Category: Breitling Watches
Breitling Aviator 8 watches are the new faces of the iconic Breitling pilots’ watches. The brilliant contemporary designs of the Aviator 8 Collection by Breitling incorporates the original design aspects and technical features of the early Navitimer watches.
The Breitling Aviator 8 Curtiss Warhawk collection is a tribute to the famed P-40 Warhawk fighter plane. At the time these iconic aircrafts were being built – between 1938 and 1944 – Breitling’s Huit Aviation Department was also making history with its groundbreaking onboard instruments for the RAF and other air forces.
The Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Curtiss Warhawk, the Aviator 8 Chronograph 43 Curtiss Warhawk, and the Aviator 8 Automatic 41 Curtiss Warhawk collectively celebrate two true innovators in aviation. Featuring rotating bezel and distinctive triangular pointer, the watches revisit the iconic Reference 768 – one of Breitling’s first pilot watches.
The Breitling Navitimer 8 is a new interpretation of an iconic pilot’s watch. Lacking a slide rule bezel, this line is focused on what’s essential: tracking the time. Top models feature in-house calibers with chronograph or world time functions.
The automatic in-house B01 caliber with a chronograph function ticks away inside the top Navitimer 8 models. Frequent travelers will enjoy the Unitimer variants with world time functions. The Breitling Navitimer 8 Chronograph represents a more affordable alternative to the watches with in-house movements. It is powered by the Valjoux 7750.
Breitling has gone through more changes in the last couple of years than the weather does during 20 minutes of British summertime. The overhaul has been so radical that I’ve sometimes been afraid to look. After months of therapy, I’m happy to say I’m no longer a heady mixture of furious/incredulous in regard to the Navitimer 8 range being deemed “Navitimers.” What this has enabled me to do is step through the red mist and appreciate the watches for what they are: pretty neat timepieces. The Breitling Aviator 8 Automatic Curtiss 41 Warhawk watch may have a mouthful of a name, but it offers an eyeful of treats to make up for it.
The case of the new Aviator 8 model is lifted straight from the existing Navitimer 8 family but treated with a DLC coating. The images make the DLC coating look a little grayer than it might in real life, but it’s important to remember how starkly the underlying surface finish can affect the appearance of color once the metal has been coated. High-polished surfaces look jet black. Vapor-blasted surfaces look more like a charcoal ceramic. Brushed surfaces, as employed on the Breitling Aviator 8 Automatic Curtiss 41 Warhawk watch, land somewhere in between. It’s a great look when teamed with the military green dial. The result is a rugged tool watch that, with a closed and engraved caseback, looks ready for action.
The case is water resistant to 100m. It features a screw-down crown. The sapphire crystal is treated with a double layer of anti-reflective coating. It’s a pleasingly wearable 41mm in diameter and sports a bi-directional bezel decorated with a red triangle. This feature recalls the classic ref. 768 on which this model is based.
Breitling has been scouring the archives of late. There’s no synthesizing heritage, however hard brands try — but try they do, over and over again. In this instance, some bright spark in the Breitling basement has unearthed the fact that Breitling was producing aircraft instruments for the RAF and other air forces at the same time as legendary aircraft manufacturer Curtiss Wright was producing their most famous plane, the P-40.
At the same time. Wow. If that isn’t cause for a special edition, I don’t know what is.
The Breitling Aviator 8 Automatic Curtiss 41 Warhawk is a very nice effort, regardless of the flimsy storytelling behind its birth.
The Breitling Caliber 17 powers the Aviator 8 Automatic Curtiss 41 Warhawk. This caliber is COSC-certified, offers a power reserve of 40 hours, and beats at a standard 28,000vph (4Hz). I’m a fan of Breitling’s in-house output. I just wish they had used a display back. Aviation watches needn’t have a closed caseback, and suffice it to say the decoration, however apt, is not particularly exhilarating.
I like the look of this watch. The ham-handed nod toward the synchronicity of Breitling and Curtiss Wright’s contribution to aviation doesn’t really put me off. In fact, I find it kind of endearing. The watch is a great commemoration of huge technological strides made contemporaneously by both companies. Simply put, it looks cool. The design hangs together very well, and the watch would certainly make a fine addition to any collection. And green is bang-on-trend. It’s probably my favorite green watch from Breitling ever (although the chronographs that accompany the release of the three-hander reviewed here might yet surpass it). The price for the Breitling Aviator 8 Automatic Curtiss 41 Warhawk watch
The Navitimer 8 is named after Breitling’s “Huit Aviation” department that Breitling had set up in 1938 specifically to design and produce cockpit instruments and “wrist chronographs” for military use.
The Breitling Navitimer 8 B01 is going to be available in both steel and gold. There are going to be two steel models, with a blue or black dial available on a bracelet or leather strap. The red gold model will have a bronze dial and will only be available in a brown alligator leather strap.
The caseback is a screwed down steel piece and the watch has 100m of water resistance. Keeping with the color schemes in this collection, the steel watch will be available with a blue or black dial on either a bracelet or leather strap. The entire Breitling Navitimer 8 collection will be available Summer 2018.
The Breitling Navitimer 8 is a possible answer to this issue. Smaller, or at least more comfortable on the wrist, less hardcore-aviation-oriented, slightly more modern and more subtle, it is designed (but not only) to gain market share in Asia. In addition to that, the number 8 isn’t completely innocent (8 is a lucky number in China).
The Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 SWISS Limited Edition The Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 SWISS Limited Edition is powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01. Created in-house by Breitling, it has become one of the world’s most admired mechanical watch movements, delivering an impressive power reserve of more than 70 hours.
After several weeks of teasers posted on its official social media channels, Breitling has at last launched the new Breitling Navitimer 8 collection with a variety of models. Today’s Navitimer 8 collection is a nod to that extensive heritage as well as all that the Navitimer is loved for like its reliable movements and masculine case – while the busy dials appear to have taken a lesser role in this new, vintage-inspired spin on the Navitimer. A clear message from new Breitling head Georges Kern is the decision to forego Breitling’s winged-B logo for the older simple B logo. This new collection is made up of five watches: the Navitimer 8 B01; the Navitimer 8 Unitime; Navitimer 8 Chronograph; Navitimer 8 Day & Date; and the Navitimer 8 Automatic. Worthy of note and bordering on sacrilege here is the fact that three out of the five Navitimer 8 watches are not chronographs leading to the question: should this just have been a new collection altogether?
