Leonidas and his Spartans repelled unending frontal attacks until the tens or thousands of bodies of his defeated enemies were piled high into a wall. The enemy was finally able to flank him on the seventh day thanks to Ephialtes, a Greek traitor whose name will live in infamy forever.
Leonidas knew the end was near and ordered all Greeks, Spartans included, to flee. He fought until the end with his men. The Spartans defeated the enemy four more times to recover his body, even though he was killed.Breitling Avenger Seawolf Replica The story of Spartan bravery in the face innumerable odds brought all of Greece together to defeat Persia and Xerxes once and for all. 1955 saw the erection of a bronze statue depicting Leonidas at Thermopylae. The words "Molon Labe" were inscribed beneath it.
Leonidas Monument at Thermopylae. "Molon Labe” is inscribed at its foundation
Breitling Avenger Seawolf Replica for The Rake Aerofusion Chronograph "Molon Labe" (Image c) Revolution
What does Leonidas' story and his incredible courage have to do the watch made in collaboration by Breitling Avenger Seawolf Replica and The Rake? Let's be patient. It was suggested to me last year that if The Rake created a Breitling Avenger Seawolf Replica watch, which characteristics would it have? It would need to encompass two eras simultaneously.
It all began with the idea of ancient and modern universes colliding in the fiery crucible of one watch's fierce geometry. This was Breitling Avenger Seawolf Replica's calling card, after all. Isn't "fusion", the idea of modernity and tradition, intermarried with 200-year-old Swiss watchmaking traditions,rolex replica watches a synonym for "fusion?"
It was easy to see that metals could be both the past and future. The materials chosen for The Rake's first collaboration with Breitling Avenger Seawolf Replica were both a reflection of technological advancement and, perhaps more importantly, a representation of two of the most legendary warrior cultures in the ancient world. Their names are brittle and resonate with a sense purpose derived from their extensive combat use.