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Watches October, 24 2012

Breitling Avenger Blacksteel “Águila Real Mexicana” Chronograph

A solid new chronograph from Breitling supporting the protection of the 70 last royal eagles remaining in Mexico. The watch maker in coordination with the Mexican Natural Conservation Fund, [Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, A.C.](FMCN), worked with Oaxaca born artist, Francisco Toledo on the first limited edition watch for the cause.

“The Mexican royal eagle (Aquila chrysaetos canadensis) is an animal that has inherently followed the history of Mexico: as the unmistakable symbol of a nation, and while soaring over the promising territory of the country. Today, however, this species is near extinction, making necessary a call for its protection.”

The Breitling Avenger Blacksteel Chrono “Águila Real Mexicana” features tricolor range (red, white and green) inserts that represents the Mexican flag. The watch back is engraved “with the signature and exclusive design of the majestic animal, symbol of the mexican culture” as created by Toledo.

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