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Breitling unveils Endurance Pro sports watch

Words by Rob Chilton

When you want to make a sports performance watch, ask a German triathlete.

The Endurance Pro watch from Breitling is the result of a conversation between elite German triathlete Jan Frodeno and the company’s CEO. Georges Kern, a keen cyclist, asked Frodeno what he wanted from a watch and then implemented his ideas in the Endurance Pro – a fitting name for a watch inspired by a guy who won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and has three Ironman World Championships.

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Jan Frodeno has three Ironman world titles

Described by Breitling as an ‘athleisure watch’ the sports chronograph is colourful and lightweight thanks to its case that’s made from Breitlight, a material three times lighter than titanium and almost six times lighter than stainless steel.

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The Breitlight case is three times lighter than titanium

Inspired by the Breitling Sprint watch from the 1970s that came with a pulsometer to measure heart rate, the Endurance Pro also has a heart monitor and comes in five colours: white, blue, red, orange and yellow. It’s priced at a rather attractive AED 11,770.

 

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The Endurance Pro is inspired by a watch from the 1970s

Matching the strap is a coloured crown that is easy to grip, while the second hand has an easily legible red tip – both handy features for an athlete striving for a personal best. Fitted with a durable rubber strap, the 44mm water-resistant watch has a movement made from SuperQuartz that is ten times more accurate than conventional quartz.

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Georges Kern greets Jan Frodeno

Kern adds, “The Breitlight case is so light that it won’t interfere with anyone’s training routine or sporting activity.”

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