Breitling is a Swiss watch manufacturer that started by becoming a popular choice among pilots and it is now among the top watchmakers in the world. Founded in 1884, the brand has been known to produce robust watches with chronometric precision. The watch has always been an ideal choice by pilots due to its functionality and rugged build.
With the winged B logo, Breitling clearly shows its connection with the aviation industry. Léon Breitling, the founder of Breitling, was fascinated by racing and speed, which motivated him to work towards creating the best stopwatch in the industry. This is why the Swiss watch manufacturer has been producing high-quality chronographs.
In 1923, Breitling introduced the first watch with independent chronograph pushers and 10 years later they also presented a watch with a second pusher that was used to reset the stopwatch to zero. Before this, all chronographs were using the crown to access these functions making it a bit complicated to use. Basically, the two pushers and one crown design that is now seen as common among most chronographs these days, was an innovation by Breitling.
Chronomat and Navitimer era
While the Swiss watchmaker has launched various models over the years, the Breitling models that picked up the most attention were the Chronomat and Navitimer series. Due to their legendary designs and top-notch quality, the watches are now not only a top choice among pilots but have also been seen on the wrists of athletes and stars of the silver screen.
The successful partnership with Bentley
The Swiss watchmaker has also worked with the British car manufacturer Bentley for over 19 years. The partnership took off in 2002 when Bentley and Breitling together designed the onboard clock for the first-ever Bentley Continental GT. Since then, Breitling designed onboard watches for a lot of Bentley cars. Breitling has even launched some Bentley edition wristwatches with outstanding designs.
As of today, Breitling models come with COSC certification. The Contrôle officiel suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) is the official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute that is responsible for certifying the accuracy and precision of Swiss timepeices. This means that the Breitling watches with COSC certification have undergone a series of tests and their high-quality movements are qualified.
The Breitling collection
Breitling started off by offering specially designed chronometers to help pilots and give a contribution to the aviation industry. While the watches are still loved by pilots, they have diversified into offering a lot more than just regular chronometers.
Some of the popular collections under the Breitling brand include:
- Bentley editions
Navitimer is one of the most popular choices among people looking for a Breitling watch. The pilot’s watch first debuted in 1952 and at the time it featured a stunning black design. Over the years, the watch model has evolved and it is now available with different watch dials and styles. Navitimer allows pilots to make various calculations including speed, flight time, rates of climb and descent, distance, and fuel consumption. This makes it much more than a regular timepiece.
Currently, Breitling has roughly 35 watches with the Navitimer moniker that features 35mm, 38mm, 41mm, 43mm and 46mm dials.
Breitling launched the first-ever Chronomat model in 1941 making it one of the oldest models in the company’s catalog. In a manual winding edition, the Chronomat offered a chronograph function and a time display. The watch also came with an integrated slide rule that proved to be useful for performing calculations using the rotating bezel.
While the first Chronomat has a special place in the hearts of watch enthusiasts, the newer models are based on the original re-invention which was introduced in 1984. It was a collaborative effort between the Breitling design team and the Italian Jet Team Frecce Tricolori. The all-new chronograph was particularly designed according to the requirements of pilots. This means that the watch had a robust case that was able to withstand the pressure that came with the workload of the pilots and their aeronautic maneuvers.
Since then, the Chronomat has evolved a lot and has become an elegant-looking timepiece. It is now available in various color combinations, materials and sizes.
While Breitling watches have been majorly inspired by aviation, with their Breitling SuperOcean series, they even took a dive into the professional diving industry. In the 1950s, the popularity of diving watches was growing and Breitling introduced the first SuperOcean watch model in 1957 aiming at professional and military divers. Since Omega and Rolex were already ahead in the game, Breitling had to do something different in order to beat the competition.
While the Omega Seamaster and Rolex Submariner of the time only supported a depth of 62.5 and 100 meters, respectively, the Breitling SuperOcean boasted water resistance of up to 200 meters. Besides that, the Breitling SuperOcean had larger numerals and hands to make it easier for the divers to see the time when they are inside the water.
Breitling introduced the SuperOcean Heritage collection in 2007 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the SuperOcean collection. For the first Heritage watch, the company even brought back its original 1950s logo and brought the braided steel bracelet from the first-ever Breitling SuperOcean. While giving it a nostalgic feel, the company still kept things pretty modern by making the watch available in 38 mm or 46 mm case sizes. The watch also came in a variety of different colors.
