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The Crosswind is part of the Windrider collection, a popular Breitling series. This model was produced until the middle of the 2000s and is therefore a much sought-after collector's item for fans of the brand.  More

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The Breitling Crosswind is a sporty and elegant chronograph produced until the mid-2000s. Its design is very similar to the Chronomat and Avenger models, which are among Breitling's most successful collections. The series is available in different styles: simply named Breitling Crosswind, Crosswind Racing or as a limited edition called Crosswind Special.


Visual and technical details of the Crosswind collection


The basic Breitling Crosswind model is fitted with either the Breitling 13 or Breitling 44 calibre. It is particularly distinctive thanks to the Roman numerals on its dial and the polished case. However, the Crosswind Special for example is also available with Arabic numerals. The iconic feature on all of the Crosswind collection are the four bezel rider tabs at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock. This signature characteristic makes it easier for the wearer to turn the bezel. The hands and numerals are luminescent and guarantee optimal readability even in the dark. All standard Crosswind models are also designed with a date display at 3 o'clock. The small seconds counter is at 9 o'clock, the 30-minute counter at 12 o'clock and the 12-hour counter at 6 o'clock. This series also has a lot to offer in terms of functionality: all models are water-resistant up to 100 metres and many are chronometer certified.

In terms of materials of Breitling Crosswind watches, you can choose between stainless steel, yellow gold and bicolour styles of stainless steel and yellow gold. The first digit of the model reference number also provides information about the material: A means stainless steel, B stands for bicolour, D for stainless steel with bezel made from 18-carat yellow gold and K for solid yellow gold. A highly characteristic and well-known model of the series is the Crosswind B13355 which features a crown and pushers with an onion-shaped design. Crosswind watches are usually attached to the Breitling Pilot bracelet, a five-row link chain bracelet.


Breitling Crosswind models and prices


The Breitling Crosswind is a popular wristwatch that is available in a variety of styles. The models are particularly popular with watch collectors and brand fans. Since it is no longer produced, it is also a little more sought after than other models. Take a look at our pick of Breitling Crosswind models with prices below:

  • The Breitling Crosswind A13355 is a stylish model made entirely of stainless steel. The case diameter is 43 mm and the silver dial is a perfect match for the bracelet and bezel. The multi-row link chain bracelet finishes off the sturdy design of the watch. Pre-owned, it is available from €2,080 in very good condition.

  • The Breitling Crosswind B13355 is a distinctive model made of stainless steel with elements of yellow gold. The case diameter here is also 43 mm so the watch doesn’t look too bulky when worn. The stunning design of the white dial with the golden hands and Roman numerals immediately catch your eye. The watch costs €3,300 and comes with the original box and papers.

  • The Breitling Crosswind A13355 is also a stainless steel model with a case diameter of 43 mm. The link chain bracelet gives the watch an elegant note. The blue dial adds a touch of colour and is finished with Roman numerals and three totalisers at 6, 9 and 12 o'clock. Pre-owned, this watch is available from €2,030.

  • As for the Breitling Crosswind K13355, this is an elegant model made of yellow gold and is equipped with a high-quality brown leather strap. The dial is adorned with softly shimmering mother-of-pearl and bears Roman numerals. For €6,700 this watch could soon be part of your collection.

  • The impressive 43 mm Breitling Crosswind D13355 case nestles comfortably on your wrist on a bicolour pilot bracelet and is completed by a white dial with Roman numerals and a yellow gold bezel with steel tab riders. For approximately €3,500, you won’t just get an excellent wristwatch, but a trusty companion for every situation.

  • Easily channel sporty elegance with a Crosswind Special A44355 on your wrist. The stainless-steel bracelet and case effortlessly handle any everyday situation and perfectly match the dark blue tone of the dial. Pre-owned models in good condition fetch prices of approximately €3,500.


History of the Breitling Crosswind


Breitling stands for luxury watches with a distinctive design – and have done so for over 150 years. At first the brand was known for its close relationship with aeronautics. For some time, this connection was even implied by the logo with the winged B. Nowadays though, Breitling also has numerous diving and functional watches on offer, as well as durable everyday watches. Most Breitling watches are intrinsically sporty and have a masculine appearance that exudes an adventurous aura. Characteristic design elements are the chronograph display with three totalisers, the dark brushed steel and the distinctive dials with large numbers and bar indices.

The Breitling Crosswind also features this masculine, standout design. As part of the Windrider collection, which also includes the Crosswind Racing and Crosswind Special models, this sporty and elegant luxury watch was produced until the mid-2000s. Collectors and fans of the brand in particular will appreciate the rarity of the watch today.



Other exciting series

  • The Breitling Navitimer is regarded as the absolute classic of pilot's watches. Thanks to the sizable dial, it has perfect readability, and with the help of the slide rule built into the bezel, flight data could be easily calculated during flights. Today, it is just as popular as an everyday watch than it is with pilots.

  • The Avenger II is characterised by its large, powerful looking case. It is particularly popular among men who prefer masculine and distinctive watches. Visually it looks like the style of a pilot's watch. However, it remains reliable and robust when diving thanks to its high water resistance. A watch for every situation indeed!

  • The Breitling SuperOcean is much more than just a diver's watch. Special features such as a helium valve ensure maximum functionality. Thanks to maximum water resistance, the SuperOcean can even dive deeper than most submarines. But the SuperOcean is also a popular choice of accessory outside the water.

  • Launched back in 1942, the name of the Chronomat is a combination of both chronograph and mathematics. The watch is particularly popular with the US Army Air Force because of its functions, which enable its wearer to do mathematical calculations, among other things.

  • The Breitling Colt was developed for the military and takes its name from the weapon: the Colt Military. The military roots of the sporty, durable wristwatch are still evident in its design today.

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