Breitling is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer known for their large timepieces initially designed for aviation use. Although most Breitling watches come with various functions that make them very appealing to pilots, the brand has become more of a luxury brand and customers usually buy the watches for the status symbols. While watches for aviation use is the main theme, Breitling also makes watches for diving and luxury models and here are the collections that can be bought today:
Navitimer: This is the legend of the Breitling brand and it is one of the most popular models in the world. In the 40s, Breitling added a circular slide rule to the Navitimer for aviation use which made the watch an instant hit. In 1961, Breitling was approached by an astronaut of the Mercury space program to replace the 12 hour dial with a 24 hour one because of the lack of day and night on a space flight. The Breitling Navitimer available now pays homage to this legend and brings the same innovative design combined with a fashionable style.
Chronomat: The Breitling Chronomat is the combination of beauty, precision and performance. It is the unique collection that has a great looking design to cover the very precise “engine”. Every model in this collection is elegant and it is simply a pleasure to wear one but as all Breitling watches are more than what they look, they are also precise chronometers.
Superocean: This Collection is designed for diving and it comes with colorful models that look great in any situation. The big numbers and bulky hands make it very easy to read the time while underwater and the sturdy case makes them waterproof for up to 1,500 meters or 5,000 feet. The Breitling Superocean is equipped with a safety valve the balances the difference in pressure between the inside and the outside. The collection is meant to offer great performance for professional divers that are always looking to push the boundaries.
Avenger: The Breitling Avenger embodies the four main elements used by the brand to guide them to perfection. Precision, functionality, resistance and esthetics can all be found in the Avenger Collection. These watches have a shock resistant case and are waterproof for up to 300 meters. The sturdiness offered by a Breitling Avenger cannot be found in any other watch in the world and it is perfect for rough situations; despite all this, it still looks great.
Transocean: This collection is all about elegance and there aren’t many watches that can compare with the Breitling Transocean when it comes to pure luxury. It is simply designed to offer the basics but in an elegant way; the three hands are straight and the lines are of a timeless beauty. The cross layout on the display divides it into four equal parts in a subtle way and there is simply not wrong with this elegant watch. The other watch in this collection is the Transocean Chronograph which offers the elegance of the first model but also the style of a 60s chronograph. The details in this model are simply amazing and the beautiful design covers a high performance movement created in the Breitling workshop.
Galactic: The Breitling Galactic Collection offers an escape out of the ordinary. This collection includes two chronographs, two glamorous models that are covered in diamonds and precision stones, and two elegant watches for those that don’t really require chronograph functions. The same design can be found in each model but they are all unique in one way or another. An elegant collection that has everything it needs to satisfy all types of customers, from simple to blinding.
Superocean Heritage: While this collection resembles the Superocean collection and it is still aimed for divers, it has a plus of style. Made to resemble the watch of the 60s, this superb collection offers four watches that are simply elegant, one of which has chronograph functions. There are different colors and sizes to choose from thus making this collection a very fashionable one. Functionality is always a priority for Breitling so the Superocean Heritage is water-resistant for up 200 meters. There are small differences between the three models such as the positioning of the date and the display of the seconds dial; they all bring a retro style which will surely appeal to collectors.
Chrono-Matic: The Breitling Chrono-Matic Collection offers the best performance and amount of detail available. The chronograph functions are what make this collection a professional one and the modern design looks incredible. Every model can display information such as day and date in a very special way giving the watch a resemblance with the control panel of an airplane. The Chrono-Matic QP can indicate the day, the date, the week, the month, the season and the moon phases; it also takes into consideration the leap years.
Montbrillant: The Breitling Montbrillant is a famous watch from the past brought back to life in the most elegant way possible. It is easy to see the 40s esthetic characteristics as well as the reasonable case size, 38 mm; this is considered small for Breitling seeing that the normal size of their watches is 41 mm. This collection offers classic looking chronographs usually made out of gold or steel. Another feature about this collection is the usage of the old Breitling logo, the classic “B”, which was available until the mid 20th century.
Colt: A watch that deserves to be in the air. The Breitling Colt Collection offers polished and satin brushed watches perfect for every occasion and for every environment. The sturdy 44mm case allows it to be water resistant for up to 300 or 500 meters. It is equipped with the best electronic technology that offers a much more precise read; Breitling says that this movement is ten times more accurate than the standard quartz movements. Only one of the three models in this collection has chronograph functions.
Professional: As the name implies, the Breitling Professional Collection is all about performance. These watches offer a precise read; most of the watches in this collection have an electronic movement and display that can measure and show 1/100th second. The most popular watch in this collection is the Aerospace which despite its many features, only has one crown to control them. This collection is very appreciated among race enthusiasts due to its precise read.
There we go, the 11 collections from Breitling that range from air to water and from fire to land. There are watches to satisfy every taste and it is safe to say that they all have one thing in common; all of them are special and they also look amazing. We didn’t expect anything less from Breitling and it is easy to see their heritage as well as their plans for the future.