Breitling’s legendary DC-3 aircraft embarks on a world tour – the oldest plane to circumnavigate the globe – to celebrate its 77th birthday. As part of the journey, it will touch down in Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar and Dubai in March 2017. The eye-catching 500-piece Navitimer limited edition series timepiece will accompany the aircraft on the tour.
The world tour will begin and end in Switzerland, the home of the luxury watchmaker and aviation chronograph specialist, before it travels to the Middle East, India, South East Asia, North America and Europe. The DC-3 takes off from Geneva in March and returns for the Breitling Sion Airshow in September. During the stop in the Middle East, selected VIPs will have the opportunity to get a closer look at the legendary airplane. The Douglas DC-3 (DC for Douglas Commercial) twin-engine propeller plane made its maiden flight in 1935, at a time when Breitling had introduced its first on-board chronographs for civilian and military aircrafts.
Aed Adwan, Breitling Middle East, commented: “As a privileged partner of aviation, Breitling has demonstrated its commitment to safeguarding aeronautical heritage by supporting the restoration of legendary aircraft such as the Douglas DC-3. Through this world tour, Breitling is once again displaying its determination to share its passion for aviation with a broad audience, especially in the Middle East where we have specifically included stop-overs in four different countries.”