Swiss luxury watchmaker Breitling SA has been creating some of the industry’s most magnificent timepieces since 1884. The brand has produced almost 70 different watch models throughout its existence, including the most coveted Breitling Crosswind model. The Crosswind is a watch of sophistication and bold luxury. This is the kind of watch you wear when you don’t want to hold back. Breitling produced the Crosswind from 1997 to 2004, and it hallmarks the manufacturer’s excellence in design. The Breitling Crosswind model is not as easy to come by since the company ceased production, but there are a number of pieces you might find on sale for you to buy. Here are the 5 best Breitling Crosswind watches your money can buy.
1. Breitling Windrider Crosswind 43MM Blue Roman Dial Chronograph B13055
A symbol of elegance, this Breitling watch embodies everything that the brand represents. From its subtle two-stone design to the bracelet design, this Windrider Crosswind is full of details that ought to be noticed. In fact, this is exactly what the watch demand when you wear it. The bold blue color of the dial stands out completely, and for good reason. It’s got Roman numeral indices that are just as bold. The yellow gold crown and gold detailing on the bezel add character and flair. This bezel also rotates in a unidirectional fashion. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects the dial. This 43mm stainless steel watch features the Breitling 13 automatic movement.
2. Breitling Windrider Crosswind Automatic White on White J44355
There’s absolutely nothing simple about this next Breitling. This Windrider Crosswind Automatic may be the most monochromatic white watch you can ever find, but that’s where its simplicity ends. The white dial in the white gold case with the white gold bracelet is nothing short of stunning. It looks clean and sharp, and it’s sophisticated beyond measure. The rotating bezel is simple with etched markings, and the crown blends beautifully with the entire watch design. The dial features three sub dials positioned on the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions. The chronograph features hour, minute, and second functions. The date complication is situated just underneath the 12 o’clock position, in between the Breitling emblem and Breitling name. It’s an interesting and unique positioning that’s almost more favorable than on the usual 3 o’clock. The indices are also made out of white gold, and the hands are white in color. The last known price for this timepiece was $29,800, and they are a little bit more difficult to find.
3. Breitling Crosswind Automatic Chronograph in Stainless Steel A13355
If chain link bracelets aren’t your style, this Breitling Crosswind might be the one for you. Featuring a beautiful deep blue leather strap, this chronograph is a great watch as the more rugged, everyday option. Don’t let that fool you, however. This Breitling has just as much luxury features as any other. The blue leather straps attach to a solid stainless steel case—a classic color combination. The notched rotating bezel is stainless steel as well, and it serves as window into the Roman blue dial. This dial features large Roman numerals serving as indices; these cannot be missed no matter how much you try. The dial also features 3 sub dials that provide second, minute, and hour timers. The date complication can be found on the usual 3 o’clock position, which is also where you’ll find the Breitling name and emblem. The watch sits smaller on the wrist at 42.7mm in size, but it’s remarkable enough to stand out despite of it.
4. Breitling Windrider Crosswind Automatic in 2-Tone D13355
Two-tone watches are as classy as they get. This Breitling Windrider Crosswind may easily come across as just another luxury watch, but there’s so much more to notice and appreciate about this watch upon closer inspection. The two-tone stainless steel and yellow gold bracelet is simple enough—quite blocky in design and very masculine. The simplicity stops there. The rotating notched bezel is yellow gold with larger stainless steel notches on four points; the typical Breitling crown is stainless steel. The dial of the watch is white in parts. There’s a smaller central circle that features a diagonal stripe design. This simple design adds an unexpected but welcome detail. Surrounding the dial are gold Roman numeral indices that have a smaller and more elegant appeal compared to other Breitling models. The three sub dials are located on the 12, 9, and 6 o’clock positions, and they reflect the clean and sleek style of the rest of the dial. This watch also uses gold and white hands to tell time as elegantly as possible. It’s a stunning timepiece that you can have for only more or less $6,000.
5. Breitling Crosswind Limited Edition K44346
There’s a reason why this watch will set you back at least $25,000, and you’ll know it as soon as you set your eyes on it. This limited edition Breitling Crosswind is a remarkable 18k yellow gold timepiece. Everything on this watch is made out of yellow gold—the bracelet, the case, the bezel, and the crown—except for the dial. The dial is a contrasting black that features subtle golden indices. The index font is sharp and clean. The date complication is located on the 12 o’clock mark, and there are two sub dials on the 3 and 9 o’clock positions that count seconds and minutes. The Breitling emblem serves as the 12 o’clock index. This watch is also water resistant up to 100m; though we suspect no one would be taking this timepiece anywhere near the water. The likes of this Breitling needs to be paired up with an elegant suit and possibly an elegant night out as well.
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