The first generation of the Breitling Blackbird
Breitling presented the first Blackbird in 1995. The design and reference numbers (Ref. A13350, Ref. A13050, Ref. A13353) of this first edition indicate that the Blackbird belongs to the Chronomat line and is, therefore, also a member of the Breitling Windrider watch family. The kinship between the Chronomat series is also evident in the Reiter-bezel as well as in the black watch face. In order to emphasize the noteworthy status of this first edition, the Breitling dial is transcribed with the red writing, “Serie Speciale”, and the name, “Breitling Blackbird Automatic” at three o’clock. From the very beginning, the Blackbird was created with a functional purpose - thus its design is kept technical and simple.