The Navitimer 8 is named after Breitling’s “Huit Aviation” department that Breitling had set up in 1938 specifically to design and produce cockpit instruments and “wrist chronographs” for military use. These included a range of cockpit instruments with 8 days of power reserve, as well as a number of chronograph wristwatches with different scales and levels of complexity to cater to WWII pilots.
We’ve seen many new Navitimer models over the years, and some have stepped away from the original quite spectacularly. The original Breitling Navitimer was launched in the early 1950s specifically with pilots in mind. With it’s prominent “Slide Rule Bezel,” Breitling improved on the Chronomat model with a feature deemed as a “navigation computer” that allowed pilots to track speed, fuel consumption, conversions, and climb rate. It can (and realistically should) be argued that the 1950s original had a seriously busy dial. The new Navitimer 8 collection heavily channels the original concept while also presenting a refreshing modern look. If there is one thing to be said about the Navitimer 8, it’s that it improves on all things legibility and may prove a great first real addition to the Breitling catalog under its new CEO, Georges Kern.
Let’s start going through the collection, starting with the Navitimer 8 B01, which obviously features the in-house Breitling caliber B01 movement that boasts a 70-hour power reserve. Sized at a reasonable 43mm wide and 13.97mm thick, the Navitimer 8 B01 strips away the arguably vestigial Slide Rule Bezel while offering a 30-minute counter, 12-hour counter, and a date window. The Slide Rule Bezel has likely been the most prohibitive factor keeping many, many people (including myself) from considering adding a Navitimer to their collection while the aggressively macho styling of the Chronomat and Avenger kept as many people away on their own.
So, this Georges Kern special is bound to please a lot of vintage design lovers who have been scared off by contemporary Breitlings. My initial take? It’s cool looking, if a bit safe by design. A lot is going to hinge on the execution and how the watch feels in the metal. High-quality finishing on the case, hands, dial, and bracelet could make this a come-from-behind challenge to pieces from brands like IWC (I wonder why). One thing I have to say is that the varying orientation of the date window, hour numerals, and minute numerals all in the same area give me a feeling of knocked over building blocks. I’m just having a hard time unseeing that.
The Breitling Navitimer 8 B01 is going to be available in both steel and gold. There are going to be two steel models, with a blue or black dial available on a bracelet or leather strap. The red gold model will have a bronze dial and will only be available in a brown alligator leather strap. Oh, and all the models will have an exhibition caseback but no images of those yet, sadly.
Next up is the other chronograph in this collection of five new Navitimers, the Navitimer 8 Chronograph. Marketed as the more price-conscious (Breitling’s words, not mine) chronograph, this model uses the less “illustrious” (again, their words not mine) Breitling Caliber 01 movement, which unfortunately for those of us plagued with minds that demand design symmetry has sub-dials at 6, 9, and 12 o’clock. The caliber 01 operates at 28,800bph and has a 42 hour power reserve, which is passable if the value is there.
Measuring the same 43mm wide as the Navitimer 8 B01, the case is a little thicker at 14.17mm wide and water resistance is the same at 100m. You’re not going to get the bells and whistles like an exhibition caseback here, either, as we are told to expect a solid screw-down caseback. In addition to the chronograph sub-dials, there is a day of the week aperture and date aperture at 3 o’clock.
The Navitimer 8 Chronograph is also going to be available in stainless steel or a black DLC case on bracelet with either a blue dial or black dial.
This is the most simple of the new Navitimer 8 models, the 3-hand and date Automatic version. Inspired by on-board clocks used by pilots, this simple and clean model wisely measures 41mm wide and retains the bi-directional rotating bezel, which has a pointer that can be set to measure time. Using the caliber 17 movement, the Navitimer 8 Automatic operates at 28,800bph with a 40-hour power reserve.
As I mentioned, the case is 41mm wide and 10.74mm thick with 100m of water resistance. Again, the caseback is solid, which is completely fine as this movement is not the best looking (though tried and reliable). As with the other Breitling Navitimer 8 watches, it’s available in a steel or black DLC case with a blue or black dial on either a steel bracelet or leather strap. Overall, the package could come off a little bland to those like myself but the right price combined with the Breitling heritage sans-Air Force Travolta attitude could be a winning value proposition.
Designed with travelers in mind, the Navitimer 8 Unitime immediately recalls a pared-down version of the far overpriced $11,200 Transocean Unitime. Here, the world time indication is used by moving the hour hand forward or backwards via a crown which also adjusts the date window as well as the time. By positioning the city which corresponds to the timezone selected at 12 o’clock, the counterclockwise rotating 24-hour ring allows you to tell the time in each of 24 time zones based on local time. We’ll share this system in action once we get our hands on these watches.
This Navitimer 8 Unitime (named so to stand for “Universal Time” mind you) measures 43mm wide and 14.38mm thick and features an exhibition caseback. The watch uses the Caliber B35 movement which has a 70-hour power reserve. The Unitime comes in either a black or silver dial, but I have to say that the legibility on the silver-dialed model seems very lacking so unless something drastically changes when we get this watch hands-on, I imagine suggesting to go for the black dial.
The Navitimer 8 Day & Date is the one that least elicits any emotion from me, with a day window at 12 o’clock and date window at 6 o’clock. Measuring 41mm wide and 11.10mm thick, this Navitimer 8 solves the problem that I’m sure must exist for someone out there of a day window being too small. Using the caliber 45 movement, it operates at 28,800bph and has a 40 hour power reserve. The bi-directional rotating bezel has a pointer that can be used to set reminders, as with every Navitimer 8. The caseback is a screwed down steel piece and the watch has 100m of water resistance.
Keeping with the color schemes in this collection, the steel watch will be available with a blue or black dial on either a bracelet or leather strap.
The entire Breitling Navitimer 8 collection will be available Summer 2018. Stay tuned for detailed pricing and our hands-on impressions coming very soon.
Breitling Colt Chronograph Automatic Colt Chronograph Stainless Steel – Black Equipped with a Breitling SuperQuartz
Breitling Men’s Colt Chronograph Stainless steel case with a polished finish. Mariner Blue dial with a very fine concentric circle pattern texture. Stepped-down silver sub-dials with thin polished steel rims & with a fine concentric circle pattern texture. Applied polished steel-rimmed index hour markers with luminous fill.
