Breitling is a label of Swiss watches that was initially founded in Saint-Imier, Bernese Jura by Leon Breitling in 1884, and now is located in Grenchen, Canton of Solothurn. The brand offers Certified Chronometers that are manufactured primarily for aviation. However, most frequently the timepieces are a favorable accessory to buy and be worn as high-end luxury watches. Breitling's timepieces function for aviation purposes, but their chronograph mechanisms have become more of a status symbol than practically applied tools. When a woman or gentlemen buys a Breitling timepiece and dons it upon his or her wrist, their presence becomes nothing short of luxury fashion.
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The watches typically display a large dial (e.g. the Breitling for Bentley Motors edition has a 48 mm Case Diameter) for better visibility and to display more information on the analog dials. Many models feature an automatic winding mechanism that is purely mechanical (i.e. using no electronic components). Many Breitling watches are also equipped with additional functions such as the flyback function, split-second, moon phase, date display and other complications.
All Breitling watches are manufactured in Switzerland and are made from Swiss components. Raw movements are obtained from ETA and Valjoux, and are modified in the Breitling Chronometre Workshops, before undergoing COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) certification. As of 2009, Breitling now makes a manufacture movement, designed, manufactured and assembled completly in-house (B01 Calibre).
Quartz models such as the Breitling Aeromarine Colt start at $2,055.00 on a rubber strap, while typical prices of mechanical, steel cased models are $7,300 (US) for the Breitling for Bentley Motors model. The expense is due to the exclusivity of the Bentley trademark, as well as the 38 jewel self-winding movement, as these steel cased models are more expensive than some of Breitling's Titanium or Gold models. Some special edition models also include diamonds on various parts of the watch (i.e. Diamond Bezel, Diamond Bracelet, etc.) It is no doubt that the Breitling watches are one of the most luxurious and functional timepieces to buy, whether it is for time measuring operations, expressing elegance or presenting a lavish lifestyle.
Breitling was a sponsor of Team Bentley during their Le Mans 24 Hours campaign, running from 2001-2003. To commemorate this event, Breitling created the Limited Edition Breitling Bentley 24 Le Mans Watch.
At Luxury Bazaar, we have a wide selection of Breitling timepieces available to buy. Explore our online inventory to see our Breitling collection.