As a professional timepiece expert, one of the large independent watchmakers in Switzerland, Breitling always stick to unique style to carve out its own path. As Jean-Paul Girardin said, we are famous for producing professional Navatimer watch, and we determine the direction to move forward as a pilot takes the full control. Facing the constantly changing market situation, Breitling decided to develop self-made mechanical movements in order to preserve the independence of the brand. Breitling has developed more than 11 different kinds of self-made creative movements since 2009, reflecting independent spirit and innovation ability.
Breitling Chronomat B01
After Breitling determined to develop a self-winding chronograph movement, Breitling set up a team which made up of top watch designers and construction experts, aiming at developing new movements with high quality and high performance. In the spring of 2006, Breitling finished the first 100% self-made movements. To make sure their
performance, Breitling tested these movements again and again and optimized them constantly. As a result, the first self-made movements were passed successfully by Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute at the end of 2006. Finally, Breitling Chronomat B01 was born in 2007. Breitling Navatimer 01 watch was equipped with the movement to make the tribute to the 125th anniversary of Breitling. With column wheel, vertical clutch, bidirectional self-winding system and more than 70-hour power reserve system, Breitling Chronomat 01 is reliable and precise. Breitling Navatimer 01 watch had warm market response, too.
Breitling B04/Breitling B05/Breitling B35
With the increasing demand of global business travel, Breitling Chronomat GMT watch was furnished with Cal. B04, providing convenient and reliable experience for travel enthusiasts. As a self-winding mechanical movement with convenient dual time zone display, Breitling B04 is equipped with exclusive patented system-differential side gear-to-case clearance instead of ratchet system, convenient to change time zones away from any interference.
Breitling B05 is an evolution of Cal. B04, whose Worldtimer mechanical device was redesigned and innovated.
It’s the first movement that it has a city disk and 24-hour disk devise. Gear drive system of Breitling B05 makes the city disk drive, and the patented system makes the user pull the crown and rotate it, then 24 time zones around the world can be readable.
Breitling released Cal. B35 with self-winding three hands and world standard time function in 2015. It features revolutionary convenient operation. The crown is pulled out lightly and rotated forward or backwards in hour, adjusting all indicators on the dial. Though the movement is in a delicate size, it supplies over 70-hour power reserve for the watch. The strong power reserve benefits from two built-in clockwork boxes, making sure optimal kinetic energy storage and use efficiency. Shunt-wound clockwork boxes reduce the bearing pressure of the center wheel and have regular energy output. The tailor-made rator makes the delicate movement achieve the best efficiency. The movement has two patents of invention developed by Breitling, one is for the connecting device between differential gear train and the movement; the other is for the connecting device between the city disk and the movement. The innovation and functional optimization improved the performance of Breitling watches, coincident with design concept of Breitling Navitimer.