The Breitling 13 caliber, based on the Valjoux 7750, ticks away inside this watch. The balance wheel vibrates at a frequency of 28,800 A/h, making it possible to accurately time to within 1/8 of a second. The power reserve lasts at least 42 hours. The chronograph resembles the Colt Automatic. movement, ten times more accurate than standard quartz, the Colt Chronograph asserts itself as the epitome of sturdiness, functionality and readability. Developed in the 1980s for the armed forces, the instantly-recognizable Breitling Colt became a popular favorite thanks to its sturdiness, functionality, and readability, along with an attractive price point.
Equipped with a Breitling SuperQuartz movement, ten times more accurate than standard quartz, the Colt Chronograph asserts itself as the epitome of sturdiness, functionality and readability. These are qualities derived from its military roots. The four rider tabs adorning the unidirectional bezel with its engraved hour-markers ensure optimally smooth handling.
Breitling’s all-purpose watch for your every pursuit, at home both on the red carpet and at the beach. Introduced in 1984, the Chronomat celebrated Breitling’s centenary in style and marked the return of the mechanical chronograph. Nearly forty years later, the Chronomat is set to appeal to men and women of purpose, action and style.
Breitling is a tough one for me. I have for long appreciated the engineering that goes into their watches and the overall quality all that results in – I have, however, just never fallen in that deep, relentless love with any of their designs thus far. That may be over now, as I saw the Breitling Colt Chronograph Automatic hands-on this year at Baselworld, and at last I could say: this may be it.
The devil is in the details, and the situation is no different this time around either. Pieces like those from the SuperAvenger or the Bentley collab’ collections always overwhelmed me (not in the most positive way) with their designs and, from the beginning, steered me away from being able to appreciate them on a finer level. The Breitling Colt may share a very similar case design as the Avenger, yet the former, with its 44mm case and, to my eyes much more fortunate proportions, somehow allowed me to approach it as a watch, and not as a flashy saucer that happens to tell the time. Sorry.
The Breitling Colt is nevertheless unmistakably Breitling, don’t get me wrong – and that is an extremely important element to it. The chunky bezel, even chunkier case, masculine proportions, and busy dial fail to drop a single link from the Breitling DNA. I just feel it’s Breitling toned down to a level where it is easier to appreciate – as opposed to when it is turned up to 11.
Inside the Breitling Colt Chronograph Automatic is the caliber B13, which is a COSC certified version of the ETA 7750. Twelve-hour chronograph, date, and running seconds is the ever-green feature set it offers, and that added guarantee of accuracy (somewhere between -4/+6 seconds per day) is a most welcome addition. It’s nice to have brains to go with the beauty.
Speaking of beauty, let’s see where that is stemming from. The size is nothing to write home about; at 44mm wide, it will be considered rather big by most – unless you have larger wrists, of course. And indeed, the Breitling Colt wears big, and yet it feels comfortable on this blue rubber strap, that offers subdued, non-branded looks paired with decent wearing comfort. I will say that the strap may nonetheless be the weakest link for the Breitling Colt Chronograph Automatic, as its raised rectangular area and the overall color both feel a bit off, upon closer inspection.
The better news is that the Breitling Colt Chronograph can be purchased on a number of other straps – and with a 22mm lug-to-lug width, there’s an infinite number of aftermarket alternatives. The strap options from Breitling include leather straps in five different colors, a steel bracelet, or three different rubber straps. More importantly, it can come with a black or blue dial with white sub-dials, or a panda dial with black sub-dials on white. Blue is very much “in,” and I personally could only be tempted by the panda option.
I promised to, but have not yet addressed where the real appeal of this piece is coming from: the details. I would recommend scrutinizing these two pictures above, and you’ll likely see what I mean. For starters, the even, circular pattern across the dial serves as a great backdrop: it is not a very usual design element and yet one that, for some reason, lends a fine, albeit also rather tool-like aesthetic.
The hands, as you’ll see further above, are also of high quality, as they are long and wide enough – which helps a great deal in creating the overall, proportionate appearance of the watch. The main hands carry a substantial amount of off-white lume. Last but not certainly not least – as far as the respectable nuances of the dial are concerned – the print on the dial is super sharp and defined, down to the finest details. There may be some arguably superfluous elements, but the overall tool-watch nature remains perfectly intact, nonetheless.
The counterpoint to all these small details is a case that offers an interesting blend of angular and curved design elements. The lugs are curved, and this soft look is carried on by the crown, circular pushers with circular frames, and the curved case back. On the other hand, the crown guards, the four larger segments, and the smaller stick markings of the uni-directional diver’s bezel (a slightly more unusual but cool match with the chronograph function) bring in some angular design elements, just so as to save the Breitling Colt Chronograph Automatic from looking like it’s melting away with all those curves around it.
Beyond the details of the dial itself, the case is also of very high quality: it just feels super solid from step one, and what helps a great deal in achieving that is that it has a certain depth to both its polished and brushed surfaces that (while, of course, not exclusive to this piece) I wish I could see more often on other watches.
The Replica Breitling Colt, originally created and designed for military use, is now available to the public. Known for its reliability and extreme durability, it houses a self-winding automatic movement while maintaining its water resistance. The new Colt Automatic resembles the Colt Superocean, which debuted in the mid-1990s and remained in the collection for several years. The new Colt replicates the old model’s screwable crown with protectors on both sides, pilot-style Arabic numerals and a broad, unidirectional bezel with engraved notches and raised cursors at the quarter hours.
The Colt II automatic is powered by Breitling’s workhorse COSC certified caliber 17 movement @ 28,000 v.p.h (25 jewels). It has a 40 hour power reserve, 2 less hours than its GMT counterpart – not a big deal though because when it’s not on my wrist it’s on the winder. So far, it’s been keeping excellent time.
