UAE Team Emirates cyclist wins the Tour de France with a little help from Breitling
Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar kept track of his historic win with the help of Breitling’s Endurance Pro – a fitting name for a watch that sat on the 21-year-old’s wrist for more than 87 hours around the gruelling 3,484km course.
The chronograph is actually the result of a conversation between German triathlete Jan Frodeno and Breitling’s CEO, Georges Kern, himself a keen cyclist. Kern asked Frodeno – an Olympic gold medalist and triple world Ironman champion – what he wanted from a watch and then implemented his ideas in the Endurance Pro. Described by Breitling as an ‘athleisure watch’ the watch has a case made from Breitlight, a material three times lighter than titanium and six times lighter than stainless steel.
Coloured straps add vibrancy
Inspired by the Breitling Sprint watch from the 1970s that came with a pulsometer to measure heart rate, the Endurance Pro comes in five colours: white, blue, red, orange and yellow. Matching the strap is a coloured crown that’s easy to grip, while the second hand has a red tip – both handy features for a cyclist on the move.
Fitted with a rubber strap, the 44mm water-resistant watch has a movement made from SuperQuartz that is ten times more accurate than conventional quartz. Kern adds, “The case is so light that it won’t interfere with anyone’s training routine or sporting activity.”
Georges Kern greets Jan Frodeno
Breitling Endurance Pro sports watch starts from AED 11,770