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History of Breitling

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History

Founded in 1884 by 24-year-old Leon Breitling, the brand has established itself as a specialist of technical watches and has strong roots in aviation. Leon specialized in producing timing devices for scientific measurement by creating intricate and complicated timepieces. The company manufactured the first wristwatch chronograph in 1915 and in 1936 became the official supplier to the Royal Air Force. At each turn they strived to make life easier for adventurers everywhere, offering new options of keeping time in different conditions with almost ever watch they create. Breitling watches are also popular among commercial pilots thanks not only to their high precision and accurate time keeping but also different travel-friendly complications. Even today they continue to create groundbreaking watches, and have now started to look specifically at each component, making certain pieces in house to ensure the best quality that rises above industry standards.

Style

The Breitling style and legacy calls for timepieces that work for the adventurer and survivalist. When Leon Breitling first began making his timepieces, their precision and excellence in time-keeping accuracy drew the attention of sports veterans and automobile enthusiasts alike, but he always wanted to aim higher and that meant aviation. His commitment to making a pilot’s life easier led to Breitling focusing on complications and functionality, which created the look of their masculine dials, filling all of its space with usable pieces of information and technology. The technical look of the watches has now become their signature style. As time has passed they have achieved all of the technological feats for aviation they wanted and they continue to garner attention for these intricate timepieces. It highlights masculinity, functionality, and the adventurer’s spirit that we all wish to possess.

How to Buy a Breitling

If you are in the market to buy a Breitling watch, we have an ever-changing selection of pre-owned watches for you to choose from. Our watches have all been authenticated by our team of watch experts and are sold with a one year-warranty.

Research the Patek Philippe collections and models that you are interested in and set a price point that you are comfortable with. It is always important to buy from reputable buyers with the expertise and experience required to answer any questions you may have.

World Renowned Breitling Collections:
  • Chronoliner
  • Navitimer
  • Chronomat
  • Superocean
  • Galactic
  • Superocean Heritage
  • Montbrillant
  • Colt
  • Avenger
  • Transocean
  • Professional
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    Breitling Colt Chrono M133881A/BE99 Men's Watch in Black Steel

    OUR PRICE: $3,400

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    Breitling Chronomat GMT AB041012-G719 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel

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    Estimated Retail Price: $10,020

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    Breitling Bentley Mark VI P19362 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel

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    Estimated Retail Price: $15,500

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