Breitling, a luxury watch company, has long been known for designing and producing exemplary chronographs. Léon Breitling was born in Germany and moved to Switzerland with his parents to find work. He landed a job as an apprentice in watchmaking and quickly demonstrated that he was passionate and incredibly talented in the field.
Breitling chose a difficult focus within watchmaking from the start: the design, development, and manufacturing of chronographs. Chronograph watches used in science, industry, and sports must be extremely precise, accurate, and long-lasting. Manufacturers must use the most skilled watchmakers and the finest materials to create professional-grade chronographs for these disciplines. Swiss-made Breitling watches are known for their durability, sophistication, and luxury, and were designed primarily for use in aviation. Here’s a list of exemplary Breitling watches.
Avenger Seawolf Chrono Watch
One of the exemplary Breitling watches is the Avenger Seawolf Chrono men’s watch which is a part of the Aeromarine collection of Breitling watches. This prestigious Swiss manufacturer’s exclusive wristwatch has some exemplary features that are not found in many watches on the market. This is the only chronograph that can withstand high water pressure and operate precisely at depths of up to 1,000 meters.
This technological innovation is based on the magnetic push-piece, which allows divers to start the chronograph at such depths because it is controlled by the metal of the case. The Breitling Avenger Seawolf Chrono’s crystal is 4.8 mm thick, and the caseback is 4.75 mm thick. It has a steel case and a screw-locked crown. The crown and push pieces are extremely simple to use. This Breitling model also has oversized hands and a glare-proof sapphire crystal to ensure optimal legibility in any situation.
Montbrillant Légende Watch
Montbrillant Légende is another exemplary Breitling watch with classic aesthetics that is in keeping with the aeronautical spirit that has played a significant role in the history of this esteemed Swiss watchmaker. The overall look, particularly the appearance and design of the dial of this chronograph with automatic mechanical caliber, has a strong 1940s effect.
It has smooth and flowing lines and a slide rule bezel which is very advantageous to aviators, which is not surprising given that the Montbrillant series is based on the super collection of Navitimers. It also had a wonderful 47 mm diameter and a complementary 15 mm thickness. The watch weighs exactly 224.4 g with the bracelet attached.
There are two choices for its case’s material. The first one is made of stainless steel, while the second is made of steel and 18 K rose gold. The case’s back end is also made out of metal and is screwed in. It also has a conversion scale that incorporates all the main aeronautical weights and measures, making all of the necessary calculations even easier. This watch’s face is shielded by a cambered sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment.
Bentley Mulliner Tourbillon Limited Edition Watch
The entire Breitling for Bentley series is intended to convert all of the distinctiveness and luxe of Bentley’s vehicles; this type of quality is most visible in the Bentley Mulliner Tourbillon Limited Edition watch. The distinctiveness is evident not only by the fact that this is the only watch by the Swiss brand with a tourbillon complication but also by a very slow rate and meticulous production. The ability to customize the timekeeper’s components stems from its name, which comes from Bentley’s Mulliner workshop, a specialized department that employs approximately one hundred skilled technicians and artisans. The task of these skilled workers is to fashion components out of metal, leather, and wood in order to meet the needs of the customers.
The prospective owner of the Breitling for Bentley – Bentley Mulliner Tourbillon Limited Edition watch begins by selecting the case material (which can be created from platinum, rose gold, yellow gold, or white gold). There are also options for dial colors (15 shades that correspond to the interior of a Bentley model), and also the subtlety of the crocodile leather strap that comes with the watch (with 10 options). Breitling offers five-link Speed B attachments made of the case material for those who prefer metal bracelets. The final step in the customization process is to choose a ring made of precious wood, which is available in six different veneers. Furthermore, the watch has a screw-locked crown and a bi-directional rotating pinion bezel with a circular slide-rule, as well as a round-shaped housing with a width of 48.7 mm.
Chronomat 44 “Flying Fish” Watch
The special series of the Chronomat 01, dedicated to one of the company’s ambassadors – Herbert Nitsch, also known as the “Flying Fish,” is one of the exemplary Breitling watches. Nitsch, who was born in Australia, is the only freediver who has reached the incredible depth of 700 feet. The Chronomat 44 “Flying Fish” is designed to match such an accomplishment. As a result, Breitling outfitted this 14-second chronograph with an in-house Caliber B01. As a diving watch commemorating the record, the Swiss watchmaker also guaranteed that it can endure water pressure of up to 500 meters (1,650 feet).
Breitling Caliber 01 is a mechanical chronograph movement that self-winds at 28,800 vibrations per hour. The automatic movement comprises 47 jewels and has a power reserve of at least 70 hours. The movement is housed in a round, brushed stainless steel case with a special satin polish. The case diameter of this chronograph is 44 millimeters, as the names imply. It also has glare proof cambered sapphire glass on both sides. Breitling included a unidirectional ratcheting bezel.
Breitling’s Colt line is one of its most exemplary military watches. The Skyracer dubbed a new generation Breitling, incorporates numerous technological advancements over previous models. The case, for instance, is made of Breitlight, a patented ultra-light, and extremely durable alloy. Breitlight is 3.3 times lighter than titanium, resistant to scratches and corrosion, and even has anti-magnetic qualities. Other exemplary features include a glare-resistant sapphire crystal and a unique strap that can be easily removed and used for measuring. A top-of-the-line Breitling SuperQuartz movement powers the watch.
Breitling watches, famous for their aviation features, began their conquest of the skies in the 1950s and 1960s. This type of watch, which featured a circular slide rule capable of performing all of the calculations required by a flight plan, quickly gained popularity among pilots. Investing in a high-quality watch is unquestionably worthwhile, so make sure to get yours!