In 1957, Breitling’s first Super Ocean series (Superocean) came out, which marked the addition of a new heavyweight player to the diving watch market. These watches are known for their extraordinary performance, superior quality, and pure Breitling style. In the following six years, the series has always been favored. Today, the brand is once again launching a new Super Ocean series to meet the severe test of water sports that are challenging to prepar.With the launch of the new Superocean series, Breitling has been able to improve and upgrade its most popular and successful watch collection. For over 60 years, the watch has been highly regarded for its unparalleled diving performance. The new series of members also reflect the genes of the brand to explore the deep sea, and will also attract fashionable men and women with an active lifestyle. Thanks to the simplicity, dynamic design and impeccable performance, these new Super Ocean watches can be easily matched to any style and occasion.
Georges Kern, CEO of Breitling, pointed out that these watches not only reflect the brand’s historical heritage in the field of diving watches: “Our surfer’s action team and cooperation with sustainable clothing brands 0uterknown and Ocean Conservation Society (OceanConservancy) illustrate the brand’s love of the ocean. The new Super Ocean series is designed for people who are eager to explore the ocean, whether they are active in water sports or in the ocean or beach cleaning activities, this series of watches is their ideal partner. Of course, these models will also make people who love the design of Breitling excited.”
Each member of the new Super Ocean Series is powered by the Breitling 17 caliber and has a power reserve of approximately 38 hours. These watches are certified by the Swiss Official Observatory (COSC) with Super-LumiNova@ luminous digital hour markers, scales and hands to ensure excellent readability under all conditions.
The new Breitling SuperOcean (Superocean) collection continues for a period of more than 37 years. While the original Super Ocean series was designed for divers, the new collection has a broader mission beyond being a deep-sea challenge. These watches are both stylish and dynamic, not only for the deep-slung enthusiasts but also for the explorers along the coast.
Why not have your own Breitling new SuperOcean Watch? Let it accompany you to dive, surf, swim, or accompany you to walk on the beach. The Breitling latest SuperOcean Watch is trustworthy, and no matter how you want to spend your time, it will be your ideal partner.
Collaboration between watch brands and automakers is not uncommon, but the partnership between Breitling and Bentley is the longest ever. In fact, the cooperation between the two parties can be traced back to 2003. At the time, the world’s highly regarded luxury car brand Bentley launched the first Continental GT. Every detail of this luxury sports wagon reflects Bentley’s tireless pursuit of quality, luxury, and performance. Moreover, the brand is most suitable to commission Breitling to design its dashboard clock. This is the beginning of an important partnership between the two brands.At this year’s Geneva International Motor Show, Breitling launched the Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition timepiece on March 5, 2019, not only to commemorate this remarkable partnership, but also to celebrate Bentley’s 100th anniversary of luxury and quality.
Georges Kern, CEO of Breitling, said the new watch reflects the values shared by Breitling and the legendary British carmaker: “We are proud of our partnership with Bentley. Both companies are well-known for unbeatable quality, performance, and design. The Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition timer is a tribute to Bentley’s history, luxury craftsmanship, breathtaking racing pedigree and important intimacy with Breitling.
The Breitling Bentley Centenary Limited Edition watch is an outstanding member of the Swiss watchmaking brand’s Premier collection. The limited edition watch of Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary is available in 18K red gold and stainless steel versions. Some excellent special designs distinguish it from regular styles.
The elegant and unique brown beech dial with black sub-dial (minute sub-dial at 3 o’clock and small seconds dial at 9 o’clock) is particularly eye-catching. The black inner bezel around the dial is marked with a tachometer scale and red “TACHYMETER” lettering. Equipped with Breitling’s flagship homemade Caliber 01 mechanical movement, the movement provides approximately 70 hours of impressive power storage.
Through the sapphire crystal on the back of the case, you can enjoy the built-in movement, and the Bentley logo is also decorated on the mirror surface. The 18K red gold version engraved the words “ONE OF 200”, while the stainless steel one engraved “ONE OF 1000”, indicating their respective limited circulation.
