Named after the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, the American single-engined, single-seat, metal fighter aircraft that first flew in 1938, this 41 mm by 10.47 mm is a decidedly slimmer pilot’s watch for those who prefer something a little more refined than the traditional bulky versions.
Its olive-green dial and matching Nato strap mimic the body of its namesake aircraft, while red accents on the seconds hand and just above the 12 o’clock marker are reminiscent of the naval bird’s nose. The back of its black stainless steel case also features the image of the P-40 Warhawk and the Curtiss name.
While the WWII-era plane doesn’t have specific ties to Swiss made Breitling replica, it was launced in the same year as the watchmaker’s Huit Aviation Department, established to manufacture chronographs for the RAF. Consider the allied inspiration a royal win-win.