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Breitling History

In 1884, Leon Breitling set up a small workshop in the Jura Mountains, Switzerland with the purpose to develop and produce mechanical timepieces which could record small measurements of time. He became the inventor of the modern chronograph. Over 120 years later, Breitling is now firmly established as one of the largest manufacturers of mechanical chronographs in the world. Breitling is proud to share a strong partnership with the exciting and demanding world of aviation, initially as a supplier of timing equipment in the cockpit and as the official supplier to the RAF in WW2. With the development of the Chronomat in 1942, the first chronograph to be fitted with a circular slide rule, and the Navitimer in 1952 equipped with a navigation computer, Breitling has become the ultimate instrument for the professional pilot.

Today, Breitling’s obsession with quality, performance and rugged good looks appeal to both style conscious men and women alike. As a luxury watch, Breitling maintain the highest standards of precision and craftsmanship with 100% of the range achieving Chronometer Certification. It is not surprising therefore, that it is still the preferred choice for pilots such as the Red Arrows, Freece Tricolour and many other display teams around the world including the famous Breitling Jet Team.

In 1884, Leon Breitling set up a small workshop in the Jura Mountains, Switzerland with the purpose to develop and produce mechanical timepieces which could record small measurements of time. He became the inventor of the modern chronograph. Over 120 years later, Breitling is now firmly established as one of the largest manufacturers of mechanical chronographs in the world.

Breitling is proud to share a strong partnership with the exciting and demanding world of aviation, initially as a supplier of timing equipment in the cockpit and as the official supplier to the RAF in WW2. With the development of the Chronomat in 1942, the first chronograph to be fitted with a circular slide rule, and the Navitimer in 1952 equipped with a navigation computer, Breitling has become the ultimate instrument for the professional pilot.

Today, Breitling’s obsession with quality, performance and rugged good looks appeal to both style conscious men and women alike. As a luxury watch, Breitling maintain the highest standards of precision and craftsmanship with 100% of the range achieving Chronometer Certification. It is not surprising therefore, that it is still the preferred choice for pilots such as the Red Arrows, Freece Tricolour and many other display teams around the world including the famous Breitling Jet Team.

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  • Avenger – Power In Action

    Designed to offer extraordinary precision and peerless performance, the Breitling Avenger is more functional and more sophisticated than ever before. Showcasing a robust construction with substantial lateral reinforcements, a large screw-locked crown with non-slip grip, thick glareproofed sapphire crystal and oversized hands and numerals, the Avenger is a trustworthy companion for the most extreme missions. Its innate ties to the world of aviation are accentuated with stencil-type numerals with taut, dynamic lines and its slim case has adopted an ergonomic profile that is comfortable to wear in every situation. Water resistant from 300m up to a remarkable 3000m, all the models are equipped with officially chronometer certified selfwinding movements.

  • Chronomat – The Chronograph Par Excellence

    The ultimate aviator’s chronograph, the Chronomat is the embodiment of the brand’s philosophies, combining a strong, unique design with precision, sturdiness, reliability and resilience. The leading model in the Breitling collections, the Chronomat exemplifies the art of watchmaking and is exclusively equipped with exceptional selfwinding in-house movements which have been exclusively developed in their manufacture. Expressing its technical, masculine and powerful style through its imposing case with sleek lines and rotating bezel with exclusive engraved numerals, the Chronomat creates a superb presence on the wrist and sets the benchmark in the field of mechanical chronographs.

  • Colt – Freestyle Figures

    Clearly built for action, achievements and thrills, the Colt has a fresh, youthful and dynamic style with an originality that is guaranteed to turn heads. Featuring a striking bezel with stamped numerals, the sculptural steel case continues its taut, sophisticated lines whilst the dials are adorned with rounded numerals designed exclusively for this model, with rhythmical motifs and a play on colour. Demonstrating its solid construction with water resistance from 300m to 500m, the Colt is equipped with officially chronometer certified SuperQuartz movements which are ten times more accurate than standard quartz movements.

  • Galactic – Stylish Performances

    Radiating a more distinctively cosmopolitan and refined look than Breitling’s other instruments and reflecting a sense of prestige and luxury, the Galactic asserts its bold personality as a sporty and sophisticated multipurpose model. Distinguished by its finely crafted dials as well as an elegant bezel with exclusive engraved numerals, its original and generous style is underpinned by an uncompromising technical foundation. Endowed with Breitling’s latest technical innovations, such as selfwinding movements or thermo-compensated SuperQuartz, the Galactic collection is a paragon of elegance, performance and precision.

  • Professional – Exceptional Instruments

    Created for pilots first and foremost, the professional collection showcases a range of multifunction chronographs all of which are ultra-sturdy, ultra-reliable and ultra-high-performance. Designed to withstand even the most demanding of conditions, a Breitling Professional is resolutely future- and achievement-orientated and gives pride of place to state-of-the-art electronics combined with an ergonomic and extremely distinctive aesthetic. Inspiring confidence in their reliable performance, these timepieces are destined to find their place on the wrists of the most demanding users.