The Breitling Bentley Centenary Led/Edition watch in 18K red gold comes with a brown leather strap, and the pattern and stitching on the strap are inspired by the Bentley seat. Stainless steel version with the brown leather strap or stainless steel bracelet. The case is 42 mm in diameter and engraved with the “BENTLEY” seal on the left, inspired by the 1929 Bentley “Blower” instrument panel with the supercharger.
The Bentley Centennial Limited Edition watch of Breitling Premier Series is a precision timepiece tested by the Swiss Official Observatory and its accuracy is certified by an independent agency.
For more than half a century, Breitling has earned a worldwide reputation for its relationship with the aviation world and its quality Aviator watches. To commemorate the partnership with the iconic P-40 Warhawk fighter manufacturer, Breitling has launched three new Aviator 8 watches. Breitling has issued a clear declaration that aviation is still an important part of the brand’s DNAThe three new Breitling Aviator 8 watches pay tribute to the famous American aircraft manufacturer Curtiss Wright and its logo model Curtis P-40 Warhawk. The P-40 Warhawk was produced between 1938 and 1944. The new timepieces include two chronographs (one of which is equipped with a Breitling Caliber 01 movement) and a refined three-handed timer.
Breitling Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Curtis WarhawkIt is equipped with a distinctive military green dial and matte finish and is powered by the Breitling Caliber 01 mechanical movement, which provides approximately 70 hours of power storage.
This eye-catching Breitling Aviator 8 B01 chronograph is equipped with a two-way rotating bezel with Arabic numerals, a time stamp and a practical red marker. The hour markers and the Arabic numerals on the dial are coated with Super-LumiNova® fluorescent material to ensure easy reading in any lighting conditions. This COSC Observatory-certified chronograph comes with a 43 mm diameter stainless steel case with a green military strap that is water resistant to 10 bar (100 m).
The eye-catching case back features a translucent design, sapphire crystal with “Curtiss” lettering and a P-40 eagle pattern. The shark mouth and color scheme are derived from the lacquering scheme of the American Volunteer Air Force (“Flying Tigers”) during World War II.
Breitling Aviator 8 Chronograph 43 Curtis Warhawk
It features a matte-finished military green dial and a co-tone sub-dial – 12-hour and 30-minute counters and a small seconds sub-dial. The black nickel-plated hour hand and the Arabic numerals are coated with Super-LumiNova® fluorescent material for clear identification even in the most challenging lighting conditions.
It houses the Caliber 13 movement, a mechanical movement known for its remarkable stability and performance, it offers approximately 42 hours of power storage.
The chronograph’s case back is engraved with the words “Curtiss” and the P-40 eagle pattern. This COSC Observatory-certified chronograph is paired with a military-green strap and is water resistant to 10 bar (100 m).
Breitling Aviator 8 41 Curtis Warhawk Automatic Watch uses a military green dial& strap. Time-division hands and Arabic numerals are coated with Super-LumiNova® fluorescent materials to ensure excellent readability in all lighting conditions. Equipped with a bi-directional rotating bezel and a red-tipped central second-hand.The DLC coated stainless steel case embodies a Caliber 17 movement that provides approximately 40 hours of power storage. As with all Breitling watches, the accuracy of this watch is certified by the COSC Observatory.The case back is engraved with the words “Curtiss” and the P-40 eagle pattern with a memorable shark mouth. It will attract people who are obsessed with aviation history and who love simple and low-key dials.
The Breitling Navitimer Chronograph series welcomed a new large-diameter watch in 2016- Breitling Navitimer Chronograph 46 Black Steel Watch: all black body, double chronograph dial, black oscillating weight, and a new watch strap emulating the tread pattern of aircraft tires, making it stand out and attracting people’s attention, and it is still popular in nowadays.
Since its introduction in 1952, the Breitling Chronograph watch (Navitimer) has won the favor and enthusiasm of pilots and aviation flight enthusiasts. Today, this classic collection has introduced a new pure black watch: a satin-brushed black steel case with high-strength carbonization, and a black ring-shaped sliding ruler that handles all kinds of calculations required for air navigation.
