Breitling unveiled the Top Time Classic Cars Capsule Collection that pays homage to classic sports cars from the 1960s. Three racing chronographs are inspired by the Chevrolet Corvette, the Ford Mustang, and the Shelby Cobra. The timepieces are a nod to the original 1960s Breitling Top Time models, which were designed for “young and active professionals”.
The Top Time Classic Cars Capsule Collection’s chronographs feature bold dial colors with orange and yellow or red and blue touches and racing-themed watch straps in calfskin leather. Engraved stainless-steel casebacks are decorated with each car’s logo in impressive detail, and the chronograph pushers punctuate the dial. All three watches are water-resistant up to 10 bar (100 meters).
The collection includes the Top Time Chevrolet Corvette in red and black, based on the striking design of the Corvette C2 from the mid-1960s, often referred to as the “Sting Ray” by car collectors.
The green and brown Top Time Ford Mustang edition is inspired by a car developed in record time in 1964. It soon reached iconic status as it was driven by rock stars and Hollywood actors and also played an iconic role on the silver screen.
The Top Time Shelby Cobra version in blue and brown pays homage to the intimidating car created by the iconic American race-car driver and manufacturer Carroll Shelby for 1960s competitions, which mixed classic British chassis design with American racing ingenuity and engineering.
The 42 mm cases of the Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Mustang versions house the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 25, a self-winding 1/8th of a second chronograph movement with a power reserve of about 42 hours. Both watches feature a tachymeter scale and three black contrasting subdials. Their dials display the car logos at the 12 o’clock position. The slightly smaller 40 mm Top Time Shelby Cobra is fitted with the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 41, a self-winding 1/4th of a second chronograph movement with a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. It has a white tachymeter scale and two white contrasting subdials, as well as the Cobra logo at the 6 o’clock position.