  • Superocean Heritage

    A tribute to the original 1957 Superocean diving watch, the Superocean Heritage collection continues to echo the functional and elegant design of this legendary model. Closely resembling the aesthetics of the 1950s version, the range has been expertly updated for the modern day with uni-directional steel and aluminium bezels, steel mesh bracelets or rubber straps and COSC chronometer certified automatic movements. Water resistant to 200m, a Breitling Superocean Heritage is ideal for professional divers who want a grand classic.

  • Superocean – Conquering the Depths

    The latest generation of Breitling diving watches, the Superocean proves it’s got what it takes with an ultra-sturdy stainless steel case which guarantees water resistance to depths of 500, 1500 and even 2000m. Showcasing a unique aesthetic with a rubber-moulded fluted bezel and a striking dial adorned with dynamically styled numerals, the Superocean has a youthful, original and daring spirit that is ready to take on any challenge. Equipped with either chronometer certified selfwinding mechanical or SuperQuartz movements, this adventurous collection is made for exceptional performances and ultimate precision.

  • Transocean – A Contemporary Classic

    A perfect blend of elegance and understatement, the Transocean accentuates its modern lines with a paired-down design and a refined aesthetic which evokes the spirit of luxurious long-haul travel. Inspired by a 1958 heritage model the Transocean collection is equipped with reliable and accurate mechanical movements, including some high-performance calibres developed and created in the Breitling Manufacture. A paragon of fine craftsmanship and technical excellence, these timepieces showcase exquisite attention to detail with luxurious finishes and timeless style.

Breitling for Bentley

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A stunning combination of British chic and Swiss excellence, embrace the new art of living where luxury and accomplishment converge.

Launched in 2003, the Breitling for Bentley collection reflects the true spirit of the two brands – tradition, exclusivity and performance. This high-end collection of chronograph watches reveals the full measure of Breitling’s mastery in the field of mechanical chronographs, demonstrating the sophisticated aesthetic research devoted to their creation and inspired by the stunning design features which are characteristic of the iconic Bentley brand.

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Made By Breitling

A longstanding partner of aviation, Breitling excel in the craftsmanship of technical watches, designed to withstand intensive use in even the most challenging conditions.

Breitling Chronometre

Proud to be 100% Swiss Made, the dial, case, movement and straps or bracelets are all produced by a highly technical combination of hand and machine, bringing together the entire range of Swiss watchmaking skills under one roof.

The world’s only major watch brand to submit all its movements, both mechanical and quartz to the rigorous tests of the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), every watch succeeds in achieving the highest benchmark of precision and reliability. They also belong to an exclusive circle of watch-making companies who produce their own in-house mechanical chronograph movements. These exclusive calibres are based on a state-of-the-art architectural approach and showcase the best in performance and precision timekeeping.

The world’s only major watch brand to submit all its movements, both mechanical and quartz to the rigorous tests of the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), every watch succeeds in achieving the highest benchmark of precision and reliability. They also belong to an exclusive circle of watch-making companies who produce their own in-house mechanical chronograph movements. These exclusive calibres are based on a state-of-the-art architectural approach and showcase the best in performance and precision timekeeping.

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Aviation Partnerships

The Breitling brand is built upon its passion for aviation, celebrating its privileged ties with aviation by supporting the restoration of legendary aircraft, as well as operating several exceptional flight teams and taking part in the world’s greatest air shows. Breitling is an Official Supplier to World Aviation and, thanks to its close ties with military aviation, relies on the finest aeronautical experts to ensure its watches meet the highest levels of precision, reliability and functionality requited in this demanding field.


Object of Desire

The watch of choice amongst professional pilots and keen aeronautical enthusiasts, the Breitling Navitimer 01 is an iconic design, featuring the Manufacture Breitling Calibre 01 - a legendary watch discovery that exceeds all performance and reliability expectations.

It’s beautifully made, Swiss movement is complemented by its distinctive design. Presented on a black leather strap, this handsome watch features a luxurious 18ct rose gold case, with a delicately notched and bidirectional bezel, demonstrating the immaculate craftsmanship and attention to detail and creating easy use of the famous circular aviation slide rule, for pilot-appropriate calculations. Below the Cambered sapphire crystal that’s glare proofed on both sides, the dial showcases three chronograph sub dials for ultimate readability and an impressive minimum power reserve of 70 hours. This fascinating watch celebrates Breitling’s history and there constant search for aviation inspired excellence, updating iconic timepieces from their rich heritage to inspire a new generation.

Breitling Navitimer 01 18ct Rose Gold Automatic Men's Watch
£15,300

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