Are Breitling watches smart value purchases?
Breitling has been a strong brand in the luxury watch market for years. Some of the best information in researching this company has been put together below for a reference to the timeline of Breitling watches. The watches that my store luxamart Jewelry Exchange carry and very classy while maintaining a reliable and durable timepiece. Price-point is always one of the most important variables when deciding to purchase. This brand makes that decision much easier knowing the history and quality of these beautiful watches.
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1860 • Birth of Leon Breitling.
1884 • First Leon Breitling chronographs and meters for automobiles made at St-IMIER
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1892 • The young captain of industry created the watch factory G LEON BREITLING SA, MONTBRILLIANT WATCH FACTORY at LA CHAUX DE FONDS
1914 • Gaston Breitling joined the family firm. Death of his father LEON.
Gaston Breitling inherited a passion for chronographs and systematically worked to make the family firm a success story.
A special model, patented with the name VITESSE, was a huge success with the police: it enabled them to time drivers breaking the speed limit.
Moving with the fashion, BREITLING accelerated the development and production of wristwatches with chronograph functions.
1932 • Willy Breitling, the son of Gaston Breitling, became head of the business.
1936 • BREITLING watches launched a chronograph for aircraft cockpits.
1942 • Launch of the CHRONOMAT BREITLING, the first watch chronograph equipped with log scale calculator.
1952 • Launch of the BREITLING NAVITIMER with optimized calculator function.
1962 • Launch of the COSMONAUT, with a 24 hour rather than 12 hour single circuit of the dial.
BREITLING chronograph (Cosmonaut) goes into space; worn by astronaut Scott Carpenter on board the AURORA 7 capsule.
1969 • The brand that used, above all, VENUS ebauches in its mechanical hand-wound models, was one of the pioneers of the automatic chronograph developed in collaboration with HEUER-LEONIDAS and HAMILTON-BÜREN. With a combined DUBOIS-DEPRAZ chronograph module, they created the micro-rotor Chronomat.
1979 • BREITLING closed. Ernest Schneider, from SICURA, took over the firm and registered it under the name MONTRES BREITLING S.A. in GRANGES.
1983 • Creation of the GMT NAVITIMER. Launch of Eric Tabarly products.
1985 • the END OF LIFE system for divers was created (3300 feet/1000 meters).
Launch of the NAVITIMER CHRONOMAT model.
1987 • Launch of the WORLD model with indicator for 4 time zones.
1988 • Launch of the J-CLASS model watches specially developed for yachting.
1999 • Certification and Control for chronometry norms.
BREITLING backed the project of the Swiss and British team, Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones, who completed the first non-stop round the world trip by hot air balloon, landing on March 21st after a flight lasting 20 days.
2003 • At the International Automobile Salon in Geneva, BREITLING presented two new models, I association with BENTLEY.
BREITLING was BENTLEY’S partner at the Le Mans 24 hr. race.
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