Stainless steel has been treated with diamond-like carbon, a wear-resistant black coating, and Blacksteel is used in the case of several Breitling watches. The latest collection is the Chronomat 44 Blacksteel, a sports Breitling Replica chronograph with black and red uniforms. The Chronomat 44 Blacksteel is a 44mm large chronograph
Not only is that the Breitling Colt Skyracer Replica even less expensive compared to other present watches Breitling generates with Breitlight, but it’s wearable. Breitling Colt 44 Replica Watches has released another launch of its own Colts, however at a totally upgraded package. Dissimilar to many items in the Swiss manufacturer, new Colts (and Colt 44) aren’t made using a mechanical,
The Breitling Colt replica has a unique and unique history. Our Breitling Colt watch is virtually identical to the official model and is manufactured to the highest quality requirements and specifications. The only real difference is the price tag. The real Breitling Colt is priced at nearly $10,000, and our fake Breitling Colt watches are inexpensive and equally outstanding.
Breitling watch is really loved by many watch fans, whether its material, craft or movement, all represent the top level watch-making technology. Breitling also releases dozens of series for different type of person who love different styles of watches, but the best-selling is Bentley and the watch that has the deepest historic root is Navitimer.
Breitling Colt Replica Watches:The Best Replicas. Breitling Colt watches,Designed for devotees of top-flight achievements, Breitling have equipped the colt range with the best of its electronic technology in the form a SuperQuartzTM calibre movement which is ten times more accurate than standard quartz movements. The Colt collection features Men’s and Ladies models,
How Much Do Breitling Watches Cost?
Cost varies by the model you purchase and the shop where you purchase it. Certain features, materials, and accessories are inherently more expensive. For instance, watches with quartz movements tend to be cheaper than mechanical versions.
Currently, the cheapest options are women’s models. Most tend to hover in the mid three to four thousand range with the bottom end price tag being about $2,750 for the Breitling Colt 36 in Volcano Black or Silver. Conversely, some of the best Breitling watches, such as the Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46, cost the same or more than a new car—upwards of $25,000.
Why Are Breitling Watches So Expensive?
The luxury price tag boils down to two things: materials and perception. Breitling uses premium materials that customers will never find in mainstream timepieces. Combine the leather strap, stainless steel case, cutting-edge machinery, and intricate design, and you have a rarified watch.
It has also earned a reputation as an elegant status symbol. Breitling products compound in value when the only owners are millionaires, celebrities, and public figures. For instance, the Breitling Navitimer’s demand outstrips the company’s ability to produce it, which in turn, elevated the price to astronomical levels.
Who Makes fake Breitling Watches?
Since its founding in 1884, Breitling has used internal and external vendors to source its product. The company started as a single shop in Switzerland, though it moved to a larger production site within eight years. Today, it prides itself on in-house manufacturing of its movements, which were used in the column-wheel chronograph Calibre B01.
Historically, the company has used outside sources for its movements. Some of the most common suppliers include ETA, Venus, and Valjoux. The shift towards in-house production has only taken place within the last decade.
How to Set a Breitling Watch?
Settings for each Breitling watch vary between models. More often than not, the functions centerpiece is the crown. It controls everything from time to date to display models.
For instance, most Breitling men’s watches have multiple display modes for the time. That includes a 24-hour military time and a 12-hour version. Rotating the crown will let you toggle between A.M., P.M., and military time.
Setting the local time and seconds are almost an identical process. Pull the crown out to the respective position before twisting it backward or forward to the desired specifications. Once the time or seconds are accurate, push the crown into a neutral position.
Some models may also come with a second-date and day-date option. Adjusting either feature involves pulling out the crow and rotating it forward or backward until set. This method is the same for synchronizing analog and digital time displays in hybrid models.
What Is the Biggest Breitling Watch?
Breitling has two lines that are 50 mm in diameter. The first, the Breitling Avenger, is an ultra-rugged clock with an aviation-inspired design. Despite its size, the watch only weighs 60 grams without the leather strap, which allows for maneuvering ease and functionality.
The other 50 mm option is the Breitling Emergency Professional line. These are the world’s forerunners when it comes to dual-frequency distress beacons. They blend technical ingenuity and miniaturization that’s ideal for professionals and outdoorsmen alike. Additionally, many of the diving watches, like the Superocean Heritage, have larger than average displays.
What Is the Most Popular Breitling Watch Model?
Depending on the source and demographics, the most popular watch varies. Historically, the Navitimer has stood as a high watermark for the company. Its stainless-steel case, rotating bezel with functioning fluid slide rule, and classic aesthetics make it a favorite among aviation aficionados.
Models using chronograph movement are also popular thanks to the company’s rich history with its innovation. Even cheaper lines, like the Breitling Colt, provide impressive chronographs with a distinct and distinguished appearance. Plus, the model has a SuperQuartz movement for additional reliable over standard quartz timepieces.
Is the Breitling Navitimer a Good Watch?
The Breitling Navitimer is one of the most revered names in the industry. Its unparalleled functionality and elegant display make it the gold standard for pilots and aviation professionals. Breitling Navitimer is designed with now-iconic circular slide rule bezel that lets pilots do all their calculations with a single tool.
For instance, pilots can determine their distances and airspeed with a single glance. Even though the Navitimer and its slide rule gained popularity before the rise of electronic calculators, it still holds merit today. That’s why it is still trusted about pilots and other aircraft enthusiasts as well as watch collectors.
Is Breitling a Luxury Brand?
While Breitling doesn’t carry the same name cache as Rolex, it is still one of the most recognizable watch brands in the world. Part of that reputation rests on its use of high-quality materials and elegant craftsmanship. Examine any version of the Breitling chronograph watch, for instance, and it will be readily apparent the time and effort necessary to make it a reality.
Breitling has also been an industry innovator time and again. The company has been a pioneer in chronograph technology since the very beginning, including having the first independent chronograph pushers in 1923. Additionally, it has earned the trust of pioneers in other fields. The Breitling Navitimer had the honor of being the first Swiss watch to go into orbit, thanks to astronaut Scott Carpenter.
Are Breitling Watches replica Good Quality?
Breitling follows a set of standards and uses premium materials in their products. That’s because they aim to suit the needs of professionals who endure extreme missions, such as deep-sea diving and military aviation. They seek to create maximum precision and protection to withstand any conditions.
The combination of functionality and form meet with top-class case metals, such as 316L anti-magnetic stainless alloy and grade 2 titanium. These metals form the crowns and push-pieces and provide water resistance, too.
