Breitling Endurance Pro IRONMAN World Championship
The IRONMAN Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races, consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a marathon 26-mile run. The Ironman is considered as one of the most challenging one-day sporting events in the world. Breitling’s Triathlon Squad have built an impressive record in IRONMAN events around the world.
German triathlete, Jan Frodeno is not only a 2008 Olympic gold medallist, but also a three-time IRONMAN World Champion and a two-time IRONMAN 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 Breitling Endurance Pro IRONMAN watches has claimed two IRONMAN World Championship titles – in 2007 and again in 2010. He also won the 2012 ITU Long Distance World Championships.
Breitling and IRONMAN have come together in partnership to co-design the Breitling Endurance Pro IRONMAN watches, creating a series of watches which represent the pinnacle of athleisure. The IRONMAN collection is made up of a set of perfectly lightweight and vibrant luxury sports watches which combine the best of innovation and precision with fun, colourful design. The launch features two new watches: a red version, built for sports and timekeeping enthusiasts, and a black and gold piece exclusive for IRONMAN race finishers.
The new IRONMAN collection is built with sport and athleisure at its heart. The 44mm Breitling Endurance Pro IRONMAN watches case is created using Breitlight, a material 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel, but significantly harder. This pioneering material also features an impressive resistance to scratches, traction and corrosion. Its hypoallergenic and antimagnetic properties along with its thermal stability contribute to making this watch more comfortable for the wearer in comparison with traditional metals.
The IRONMAN is powered by the Breitling Caliber 82, a COSC-certified thermocompensated SuperQuartz movement that is ten times more precise than regular quartz and offers a battery life of approximately three to four years. The bidirectional rotating bezel has engraved compass points, and the tactile moulded crown provides excellent grip and allows you to wind at ease. The hour and minute hands are coated with SuperLumiNova, making them legible even in limited lighting conditions. Along with a small-second sub-dial, there are 1/10th second and 30-minute chronograph counters that have also been designed for easy reading.