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New Breitling Top Time models...

The 1960s was a decade of experimentation, fun, freedom and energy. Whether cruising on a motorcycle or revving up a sportscar, living life at full speed was the order of the day. Willy Breitling felt this change of pace and set out to design an unconventional chronograph that would capture the verve of era. He called it Top Time.

That spirited tradition continues today with Breitling partnering with some of the coolest names in wheels to create its Top Time designs.

- In the early 1960s, the Le Mans winner Carrol Shelby imagained a car that matched a small, light British-style chassis to a strong, reliable American big-block engine. when it was introduced in 1962, the Cobra met with instant succes, both among sportscar fans and on the racing circuit. It remains blisteringly fast and cherished by collectors to this day.

- The second-generation Chevrolet Corvette, from the 1963 to 1967 model years, is the most sought-after version of the American legend. The “Sting Ray,” as it was known, took inspiration from a 1959 racing-model prototype. It offers a perfect combination of a low-profile body and a powerful engine that delivers performance whether on the road or on the track.

-  The first-generation Ford Mustang, produced from 1964 to 1974, became the car of choice for hitting the road in hip 1960s America. This living legend is still in production, but car buffs know that the coolest of all were those very first models that captured the freewheeling spirit of the sixties.

The Top Time B01 Shelby Cobra, Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Mustang feature the colors and emblem of their classic-car counterpart as well as a perforated leather racing strap, speed-measuring tachymeter scale and contrasting "squircle" (not quite square, not quite round) subdials that give the feel of vintage dashboard gauges. They also come with a brag-worthy engine under the hood: the exceptional Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01.

The Breitling Top Time Shelby Cobra, the Breitling Top Time Chevrolet Corvette and the Breitling Top Time Ford Mustang are available at Gilson Jewellers.

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