The interior features complex geometric cuts that seamlessly connect for technical and aesthetic flow. While a mechanical Breitling men’s watch can last indefinitely, the company recommends to follow a regular scheduled maintenance [R]. Routine services, such as clock cleanings and battery changes, should happen every two years, while more intensive repairs and refurbishing should happen every four to six years.
Breitling has been a gold standard in the watchmaking industry for nearly 150 years.
Leon Breitling founded the company in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, in 1884 to fulfill the needs of aviation professionals.
Since then, the company’s products have become well-known for their precision and high-class performance, which is reflected in the quality of their watches right down to the flourished winged logo.
Today, Breitling is not only an independent leader but also one of the most successful watch manufacturers in the world.
Their products have become iconic among pilots, movie stars, athletes, and more.
If you want to see what sets Breitling apart from the competition, here are the list of watch models you want to look at.
Breitling Super Avenger II
Boldness and elegance combine to form the Classic Breitling Super Avenger II.
This 48 mm diameter watch is powerful and professional with robust construction.
It can handle water depths up 300 meters, and its screw-lock crown offers non-slip rotations.
The Breitling Avenger II also comes with automatic movement.
The self-winding mechanism is Caliber 13 and contains 25 jewels.
This automatic watch can run approximately 48 hours on reserve power.
The line comes in Mariner Blue and Volcano Black.
Breitling Navitimer World
Another automatic Breitling watch, the Classic Navitimer World, is arguably the most famous individual model in this list that high profile people search for.
It is masterclass in design and functionality with a slender and compact body and easy readability.
This automatic model shot to superstardom in the 1950s and 60s in the aviation world because of its range of efficient functions.
This vintage beauty comes with a brown leather strap and crocodile pattern.
It’s intricate dials, and polished stainless-steel case make it the perfect accessory, even with formal wear.
This Breitling automatic watch also features rotating bezel, glare-proof sapphire crystals and luminescent hands and markers for easy reading.
Breitling Exospace B55
The Breitling Exospace B55 is known for having the first with chronograph movement that can connect to a smartphone.
This classic sporty watch with rubber strap blends the company’s aviation history with modern production in a 46 mm diameter and 15 mm thickness.
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While that may sound bulky, the curved lugs and lightweight casing provide for functional and comfortable wrist wear.
It also features a unidirectional rotating bezel.
The mechanisms rely on Caliber B55 with the company’s trademarked SuperQuartz movements.
The thermo-compensated features adjust for internal and external temperatures to ensure the devices is accurate year-round.
You can expect the chronometer watch to be within 0.07 seconds per day when it comes to time.
Breitling Colt SkyRacer
The Colt SkyRacer is, perhaps, the most affordable model in this list of Breitling collection.
The simplistic design provides an aura of youthfulness and dynamic spirit that matches the rugged durability.
Even though the case is ultra-lightweight, it has the reliability to withstand rugged temperatures and depths of 100 meters in the ocean.
What makes the Colt SkyRacer unique is that it is one of the few models to forsake the traditional stainless-steel casing.
Instead, it uses the company’s proprietary Breitlight material which also blends well with the black dial and black rubber strap.
It is a plastic polymer with composite fibers for rigidity that makes six times stronger than steel and three likes lighter than titanium.
The lightweight material is also anti-magnetic, comes with basic chronography, and offers a 70-hour power reserve.
Breitling Cockpit B50
The splashy Cockpit B50 is a breath of fresh air to the traditional aesthetics of the watchmaking world.
It utilizes large blocky numerals and vibrant accents to create analog and digital displays that are as compelling as they are informative.
Beyond the aesthetics, though, the watch also offers a chronograph with flyback and split-time functions.
The Cockpit B50 is part of the company’s professional line of wristwear, which comes with COSC-certification.
That way, you can have peace of mind knowing your device is as tough as it is functional.
The Cockpit B50 comes with a 46 mm diameter and 16.45 mm thickness in black carbon-coated titanium.
Breitling Superocean II
The Navitimer is to air as Breitling Superocean Heritage is to water.
The Breitling Superocean II is especially popular among divers who value the robust 42 mm diameter and 13.3 mm thickness.
It can also handle water depths down to 500 meters.
The Breitling Superocean II is about more than water resistance, though.
It features striking numerals, and the markers are clearly visible.
That includes a countdown for the last 15 dive-time minutes, a unidirectional bezel, and features that are easy to rotate even with diving gloves.
The Breitling Superocean II comes in Volcano Black and Mariner Blue.
Breitling Chronomat B01
There aren’t enough words to adequately describe the elegance of the Breitling Chronomat B01.
The watch stands as a monumental achievement in watchmaking with an illustrious design and cutting-edge details.
The finishes have excellent precision to the millimeter with an immaculate sense of balance and weight.
The Calibre 01 watch comes with automatic movement and a tremendous 70-hour power reserve.
This watch marks a milestone for the company’s in-house movement.
Customers can also opt for displays with grey, silver, or black dials.
Like its counterpart, the Breitling Superocean Heritage, the Transocean belongs in the water.
This classic watch draws inspiration from water enthusiasts and has roots that go back more than 60 years.
It comes with many of the same intricacies of the Navitimer along with three sub-dials of 60 seconds, 30 minutes, and 12 hours.
The Transocean is sleek and modern with a fixed stainless steel bezel and woven black strap.
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and a durable case backing ensure long-term endurance.
The Caliber 5 movement also comes with chronograph, world time, and GMT functions.
It also has water resistance up to 100 meters.
Armed with a titanium casing, the Chronospace offers military-grade durability and state-of-the-art sophistication, making it one of the best tactical watches.
The power watch comes with outstanding design and capacity to outlast the most extreme conditions.
That includes five bars of water resistance, scratch-proof displays, and SuperQuartz movement.
The Chronospace stands out for its bold appearance.
The Black Steel – Black model comes with largely dual-tone coloration, save for the company logo and digital displays.
The crisp white numerals and markers on the black background provide immediate readability.
Breitling Aerospace Evo
The Swiss company launched Aerospace Evo in 1985 on the heels of the quartz crisis.
Aerospace models are rooted in the historic Chronosport Sea Quartz UDT, which served as an inspiration.
The current line still features a chronograph with sapphire crystals and optimal functionality.
The Calibre 79 Silver comes with a SuperQuartz movement.
