Contact The Watch Store for Expert Fine Watch Repair
Expert Repair On All These Fine Watch Manufacturers
Free Quote For Expert Fine Watch Repair, Our Pricing And Service Will Not Be Beat!
Breitling Repair
Rolex Repair
Zenith Watch Repair
Vacheron Constantin Repair
Tag Heuer Repair
Hublot Watch Repair
Bvlgari Watch Repair
Breguet Watch Repair
Bell & Ross Watch Repair
Omega Repair
Girard Perregaux Repair - The Watch Store - Boca Raton
Franck Muller Repair
Audemars Piguet Repair
Blancpain Repair
Breitling Repair
Cartier Repair
Chopard Repair
Corum Repair
Jaeger Le Coultre Repair
Panerai Repair
Patek Philippe Repair
Piaget Repair
Rolex Repair
Breitling Repair

Breitling History

Breitling is a brand of Swiss watches produced by Breitling SA, a private company headquartered in Grenchen, Canton of Solothurn (originally founded in Saint-Imier, Bernese Jura by Léon Breitling in 1884). The watchmaker offers high-end Certified Chronometers designed primarily for aviation use. Breitling's watches offer aviation functions, though their chronograph functions have become more of status symbols than practically applied tools. They typically have a large face (e.g. the Breitling for Bentley Motors edition has a 48 mm Case Diameter) for better visibility and to allow display of more information on the analog dials. Many models feature an automatic winding mechanism that is purely mechanical (i.e. using no electronic components). Many Breitling watches are equipped with additional functions such as the flyback function, split-second, moon phase, date display and other complications.


Breitling History - A Short Video - Article Continues Below

All Breitling watches are manufactured in Switzerland and are made from Swiss components. Raw movements are obtained from ETA and Valjoux and are modified in the Breitling Chronometrie Workshops, before undergoing COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) certification. As of 2009, Breitling now makes a manufacture movement, designed, manufactured and assembled completed in-house.

Quartz models such as the Breitling Aeromarine Colt start at $2,055.00 on a rubber strap, while typical prices of mechanical, steel cased models are $7,300 (US) for the Breitling for Bentley Motors model. The expense is due to the exclusivity of the Bentley trademark, as well as the 38 jewel self-winding movement as these steel cased models are more expensive than some of Breitling's Titanium or Gold models. Some special edition models also include diamonds on various parts of the watch. I.E. Diamond Bezel, Diamond Bracelet, etc.

Breitling was a sponsor of Team Bentley during their Le Mans 24 Hours campaign, running from 2001-2003. To commemorate this event, Breitling created the Limited Edition Breitling Bentley 24 Le Mans Watch.

In the 1940s, Breitling added a circular slide rule to the bezel of their chronograph models for use by aircraft pilots. This became the famous Navitimer model. During the 1950s and 1960s, a version of the Navitimer was offered by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association with the AOPA logo on the dial.

In 1961, Scott Carpenter, one of the original astronauts in the Mercury space program, approached Breitling with idea of incorporating a 24 hour dial instead of the normal 12 hour dial. This was needed because of the lack of day and night during space travel. Breitling complied, and produced the 24 hour Navitimer which Carpenter wore on his 1962 space flight. Breitling then proceeded to produce the 24 hour version as the so-called Cosmonaute Navitimer - under both Breitling and AOPA logos.

The Breitling Emergency version contains a radio transmitter for civil aviation use which broadcasts on the 121.5 MHz distress frequency and serves as a back-up for ELT-type airborne beacons. (For military users, Breitling has equipped the Emergency with a miniaturized transmitter operating on the 243.0 MHz military frequency.) Under normal conditions—flat terrain or calm seas—the signal can be picked up at a range of up to 90 nautical miles (167 km) by search aircraft flying at 20,000 feet (6,000 m). As of 1 February 2009, the Cospas-Sarsat Satellite System will no longer monitor the 121.5/243.0 MHz frequency; however, the signal transmitted by the Emergency was never strong enough to be picked up by satellite, and Breitling has announced that, as these frequencies will still be monitored by aviation, particularly during the localization phase of a rescue attempt, there are no plans to modify the signal's frequency.

Reuters reported that in January, 2003, two British pilots, Squadron Leader Steve Brooks and Flight Lieutenant Hugh Quentin-Smith, crashed their helicopter in Antarctica and were rescued after activating their Breitling Emergency transmitter watches. The two pilots were in their lifeboat when a Chilean Otter aircraft found them after homing in on signals from their watches.

The Emergency is available for customers who do not hold a pilot's licence, but they must sign an agreement stating that they will bear the full costs of a rescue intervention should they trigger the distress beacon. The model was heavily advertised by the Breitling Orbiter 3—both Brian Jones and Bertrand Piccard were wearing the Emergency. Breitling sponsored the Orbiter 3 project, which in 1999 successfully became the first balloon to completely orbit the Earth without landing. A commemorative Orbiter 3 version of the Emergency watch was subsequently produced, limited to a production run of 1,999. Also, Bear Grylls wears an Emergency with yellow face and rubber strap in many episodes of Man vs. Wild.


Aditional Breitling models:

Breitling Chronomat Evolution

Breitling Navitimer

Breitling for Bentley Motors: Features a 30 second chronograph

Breitling Super Avenger (48 mm)

2007 Breitling Super Avenger 48mm w/Diamond Bezel

Breitling SuperOcean Heritage Chrono 125th Anniversary




Breitling base movements
Breitling Movement     Base movement

B01                               Calibre Breitling, first and only in-house movement
B10                               ETA 2892-A2
B11                               Lemania 1873
B12                               Lemania 187
B13                               Valjoux 7750
B17                               ETA 2824
B18                               ETA 2892-A2
B19                               ETA 2892-A2
B20                               Valjoux 7750
B22                               ETA 2892-A2
B24                               Valjoux 7754
B26                               ETA 2892-A2
B30                               ETA 2892-A2
B33                               ETA 2892-A2
B34                               ETA 1185/86
B35                               ETA 2892
B36                               ETA 2892
B38                               ETA 2892-A2
B39                               ETA 2892-A2
B40                               ETA 2892-A2
B41                               ETA 2892
B42                               ETA 2892
B43                               Valjoux 7758
B44                               ETA 2892
B45                               ETA 2834-2

Note: The ETA 2892 movements used in Breitling chronographs have been modified by the addition of a chronograph module by Dubois/Depraz.

 

Testimonials

Instruments For Professionals

In order to view this page you need Flash Player 9+ support!

Get Adobe Flash player

Breitling Watches Slideshow

BreitlingDoctor.com

Thanks For Visiting My Website

 

 

 

 

Expert Breitling Repair

Call Toll Free 866-999-9178 for
Breitling Repair

I'm happy you decided to visit my Breitling repair website. I hope you benefit from the information provided. Most importantly, you have a fine Breitling watch or other luxury watch in need of repair. I have over forty years of experience fixing luxury watches, and I want you to be assured that your Breitling repairs will be done right and I guarantee all my work. Now let me make it easy for you to get your free estimate to repair your fine Breitling watch. I will email you an insured shipping label to print, this way you can get your fine watch to me for expert {modal url=http://www.tfaforms.com/209123|width=900|height=600}Breitling watch repair{/modal} without delay. Thanks again for coming to my website.

Simply call today, or request your free estimate online, and we will get your expert Breitling repair arrangedl. You can rest assured that your timepiece is in the best Breitling repair hands.

A+ Since 1988

Better Business Bureau Logo

Free Estimate - Breitling Repair - Our Pricing and Service Will Not Be Beat!