However, this novel, original, cool and technological appearance is not the only highlight of the Navitimer Chronograph 46 Black Steel watch. Unlike the classic model with three silver chronograph dials, this watch has only two chronographs in the same color as the dial – the small dial at 9 o’clock and the 30 minute accumulate chronograph at 3 o’clock.. The dial as a whole is a precision and pure instrument panel. It is made of ultra-fine “par épargne” technology on the sterling silver chassis. The chronograph sub-dial hands and the central seconds hand are bright red, which perfectly strengthens this trait.
The high-performance “engine” of this watch is a Breitling-made 01 movement with the COSC. Through the transparent sapphire case back, the black oscillating weight is unobstructed.
The black case and dial are paired with a sturdy and comfortable new rubber strap – like the pattern of the aircraft tire tread, further highlighting the aviation character of this watch. From now on, all models of the Breitling chronograph will be available with this new strap, full of immortal legend and everlasting classic.
Movement: Breitling Homemade 01 Movement, COSC Certification, Automatic Winding, 28,800 High Swing Frequency Per Hour, 47 Jewel Bearings;
Power Reserve: More Than 70 Hours
Function: Hour-minute-second, Calendar, Chronograph (chronograph accuracy up to 1/4 second, 30 minute accumulation timer)
Case: Black Steel
Diameter: 46 MM
Waterproof Performance: 3 Atmospheres
Bezel: Rotating Bezel with Annular Flying Slide
Glass: Curved Sapphire Crystal with Double-sided Anti-glare Treatment
As we all know, in the watch industry, any manufacturer with a self-produced movement will be proud. So far, watch manufacturers that can independently develop and mass-produce high-performance movements are still rare.
Today, let’s talk about the Breitling B01 movement. According to the official publicity materials, it was known that Breitling began to design in 2004. In the spring of 2006, Breitling produced the first 100% self-made movements. Why is it 100%? Because in 1966, Breitling and three other companies (watching parts supplier Depraz & Cie, movement manufacturer Buren, watch manufacturer Heuer-Leonidas) began to develop the self-winding chronograph movement. In 1969, the world’s first self-winding Caliber 11 was produced.
At the end of 20006, Breitling submitted a test of the movement to the COSC for testing. The movement passed the accuracy and reliability test from the COSC.So, it went on sale in 2009.
Below I will disassemble a B01 movement and analyze it.
After opening, the first thing I saw was a large diameter movement, which reached 30mm and sames with the diameter of the classic ETA7750. It is obvious that this is the best diameter of the chronograph movement. The thickness is 7.2mm, which is a little thinner than the 7.9mm of the 7750. The automatic totem and the lower layer of the splint have clear lettering and good gold plating, reaching the level of the same class movement. Grinding is relatively simple and does not use a too fancy polishing process.
After removing the dial and hands, I have the feeling of disassembling the Rolex 3135, since the similarity is still relatively high. From polishing to calendar fixing, quick-tuning structure, and instantaneous jump structure, both them are strikingly similar. I don’t believe that the two companies have no cooperation. (B01 is on the left and 3135 is on the right)
Since B01 is also advertising with a calendar function without a forbidden zone, it can be said that it is completely a small revision of the classic structure of Rolex 3135. The instant jump is very fast. However, the splint of this part of Breitling B01 has not been polished. (B01 is on the left and 3135 is on the right)
Now turning the movement over, you can see a large bimetallic automatic turret, which has the advantage that the automatic winding efficiency can be guaranteed. In terms of design, I saw the shadow of Rolex. However, the automatic gyro bearing uses a ball bearing, which is less prone to the phenomenon that the 3135 grinds the plate for a period of time. (B01 is on the left and 3135 is on the right)
Removing the automatic gyro, I found an interesting place, that is, in general, the automatic gyro is fixed in the automatic splint (the red area below). However, the B01 is fixed on the entire timing unit (the yellow area in the below). This design has obvious modular features, which brings certain convenience for assembly and maintenance, and also facilitates the expansion of other functions in the future. This part must be disclosed, the process of engraving the serial number (blue area) is really bad, the lettering is not clear, the depth is different, the deep places are leaking copper, and many fake watches are better than this.
