In 1915 Breitling heralded the emergence of the wrist chronograph by inventing the first independant chronograph pushpiece. This was perfected by the firm in 1923 by separating the stop/start functions from that of resetting. This patented innovation made it possible to add several successive times without returning the hands to zero- which proved useful for both timing sports competitions and for calculating flight times. The aviation industry needed reliable and efficient instruments and they naturally took an interest in Breitlings Chronographs, building on Breitlings reputation for precision and sturdiness. Breitling earned worldwide fame after fitting the Royal Air Force World War II Propeller-driven fighter planes with onboard chronographs in the aircraft cockpits, and earned the status of “official supplier to world aviation” as Breitling onboard chronographs became standard equipment in Areoplanes.
In 1952 Breitling launched its Navitimer wrist chronograph, the piece became a cult object for pilots and aviation enthusiasts. In 1962 a Navitimer accompanied Scott Carpenter on his orbital flight onboard Aurora 7 into space. The Navitimer has remained in production since.
Today Breitling is renowned for precision and high quality and has played a major role in the development of timekeeping, specifically contributing to the modern chronograph and the use of thermocompensated superquartz- a quartz 10 times more accurate than standard quartz. Breitling created The Emergency- the world’s first wristwatch with a built-in emergency transmitter as well as developing the first self winding chronograph movement, and a number of high performance user-friendly Breitling caliber’s including dual timezone Caliber B04 and worldtime Caliber B05.
Breitling provides an extensive collection of Mens and Ladies watches available in Gold, Steel, Titanium. The Breitling models includes Areospace Avantage, Airwolf, Avenger Seawolf, Bentley Motors, Bentley Motors T, Bentley GT, Bentley GT Racing, Chrono-Matic, Chronomat Evolution, Chronospace, Cockpit, Colt Automatic, Emergency, Mission, Galactic, Navitimer, Navitimer Cosmonate, Navitimer Montbrillant, Navitimer World, Professional, Skyracer, Transocean, and many more. Each watch is celebrated for its elegance, precision, quality and durability. Understandably, Breitling is truly the instrument for professionals.