight and light-hearted luxury sports watch combining high precision, innovative technology and vibrant, colorful design in honor of these iconic institutions.
Each of the University Edition watches feature the school’s distinctive colors and signature emblems on the dials and casebacks. The Breitling Endurance Pro (Princeton University edition) features an orange inner bezel, matching orange strap, Princeton Shield on the dial and caseback. The Breitling Endurance Pro United States Naval Academy edition has a blue inner bezel, coordinating blue strap, Navy Midshipmen logo on the dial and the United States Naval Academy Anchor engraving on the caseback. The Breitling Endurance Pro, The University of Alabama edition, has a red inner bezel and strap, Alabama Crimson Tide athletic department logo on the dial and a Where Legends Are Made campaign engraving on the caseback. The Breitling Endurance Pro University of Michigan edition features a blue inner bezel and matching strap, signature maize Block M on the dial and Michigan Lamp of Knowledge Seal engraved on the caseback.
The Breitling Endurance Pro combines an ultra-lightweight 44-millimeter Breitlight case and a thermo-compensated SuperQuartz movement ten times more accurate than conventional quartz, and it offers optimal comfort, matchless precision, and functionality that will appeal both to committed athletes and to more casual sports enthusiasts. Designed for men and women whose active lives blend a professional mindset with a sporty lifestyle, the Endurance Pro is equal to the challenges of a rigorous workout but fashionable enough for everyday wear.
As Breitling USA President Thierry Prissert explains, “When I went to my first collegiate football game in Alabama, the passion and enthusiasm I saw first-hand from the fans had me so inspired, I knew this would be the perfect alignment for a custom Breitling Endurance Pro University of Alabama edition watch. With this idea came the vision to expand the University Editions with three other iconic colleges with Princeton University, The United States Naval Academy and The University of Michigan. Their signature school colors compliment the already colorful Breitling Endurance Pro collection, and we knew students, alumni and fans of these universities would like to showcase this school spirit on their wrists.”
A SuperQuartz movement powers every piece in Breitling’s Professional range, the tool watches that have long been favorites with explorers and pilots. The Breitling Endurance Pro University Editions collection takes the range into the world of sports, in which Breitling also has a significant legacy. Throughout the mid-20th century, the brand has partnered with major cycling competitions, including the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France and cycling legends Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali were its ambassadors. 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 University Edition carries on that proud legacy in the world of collegiate sports. The Endurance Pro is inspired by the Breitling Sprint, a watch from the 1970s that combined a pulsometer with an impressively light weight. 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. It was also produced in some 1970s colors, and the Endurance Pro is a modern evolution of that design.
There are four colorful variations of the new Breitling Endurance Pro University Editions. Each one features a black dial and a black bidirectional rotating bezel with engraved cardinal compass points (N, S, E and W). The four variations are distinguished by their own bold and iconic school colors: they are designed with an inner bezel, which is marked with a useful 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 color as the inner bezel ring. The strap is secured with a Breitlight double-pin buckle. The watch also has a tactile molded crown in the same color as the strap and the inner bezel ring for excellent grip and maneuverability. At the heart of the Endurance Pro is the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 82, whose SuperQuartz technology delivers precision.
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 Breitling Endurance Pro is water-resistant to 10 bar/100 meters/330 feet and comes with a two-year warranty. Breitling introduced Breitlight in 2016. The robust, ultra-light material’s characteristics speak for themselves: 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than stainless steel, the material is nonmagnetic, thermally stable and hypoallergenic. Breitlight 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