The following figure disassembles the automatic splint. It can be seen that this is a two-way automatic winding structure, which is characterized in that the jewel bearing material is used in the middle of the automatic reversing wheel, and the wear of such other parts of the metal in the similar maintenance work usually worn relatively large, the use of gemstone materials will undoubtedly greatly reduce wear and improve the efficiency of automatic winding, because the running resistance is reduced.
After removing the automatic splint, you can see that the escape wheel is equipped with a shockproof oil retaining system. Simply say, it is added a a Kif shock absorber (red circle below). This position belongs to the last link of the circular motion in the whole transmission process. The advantage of this is that it can maintain a storage of oil for a long time, reducing operational resistance, and the advantage of oil retention is greater than the advantage of shockproof.
At this time, you can also see the B01’s column wheel system. The column wheel is almost standard for advanced chronograph movements. It has high requirements for machining and grinding, and is an important part of the timing.
Remove the automatic splint and you can see that the B01 uses a more advanced vertical clutch system. This part has the shadow of the Rolex 4130. The advantage of the vertical clutch relative horizontal clutch is that it can start the timing function cleanly at any time without causing the pointer to jump. However, the horizontal clutch can reduce the jitter of the pointer by processing the gear with higher density. Another advantage of the horizontal clutch is that it is more ornamental when it is placed in the transparent case. A photo of the clutch part is below.
The design of the balance wheel is very mediocre. A large self-produced calibre that was launched in 2009 actually used a balance spring system with a card degree. I did not expect that cheap Tissot and Mido will use no card. The advantages of no card degree is not to be mentioned here, not a level of technology. The shock absorber is still kif, but this is not a big problem. After all, changing the cardlessness does not require changes to other parts of the movement.
As mentioned above, due to the modular structure, it was quickly dismantled. As a chronograph movement, this design is really convenient for maintenance. However, the grinding of the B01 movement main splint can be said to be basically 0, giving the impression of an industrial semi-finished product. It is better to polish it even just a little. Moreover, there is obviously excessive lubrication and diffusion on the main plate. It may be that the manufacturer is also worried about this movement, so some parts will be refueled. The clockwork part forgot to take a photo, and there is also an obvious Rolex design and polishing style, gold box, 70 hours of power.
In summary, B01 is generally not a big problem in design, there is still a lot of room for improvement in the details of the process, such as grinding, no card degree, silicon hairspring, etc., we can not deny that B01 is a good chronograph movement platform. Although the movement is 100% self-produced, it still leaves the Rolex trace. Now some models of the Tudor are also using the B01 movement (of course, there are minor changes in the details), and the B20 of the Breitling is also the self-produced movement of the Tudor. It should be that the two sides have deeper cooperation.
1. Focus on R&D and Manufacturing High Performance Watches
Founded in 1884, Breitling founder Leon Breitling established the Breitling Company. Initially, the company produced timers such as pocket watches. In 1914, it began producing watches with countdown and luminous for the military. In 1915, Gsinceton Breitling developed the first chronograph watch, which is the first aviation chronograph watch. Breitling kicked off the watchmaking in the aviation industry.
After that, Breitling separates the timing control system that handles start, stop, and zero from the crown. The first independent timing button was born, and the position of Breitling’s “Pioneer of Chronograph” was established.
In 1927, Breitling began to produce fine timers for the instrument panel of the aircraft cockpit. Since then, it has become more compatible with the aviation industry. Large aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing Douglas and Lockheed are all users of Breitling.
2. Independent Family Business Was Acquired
As a family business, Breitling has now gone through five generations of heads. Originally one of the few independent watchmakers in Switzerland, it ushered in the heyday of the brand in the 1990s and is now in a stagnant middle age.
