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SCHWANKE-KASTEN AND BREITLING WILL BE AT EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH FOR THE 18TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR Breitling’s Legendary DC-3 Aircraft and Iconic Pilot Watches to be Presented
Wilton, Conn. (July 12, 2017) – Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers, Wisconsin’s only authorized Breitling Retailer, will be partnering with Breitling at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for the 18th consecutive year, presenting watches from Breitling, the Authentic Partner of Aviation in Hangar C, Space 3058AA.

Present at EAA Airventure Oshkosh will be the legendary Breitling DC-3, an example of the aircraft that revolutionized air transportation, as part of its historic journey to set a world record as the oldest plane to circumnavigate the globe. The 77-year-old twin-engine, propeller-driven WWII aircraft is one of less than 150 DC-3s still in flightworthy condition today.

Throughout the entirety of the tour, 500 Navitimer Breitling DC-3 Limited Edition watches will be on-board the aircraft to commemorate the record-breaking feat. This special watch will become available following the completion of the tour, each to be delivered with a log book signed by the flight captain.

Breitling’s solid connection to aviation and privileged partnership in the conquest of the skies can be found in its additional models that will be present at Oshkosh, including the Cirrus Aerospace Evo, Colt Skyracer and Emergency. Made in collaboration with the global leader in aviation, Cirrus Aircraft, the Breitling Cirrus Aerospace Evo is issued in only a 220-piece limited series, pays homage to the innovative and life-saving Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® that has returned more than 140 Cirrus pilots and passengers safely to their families. The high-performance, efficient, ultra-reliable Colt Skyracer features an avant-garde case in Breitlight® and pays tribute to the plane flying under Breitling colors in the 2017 Red Bull Air Race. Representing an unprecedented technological feat, the Emergency is the world’s first wristwatch with a built-in dual frequency and serves both to issue alerts and to guide search and rescue missions.

A longstanding partner of aviation, a field where reliability and precision play a vital role, Breitling has always devoted premier importance to the quality of its products, designed to withstand intensive use in the most trying conditions. Breitling equips all its models (both mechanical and quartz) with chronometer-certified movements by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) – the highest benchmark of precision and reliability and the only one based on an international norm. Whether it comes to enhancing the precision of its movements, reinforcing the sturdiness of the cases, improving the readability of the dials or developing new functions, the firm constantly optimizes the performances of its 100% Swiss-made “instruments for professionals.”

ABOUT SCHWANKE-KASTEN JEWELERS: Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers has been family-owned and operated since 1899. As the fourth generation owner, we are true to keeping the integrity of a traditional jewelry store by offering an onsite gemologist, goldsmith, watch-maker and engraver, as well as having a professionally trained sales team. With stores in Whitefish Bay & Downtown Milwaukee, Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers is able to provide you with excellence in service, style and selection.

ABOUT BREITLING: A specialist of technical watches, Breitling has played a crucial role in the development of the wrist chronograph and is a leader in this complication. The firm has shared all the finest moments in the conquest of the skies thanks to its sturdy, reliable and high-performance instruments. One of the world's only major watch brands to equip all its models with chronometer-certified movements, the ultimate token of precision, Breitling is also one of the rare companies to produce its own mechanical chronograph movements, entirely developed and manufactured in its own workshops.
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