Breitling Watches

Founded in Grenchen, Switzerland in 1884 by Leon Breitling, this company is known for its rugged, precision watches that go the distance both on land, in the sea, and in the air. In fact, during the 20th century, Breitling even had a division that built clocks for airplane cockpits. Known as the brand that makes instruments for professionals, Breitling’s most iconic watches include the  Navitimer watch for pilots that features a slide-rule bezel, its SuperOcean watch for divers, and its Emergency watch with built-in dual-frequency emergency beacons that have already been credited with saving lives.

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Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 Boeing 747
Reference number: AB01383B1G1A1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 Boeing 747
9,950 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 Boeing 747
Reference number: AB01383B1G1P1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 Boeing 747
9,570 USD
Breitling Top Time Deus Limited Edition
Reference number: A233112A1A1X1
Breitling
Top Time Deus Limited Edition
5,500 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Swiss Limited Edition
Reference number: AB01395A1B1P1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Swiss Limited Edition
8,700 USD
Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Willy Breitling
Reference number: LB2120171C1P1
Breitling
Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Willy Breitling
67,000 USD
Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 41 Léon Breitling
Reference number: RB2120211G1P1
Breitling
Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 41 Léon Breitling
57,000 USD
Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Gaston Breitling
Reference number: JB2120A61B1P1
Breitling
Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Gaston Breitling
57,000 USD
Breitling Super Chronomat Automatic 38 Origins
Reference number: R17356531G1P1
Breitling
Super Chronomat Automatic 38 Origins
19,950 USD
Breitling Super Chronomat Automatic 38 Origins
Reference number: R17356531G1S1
Breitling
Super Chronomat Automatic 38 Origins
19,500 USD
Breitling Super Chronomat Automatic 38
Reference number: U17356531L1P1
Breitling
Super Chronomat Automatic 38
11,900 USD
Breitling Super Chronomat Automatic 38
Reference number: U17356531L1S1
Breitling
Super Chronomat Automatic 38
11,500 USD
Breitling Super Chronomat Automatic 38
Reference number: U17356531L1U1
Breitling
Super Chronomat Automatic 38
13,600 USD
Breitling Super Chronomat Automatic 38
Reference number: A17356531C1P1
Breitling
Super Chronomat Automatic 38
9,750 USD
Breitling Super Chronomat Automatic 38
Reference number: A17356531C1A1
Breitling
Super Chronomat Automatic 38
10,150 USD
Breitling Super Chronomat Automatic 38
Reference number: A17356531C1S1
Breitling
Super Chronomat Automatic 38
9,450 USD
Breitling Chronomat Automatic GMT 40
Reference number: A32398101M1A1
Breitling
Chronomat Automatic GMT 40
5,600 USD
Breitling Chronomat Automatic GMT 40
Reference number: A32398101L1A1
Breitling
Chronomat Automatic GMT 40
5,600 USD
Breitling Chronomat Automatic GMT 40
Reference number: A32398101B1A1
Breitling
Chronomat Automatic GMT 40
5,600 USD
Breitling Chronomat Automatic GMT 40
Reference number: A32398101C1A1
Breitling
Chronomat Automatic GMT 40
5,600 USD
Breitling Chronomat Automatic GMT 40
Reference number: A32398101A1A1
Breitling
Chronomat Automatic GMT 40
5,600 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 36
Reference number: A17377211O1A1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 36
5,090 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 36
Reference number: A17377211O1S1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 36
4,870 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 36
Reference number: A17377211C1A1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 36
5,090 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 36
Reference number: A17377211A1A1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 36
5,090 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 36
Reference number: A17377211C1S1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 36
4,870 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 42 Kelly Slater Limited Edition
Reference number: A173751A1O1S1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 42 Kelly Slater Limited Edition
5,200 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 36
Reference number: A17377211A1S1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 36
4,870 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 42
Reference number: N17375201L1S1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 42
5,850 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 42
Reference number: U17375211B1S1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 42
7,110 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 42
Reference number: A17375E71G1A1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 42
5,140 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 42
Reference number: A17375E71G1S1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 42
4,920 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 42
Reference number: A17375E71C1A1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 42
5,140 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 42
Reference number: A17375E71C1S1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 42
4,920 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 42
Reference number: A17375211B1A1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 42
5,140 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 42
Reference number: A17375211B1S1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 42
4,920 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 44
Reference number: N17376201Q1S1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 44
5,960 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 44
Reference number: A17376A31L1A1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 44
5,200 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 44
Reference number: A17376211L2A1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 44
5,200 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 44
Reference number: A17376A31L1S1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 44
4,980 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 44
Reference number: A17376211L2S1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 44
4,980 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 44
Reference number: A17376211C1A1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 44
5,200 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 44
Reference number: A17376211C1S1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 44
4,980 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 44
Reference number: A17376211B1A1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 44
5,200 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 44
Reference number: A17376211B1S1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 44
4,980 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 46
Reference number: A17378E71C1A1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 46
5,250 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 46
Reference number: A17378211B1A1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 46
5,250 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 46
Reference number: A17378E71C1S1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 46
5,030 USD
Breitling Superocean Automatic 46
Reference number: A17378211B1S1
Breitling
Superocean Automatic 46
5,030 USD
Breitling Navitimer B02 Chronograph 41 Cosmonaute Limited Edition
Reference number: PB02301A1B1P1
Breitling
Navitimer B02 Chronograph 41 Cosmonaute Limited Edition
11,100 USD
Breitling Navitimer B02 Chronograph 41 Cosmonaute Limited Edition
Reference number: PB02301A1B1A1
Breitling
Navitimer B02 Chronograph 41 Cosmonaute Limited Edition
11,490 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41
Reference number: RB0139211G1R1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41
38,830 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41
Reference number: AB0139211L1A1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41
9,570 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41
Reference number: RB0139211G1P1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41
19,140 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41
Reference number: AB0139211G1A1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41
9,570 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41
Reference number: AB0139211L1P1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41
9,190 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41
Reference number: AB0139211G1P1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41
9,190 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41
Reference number: AB0139241C1A1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41
9,570 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41
Reference number: AB0139241C1P1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41
9,190 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
Reference number: RB0138211B1R1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
39,380 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
Reference number: RB0138211B1P1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
19,690 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
Reference number: AB0138241L1A1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
9,680 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
Reference number: AB0138241L1P1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
9,300 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
Reference number: AB0138241C1A1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
9,680 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
Reference number: AB0138241K1A1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
9,680 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
Reference number: AB0138241C1P1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
9,300 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
Reference number: AB0138241G1A1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
9,680 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
Reference number: AB0138241K1P1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
9,300 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
Reference number: AB0138211B1A1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
9,680 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
Reference number: AB0138241G1P1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
9,300 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46
Reference number: RB0137241G1R1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46
41,570 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
Reference number: AB0138211B1P1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
9,300 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46
Reference number: AB0137241L1A1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46
9,790 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46
Reference number: RB0137241G1P1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46
20,240 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46
Reference number: AB0137241L1P1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46
9,410 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46
Reference number: AB0137211C1A1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46
9,790 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46
Reference number: AB0137211C1P1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46
9,410 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46
Reference number: AB0137211B1A1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46
9,790 USD
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46
Reference number: AB0137211B1P1
Breitling
Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46
9,410 USD
Breitling Top Time Triumph
Reference number: A23311121C1X1
Breitling
Top Time Triumph
5,740 USD
Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Mosquito
Reference number: YB04451A1B1X1
Breitling
Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Mosquito
10,830 USD

