Breitling Launches DC-3 Tour

Breitling DC-3 will be in Toronto in August.

An iconic DC-3 will become the oldest aircraft to fly around the world this year and it will make a stop in Toronto

Breitling’s DC-3 is 77 years old and took off from Geneva March 9, the 77th anniversary of its first flight.

The aircraft will be in Toronto Aug. 16-17 after going through Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

It will cross the Pacific for an extended tour of the U.S. before heading through Toronto on its way back to Europe.

On board the flight is a Navitimer time piece that will be sold in the fall along with a certificate signed by the flight crew.

The aircraft was delivered to American Airlines in 1940 and spent most of its life in North America. It was bought by Francisco Agullo and a group of friends, with help from Breitling. It was restored to pristine condition and has been used as a promotional vehicle by the Swiss chronometer company since.