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Should You Get a Breitling Watch?

Here at Feldmar, we like to think that every timepiece is special. But there is something unique about a Breitling watch. More than a way to simply tell time, a Breitling is a brand steeped in history, and its intricate mechanisms reflect undeniable performance without compromising class. For 135 years, Breitling has proven to be synonymous with quality, with its impressive collection of impeccably crafted chronometers and pilot watches. Keep reading to learn more about this luxury watch brand and how Breitling balances precision and design.

First achievements

Breitling was established in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland in 1884 by Leon Breitling. From its modest beginnings in a workshop, it grew into a small studio and with growing success, Leon brought his brand to La Chaux de Fonds – the center of watchmaking – in 1892.

Eventually, Leon’s son Gaston took over the business, and the brand shifted its focus into creating pilot watches. As the years went on, the brand pioneered many watchmaking firsts and, in 1984, developed one of Breitling’s signature pieces, the Chronomat. With each successive innovation and groundbreaking model, Breitling cemented its reputation as an iconic brand.

Breitling Chronomat

Navitimer and Emergency: Class and functionality

The Chronomat is not the only popular Breitling. You may have also heard of the Navitimer and the Emergency. Experts have lauded both of these for their functionality in traveling and navigation. The Nativitimer, which debuted in 1952, can be used to make calculations for flight plans while the Emergency, introduced in 1995, is equipped with an authentic dual-frequency distress beacon. For professionals with very specific needs, either of these watches represent an important addition to a watch collection.

Breitling Navitimer

Breitling for Bentley: Twice the luxury

It would be no surprise that two of the most popular luxury brands would team up, producing such outstanding pieces, like the Bentley Le Mans Watch. This successful partnership led to Breitling for Bentley. This collaboration continues a legacy of high performance and exquisite designs.

 

The Breitling Bentley 6.75 A44362 chronograph model is inspired by the famed 6.75-liter engine found in Mulsanne limousines. Not only does it boast a design that mimics parts of the automobile, like the wheel rims of the grille motif, but it also has two large windows to indicate the date, in addition to the three subsidiary dials.

If you prefer something that emanates a more impressive vibe, you can go for a Bentley GMT A47362. This model truly looks like a luxury watch; it is stylish and captivating, and it would certainly catch the eye of anyone interested in fashion and design. This Bentley Breitling is measured at 49mm and has a date and chronograph function.

For a piece that evokes success and victory, you will not go wrong with the Bentley Barnato. The piece commemorates Woolf Barnato, who became the owner of Bentley in the 1920s. Within a 49mm case is a dynamic dial with three dashboard-inspired registers. Additionally, the caseback offers a view of the COSC-certified automatic movement through a seven-spoke wheel design.

For something truly special, you can try pieces from the Breitling for Bentley Flying B series, which pays tribute to the prestigious ‘Winged B’ symbol. Immediately, you will notice that these pieces have a special rectangular case and the iconic logo on the caseback, a smooth bezel, a date window at the 12 o’clock position, several indicators and sub-dials, and the honeycomb radiator grille pattern on the dial. Indeed, it’s class combined with function.

Breitling today: A watch for the future

Breitling B09 Chronograph

In recent years, Breitling has shown no signs of slowing down. The brand has kept up with the latest advancements and trends in the world of watches. For more modern pieces, you can try the Caliber 01, the most precise self-winding chronograph. You can also go for Bentley’s first smartwatch, the B55 Connected, or the Exospace B55 Yachting.

In conclusion . . .

From Leon Breitling’s early days of watchmaking to the present-day, the brand has consistently delivered only the best timepieces. Built with a perfect combination of impressive luxury and enduring practicality, Breitling pieces have proven themselves in a league of their own. From the classic Chronomat to the definitive Premier line, owning a Breitling piece is a must for any collector or anyone who wants something more than just a watch.

Feldmar Watch Company dedicates itself to bringing Breitling watches and other esteemed brands to the discerning watch owner. We are a luxury watch store in Los Angeles, striving to deliver exceptional quality and craftsmanship with every timepiece. Browse our catalog or contact us today to learn more.

About The Author: Tom Roth

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Born in Washington state, Tom developed an interest in photography during college at University of San Diego. There, he got started in music journalism, interviewing artists and taking photos at concerts. A life-long tinkerer and collector, it wasn’t long before Tom became fascinated with fountain pens and watches.

Those interests collided in November 2020 when Tom started at Feldmar Watch Company where he lives out every watch geek’s dream: photographing and writing about timepieces. When he’s not tinkering with his watch collection, Tom can be found traveling, biting his nails while watching PNW sports teams, and taking flying lessons.

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