Breitling replica watches arrive in oldest plane to circle the globe

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I climbed aboard the oldest plane to circle the globe – the Breitling DC-3 – not certain what to expect.

It was built in the 1940s, and everything, with exception of the cockpit, was original.

Breitling, the Swiss-based luxury replica watch brand, stopped at Ellington Airport on Tuesday as part of its six-month world tour that started in March. On board were 500 of the brand’s limited-edition Navitimer watch, which sells for about $8,000. The tour includes 28 countries and 55 cities, and took six months of preparation.

Our pilot, Francisco Agullo, has been flying for swiss Breitling for 17 years and has a passion for historical planes.

“The DC-3 is the only plane that can land on a grass field, carrying 20 passengers on a short runway. No other plane can do that,” he said.