According to Breitling, SuperQuartz is ten times more reliable at measuring timing than traditional quartz.
It also features a multi-functional crown for elapsed time tracking as well as a grade five titanium body that is corrosion-resistant.
What Is a Breitling Watch?
Breitling is known for its luxury appeal and Swiss craftsmanship. The brand is the premier supplier of aviators around the world. It is also the only manufacturer to have a chronometer certification for all its movements.
What’s the Best Place to Buy the Best Breitling Watches?
Authentic Breitlings can be purchased on the company website and Amazon. There are Breitling watches for men and women, as well as categories based on profession, such as aeronautics, diving, and in-house movement. The current catalog includes all the models mentioned above in addition to new lines, such as the 2019 Aviator 8.
Additionally, you can find your favorite models on Amazon and other authorized retailers. You should only buy from authorized retailers to avoid getting counterfeit products. While the company is headquartered in Grenchen, Switzerland, it has stores in hundreds of brick and mortar locations around the world. Americans can find Breitling retailers from Denver to Dallas and Kansas City to Key West.
How to Spot a Fake Breitling
Wherever there are luxury watches, there are sure to be counterfeits. It’s not hard to see why counterfeiters want to skim off the top when some high-end watch brands command price tags north of a million dollars. Not only are fake watches of all brands becoming more prevalent in the market space, but they are also becoming more realistic—and so harder to spot.
The best defense is research. You should have a working knowledge of what the watch will look like and feel like before you see it. Additionally, you should know the general price range for new Breitling watches, so you can be vigilant to “deep savings” or “drastic sales.”
Counterfeit watches are made with inferior materials, which makes them lightweight. Breitling is not a featherweight brand. It is significantly more substantial than luxury counterparts, like Omega, TAG Heuer, and Rolex, thanks to its stainless steel case. Even when you place the cheapest Breitling watch on your wrist, you should feel the heft.
Additionally, counterfeiters often fail to mimic the Breitling logo. The company uses a winged anchor underneath its name. Fake watches often inadvertently leave too much space between the tip of the anchor and the wing or shorten the wings.
The technical details make it possible to distinguish Breitling products from counterfeits. That intricate design is further visible in the flourish of the second hand and the fullness of calendar letters. One final red flag is the engraving buckle, which should have deep grooves along the letters and a seamlessly smooth backside.
The Breitling Colt, originally created and designed for military use, is now available to the public. Known for its reliability and extreme durability, it houses a self-winding automatic movement while maintaining its water resistance. AuthenticWatches.com provides our customers a wide selection of new authentic Breitling Colt watches at the lowest prices online.
Breitling offers a wide variety of watches for men and women within the Colt collection. At 38 mm in diameter, automatic models from the 1990s and early 2000s make particularly nice unisex watches. More recent models are much larger, ranging between 41 and 44 mm in diameter.
In step with their ongoing brand refresh, Breitling recently announced an update to their Chronomat Colt range that offers a new look in both 44mm and 41mm sizes. While the 41mm diameter is not new to the Colt line, it does represent something of a sweet spot in terms of sport watch size and Breitling has included a pair of new dial colors in this low-key but welcome rethinking of the everyman’s Chronomat.
Typically characterized by a chunky steel bezel with Breitling’s signature “rider tabs” for added grip, the Chronomat line has traditionally housed a wide and varying array of watches that all loosely fall into the “all purpose” category. Tough, burly, and often quite large, Breitling has seen fit to continue the Chronomat’s placement within their lineup, distinct from their newly defined Air/Water/Earth organization scheme (which is represented by the Navitimer, Superocean, and Transocean, respectively). The Colt has traditionally been one of the entry-level models from Breitling and it has always blended a sort of military appeal with the basic philosophy of a dive watch.
For this Baselworld 2018 refresh, the format remains unchanged, with a 41mm steel case sporting a wide steel bezel, chunky lugs, and the option of either the Pilot steel bracelet or a black leather strap. The design is nicely utilitarian, with a simple, legible, and balanced dial, with long hands, and a pop of red on the arrowhead tip of the seconds hand. Just as sport-ready as it looks, the Colt has an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, screw down crown, a solid steel caseback, and 200 meters water resistance. With a fuss-free and nicely-executed date function at three, the Colt remains a very solid everyday sports watch.
Along with the dial design, the most noteworthy aspect of this Colt refresh comes down to dial color. Now offered in either “Silver” (seen below, more of a matte creamy light-grey) or “Tempest Gray” (metallic, with a brushed sunray finish), both versions of the Colt look really good. I especially like the unexpectedly modern feel of the matte Silver dial as it is surrounded by the brushed steel of the Colt’s bezel. While both dial options work well for the Colt design, the Tempest Gray dial is classic Breitling while the Silver dial is just a bit strange (in a good way).
While certainly heavy on the Pilot steel bracelet, being 41mm wide and 12.4mm thick, the Colt wears really well and I think it would be even better on a simple leather or canvas strap. The bezel action is smooth, and aided in grip by the rather baroque rider tabs. In this size, the Colt has presence and heft, but not so much that it overpowers my seven-inch wrist. Despite my preference for a light-toned dial, in either color I think the Colt is one of Breitling’s most well-rounded offerings and an attractive option for anyone wanting a tough everyday sports watch that isn’t especially flashy.
The Breitling Chronomat Colt Automatic 41 uses the ETA-based Breitling 17 movement (base, ETA 2824) with time and date, and a power reserve of around 40 hours. Priced at $220 on a leather strap, or $220 on the Pilot steel bracelet shown in these photos, the Colt will not be without fierce competition from all sides. Offering an entirely wearable spin on that attractive Breitling sports watch motif, the Colt 41 manages to nail the appeal of a solid, well-built, all-rounder.
Developed in the 1980s for the armed forces, the instantly-recognizable Breitling Colt became a popular favorite thanks to its sturdiness, functionality, and readability, along with an attractive price point.
Breitling for you prepared an excellent gift. To think that all the cheap quartz watch is a bit wrong. In fact, you can buy a quartz watch generally for a few bucks, but high-end quartz watches – it is something different and they have their fans. Breitling is one of the few Swiss brands that consistently offer high-quality Swiss quartz movements on the basis of hours, in addition to the mechanical models.
