Breitling watches for men
In 1889 the very first patent for the Breitling watch company was given to its founder Leon Breitling, since that day the watch maker has become one of the most famed creators of luxurious Swiss watches for men in the world.
When buying a watch, there are many important factors to consider such as style. Having a watch which conveys ones style is a confidence boost for many men as well as being a symbol of status. The mechanical function of the watch is an essential point to consider when purchasing a high end time piece. When fashioned by an expert watch maker such as Breitling, one can be certain that they will be receiving a piece which will serve them for many years due to the intricate craftsmanship displayed by the company.
Who are Breitling?
As mentioned previously, Breitling was originally founded by the highly adept watch maker Leon Breitling in St Imier, Switzerland, a country renowned for it’s history of exclusive and high quality watches. The process began when Mr Breitling became well recognised for his innovation in watch making which combined easy maintenance alongside a sleek design. The company remained a family business right up until the 1970s when it was sold but without compromising the skill that one would expect from the Breitling brand.
The company are most famous for their chronographs since this was what ignited passion in Leon Breitling back when he founded his business, and even today, the Breitling chronograph is well loved for its precision, durability and design. It is for this reason that Breitling has developed a long standing relationship with the aviation industry which relies heavily upon this type of precise time keeping.
Breitling is not simply famed for its chronographs but can boast the invention of the very first self winding chronograph, putting it in at the top of the elite in the watch making industry. The company has it’s very own in house calibres and is so confident of the precision of its pieces that it offers a full five year warranty on every watch it creates. The electronic models have all been fitted with SuperQuartz movement, this innovative technology allows for precision ten times greater than any standard quartz pieces. It is little wonder that the luxury brand is where it is today.
Thought and detail go into every aspect of the watch during its design and manufacturing process, from the eye catching aesthetics of the watch face which is designed to be attractive as well as practical to the durability and function of the casing which is intended to withstand the trials of professional life. Each time piece is crafted using sapphire crystals which are used to ensure that the display can be fully read and understood in each and every condition, as well as contributing to the sturdy and robust design of the watches. The detail does not end there, the Breitling bracelets are manufactured to the highest standard to ensure that not only are they sturdy but are also extremely comfortable for the wearer.
The Breitling range
Breitling offer a beautiful selection of watches within their eight collections. Each range offers watches of the quality and durability that is expected when purchasing a Breitling piece and are sure to assist their owners with their time keeping needs for many long years thanks to their exceptional design.
The Avenger collection from Breitling is made for those with a sense for action and adventure, offering a robust time piece which keeps going as long as you can. These watches are unmatched in their reliability and readable and feature an impressive shockproof system guaranteed to handle even the most intense impact.
Featuring a clear and concise display upon the dial, the Avenger collection offers a variety of attractive designs on both material and metal bracelets. Take the Swiss Air Force Team watch for example, with its black face and bright details, this piece is pleasing to the eye as well as being robust and highly well functioning.
Prices: £2,850 – £6,680,00
Breitling call the Aviator 8 collection iconic, and for good reason, these watches are a modern interpretation of the pieces which helped pioneer the company, the pilots watch. This new design of a classic piece still features the technology and precision that you would expect from these watches as well as showing a sense of style and class.
The Aviator 8 B01 chronograph 43 is a prime example of the quality of this line. Featuring a gloriously comfortable leather bracelet and bronze detailing on the face, this time piece is the epitome of style. Of course, the mechanical function of this watch leaves nothing to be desired having been calibrated in house to the top standards of the company.
Prices: £3,000 – £6,500,00
The Chronomat collection features a sporty design accompanied by the functionality that Breitling is renowned for. These pieces are originally crafted over 30 years ago to be used with an expert aerobatics team, and have long stood the test of time and durability, still being favoured by air teams the world over.
The Chronomat 44 boasts a hefty yet comfortable steel bracelet and a highly aesthetic blue and gold design, adding a little something extra to this highly functional piece. The watch is dedicated to assisting wearers with performance and sporting feats and is one of the most loved pieces in the entire Breitling range.
Prices: £2,470 – £10,030,00
The Galactic range from Breitling offers a stylish and sporty design which is as sophisticated as it is functional. This piece is ideal for those who live a contemporary, modern lifestyle and need a watch to reflect that. Each piece is crafted using a dynamic approach coupled with an air of elegance.
The Galactic 32 sleek watch features materials of the utmost quality including mother of pearl and highly robust steel giving this time piece excellent durability as well as a fashionable appearance. The watch is fully water resistant up to 100 metres giving the wearer the freedom to live life to the full.
Prices: £4,050 -£4,700,00
The Navitimer collection has been well loved and received by Breitling clients for almost 70 years, and it is little wonder due to the iconic design and striking features of the pieces. This mechanical chronograph, inspired by the pilots watch offers precision and intricacy in every aspect.
The Navitimer B01 chronograph 46 is a perfect example of the watch making mastery of this collection, its detailed and sophisticated design shows its originality and with a large dial, gives excellent readability in all conditions. Manufactured using the original self winding calibre, this watch is as close to accurate as you will ever get.
Prices: £3,000 – £22,730,00
The first Breitling Premier collection watches were released in the 1940s and offered watch lovers a modern, urban design with the full functionality of the Breitling brand. Now a new generation of Premier watches shows the elegance of the original and matches the performance without compromise.
The Premier automatic 40, sitting upon a leather bracelet, features a clear, simple yet stylish watch face which exudes class and status. The legacy of the Premier collection is a watch which is classic, stylish and highly precise.
Prices: £3,180 – £11,950,00
A watch collection made for diving has to show fantastic resistance and durability and that is exactly what the SuperOcean range does. The range was created in the 1950s with the aim of equipping military divers who needed the utmost in quality and design for their time pieces. This quality, for which Breitling is famed, quickly became popular amongst hobby divers and now remains one of the best known luxury diving watches in the industry.
The SuperOcean Automatic 44 shows off an extremely eye catching yellow dial which sits on a sturdy steel casing and bracelet, offering only the very best in performance. The contemporary design is stylish yet functional and is guaranteed to rise to any water based challenge. The watch is completely water resistant up to 1000 metres making it seriously durable for its purpose.
Prices: £2,670 – £4,030,00
For a watch with the most cutting edge technology and sleek, stylish design, the SuperOcean Heritage will deliver. For over 60 years these time pieces have adorned the wrists of sports lovers and style icons alike. Featuring all the perks of the Breitling diving watches such as the chronograph and water resistance, the SuperOcean Heritage range is designed to conquer any challenge thrown its way.
The SuperOcean B01 Chronograph 44 features a sturdy steel bracelet and a stunning black and silver design, alongside the precision, performance and accuracy that you would expect from a Breitling timepiece.
Prices: £3,420 – £6,140,00
For those with a love of fine, high performance watches, Breitling’s Swiss watches for men are among the elite. The company clearly sacrifices nothing in the creation of their pieces, ensuring that watch wearers the world over are getting a piece which will not only stand the test of time and challenge but will also be a well loved style piece for a lifetime.
Since 1884, the Breitling family have prided themselves on applying skill and dedication to bring both classic and modern time pieces to both professionals and every day wearers, and this looks to stand for the future to come.