In an interesting alignment, Breitling has been named the “luxury watch partner” for Ironman and its events. To celebrate, the brand releases the co-designed Endurance Pro Ironman and the Endurance Pro Ironman Finisher watches. It marks the second time that Breitling has created an Ironman watch .In 2019, Breitling and IRONMAN had already launched the highly successful Breitling Superocean Ironman Limited Edition. Now, with the new long-term partnership, new watches emerge.
The long-term partnership witnesses the brands coming together to design watches that are lightweight, rugged, precise and innovative when it comes to technology, color and design. Breitling is already a master at these elements, but working with Input from Ironman, we witness the emergence of a bold red and black piece, as well as of a black and gold watch that is available exclusively to Ironman race finishers.
Breitling Endurance Pro Ironman Watch
The new timepieces honoring the partnership are 44mm cases made of Breitlight®, Breitling’s proprietary high-tech material that is 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel, but significantly harder. It is resistance to scratches and corrosion and is anti-magnetic and anti-allergic. It is also thermally stable, meaning that it feels warmer than most metals.
The Breitling Endurance Pro Ironman watch is powered by the Breitling Caliber 82, a COSC-certified thermo-compensated SuperQuartzTM movement that is ten times more precise than regular quartz and offers a battery life of approximately three to four years. The watch boasts a bidirectional rotating bezel with engraved compass points, and tactile molded crown. Both the hour and minute hands are Super-LumiNova coated for easy reading in the dark on in the water. The chronograph offers 1/10th of a second timing as well as 30 minutes, and the watch is water resistant to 330 feet (100 meters). The watch boasts a red rubber strap to match the red dial with inner black bezel (that boasts a pulsometer scale). It also features an Ironman inscription on the case back. It retails for $3,350.
The Endurance Pro Ironman Finisher watch is black and gold — gold for those victorious enough to complete an Ironman event. This version is only available via Ironman channels, and its caseback features a special IRONMAN Finisher Series engraving.
Breitling Triathlete Squad
According to Breitling, “All three members of Breitling’s Triathlon Squad have distinguished themselves in IRONMAN triathlon events around the world. German triathlete Jan Frodeno is not only a 2008 Olympic gold medalist, but also a three-time IRONMAN World Champion and a two-time IRONMAN 70.3® World Champion. In 2019, Frodeno recorded a best overall course time at the IRONMAN World Championship®, winning in 7:51:13. Daniela Ryf, a native of Breitling’s home country of Switzerland, is a five-time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion and four-time IRONMAN World Champion. The third squad member is Chris “Macca” McCormack from Australia, who has claimed two IRONMAN World Championship titles – in 2007 and again in 2010. He also won the 2012 ITU Long Distance World Championships.”
Ironman triathlon racing brings together three disciplines into the world’s most challenging single-day races. It includes 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of cycling, and 26.2 miles of running.