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    New model: Colt Skyracer

    Got an email on this new model today: COLT SKYRACER - Breitling - Instruments for Professionals

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    Perfect timing as I'm looking for a SQ powered analog. I like the looks, no idea on price though - I emailed my usual provider and they are contacting their Breitling rep. Any thoughts from the group? I'm no Breitling expert, have only owned an Aerospace in the past. Curious about experiences with "Breitlight"? I like the darker, mottled look and supposedly lighter than titanium. How are other Breitlight models holding up? Also interesting to see the measurement scale on the strap, like you could use it as a ruler.

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    Re: New model: Colt Skyracer

    Looks like Breitling are after a piece of the lower end of the luxury market.

    I'll be interested to see the price as it surely will be the cheapest men's Breitling you can get. At the moment I think that's the the Colt quartz on rubber.

    I'd be tempted as I like the look and it suits being SQ. Plus its Breitling and has the best anti reflective coating. I like it but 45mm is too big for me.

    Post some pics if you go for it!
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    Re: New model: Colt Skyracer

    Quote Originally Posted by cantona77 View Post
    Looks like Breitling are after a piece of the lower end of the luxury market. I'll be interested to see the price as it surely will be the cheapest men's Breitling you can get.
    With a Breitlight case, it'll be neither low end or cheap.
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    Re: New model: Colt Skyracer

    It definately won't be be cheap, having in mind the price of Avenger Hurricaine ($8390) which is made from the same material. So maybe it will be not worth to pay so much money for a Breitling with modified ETA qartz inside. Moreover, those polimers (or carbon fibers on other brands) can't be reconditioned if damaged, unlike the SS.
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    Re: New model: Colt Skyracer

    Quote Originally Posted by PetarN View Post
    It definately won't be be cheap, having in mind the price of Avenger Hurricaine ($8390) which is made from the same material. So maybe it will be not worth to pay so much money for a Breitling with modified ETA qartz inside. Moreover, those polimers (or carbon fibers on other brands) can't be reconditioned if damaged, unlike the SS.
    Ah, thanks for the info. Didn't realise it the case material was something special and expensive.

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    Re: New model: Colt Skyracer

    Id stick with Colt 41.

    You cant improve what is already perfect ;)


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    Re: New model: Colt Skyracer

    Don't like the rubber strap, why a ruler?
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    Re: New model: Colt Skyracer

    I visited an AD over the weekend to checkout Breitlight in the flesh on the Hurricane. I liked it, very unusual, don't really know how to describe it. The mottled effect is impressive and it doesn't feel like plastic. AD said they doubt any pricing info will come before Basel. My guess is $4k ...

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    Re: New model: Colt Skyracer

    "Breitlight" is a fiber-reinforced polymer. At the end of the day, it may not feel like it but isn't this just a plastic watch?

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    Re: New model: Colt Skyracer

    Quote Originally Posted by rudykruger View Post
    "Breitlight" is a fiber-reinforced polymer. At the end of the day, it may not feel like it but isn't this just a plastic watch?
    In the same way a ceramic IWC or Omega is made of mud, yes :)
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