Breitling Aviator 8 Curtiss Warhawk
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Why We Love It
In a market full of so-called 'special' and 'limited' edition timepieces, it becomes easy to become rather jaded and dismissive of the nomenclature; particularly when you've been collecting wristwatches as long as we have. But a few really hit it out of the park.
Such is the case with this as-new Breitling Aviator 8 Curtiss Warhawk Edition from the current Breitling collection. Paying tribute to one of the most iconic warplanes of the Second World War, this wristwatch features a certified chronometer time and date movement, DLC-coated steel case, olive drab toned dial and strap, and a wickedly cool caseback engraving bearing the Curtiss logo and a depiction of the Flying Tiger's chariot of choice.
Virtually unworn with its full kit and factory warranty, this is a great opportunity to get a great deal on a stunning current collection Breitling with great design language and history!
The Breitling Story
Breitling was founded in 1892, and while still around today, the company is no longer in the hands of the Breitling family.
The late 1970s was a turbulent time for the Swiss watch industry, and many storied houses were swept away by the Quartz Crisis. By 1978, Breitling was in trouble due to the illness of its leader, Willy Breitling, and the steep decline in sales that had cut through the entire industry. Unable to keep operations going, the Breitling company was liquidated, and parts, toolings and naming rights were sold off. One of the best aviation watch companies was no more, but they left behind a large range of incredible watches.
Breitling has been surprisingly slow to catch fire with vintage collectors, especially since the history of the brand and their ties to aviation are unimpeachable. Sure, many of their watches have polarizing designs and complicated dial aesthetics (hell, we don't know how to use the slide rule feature on the Navitimer 806 any better than you do), but their cleaner designs embody the best of 1960s and 1970s chronograph design and shouldn’t be overlooked.
If we had our druthers, Breitling would be one of the top dogs in the world of vintage watches, and given a strong new direction for the company today, we’re confident that in time, they will be.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Breitling Aviator 8 Curtiss Warhawk