In April 2017, it was acquired by CVC No. 6 Fund with an 80% stake in Breitling, with a total valuation of 800 million Euros. CVC Capital Partners (CVC) is Europe’s largest private equity and investment advisory firm headquartered in London. The head of the company said that with CVC’s expertise and international network, it is partner to bring Breitling to a higher level.
In August 2017, Georges Kern left the Richemont Group and became the CEO of Breitling brand, valuing the business development potential of Breitling.
He said that in the future, Breitling will have three product lines. One is a new watch re-developed based on the classic design elements of the brand history; one is a simple and elegant watch series; the last one is the brand’s current tough style professional watch series.
Whether Breitling can develop better, the future depends on whether it can pass the test of the market.
3. Interchange Movements with Tudor
Affected by the Swatch’s external supply of ETA movements, many brands have begun to develop independent configuration movements, Breitling and Tudor are no exception.
Breitling launched the B01 self-produced chronograph movement in 2009, with a power reserve of 70 hours, a diameter of 30mm, a thickness of 7.2mm, an eccentric screw trimming device, a vibration frequency of 28,800 times per hour, a three-armed ring and a balance spring, and a number of rubies 47.
Navitimer 8 with self-produced B01 movement
Tudor’s self-produced movement MT5621 launched in 2015 has 70-hour power storage, two-way automatic winding, COSC certification, quick-adjusting instantaneous jump calendar, stop seconds function, screw fine-tuning, silicon spring, vibration frequency 28800 times / hour, 31.8mm diameter , 6.5mm thickness and 26 diamonds.
Tudor Self-produced Movement MT5621
Because the development of the automatic chronograph movement is much more difficult than the ordinary central seconds movement, not to mention the self-produced movement is absolutely a good movement, so the two strong teams joined together and interchange movements.
After Breitling got the movement of Tudor, it was not a simple replica of the original movement. In addition to Tudor’s unique retouching, Breitling also improved the cumulative timer and improved the speed governing mechanism with silicon hairspring.
Introduced the B20 movement (a variant of the Tudor MT5612 movement) and equipped it with the New 42mm and 46mm Superocean Heritage II collection.
Breitling 42mm Superocean Heritage II Series Watch
Breitling 46mm Superocean Heritage II Series Watch
Breitling introduces the B20 movement (a variant of the Tudor MT5612 movement)
A large weakness of the Breitling B01 movement is adjusted by the traditional fast and slow needles. After the new calibre is obtained, the Tudor has replaced the silicon balance spring and the cardless screw fine adjustment.
The MT5813 calibre (a variant of the Breitling B01 chronograph movement) is certified by the COSC and provides up to 70 hours of power reserve through the bi-directional oscillating weight.
Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chrono Collection Dark Brown Strap Watch
Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chrono Collection Dark Brown Strap Watch is Equipped with Breitling Self-produced MT5613 Movement
4. The Disappearing Wings
In 2018, Breitling has made great changes in the design of the watch. The most obvious one is to remove the original wing logo and replace it with B.
The winged B logo is not the prototype used by Breitling from the beginning. It was first introduced in the 1950’s timed prototype, and later evolved in the late 1970s for most styles.
Breiling Navitimer 1 Self-winding Watch
The Breitling with the B logo also began to change its image vigorously. In 2018, the series of simple styles of the Navitimer Chronograph 8 series was launched to make it more intimate, and the design that was simple and simplified was not consistent with the original toughness.
Breitling Superocean Heritage AB0162161C1A1
Whether it’s a new brand logo or the Breitling brand itself, everything has a feeling of re-starting. Many enthusiasts lamented that Breitling, who took off their wings, lost its unique characteristics. However, under the current trend of succinct aesthetics, Breitling may have made its own choices for the market, and everything has not yet been finalized.
5. How to Choose One Entry-level Breitling
The first feeling of Breitling is tough males, so the entry model should also have such characteristics. However, there is no recommendation for the popular Avenger series or Seawolf, because the entry-level watch has several standards, low price, resistance, brand characteristics, and brand genes.
