Posted on 13 August 2012 by John Biggs
We all know that rappers love fine wristwatches but the rockers don’t get quite as much attention for their timepiece selections.
So we thought it interesting when author and contributor to WWR’s early days Thomas Scott McKenzie dug up this photo of Slash wearing what appears to be a Breitling Chronomat with UTC module. At the time, Scott was making the rounds on the hard rock festival circuit in research for his new book Power Chord: One Man’s Ear-Splitting Quest to Find His Guitar Heroes. He interviewed famous rockers such as Phil Collen from Def Leppard, the guys from Judas Priest, the stable of KISS guitarists, and others. Along the way, he shot a ton of concerts and soundchecks.
Posted on 14 June 2007 by John Biggs
Our new blogging brother, BreitlingSource.com just posted a great review of the B-1. Watch and learn.
Breitling B-1 Multifunction Quartz Watch Review [BreitlingSource]
Posted on 13 April 2006 by scott
Just got an email from the fine folks at Breitling announcing two intriguing new models.
The Flying B model is the latest offering in Breitling’s successful timepieces tied with Bentley fine automobiles. The name is an allusion to Bentley’s winged B logo and the watch features a jumping mechanism in which the hour hand is replaced with a disc at 12 o’clock. The watch is powered by a selfwinding Breitling Caliber 28B, officially chronometer certified by the COSC.
While the Flying B aspires to a certain stately mechanical elegance, the Airwolf goes in the opposite direction. In addition to Breitling’s fine mechanical pieces, they also produce serious pieces of electronic time keeping and the Airwolf provides all the features serious pilots need: alarm, 1/100th of a second chronograph with split and add times, countdown, dual timezone with independent alarm, UTC and perpetual calendar. As a child of the eighties, I do have to groan a bit at the name of this model since it brings back bad flashbacks of Stringfellow Hawke and Dominic Santini. But at least with this name, maybe you’ll get that cool howling sound (featured every time the television helicopter roared through the clouds) when you move your arm.
Both watches seem like worthy additions to the Breitling line. Obviously, they’re very different models for very different purposes. So pick up both of them today. The Flying B is perfect for a soothing cruise to your country manor and the Airwolf is the tool you need when screaming across the horizon in your F-16… activities that are an integral part of every WWR day.
Posted on 28 February 2006 by John Biggs
Nad takes some excellent photos of the Hublot Big Bang. So ugly! So expensive! So amazing!
Big Bang study in close up [BigWatchForum]
Posted on 30 August 2005 by John Biggs
I love the 24-hour complication recently. Don’t know why. Maybe I’m growing. Anyway, great website all about 24-hour stuff. Love the Breitlings.
Check it out here
Posted on 05 August 2005 by scott
CNN has an article about the recent trade of hockey star Jeremy Roenick from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Los Angeles Kings. Roenick who in June ignited a storm of controversy by telling fans who were irritated by the players’ union strike to stay away when the game came back and who told his critics “”I say personally, to everybody who called us ‘spoiled,’ you guys are just jealous,” was introduced at a press conference with his new team.
And while many people blasted Roenick for his comments, I’ve got to say that he redeems himself with this photo. Is that a Breitling on his wrist? It’s big so it might be the Navitimer World model. Any suggestions?