Breitling and Bentley started working together in 2003. Initially, Breitling and the British car manufacturer together worked on watch designs for the onboard clocks that were fitted on the Bentley cars. Later, Breitling started manufacturing special Bentley edition watches in honor of the British car manufacturer.
One of the recent examples of Bentley edition watches was the 2019 Premier Bentley Centenary, which was launched to celebrate the car manufacturer’s 100th anniversary. The chronograph comes with a 42mm dial and is powered by the caliber B01. The watch is available in stainless steel or 18-karat rose gold.
In 2020, Breitling introduced the Chronomat B01 42 Bentley, which features a green dial and Rouleaux bracelet. The model was released to mark the longstanding partnership between the two companies. Besides the unique-looking green dial, the watch also came with “Bentley” engraving on the sapphire crystal case back.
Breitling Avenger is a performance tool watch that offers a great level of reliability and functionality in the air, on land or in the water. With the variety of models available under the Avenger collection, the buyers can choose to get it in different materials and colors. The different Avenger models also come with several complications.
The Avenger is available in stainless steel and DLC-coated titanium with black, white, blue or green dials. One model that stands out in the Breitling Avenger collection is the Avenger 45 Seawolf as it features a distinctive-looking yellow dial.
Buy a Breitling watch from WatchMaestro
If you have finally decided to buy a Breitling watch, the best place to do so would be WatchMaestro. Apart from offering unmatched prices in the industry, we also provide top-notch services and hassle-free transactions. We also accept all your favorite payment methods.
Here’s a short look at all the reasons behind choosing WatchMaestro as a medium while shopping for a Breitling:
- Unmatched pricing
- Hassle-free transactions
- Authenticity guaranteed
- All payment methods available
With our connections all over the world, we are able to arrange any watch that you would like to buy. Not only that, but we also ensure the watch comes in at a great price. The pricing that we offer combined with all the paperwork of the watch makes it a deal that is unmatched in the whole industry.
We will ensure that you have a hassle-free experience when you buy Breitling from us. Our agents will walk you through every step of the way and are always ready for any questions that you might have. It is our guarantee that you will not only walk out with your new Breitling watch but with a happy experience.
All the watches that come in at WatchMaestro go through a series of quality checks. Our team of horologists thoroughly checks all the watches for any issues. We also authenticate the watch to confirm that it is genuine. Besides looking at the outer case, our experts also dismantle the watch to check if every part in there is genuine and has never been tampered with.
All payment methods available
When you purchase a Breitling watch from WatchMaestro, you are given the choice to pay for it via different methods available. You can make a wire transfer for the payment to our account or you can even pay using a debit/credit card. We also accept cryptocurrencies including BTC, ETH, and USDT. In case you are in the UAE, you can even choose to pay in cash.
Sell or trade your Breitling watch with us
Already have a Breitling watch? If you are looking to sell it, WatchMaestro can help you get the best price deal for it. In just a matter of a few clicks, you can sell your watch to us and receive the payment using your payment method of choice. You can even use the ‘consign your watch’ feature to list your watch on our website and receive an even better deal.
There might also be cases where you are not looking to sell your Breitling but you want to exchange it with some other watch instead. We can help you with that as well. You just need to reach out to one of our agents and they will guide you through the process.
Here’s a quick look at the services offered by WatchMaestro in terms of selling or trading your watch:
- Sell your watch to us
- Consign the watch with us
- Watch Trade
Sell your watch to us
You can sell your Breitling watch to us in a safe and hassle-free manner. We will also inspect and evaluate your watch to offer the best price for your watch. The whole process is very seamless. Once your watch is authenticated, the transaction happens in a matter of a few minutes. We will transfer the amount to your bank account or your crypto wallet immediately. We can also offer you cash if you are in the UAE.
Consign the watch with us
Using our watch consignment method, you will be able to get an even better price for your watch. We will authenticate, inspect and evaluate your watch to determine the perfect price. Upon agreeing to a certain price, we will list your watch on our website. Our team also circulates information about the watch among our huge list of clients helping you find a buyer as soon as possible. Only when the watch is sold, we will take our commission and transfer the rest of the amount to you.
One can even use our watch trade feature to exchange your watch for something else. You can either choose one of the watches from our portfolio and request to swap your watch with one of them. If the watch you want is not available with us, you can list your watch on our trade page and we will let you know once we find a suitable person who is willing to exchange your watch with the one that you are looking for.