Posts Categorized: Breitling

Breitling Chronoliner Blacksteel: Ready for Takeoff

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At Breitling, black is still the new black. After recently adding new Blacksteel models to its Colt, Navitimer, and Avenger Seawolf collections, the aviation-inspired Swiss brand now extends its newest brand family, the Chronoliner, with a version in a Blacksteel case. The steel case of the Breitling Chronoliner Blacksteel is coated with a highly resistant carbon-based treatment and sports […]

Breitling Avenger Hurricane Now Available with 12-Hour Dial

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Breitling introduced the Breitling Avenger Hurricane, with its military-aviator-influenced 24-hour dial, at Baselworld 2016. This year, the brand introduces a more civilian-friendly model with a traditional 12-hour dial in two dial colors.   Like the original Avenger Hurricane, the new model has an extra-large 50-mm case made of Breitlight, a proprietary high-tech material that Breitling […]

Tudor Vintage Design + Breitling Base Caliber = New Tudor Black Bay Chronograph

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Two of the watch world’s heavyweights have pooled their expertise to develop one of Baselworld 2017’s most buzzed-about new releases. The Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chronograph adds a new, sporty complication to the popular Black Bay collection, and does so with the aid of a new movement sourced not from big brother Rolex but from stopwatch specialist Breitling. […]

Black and Blue: Breitling Chronospace Evo Night Mission

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The Breitling Chronospace Evo Night Mission — sporting a light black titanium case and dark blue dial — is the latest addition to Breitling’s high-tech, aviator-friendly Professional collection, and one of the few in that family to bear an all-analog display. The watch’s 43-mm case is made of black, satin-brushed titanium and has a unidirectional, ratcheted rotating […]

Borrowed Time: Breitling Chronomat 44 Blacksteel

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Breitling introduced its first “Blacksteel” watches in 2012, and in the years since the brand renowned for its aviation roots has launched a veritable fleet of such timepieces. Nearly every one of its watch families now offers at least one model with the Blacksteel treatment, including versions of the Navitimer, Navitimer Cosmonaute, Colt, Avenger II, […]

Breitling Colt Skyracer: The New Entry-Level Pilots’ Watch

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Breitling revamped its entry-level Colt collection in 2014 and introduced its proprietary case material, Breitlight, last year on the Avenger Hurricane model. At Baselworld 2017, the brand introduced the Breitling Colt Skyracer, the first in the collection with a Breitlight case, named after an aerobatics plane flown for the Breitling Racing Team in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. The […]

5 Milestone Breitling Watches, from 1915 to Today

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Pilots rely on Breitling’s chronographs, but calendars, world timers and divers’ watches also are part of the brand’s 130-plus-year history. Here are five important Breitling watches that helped define the brand’s identity from 1915 through the modern day. 1. Breitling Chronomat Breitling Chronomat (1941) Launched in 1941, the Breitling Chronomat was based on a patent […]

Breitling Sold to CVC Capital Partners

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One of the most persistent rumors in the watch world has finally proven true: CVC Capital Partners, a Luxembourg-based private equity firm, announced today that it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in family-owned Swiss watch company Breitling, putting to rest several years of speculation as to whether the brand would remain independent or be […]

By Land, By Sea, and By Air: Three New Breitling Watches

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Breitling has launched a trio of new luxury sports watches — one each in its Breitling for Bentley, Superocean, and Chronoliner collections —all suited for adventure, whether you’re on the road, under the waves, or in the air. By land: The Breitling for Bentley B06 Midnight Carbon is the latest chronograph watch to feature the […]