History of Breitling

With its roots in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, Breitling is a watchmaker known for producing precision chronometers and pilot watches. Founded in 1884 by Léon Breitling, Breitling has become one of the world’s most respected and recognizable watch companies. Breitling is one of the few manufacturers that does not belong to the three largest watch groups: Swatch, Richemont, and LVMH.

After the death of Léon Breitling, his son Gaston Breitling took over the company. Following the aviation expansion during WWI, he decided to focus on pilot’s watches. Breitling introduced its first chronograph wristwatch with a central second hand and a 30 minute counter in 1915. In 1923 Gaston introduced the first independent chronograph with a separate pusher at 2 o’clock, effectively separating the start and stop functions. In 1932, Gaston left his place as head of the company to his son Willy Breitling.

During the 1940s, Breitling included a sliding calculator on its Chronomat, with three of the most important units for pilots – STAT for standard mileage, KM for kilometers, and NAUT for nautical miles. From 1952 onward, this bezel became most familiar with the launch of the Navitimer, the evolution of the original Chronomat. As the first watch capable of handling all the complex calculations in a flight plan, NASA chose Navitimer as the ideal timepiece for astronauts to wear in space in 1962.

The company survived the quartz crisis in the 1970s, but Willy’s health was declining, and his two sons were too young to take over. As a result, Willy Breitling sold the company to entrepreneur Ernest Schneider, a watchmaker and a pilot. Following the Schneider family’s acquisition, they operated the company until 2017, when the family sold 80 % of the majority stakes to CVC Capital Partners. The following year, in 2018, CVC Capital Partners also purchased the remaining 20 %, gaining total control of Breitling.

Breitling Calibers & Certification

Breitling has long been known for its world-class timepieces, but it didn’t introduce its first caliber, the B01 chronograph movement, until 2009. Before that, the company only used calibers from suppliers like ETA, Valjoux, and Venus.

Breitling watches maintain a high quality and reputation by having all of their timepieces Chronometer certified by the COSC, the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute. This testing process takes 11 days and includes measuring the watch’s deviation rate, which allows for a maximum deviation of -4 to +6 seconds per day.

Breitling Lifesaver- the Emergency Watch

In 1995, Breitling introduced the Emergency I watch, which featured a radio transmitter activated with the push of a button. This feature has saved dozens of lives since its introduction, including when two British pilots crashed their helicopter in the hostile wilderness of Antarctica in 2003.

Breitling released the Emergency II watch in April 2013. A notable update was the transmitting frequency with the Emergency II watch. The wearer can send their coordinates with a frequency of 121.5 MHz, which satellites can monitor.

Who owns Breitling?

Breitling is owned in majority by CVC Capital Partners, a British private equity and investment advisory firm, and a significant minority stake was sold to Partners Group in 2021.

Fun Fact – Breitling & James Bond

Sean Connery, aka James Bond, wore a Breitling Top Time modified by gadget master Q in the 1965 film Thunderball. The watch features a Geiger counter that Bond uses to track stolen nuclear bombs. The watch was auctioned in England in 2012 for around 130,000 USD.

Breitling Collections

Classic AVI

Chronomat

Professional

Navitimer

Superocean Heritage

Avenger

Superocean

Top Time

Premier