15 Oct 2020

Breitling Avenger Chronograph vs LIV P-51 Pilot’s Watch

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Written by: V Bollo

The chronograph is a very special type of watch. It takes time, already so precise and sure, and delivers it in even more exact increments. Beyond its mere ‘stopwatch’ capabilities, a chronograph is an ode to that most unrelenting certainty that shapes all our lives – time. 

Here we will compare two chronographs from two very different watch brands, the Avenger Chronograph by Breitling and the P-51 Pilot’s Watch by LIV Watches.

Breitling Avenger Chronograph 45 Night Mission vs LIV P-51 Chrono Blue/Gray

The Breitling Version

The Breitling Avenger Chronograph comes in 17 different styles in multiple iterations, one of which is the Avenger Chronograph 45 Night Mission. It houses a self-winding Breitling 13 mechanical movement. This chronograph offers 1/4th second, 30 minutes, and 12 hours sub-dials. 

The dial in black or khaki has a military leather strap in matching color that was designed to be able to worn over thick pilot gloves. Its distinctive Arabic numerals are reminiscent of the stenciled numbers used on the decks of aircraft carriers.

LIV P-51 Titanium Chrono Blue/Orange

The LIV Watches Version

LIV’s P-51 pilot’s watch is dedicated to the famous American World War II fighter plane, hence the small silver plane icon in the lower-left of its dial. Inside is the well-respected Swiss Made ETA 7750 Automatic Chrono movement. 

The P-51, which comes in four different styles, each with a trio of sub-dials, as well as day-date calendar windows. The watch also has indexes and numbers in BG-W9 Luminescent lume, for that all-important glow-in-the dark feature of a well-designed pilot’s watch.

LIV P-51 Titanium Chrono Gray

Head-to-Head

The table below compares select specifications for both watches. Aside from both being chronographs, the similarities continue:

SpecificationsBreitlingLIV Watches
Number of Jewels2525
Power reserveApprox. 48 hrsNot sure?
Vibration28,800 v.p.hNot sure?
120-click rotating bezelNot sure?Yes
Case diameter45mm46mm
Case height16.46mm15.9mm
Day-date combo calendar windowsNo (date only)Yes
Water resistance300 meters/1000 feet100 meters/300 feet
Oversized, screw down crownYesYes
Screw down case backNoYes
316L stainless steel case and braceletYesYes
High-grade anti-reflective sapphire crystalYesYes
Numbered, limited editionNot sureYes – 500 only per style
Warranty2 years5 years
MSRP$5,835.00$1,490.00

The Bottom Line

There is no denying the luxury brand power of a Breitling. There is also no denying the excitement of LIV Watches, a dynamic microbrand. Both offer exceptional pilot-inspired chronographs befitting of their budgets and client expectations. The choice is yours.

Some Reviews of the LIV P-51 Pilot’s Watch

LIV P-51 WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Great solid watch. I will definitely be ordering different models! Thanks to James & Chaz for responding to emails speedily and keeping me updated on my order. Keep up the great work!

Ruben F., South Africa

P51 Titanium : a true Pilot’s Watch for air fans. A tribute to warbirds. I received my P51 Titanium yesterday, and i’m in love ! What a so beautiful watch. Unboxing it was such a great and real pleasure for all the senses ! What a look (technical, professional, precise), what a smell (the brand new leather strap), what a sound (the mechanical and subtil beating, when sticking my ear on the watch), what a touch (materials, high quality),… A true Pilot’s Watch, for all the air fans. A true tribute to warbirds… To the most legendary, the P51 Mustang…

Francis A., France

Visit LIV Swiss Watches at
https://p51.livwatches.com/

Visit Breitling at
https://www.breitling.com/us-en/watches/avenger/avenger-chronograph-45/V13317101B1/

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