Breitling Honor Flight Limited Edition "Guam" watch sold to lucky Guam resident
A moving yet festive tribute took place on Thursday evening, May 1, at the Caronel Watch Center in Tumon Sands Plaza. The occasion was a drawing to determine who would be the person given the privilege of owning the only watch in the world honoring Guam and America's World War II veterans.
Guam's own WWII Veteran, Daniel Bradley, Sr., took center stage and stole the show with his wit and charm as he drew the name of the limited-edition Breitling watch's new owner, Mr. Carlos Halehale of Sinajana.
Luxury pilot-watch specialist, Breitling, has partnered with the non-profit Honor Flight Network, which flies World War II veterans to the memorial dedicated to their service in Washington, D.C., to release 56 limited-edition Breitling watches with proceeds going to the organization. Guam is represented as watch 55 of the 56 watch series.
The Breitling Navitimer 01 “Honor Flight” limited edition is distinguished by its blue dial with the Honor Flight logo together with its engraved caseback, which depicts a “wreath and bracket” from the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., designed by artist Raymond Kasky. The memorial is composed of 56 of these pillars — one representing each of the then-48 states and U.S. territories that took part in World War II—including Guam, the Philippines, and then-territories of Alaska and Hawaii.
Each watch’s caseback is engraved with the name of a state or territory, a series number, and the inscription, “Honor Flight – One Last Mission.” Each watch is thus a unique piece, in addition to being part of an extremely small production run.
The May 1 event opened with the John F. Kennedy High School JROTC Color Guard and the singing of the National Anthem and Guam Hymn, led by Ms. Vivian Camacho. Ms. Jovyna Lujan, DKSH Merchandise Manager, was Mistress of Ceremonies for the event, which included a special video presentation depicting the Breitling - Honor Flight Partnership and the presentation of awards to top Breitling sales associates by Mr. Chris Viejo, DKSH Retail Operations Manager.
Numerous Guam veterans and special guests were in attendance, including Sen. Tina Muna Barnes and WWII vet Bradley, who was given the honor of drawing the winning entry for purchase of this one-of-a-kind timepiece. Congratulations to Mr. Carlos Halehale and to Guam’s veterans who hope to one day take advantage of Honor Flights to Washington, D.C.