Posts Categorized: Breitling

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 […]

Breitling Launches New Boutique-Exclusive Chronoliner and Chronomat 44

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Breitling has released a pair of new timepieces in its Chronoliner and Chronomat 44 collections, each limited to 100 pieces and available exclusively in Breitling houtiques worldwide. Here’s what you need to know about two aviation-inspired timepieces that take the “wild blue yonder” seriously: the Breitling Chonoliner Bo4 Boutique Edition and Chronomat 44 Boutique Edition. […]

Close-Up: Breitling Superocean II

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Over the years the Superocean has been a mainstay of Breitling’s watches, moving through a variety of different designs and variations. But in 2015, Breitling brought out a new generation altogether: the Breitling Superocean II. Let’s take a look to see what distinguishes this new watch from its forebears. First launched in 1957, the original […]

5 Affordable Breitling Watches for New Collectors

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Many brands offer aviation-themed timepieces, but when you think of fighter pilots and the instrument watches made for them, chances are that one brand comes to mind: Breitling. Here are five Breitling watches that are in stores now* at accessible prices. Breitling Colt Automatic Breitling created the Colt in the 1980s. Originally intended for use […]

Breitling Navitimer 01 (46 mm) Limited Edition

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The Breitling Navitimer — introduced in 1952 and distinguished by its signature function, an aviation-inspired circular slide rule bezel — has become a pillar of the Breitling watch brand and a favorite of pilots around the world. This year, Breitling introduces another limited-edition model to the Navitimer family, with an all-new black-and-brown dial and gold-toned hands. […]

Basic Breitling: Reviewing the New-Look Breitling Colt

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Breitling’s modern take on the decades-old Colt is true to the original, with features that have become hallmarks of the brand. From our archives, here’s a hands-on review of the new-look Breitling Colt. Breitling revamped its entry-level Colt collection last year with a firm nod to the original series, introduced in the 1980s. Like the Chronomat […]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Breitling Superocean Heritage II

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For a brand most famous for its vintage and modern aviation watches, Breitling has been no stranger over the past 60 years to branching outside its usual airborne comfort zone. It all began in 1957 with the company’s release of a dive watch constructed to compete with some of that era’s greats, the original Breitling Superocean. Upon the […]