The basis of the collection of quartz watches Breitling always Aerospace hours. Not everyone wants the digital display on the dial of his watch. Breitling watches has always offered, such as the new Colt model, which are quartz, not a digital basis.
I’m not an expert watch Breitling collection – but I know that the Colt line is not always composed of quartz movements. And a new step to ensure that all watches is Colt Quartz – this is an absolute motion of the brand forward. While many large Breitling has hours, and they also have many models! Few brands have such a variety of styles.
Colt New watches come in three styles. This model is 33 mm for women, model 44 mm wide and 44 mm wide chronograph. Each model will have a Swiss quartz movement the ETA, but not just a Quartz movement – and Super Quartz ( SuperQuartz )! This is the name of ETA gave the family of quartz movements Thermoline high-end, which are much more complex than standard quartz movement discount. In addition to much higher quality, they also possess up to 10 seconds per year (as opposed to a standard quartz mechanisms with about 15 seconds per month).
The watch also has a certificate for the COSC chronometer. Note that this certification is different for quartz watches or mechanical, which means that the criteria for quartz watches, when receiving the certificate COSC, are much more stringent. I really like that Breitling is a support for those people who want to see their clock, on the one hand, the reliability and precision quartz movement and on the other Breitling durability and style.
Breitling Watch in Steel, typical of the brand, but you will notice and an updated design that distinguishes it from typical Belting panels. The frame on the new hour’s Colt is simpler; it’s a bit more than the diving version of the aviator style. This model can be seen on steel, engraved with modern font numbers. The clock looks like the evolution of design panel B01Breitling the Chronomat.
The design is very interesting. You will notice how it is configured into four quadrants, with two types of texturing. All the indicators and markers are quite clear, as watches are perfect for night time viewing. Hand them looks proportionate and that’s good because sometimes the brand Breitling gets a little shy with the dimensions of hours. Water resistance is 300 meters for chronograph models and 500 meters for the others. Each of them has a double AR coating (antireflection) of sapphire crystal.
Breitling Colt watches replica will offer in three colors of the dial – black, silver and blue. Inside the 74-caliber ETA SuperQuartz model mechanism. Inside the chronograph caliber ETA SuperQuartz – 73. All models are certified by COSC and very accurate.
In addition to the fact that there were a metal bracelet watches, the Colt also come with soft leather straps, and two types of rubber band. It is remarkable the fact that the price of the model is quite reasonable. Watches Breitling Colt Chronograph fake with metal bracelet worth $ 200, $ 220 – watches Breitling Colt 44 fake, and $ 200 – Breitling Colt 33 replica.
The Breitling Premier dates back to the 1940s, when the original timepieces were highly regarded as powerful fashion statements combining elegance and performance. Today the Premier endures as one of Breitling’s core collections and a symbol of the brand’s history.
Breitling’s partnership with Bentley Motors can be traced back to 2002 when the iconic automobile brand was designing its legendary Continental GT. Bentley commissioned Breitling to create an onboard clock that would reflect the unparalleled luxury, peerless quality, and extraordinary performance of the new grand tourer, which made its debut in 2003. The values that have always defined the partnership between the two world-leading brands are once more on display with the Premier Bentley Mulliner Limited Edition. As its name suggests, the new Breitling watch has close links to Bentley’s Continental GT MullinerConvertible.
Georges Kern, Breitling’s CEO, says that the new chronograph underscores one of his brand’s most important partnerships: “The Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition that we launched a year ago was warmly received both by Bentley and Breitling fans. The Premier Bentley Mulliner Limited Edition, with its clear links between Bentley’s and our DNA, is a logical next step in our shared story. It is also a testimony to Bentley Mulliner, whose name is synonymous with heritage, craftsmanship, and outstanding performance.”
Adrian Hallmark, Bentley Chairman, and CEO commented: “The long-standing relationship between Bentley and Breitling is a reflection of the values we both share and our dedication to world-leading performance, luxury, innovation, and refinement. The links between the new Premier Bentley Mulliner Limited Edition watch and Bentley’s Continental GT Mulliner Convertible are evident in the exquisite engraving detail of the watch and the design features that reference the Breitling clock on the GT’s dashboard – a perfect display of Mulliner craftsmanship.”
Bentley’s Mulliner workshop is an extension of Mulliner, a family company that can be traced back to carriers and saddlers in 1559, just one year after Elizabeth I came to the throne. However, real prominence came to the family in 1760, when Francis Mulliner was commissioned to build and maintain carriages for the Royal Mail. In 1870, Francis’s son, Robert Bouverie Mulliner, started his own coachbuilding company called Mulliner London Limited – sharing his father’s restless pursuit of perfection. For nearly 150 years, Mulliner has been renowned for its bespoke handcrafted coaches, created to the highest standards to meet the exacting requirements of its customers. Mulliner first began coachbuilding for Bentley in 1923, before entering into a partnership with the automotive brand in 1959, and for more than sixty years the workshop has given life to Bentley’s creativity and to its customers’ dreams. Each Bentley Mulliner model is a product created with an exquisite level of detail.
A Breitling watch worthy of the Bentley and Mulliner names has to be a very special product indeed. The new chronograph has some close links to the interior of the Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Convertible, the most luxurious GT ever designed, and particularly to the Breitling clock in the luxury automobile’s dashboard.
The Breitling Premier Bentley Mulliner Limited Edition is limited to 1000 pieces. It features a 42-millimeter stainless steel case presented on a blue alligator leather strap, echoing the Imperial Blue leather interior of the car. Its elegant silver dial recalls the Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Convertible’s dashboard clock. The watch features blue subdials – a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and a small-second subdial at 9 o’clock – an indication revealing the presence of the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, with an impressive power reserve of approximately 70 hours. The dial features a white tachymeter scale on a blue inner bezel around the dial, with a red tachymeter inscription.
The links between the watch and the clock are further strengthened by their complementary sets of Arabic numerals: the dashboard clock features the numerals at 12, 3, 6, and 9, while the watch has them at 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11. Sharing these numerals across the two pieces is a nod to the design DNA they share. The red second hand and centered 60-minute scale mirror the red stitching found throughout the interior cabin of the Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Convertible.
