Breitling has partnered with IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Group company, in launching the Breitling Superocean IRONMAN® Limited Edition watch.
As part of the partnership, Breitling becomes the Official Luxury Watch of IRONMAN® and will also be present at several events, including the IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship in Nice, France, and the 2019 Vega® IRONMAN® World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 25: (L-R) President and CEO of The IRONMAN Group Andrew Messick, Winner of the IRONMAN World Championship “Queen of Kona” Paula Newby-Fraser and Breitling USA President Thierry Prissert pose for a photo together as Breitling partners with IRONMAN to unveil the all-new Breitling Superocean IRONMAN Limited Edition Watch on July 25, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Breitling)
To celebrate, Breitling held a special event at the Breitling boutique in New York City, co-hosted by Breitling USA President Thierry Prissert and Andrew Messick, President, and CEO of The IRONMAN Group.
Over 150 guests attended the event, among them Paula Newby-Fraser – known as the Queen of Kona, who earned the title after winning the IRONMAN® World Championship eight times as well as some of the elite athletes who will be participating in the ViewSPORT® IRONMAN® Lake Placid triathlon, set to take place in Lake Placid, NY, on July 28, 2019.
Daniela Ryf has continued her impressive form and recently won IRONMAN® Austria in Klagenfurt, finishing more than 26 minutes ahead of her nearest challenger.
Jan Frodeno showcased his talents once more as he defied scorching temperatures to overcome a talented field to win the IRONMAN® European Championships in late June.
“I am very excited to be a part of this partnership between IRONMAN® and Breitling, two iconic brands that are bringing together a sporting elegance that is second to none.”
The IRONMAN® Triathlon Series offers athletes the opportunity to push themselves further than they thought possible by swimming 2.4 miles (3.8 kilometers), cycling 112 miles (180 kilometers), and running 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) en route to completing one of the world’s most challenging single-day endurance races and earning the coveted title of IRONMAN.
Since its inception in 1978, the IRONMAN® triathlon has come to represent the ultimate test of body, mind, and spirit for both professional and amateur athletes. The competition stages – swimming, cycling, and running – are activities that feature prominently in the lifestyles of Breitling’s core customer base: men and women of action, purpose, and style.
The Breitling Superocean Automatic 44 IRONMAN® Limited Edition
The Breitling Superocean Automatic 44 IRONMAN® Limited Edition forms part of the Superocean divers’ watch collection. It has a 44mm stainless steel case and a black dial featuring the IRONMAN® logo. It comes on a red Diver Pro III rubber strap with a pin buckle. The ratcheted unidirectional rotating bezel is an essential feature for divers as it can be used to track the elapsed time underwater.
The numerals, indexes, and hands are coated with Super-LumiNova®, and the COSC-certified chronometer features central hour, minute, and second hands.
Water-resistant to 100 meters, a Breitling Caliber 17, an automatic mechanical movement that offers a power reserve of 38 hours powers the watch.
The Superocean Automatic 44 IRONMAN® Limited Edition has a caseback engraved with the IRONMAN® logo and the legend “ONE OF 300”, reflecting its coveted limited-edition status. The watch will be available exclusively on Breitling’s own e-commerce channel, in selected Breitling boutiques, and on-site at the IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship in Nice and IRONMAN® World Championship in Kailua-Kona.
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