Léon Breitling formed Breitling SA in Saint-Imier, Bernese Jura, in 1884. Léon Breitling was a skilled watchmaker who worked in his St. Imier workshop to create both timepieces and intelligent measuring tools. The new features he developed for his pocket watches gained Léon’s company a strong reputation in a short period. The company equips all of its watches with COSC-certified chronometer mechanical or quartz movements. Watches are typically marketed to either divers or pilots.
Breitling watches are recognized by their polished casings, wristbands, and large watch faces meant to improve reading. Many models have a purely mechanical automatic winding mechanism that frequently has complications. Breitling has also assisted pilots with group orders that have been configured to include logos. Here’s a list of notable Breitling watches.
Most Notable Breitling Watches for Men
1. Breitling Professional Chronospace Evo Night Mission Watch
The Professional Chronospace Evo Night Mission is a notable Breitling watch. This pilot’s instrument timekeeper has the necessary functions and looks. It is an analog timepiece with a Superquartz movement and a chronograph function that allows the wearer to keep track of split times with pinpoint accuracy. There is also the option to quickly and easily switch between time zones.
The chronograph counters on the dial are the same color as the rest of the display. Practically, all of the indications and decorations are in white. The gray 12 o’clock hour marker, seconds hand, and stopwatch pointers are the exceptions to this general rule. This makes the dial fairly legible, even though the oversized hour markers make it appear a little crowded. There are three stopwatch counters on the dial, as well as a date aperture between the four and five o’clock counters.
It is driven by a Superquartz movement, which makes it less expensive and desirable than the Breitling 73 caliber. It has a thermo-compensated quartz mechanism that enables its stopwatch functionality to measure elapsed intervals with a precision of up to 1/10th of a second. Split times can be measured using the chronograph’s fly-back central seconds hand. The caliber has a quick-change time zone feature. It is powered by a battery that has a three-year lifespan. It is housed in a round housing made of black titanium that measures 43 mm in diameter and 12.6 mm in thickness. The watch has a one-way rotating bezel, a solid metal caseback, and a sapphire crystal with glare-proof coatings on both sides. The waterproofness of the Breitling Professional Chronospace Evo Night Mission is 100 meters.
The notable watch includes the famous 1952 slide rule that was included with the original Navitimer model. Furthermore, the per epargne black dial features an intriguing type of calendar display, a distinguishing feature of Breitling pieces from the 1940s. The styling of the calendar feature on this watch is a retro feature. It has a central hand with a crescent-shaped tip that tells the date, as well as twin apertures at the top of the face that shows the day of the week and the current month. It has a 24-hour military-style display inside a small second Chrono sub-dial.
The presence of the trait is significant because it facilitates calendar adjustment. It has a black dial that was made using the par epargne technique. The brand’s winged B logo is made of solid white gold that has been stamped. The logo is applied with extreme precision, up to 1/100th of a millimeter. For added visual appeal, it is then finished with alternating polishing, sandblasting, and blanking. All of the hour markers are then manually placed, along with the brand’s symbol. The luminous substance is applied to the markers and hands using a nozzle pen connected to a high-pressure pipe. It is housed within the round 46 mm stainless steel case that features a serrated bezel that rotates in both directions, a cambered sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, and a polygonal solid metal case-back.
Breitling B 21 is the specific caliber used. It is a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement with a frequency of 28,800 vph. It contains 25 jewels and a power reserve sufficient to keep the watch running for 42 hours. There are four attachment options for the Navitimer collection’s limited edition piece.
3. Breitling Superocean 44 Special Watch
This notable timepiece is designed for serious underwater use. It takes pride in extreme pressure resistance since it is suitable for even the most challenging underwater adventures. The Superocean 44 Special is waterproof to 1000m. Breitling has outfitted its watch with a screw-locked crown that includes two gaskets. It also comprises a safety valve used to balance pressure differences both outside and inside the watch. The back of the watch is adorned with machine-performed engravings of the brand’s logo and the model’s name. The rest of the case is made of stainless steel with a black DLC treatment. A brushed finish is also featured for a more aesthetically pleasing look.
As with many other models from the brand, the new Superocean 44 is equipped with a ceramic bezel. The bezel is also black and has white Arabic numerals painted on it. Because it is designed for divers, the bezel rotates only in one direction and is serrated to allow for easy handling even when the wearer is wearing gloves. The round case’s diameter is reserved at 44 mm, and its thickness is 14.2 mm. Breitling utilized cambered sapphire with a double anti-reflective treatment for the crystal. The watch’s black dial also highlights the contrasting indications. It has an inner bezel scale with small Arabic numerals and three different types of hour markers.
It comes with a Breitling 17 caliber. This is a mechanical self-winding movement with 25 jewels. It is COSC-certified, as are all of the other calibers in the brand. Breitling builds its watches around the ETA 2824-2 movement. The supported operating frequency is 4 Hz, and its modest power reserve lasts for 40 hours.
Breitling is one of the most well-known luxury watch brands in the world. Swiss-made Breitling watches are known for their notable durability, sophistication, and luxury. Like its heritage, its famous “B” emblem with wings encircling it is well-known and intimately identified with the field of aviation.