On the left side of the case is a plate with an engraved “Bentley” inscription, whose design is based on the engine spin dashboard found in historic Bentleys. Around the watch’s transparent sapphire case-back is an inscription that reads “MULLINER EDITION – BREITLING – ONE OF 1000”. The Breitling Premier Bentley Mulliner Limited Edition is a COSC-certified chronometer.
Representing the pinnacle of luxury grand touring, the Continental GT Mulliner Convertible builds on the success of two other Bentley First Editions from the centenary year: the GT Number 9 and the GT Convertible Number 1 limited editions. A perfect display of Mulliner craftsmanship, the Mulliner Convertible is the only Continental GT to have a Breitling-edition clock in the car. Its silver face mirrors that of the Premier Bentley Mulliner Limited Edition watch. Blue, red, and white accents highlight the importance of British design.
While Breitling’s partnership with Bentley Motors can be traced back to 2002, there are historic links between the companies that go back even further. Willy Breitling, the visionary watchmaker, and grandson of founder Léon Breitling was a committed Bentley owner who, from the late 1940s, was a familiar sight on Swiss roads behind the wheel of one of his beloved Bentleys. Willy, a man with flawless design instincts and stylish personal flair, could not have imagined driving another automobile.
While Bentley is known for its luxurious road cars, the brand also has an impressive history on the track. Between 1924 and 1930, the famous Bentley Boys won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race five times. That success, however, did not simply remain a part of the brand’s past. In 2003, Bentley returned to Le Mans, taking the first two places. At that edition of the world’s most famous endurance race, Breitling was Team Bentley’s proud main sponsor and created a limited-edition chronograph, the Bentley Le Mans, to celebrate the feast.
When it was launched in 2018, the Breitling Premier replica collection reintroduced a name that held a special significance for the prestige watch brand. In the 1940s, Breitling introduced its first collection of truly elegant watches, which were defined by their fashionable flair. The new Breitling Premier collection combines purpose with style, delivering quality, performance, and timeless design that are worthy of the watch brand’s proud legacy.
The original Breitling Premier watches made powerful fashion statements and provided the perfect accompaniment to the remarkable changes taking place all over the world during the 1940s. The new Premiers extend that legacy, reflecting Breitling’s heritage and the historic design of the watches, but they also demonstrate an urban flair and a passion for excellence. They express a proud history, yet will never go out of style. Their elegance, performance, and quality are everything one would expect from Breitling, which, now more than ever, is an authentic brand for individuals of style, purpose, and action.
The Breitling Premier watches inspired by the partnership with Bentley hold a privileged place in the collection. No luxury car brand in the world better reflects the essence of the Premier family, with its elegance and flair, its performance, and its timeless design.
Premier In the 1940s, Breitling launched the original Premiers, watches dedicated to everyday elegance. Now, the new Premier collection introduces models whose elegance is worthy of their historic name and whose quality, performance, and design DNA are pure Breitling!
It seems as if cross-industry partnerships and co-branding in the watch world is something that more and more big names are starting to do. Just a few days ago, I was tasked with reporting on the partnership between TAG Heuer and Aston Martin with the launch of a new supercar that — surprise, surprise — comes with a free watch (assuming you can pay almost 300k for the privilege). While that one was a hyper-modern matchup, today, we’ve got something with an old-school feel coming at us on two wheels with the Breitling Premier B01 Norton Edition.
Or at least, that’s the shorter, more manageable name by which we’ll refer to this watch. You’ve got to admit you’d get tired of me calling it the “Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition” for the entirety of the article (though that is its official name). In terms of what the watch offers, I’m going to point you to David’s excellent hands-on review of the standard Premier B01 Chronograph that we did back in October. While I’m not particularly drawn to chronographs, I think what Breitling has done here looks quite nice.
By that, I mean that the Breitling Premier B01 Norton Edition had stripped away all of the pilot-oriented stuff (the slide rule, etc) that tends to make an overly complicated and difficult-to-read mess of a dial. With this watch, as David points out, there’s a solid vintage feel to the piece. This translates into a much cleaner dial, and the reverse-panda look here is crisp. Breitling also managed to snug the date window into the dial with an abbreviated index. That breaks where we’ve got the numerals into easy quadrants, and it continues the well-balanced look to the dial.
Speaking of looks — while the dial of the Breitling Premier B01 Norton Edition does not claim any Norton partnership, you can look at this and see the Norton black and gold shining through. When I got into motorcycles, my dad was right there with me, reliving his time on two wheels. He has a soft spot for the Norton marque, and I guess that rubbed off a bit. While I was pretty happy with my v-twin bike, I was seriously tempted by the old-school looks of the bikes that came out in the early 2000s, giving us the scramblers and cafe racers in production form. And wouldn’t you know it, along with the co-branded watch, there is, indeed, a bike.
To pair perfectly with your REPLICA Breitling Premier B01 Norton Edition, the chef has prepared for you one of 77 examples of the Norton Commando 961 Café Racer MKII Breitling Limited-Edition Motorcycle. While the lines of the bike certainly evoke the feeling of bombing down some twisties, the fact that Norton put a 961cc engine (an in-house design) into the frame means that the bike can back up what the steel is saying, provided the rider is up to the challenge. The bike carries a few different spots of Breitling branding on it with a vintage Breitling “B” showing up on the clutch box and saddle, as well as some Bretiling-designed speedometer and tachometer dials. Surprisingly, no clock mounted in there. I guess that’s what the watch is for.
For those wondering, the Breitling Premier B01 Norton Edition does carry more of a tie to Norton than the classic color scheme on the dial. You’ve got a Norton nameplate mounted on the side of the dial, and the bike itself is etched onto the caseback crystal (along with the logo). I don’t know that I care for the additional plate on the side of case, but I suppose we can think of it as an additional skid plate for the watch (though not on that side of the case unless you’re a right-wrist person) should things not stay shiny-side-up. With the Breitling Premier B01 Norton Edition, I’d normally advocate for the bracelet version (as straps are easy to pick up later), and you could certainly do that.
That said, I feel that the sueded leather strap they’re offering on the Breitling Premier B01 Norton Edition has a much better look, making it feel, well, older and better fit to the steel-and-leather aesthetic of the bike. While this isn’t something I’ll likely see on my wrist (or in my garage), I think I know what to get for my dad should some lottery winnings come my way. Now, to go buy a ticket. For more information, visit https://www.perfectwrist.co