You simply don’t become official supplier
to world aviation by chance.
The inventor of the modern chronograph A chronograph specialist since its founding in 1884, Breitling played a crucial role in the development of this type of instrument. In 1915, as a pioneer in the field of wrist chronographs, the firm invented the first independent pushpiece. In 1923, it separated the stop/start and reset functions, thus enabling the addition of several successive times. In 1934, Breitling set the final touch to the modern face of the chronograph by creating the second independent pushpiece – a decisive innovation that was soon adopted by all competitors. In 1969, the brand presented the first selfwinding chronograph.
The authentic partner of aviation Breitling has shared all the finest
hours in the conquest of the skies. Its famous onboard chronographs
equipped World War II fighter planes and subsequently the aircraft of the
main manufacturers and airlines, making the brand the “official supplier
to world aviation.” 1952 saw the birth of the legendary Navitimer, with
a slide rule intended for airborne navigation, followed by many other
chronographs designed for flying aces. Today, the favorite brand of pilots
and other aviation enthusiasts perpetuates these special and authentic
ties by cooperating with elite aviators, operating several
exceptional flight teams, and associating with the greatest
air shows worldwide.
The master of top-flight performances Having learned the hard way in the demanding field of aviation, where safety is of vital importance, Breitling displays the same obsession for quality in all its “instruments for professionals.” Each detail is designed to withstand intensive use in the toughest conditions. Breitling is the world’s only major watch brand to equip all its models with chronometer-certified movements, the ultimate token of precision. Its engineers once again made their mark on chronograph history by creating Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01, the finest selfwinding chronograph movement. The Chronomat epitomizes the Breitling spirit by allying an ultra-sturdy case water- resistant to 500 meters ( 1,660 ft) with this high-performance “engine.” You simply don’t choose a Breitling by chance.