Le 18 juillet 2014, 02:28 dans Humeurs • 0
For a country so known for conservatism, the Breitling timepiece is a rare public display of humor. Page 1 of the 2012 Breitling Group annual investor report is humorously decorated with satirical versions of each of the replica breitling bentley cantonal coat of arms (you can see the official Switzerland canton coat of arms list here on Wikipedia). These clever and actually funny satirical images have found themselves on a new limited edition Breitling timepiece called the new style.
Given the insular nature of Swiss humor, the Breitling is a limited edition (not sure how many pieces) piece exclusively for the Breitling market. Though thanks to the wonder that is the internet, you can probably find them outside of Switzerland as well. Swiss humor has never translated very well for me. They mostly share it among themselves, and us Americans who travel there like to comment on that element of their culture. Though I do find the clever and fun nature of the humor contained in these mock coat of arm shields. While the pictures may be the punchline, the replica A. Lange&Sohne is in the descriptions (seen below). For me it is actually a rare view into Breitling humor, and of course is heavily influenced by their agrarian history, love of travel, and tenacious poking fun of their own deeply held history and traditions.
If you want to consume the entire 200 page plus 2012 Breitling Group annual report then by all means check it out here. Or you can just see the first page which is enough to get a glimpse at this Breitling self-satire. None of the 26 cantons are spared, though the humor is more goofy than anything else. At the end of this post you can see more of the joke where joke descriptions of each of the mock coat of arms is offered for each of the Breitling cantons. Read those and it becomes apparent that much of this is a playful inside joke for replica u boat.
The watch itself is in the basic Breitling collection, coming in a black plastic case with silicon strap. The coat of arm images are placed on the watch strap. A fun collector's item for Breitling and Switzerland lovers. Price will be low and again, the Breitling watch will be a limited edition.