History of Breitling
All About Breitling
Breitling was founded in 1884 by Leon Breitling in Saint-Imier, Bernese Jura. The founder had a passion for luxury watchmaking and continued creating unique and accurate timepieces that would be worn by the most influential people of that time. Leon Breitling strived hard and created a brand that soon gained fame in the industry of watchmaking. After the death of Leon Breitling in 1914, his son, Gaston, took over the business and continued the legacy of his father. Ernst Schneider bought the company in the year 1979 from the Breitling family. He retained ownership till 2017. After that, majority of stakes of the company were bought by CVC Capital Partners.
Breitling has gained much acclaim for its timepieces. They run on mechanical or quartz movements that are certified chronometers. Most watches produced by Breitling are marketed towards aviation (Navimeter) or diving (SuperOcean). Most models by Breitling have automatic winding mechanism. No electronic components are used. Their technical expertise in watchmaking is highly acclaimed by the watch enthusiasts.
Some Best Models of Breitling
Breitling has produced many famous and exciting timepieces that have been loved by the collectors. Here are some of the most famous and renowned models by Breitling.
Breitling Avenger Hurricane
The Breitling avenger hurricane is a fine example of class and luxury. It is an amazing timepiece with a huge diameter of 50mm. Although not the biggest wrist watch on the market, it’s size is still something that cannot be missed. Do not let the large exterior fool you, it is one of the most comfortable wrist watches to wear. It does look quite heavy but the use of Breitling material makes it lighter in comparison with other watches. This beauty only weight 68.92 grams without the strap. Breitling material that is used in its production is an innovative material that weighs 3.3 times lighter as compared to titanium. Apart from the weight, the efficiency of this timepiece can also be depicted through its scratch and corrosion resistant nature. It also has thermal stability and anti magnetic benefits.
It has an accurate and brilliant Breitling Caliber B12 movement with an impressive power reserve of 700 hours along with automatic winding. It has an exceptional water resistance up to 100 meters or 330 feet which makes it ideal for snorkeling and other water activities. The massive volcano black dial adds to the beauty of the timepiece. It has a folding clasp buckle with a pushbutton. This timepiece is a very well illustration of comfort and magnificence. It has tremendous features that excite all the watch enthusiasts.
Breitling Avenger Seawolf
Another master piece by Breitling is the Avenger Seawolf. It is a strong and sturdy luxurious watch that will catch many eyes. Wearing this timepiece on your wrist will add to your charms and class. The seawolf code yellow has a wide diameter of 45 mm. The huge dial gives a great luxurious and masculine look. The best part about this wristwatch is that it is water resistant for up to 3000 meters. This timepiece would be an amazing gift to a diver. The extreme water resistant feature of this timepiece makes it the ideal option for diving and snorkeling.
This timepiece is quite different from the rest of the timepieces produced by Breitling. It has an all brushed, all black case that gives a sporty look. This look combined with the stencil style numerals complete the military/ops impression. Wearing this timepiece would elevate your personality in seconds because of its sturdy style. Breitling has very intelligently thrown a hint of yellow in this timepiece to enhance the style. The design itself is a ten out of ten.
This diver’s watch has a rotating bezel and lume on the hands and hours markers so that the readability can be enhanced at night. The dial is also quite easy to read. It has a Breitling’s caliber 17 movement which is COSC Chronometer certified. The Breitling Avenger Seawolf code yellow is available in two options of rubber strap. The first strap is the famous Breitling diver pro 2 strap and the second one is Ocean Racer strap that comes with a deployant clasp. The latter is more admirable and sought after due to the fantastic deployant. This is a limited edition watch with only 1000 pieces available worldwide.
Breitling Avenger Blackbird 44
Another beauty from the Breitling Avenger collection is the Breitling Avenger Blackbird 44. It is one of he most sought after timepieces in the world. Watch enthusiasts have admired its features. Collectors love this timepiece as a part of their collection. With its solid performance and sleek stylish exterior, it has won the hearts of many. This watch will not disappoint you. It has highly accurate timekeeping function. It is a certified chronometer. The Avenger blackbird 44 comes is very efficient with its great features such as the unidirectional bezel. Another impressive feature is its water resistance for up to 200 meters which is quite high as compared to other watches. It also has a date display. The tough exterior of this beauty is made up from carbon coated titanium. The beautiful sapphire crystal dial window is scratch resistant and anti-reflective. It has a military canvas strap that beautifies the design even more. This timepiece will enhance your masculine look. It has a screw down crown and case which assures that it will not be damaged by any water contact. The best part about this watch is that it is quite light on the wrist. The material used for the case does not weigh a lot but gives a sturdy look. This timepiece has been crafted with sophistication and elegance. It is the perfect choice for anyone looking for practicality and luxury in a watch.
Breitling Super Avenger II
The Breitling Super Avenger series was a hit. It was loved and admired by the watch enthusiasts. However, the Breitling Super Avenger II has been proven to be much more technical and functional. It scores higher marks in terms of sophistication. It has a slimmer design but an ergonomic case. The aviation style stencil numerals add to the masculine look of the watch. It has a very light weight titanium case back. It has the similar large screw-locked crown like the super avenger. It has super-LumiNova that enhances readability at night. It is a huge timepiece with a 43 mm case diameter. It is water resistant for up to 300 meters which equals 1000 feet. This makes it ideal for many water activities.