Colt Automatic mechanical watch, the new version of the Superocean series retains the tough lines of Breitling, and caters to the contemporary mainstream size of 41mm, the movement is Cal.17 modified by ETA2824-2, which reaches 40-hour power reserve, the water resistance is up to 200 meters, plus the careful workmanship of Breitling, the steel bracelet model is attractive, full of sincerity.
Breitling is as popular as Rolex and Omega in the luxury world, and it has its own advantages in terms of workmanship and practicality.
Brad Pitt first came to Beijing? impossible? How could such a big “old” star and world superstar be the first time?
It turned out to be true! When Brad Pitt came to China in late November, 2018, he admitted that this was his first visit to Beijing. But this time, he was not released for a new movie, but was especially released for the new Swiss watch brand Breitling.
This is used a mobile to shot by the world famous photographer Peter Lindbergh
Who is Peter Lindbergh? Wow, the fashion industry has been shooting like this for many years…
Before saying this and taking the stage, Wu Yanzu had been waiting for him on the stage. There were many European stars, Chinese stars, Korean stars and Japanese stars sitting around him. This is the most powerful star lineup of the grand event since Breitling entered the Chinese market.
Handsome Masculine Wu Yanzu has been a martial arts champion
Pitt is the actor that most of us like. Sometimes, just a fascinating movie can make you a big fan of an actor. For Brad Pitt, everyone who loves his movie may be different. There are two Pitt movies that I can’t forget: “The Years of Love” (aka “Autumn Legend”) and “Love of the River”.
This time he came to Beijing, although he was able to see the Pitt deity for the first time, but I was more concerned about which watch he would wear. Although I knows that his watch must be arranged or delivered by the brand, the watch that matches him can be really attractive. In order to make a clear picture of the watch he wore, I stood in front of him.
There are traces of the years, and Pitt’s style is still. In order to make a clear picture of his handsome him and the watches he wears, this time, I also made an entertainment record, almost standing in front of him.
Pitt’s wrist is handsome, very handsome! Imagine if there is no watch, the scenery must be one less.
He is wearing the new “Panda Dial” chronograph from the Breitling Premier series: PREMIER B01 CHRONOGRAPH 42. The “Panda Dial” is a panda-like black and white dial, as the name implies. The two chronograph dials are black, like the two big eyes of a panda. Another famous “Panda Dial” chronograph is the Rolex black and white Daytona.
Breitling’s Premier B01 Chronograph 42 AB0118221G1A1
In 2018, the Breitling logo ushered in a new change, that is the LOGO removed its wings and displayed it in the form of “B”. Many friends felt that the wings were the soul of Breitling, and the Breitling without wings lost their original taste and domineering. However, some friends feel that this change of simplicity is also caused by the influence of the times. The simple logo seems to be more in line with the aesthetic concept of modern people. In fact, it has good-looking domineering when with the “Wings”, and it will present exquisiteness without the “Wings”. Do you prefer the wings or not? Today, I will recommend three new Breitling watches for everyone.
Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley Steel Green Strap Wristwatch
Price: USD 8,500.00
Case Diameter: 42MM
Case Thickness: 13.65MM
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 100 Meters (330 ft)
Movement: Self-winding Breitling 01 Mechanical Movement
This Premier B01 chronograph is a collaboration between the luxury car brands Bentley and Breitling. The watch has a 42 mm steel case. The grassy green dial features a contrasting black small seconds and 30-minute chronograph counters with a date display at 6 o’clock. The watch is equipped with Breitling’s self-made 01 movement and has a power reserve of 70 hours. The watch can be equipped with a green matte leather strap or a seven-row steel bracelet. Both of them are unique and eye-catching.
The Navitimer chronograph 1 watch made of stainless steel is equipped with a 46 mm case, which is conspicuous on the wrist. The legibility of the dial and the circular aviation slide are optimized to give a new design. The black dial has a small seconds sub-dial, a 12-hour counter and a 30-minute counter chronograph, very practical. At the same time, the two-way rotating bezel and the ring-shaped aviation slider highlight the classic elements in the Navitimer timekeeping. The bezel is engraved with 60 grooves, each of which represents a one-minute scale. The watch is arrogant and tough, and the men wearing it are very handsome.
