Breitling's Top Time Classic Cars
The 1960s was a decade of experimentation, fun, freedom, and energy.
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 the wheels to create its Top Time designs.
The first-generation Ford Mustang, produced from 1964 to 1974, became the car of choice for hitting the road in hip 1960s America. This living legend is still in production, but car buffs know that the coolest of all were those very first models that captured the freewheeling spirit of the sixties.
The Ford Thunderbird was first unveiled at the 1954 Detroit auto show. It was touted as a fun-to-drive cabroilet that made its presence felt with its luxurious design, solid build wand dramatic tailfin.
In the early 1960s, the Le Mans winner Carrol Shelby imagined a car that matched a small, light British-style chassis to a strong, reliable American big-block engine. When it was introduced in 1962, the Cobra met with instant success, both among sportscar fans and on the racing circuit. It remains blisteringly, fast and cherished by collectors to this day.
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.