The 1960s was a decade of experimentation, fun, freedom and energy. Whether cruising on a motorcycle or revving up a sportscar, living life at full speed was the order of the day. Willy Breitling felt this change of pace and set out to design an unconventional chronograph that would capture the verve of era. He called it the Top Time. That spirited tradition continues today with Breitling partnering with some of the coolest names in wheels to create its Top Time designs.
The second-generation Chevrolet Corvette, from the 1963 to 1967 model years, is the most sought-after version of the American legend. The “Sting Ray,” as it was known, took inspiration from a 1959 racing-model prototype. For 60 years, it has captured the imaginations of car lovers around the world with its perfect combination of a low-profile body and a powerful engine that delivers performance whether on the road or on the track. The Top Time B01 Chevrolet Corvette features the colors and emblem of its classic-car counterpart as well as a perforated leather racing strap, speed-measuring tachymeter scale and contrasting “squircle” (not quite square, not quite round) subdials that give the feel of vintage dashboard gauges. It also comes with a brag-worthy engine under the hood: the exceptional Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01.
- Top Time – an unconventional collection for an unconventional decade
- Inspired by the second generation Chevrolet Corvette, the Sting Ray
- Presented in a robust 41mm stainless steel case
- Striking red dial featuring the colours and emblem of the Chevrolet from which it draws its inspiration
- Driven by the Breitling Manufacture Calibre 01 movement for flawless precision
Launched in the 1960s, a decade of fun and freedom, the Top Time collection was designed around unconventional chronographs that captured the distinct spirit of the era. Today, the brand partners with some of the coolest names in the automotive world to create its Top Time designs.
This Chevrolet Corvette model is inspired by the second generation of the iconic vehicle, known as the Sting Ray, which captured the imaginations of car lovers for over 60 years and became the most sought after version of the legendary American vehicle.
The striking red dial features the colours and emblem of the Chevrolet from which it draws its inspiration, while the speed measuring tachymeter scale and squared sub-dials offer a nod to the dashboard of the retro vehicle.