Breitling Superocean Héritage II B01 Chronograph 44 Steel Timepiece AB0162121B1S1
Price: USD 7,665.00
Case Diameter: 44MM
Case Thickness: 15.5MM
Case Material: Steel
Water Resistance: 200 Meters
Movement: Self-winding Breitling 01 Mechanical Movement
This watch is the new Superocean Héritage II B01 Chronograph watch launched this year. The 44 mm black dial with silver chronograph is particularly eye-catching. The three sub-dials in the center of the dial are arranged in order without being too compact, with a calendar display window between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock. The triangular luminous hour markers are particularly eye-catching on the black dial. The ratchet-type unidirectional bezel ensures the safety of the diving.
Summary: These three Breitling watches cover three areas of sea, land and aviation. The self-made 01 mechanical movement has high performance. Perhaps someone deplores the lost wings, but does not hinder the possession of a new Breitling without wings.
The world is always contradictory. For example, how many people who like wearing navitimer watches have never stepped into the cockpit? How many flight enthusiasts or private jet owners flying in the sky have not yet owned a real Navitimer watch? In order to alleviate this contradiction, I will only tell the the History Behind the Breitling Navitimer Watch When Collide with the Dream of Flying in the Blue Sky.
Breitling Navitimer World 46 MM Wristwatch
The professional Navitimer watch brand Breitling’s original circular flight slider, known as the “Navitimer Computer”, enables pilots to complete all flight-related calculations easily and quickly. Therefore, it is widely sought after by pilots and flight enthusiasts.
With the development of the world aviation industry, pilots need accurate and reliable instruments to assist safe flight.
As early as 1936, Breitling joined hands with the Royal Air Force to become its designated supplier and as the official watch of the World Association of Pilots (AOPA), and had a long-term and close cooperation with the international aviation community. To this end, the circular flight slider is designed to be a precision instrument that can help pilots complete all the calculations required to develop a flight plan and perform navigation. It is characterized by the design of the three most commonly used distance units in aeronautics: the “statutory miles”, “km” and “nautical miles”, as long as a number on the outer ring scale is aligned with one of these signs. The corresponding values of the other two units of the number can be read at a glance, which is unanimously favored by aviation professionals.
In 1952, Breitling assembled the circular flight slider onto the watch, named “Navitimer”, an abbreviation for “navigation” and “timer”. This sophisticated chronograph has many functions, and its basic principle is not complicated. It is a simple multiplication and division operation through the relative rotation of the inner and outer two scale circles, and thus derives many flight practical functions, such as average speed, flight distance, fuel consumption, rate of climb or descent, conversion of kilometers and miles or nautical miles, and even related calculations in daily life.
Today, this Navitimer World watch with a circular flight slider adds a new practical feature to its unique features–a dual time zone display with two hour hands in the center of the dial, respectively indicating the local time and domestic time by 12-hour time system and the 24-hour time system. Even in a complex and ever-changing space environment, pilots can easily identify day and night. The time zone of the world’s major cities is engraved. It is also a large model in the aeronautical chronograph series, with a large diameter of 46 mm, while maintaining excellent wearing comfort.
How to Use the Flight Slider:
The Breitling movements have passed the rigorous Swiss Offical Chronometer Control (COSC), “100% ProduceChronometer Watch”,
[Multiplication of two numbers] If 12×7 is to be calculated, the outer ring scale 12 is rotated to the position corresponding to the inner ring scale 10, and the outer ring value 84 corresponding to the inner ring scale 7 is the result of 12×7.
[Dividing two numbers] To calculate 120÷4, simply rotate the outer ring scale 12 (=120) to the inner ring scale 40 (=4). At this time, the inner ring scale 10 corresponds to the outer ring. The value 30 is the result of 120÷4.
