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Breitling Aviator-8 ‘Mosquito’ Chronograph


Breitling Aviator-8 ‘Mosquito’ Chronograph Review

The Breitling Aviator-8 ‘Mosquito’ Chronograph is one of the latest pilot’s watches on the market.  The watch is designed after the renown aircraft, the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito.


This watch is a luxury and beautiful watch that will give you a run for your money. It does not come cheap neither is it apologetic about being in its own class.

Breitling added the Aviator-8 to its pilot’s family watch that has caught the eyes of people who love similar models from the brand.

You may be wondering where the name “Aviator-8” came from.  The Aviator-8 has replaced the Navitimer 8 across Breitling’s historic pilot watches.

While Navitimer 8 was not referred to as a chronograph watch, the Aviator-8 is designed to be chronograph. It has the vintage appeal that endears it to people.

Over the years, most of us have accepted the design of some of these watches. The watches come as red, white, and black chronograph in addition to a toothed bezel, and 3-6-9 subdial.

The latest luxury watches like the  Aviator-8 ‘Mosquito’ Chronograph have something different in their designs. At 43mm, the Aviator-8 has a smaller case, a signature of Breitling.

Why Should You Buy the Breitling Aviator-8 ‘Mosquito’ Chronograph?

The Breitling Aviator-8 ‘Mosquito’ Chronograph has a 70-hour vertical and column-wheel chronograph in its calibre.

The watch is COSC-certified because the brand sticks with the chronometer regulation. Aviator-8 is rated for up to 100m of water pressure.

However, the watch has an absence of screw-down pushers. What this means is that you may not be able to operate the watch’s chronograph underwater.

The Breitling Aviator-8 ‘Mosquito’ Chronograph measures 14mm in thickness and has a combination of brown leather strap and stainless steel case.

What about the name ‘Mosquito’ attached to the watch’s name? The name may not be associated with the World War II warplane.

Breitling talked about the vintage watch that is painted in relatively broad strokes, especially when it comes to the watch’s precise details.

Over the years, brands have taken out watches to honor some old planes, like the Spruce Goose and Bremont. The Breitling Aviator-8 ‘Mosquito’ Chronograph wasn’t an exception.

Breitling in partnership with the chronograph tie-in has supported the de Havilland Aircraft Museum at Salisbury Hall in Hertfordshire.

This commitment has created an impact on the museum that is funded from donations only.  The museum has made efforts to talk about its contribution to the aviation industry.


The de Havilland Mosquito was not just an ordinary war plane. It stood the test of time in its versatility and speed.

The Mosquito played a heroic role during WWII, when compared to aircraft like Lancaster, Hurricane, and the Spitfire.

Today, the watch is remembered because of its wooden construction. The Breitling Aviator-8 ‘Mosquito’ Chronograph was designed to honor this amazing aircraft.

The De Havilland Mosquito was designed between 1940 and 1950, and referred to as the  “Wooden Wonder.”  It was one of the fastest aircraft on earth because of its wooden construction.

The brand’s in-house Manufacture Caliber 01 movement powers the Breitling Aviator-8 ‘Mosquito’ Chronograph.

The watch has a black dial, with the contrasting silver chronograph counters and brushed DLC-coated stainless-steel bezel, with white numerals.

The orange and red accents bring to mind the military roundels and markingson the fuselage of the De Havilland Mosquito.

Fashion and the Breitling Aviator-8 ‘Mosquito’ Chronograph

In our fashion world today, we do not wear watches because we want to put an accessory on our wrists.  Dress watches that complement our outfit have taken the centre stage.

The Breitling Aviator-8 ‘Mosquito’ Chronograph is not one of the watches we see every day. The cost of it is over $7000 and can discourage a lot of watch aficionado.

If you want something different, you may want to rock the extraordinary watch that influences your prestige and love of luxury. You do not have to be a pilot to wear this watch.


The overall package of Breitling Aviator-8 ‘Mosquito’ Chronograph has a modern aesthetic that appeals to everyone.

The finishing, color scheme, design, and materials make it one of the finest of the pilots’ chronograph watches.

You have everything you need in  luxury watch when you buy a Breitling Aviator-8 ‘Mosquito’ Chronograph.



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