12 Jul 2011

Breitling Professional Skyracer Raven Watch A2736423/F532 Review

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Written by: Jessica Plumbley

If you’re looking for a chronograph with unparalleled precision, look no further. The Breitling Skyracer Raven A2736423/F532 is a watch built with professional accuracy in mind, all while maintaining a high-tech, classy look.

Front view the Breitling Skyracer Raven A2736423/F532

A look at the Breitling Professional Skyracer Raven.

The Skyracer Raven–as well as the similarly impressive Airwolf Raven–can be distinguished by their black rubber push-pieces and bezels. On the Skyracer, this black next to the stainless steel case makes for a very masculine, no-nonsense effect. This is aided by the rows of numbers and numerous hands that give the wearer incredibly precise information. Breitling has equipped this model with the caliber 27 mechanism, which shows two measured times simultaneously: the sixty minute counter enables the consumer to read measurements under an hour down to a quarter of a second, while the more familiar two-hand counter shows both the hour and the minute. The Skyracer Raven also features a perpetual digital calendar (located where the 6 o’clock mark would be) and a bidirectional pinion bezel with circular slide rule. It’s self-winding, uses sapphire glass glare-proofed on both sides, and has a water resistance level of 200 meters (okay for swimming!). 43.5 mm in diameter and 16 mm thick, this Breitling Professional weighs 124 grams and is sold for around $5,000. You can opt for a white or “mariner blue” dial instead of black, and can choose from Ocean Racer or Driver Pro bracelet styles, both of which are 22mm thick and have attach using a fold-over clasp with a push button.

Breitling is renowned for their 100-plus years of dedication to producing precision chronographs, and the Skyracer Raven seems to be no exception to their quality rule. According to Breitling, the watch is designed to be “the most efficient self-winding chronograph in its category,” which explains why it can confidently give the time down to a slim .25 seconds. The only drawback I can anticipate for the A2736423/F532 is its incredibly busy face, which might take a couple of minutes to figure out. Potential consumers who don’t really need to know what quarter second it is might find it simpler (and perhaps less expensive) to find their watch elsewhere.

For those whose professions or hobbies demand such specificity, however, the Breitling Prossional Skyracer Raven watch would be a good buy. It’s precise, it’s detailed, and it looks good, too. To examine both it and the closely related Airwolf Raven, take a look at brietling.com.


Skyracer Raven Quick Facts:

  • Caliber: Breitling 27
  • Movement: Self-winding, high frequency
  • Chronograph: 1/4 of a second chronograph, central 60-minute and combined 60-minute and 12-hour totalizers
  • Jewel: 38 jewels
  • Calender: Digital, perpetual
  • Case: Steel
  • Bracelet: Ocean Racer or Driver Pro
  • Water resistance: 200 m (660 ft)
  • Bezel: Bidirectional pinion bezel, circular slide rule
  • Crown: Screw-locked
  • Crystal: Sapphire, glare-proofed both sides
  • Diameter: 43.50 mm
  • Thickness: 16.00 mm
  • Weight: 124.00 gr
  • Interhorn width: 22/20 mm
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