[Distance Unit Conversion] To convert 1800 miles into kilometers or nautical miles, simply rotate the outer ring scale 18 (ie 1800) to the red circle of the inner circle (STAT). At this time, the inner circle is red. The outer ring value 29 corresponding to the reference scale (KM) means 2900 km of conversion, and the outer ring value of the inner circle red nautical reference mark (NAUT) is 15.6 nautical miles.
Whether it is an airplane or a flying watch, or both, or neither, it is meaningless. What is important is that we all have a heart of “flying”.
Breitling has an indissoluble bond with the automotive industry for many years. Its airborne on-board timer, introduced as early as 1931, is also designed for use in car dashboards. Not only that, there is a personal feeling between Bentley and Breitling that dates back 70 years. Inventor of the second far-sighted independent timing button, the third generation of the brand’s founder, Willy Breitling, also a loyal owner of Bentley. Since the late 1940s, it has often been seen that this fashionable watchmaker drove one of his many Bentley cars between Geneva and La Chaux-de-Fonds.
Bentley Goes to Le Mans
Bentley is not only known for its luxury road cars, but also has a brilliant history of racing. Between 1924 and 1930, the famous “Bentley Boy” once won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Moreover, this success does not stop just in the past. In 2003, Bentley returned to Le Mans and took another runner-up. At this year’s world-renowned endurance event, Breitling was not only fortunate to be the main sponsor of the Bentley team, but also created a limited edition “Bentley Le Mans” chronograph to celebrate the event.
Breitling and Bentley: both Elegance and Luxury
Breitling has long been known for its sturdy “professional wristwatch”, but it has also created many elegant and luxurious watches with a wider audience. On the occasion of Breitling and Bentley’s intensive exploration of how to write a new chapter in partnership, these two classic brands are looking forward to sharing all kinds of sophisticated new products with all the friends, and once again making a self introduction to the eyes of exquisite people around the world.
Breitling is proud to announce a new chapter in cooperation with the famous British luxury car manufacturer Bentley. The cooperation between the two brands began in 2003. At the time, Breitling was the first watch manufacturer to design a car timer for the Bentley flagship Continental GT.
Georges Kern, CEO of Breitling, is excited to continue his collaboration with Bentley. He said: “Bentley and Breitling have a highly consistent value. Both brands are known for their quality, performance and excellent design, and they are able to create a strong historical heritage in their respective fields. It is even more gratifying to write a new chapter on the history of the relationship.”
While celebrating the long-term relationship with Bentley, Breitling announced that it will add the Bentley Special Edition to its existing core product line, rather than just launching a separate Breitling for Bentley. Among the various extraordinary watches that are planned to be launched, the first one to be launched is the Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley Steel Green AB0118A11L1X1. With an amazing 70-hour power reserve, this watch features the Breitling flagship homemade 01 movement and is unobstructed through a unique transparent back with a metal Bentley logo. The series of timepieces also have the engraving seal of the word “Bentley”, which was inspired by the 1929 Bentley “Blower” instrument panel with supercharged power.
This watch has a striking British racing green dial with a matching British racing green leather strap or steel bracelet. The two sub-dials in sharp contrast to the dial are at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, and the date window is at 6 o’clock.
Bentley will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019, and Breitling plans to launch a special limited edition timepiece to pay tribute to the history of its partners’ century-old luxury car manufacturing.
In 2002, Adrian Hallmark, the Bentley sales and marketing director, signed a cooperation agreement with Breitling on behalf of the brand. He has become the chairman and CEO of Bentley. He said: “The long-lasting cooperation between Bentley and Breitling is a brilliant example. It shows us how the two brands that are cherishing each other make the two sides in a reliable way. The performance is icing on the cake. As the 100th anniversary celebration approaches, we certainly have to commemorate the success of the past, but more importantly, we must look forward to the future with enthusiasm for innovation. We have the same technology and exquisiteness as we do with Breitling. Craftsmanship and pioneering spirits will undoubtedly add confidence to our path ahead.”