Breitling has created a one-of-a-kind timepiece to raise funds for the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organisation that supports US veterans.
The Honor Flight Network transports America's veterans to Washington DC, giving them the opportunity to visit and reflect at their World War II memorials. The organisation explains: "An estimated 640 WWII veterans die each day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out."
Breitling has paid tribute America's veterans with a unique watch, to be sold at online auction. Proceeds from the winning bid will support Honor Flight's mission.
The Honor Flight limited edition watch is based on the Breitling Navitimer 01, and features the Honor Flight logo on the dial. The case back features an engraving of the wreath and bracket design by Raymond Kaskey, the memorial creator and artist, and the words 'Honor Flight - One Last Mission'. The watch, numbered 30 of 56, also pays tribute to the state of Wisconsin, an integral supporter of the Honor Flight Network and the focus of its award-winning documentary 'Honor Flight: One Last Mission'.
The watch is presented in a commemorative box, signed by Stars & Stripes Honor Flight Chairman Joe Dean, veteran Orville Lemke's widow and daughter, and three veterans that featured in the Honor Flight documentary: Joe Demler, Harvey Kurz and Julian Plaster.