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Is Breitling a Good Watch Manufacturer? How to Buy a Breitling

27th Jun 2022

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The Swiss watch manufacturer Breitling is world-renowned for its precision timepieces. It is one of the few remaining independent Swiss manufacturers, and its quality and attention to detail are legendary. Made famous as a company crafting watches for pilots, this brand has long tied itself to adventure, aviation and action. It produces ultra-reliable watches suited for the depths of outer space or the board room.

Breitling is one of the finest manufacturers of luxury watches in the world. Explore why the brand’s watches are some of the best and can easily rival any fine timepiece made worldwide and where you can buy an authentic Breitling timepiece.

A Good Company From Day One

Breitling was founded in 1884 by Leon Breitling in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. From the beginning, the company manufactured high-quality chronographs but found its footing when it began marketing to aviators.

Aviation was a new science in the early 20th century, and many pilots needed a durable, ultra-reliable chronograph to navigate. Breitling created the Breitling Navitimer for these early aviation pioneers, and it has become the gold standard chronograph.

It was so respected that when NASA needed a watch for Astronaut Scott Carpenter’s three orbit spaceflight where normal day and night time measuring would be impossible, they went to Breitling. The company then created the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute, specially crafted for orbital spaceflight.

This brand has maintained its reputation with pilots and adventurers and those who like a statement watch that is durable and ready for anything.

The Best Materials

Breitling watches are made using only the finest materials. The casings are made for durability and forged from 316L antimagnetic stainless steel alloy and grade 2 titanium. These metals are cold and hot-stamped into their shape and then heated to 1,100°C and tested with 875 tons of pressure to ensure the watch is flawless.

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Precision Manufacture

Breitling is obsessed with quality. Their quartz and Super Quartz movements are made in a custom facility using the latest technology monitored by dedicated professionals. Each watch is tested for 15 days at three different temperatures by precision robots to ensure the movement is precise, with less than a -4/+6 second difference.

Each watch is then certified by the Swiss national Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC), which is the national chronometer certification association. Only six percent of watches manufactured in Switzerland meet this organization’s exacting standards, but every Breitling is certified before sale to ensure the highest quality.

Made for Professionals

Breitling makes watches for serious professionals: in space, in air, under the ocean and in the corporate world. The company prides itself on its connection to adventure and achievement while staying at the cutting-edge of watch technology. It introduced a watch with an emergency beacon for downed pilots, a first in the world, and it is believed to have already saved the lives of two British helicopter pilots in Antarctica.

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Sophisticated, Informative Dials

The dials on a Breitling watch are made to clearly display critical information. Pilots, divers and even astronauts need to be able to quickly read, understand and assess time, date and distance measurements. Breitling chronographs display information such as time in a 12- or 24-hour format, date and day. Some models provide a circular slide rule for quick navigation and dive time calculations. Also, all Breitling watches have chronograph stopwatch and timing functions.

How to Buy a Breitling

Breitling sells specialized watches to match wearers with busy, active lifestyles. The key to buying the right Breitling is finding out which of their watches suits your tastes and gives you the information you need on your wrist.

For those looking for classic charm and a taste of the company’s aviation past, the Breitling Navitimer is an excellent choice. Divers, surfers and water sport enthusiasts might prefer the iconic orange SuperOcean.

Land adventurers, hikers, trekkers and outdoors enthusiasts might prefer the Endurance Pro or the Avenger, while the boardroom adventurer might enjoy the solid, stately class of a Breitling Chronomat.

Finally, for those looking for the ultimate expression of style, precision and class, the Breitling Premiere is the flagship model. In limited production since 1940, this distinct watch is a statement of taste and success.

Breitling watches are ultra-high quality luxury watches made for the wrist of a stylish, adventurous person. To buy authentic Breitling watches, visit Luxury of Watches or contact us at (213) 291-2130 or via our online form. All our timepieces come with a Certificate of Authenticity and a 5-year warranty for your peace of mind.