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BREITLING WATCHES

The history of Breitling dates all the way back to 1884, when Leon Breitling opened his first watch shop in the small village of St. Imier in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland. His workshop specialized in making chronographs and precision counters for industrial and scientific use.  In 1892 he made the fateful decision of moving his shop to La-Chaux de Fonds the center of the watch making industry at the time.

His son Gaston Breitling perpetuated his legacy by introducing, in 1915, the first chronograph wrist watch. This along with other significant horological developments led them into the aviation industry by providing Breitling watches for pilots to wear on their wrists. They have, since then, consistently been ahead of its competitors in innovative design and revolutionary complications.

In 1923 Breitling Watch Co. introduced the first independent push piece replacing the traditional winding crown for the return-to-zero function in chronograph watches. In 1934, Willy Breitling, son of Gaston Breitling, and grandson of the founder, continued that tradition by producing the second return-to-zero push piece to measure several successive short times, giving the chronograph wristwatch its definitive design. This innovation elevated Breitling to a whole new level in the watch making industry and in 1934 the Royal Air Force took notice by making Breitling watches their official watch supplier.

The Breitling Navitimer watch, rolled out in 1954, revolutionized the watch world by introducing the first wristwatch with the “navigation computer” which had the capability of calculating flight plans. Astronaut Scott Carpenter, of the original Mercury space crew, came to Breitling with the novel idea of making a watch with a 24 hour dial since there is no day or night in space. Breitling obliged by producing the famous Cosmonaut Navitimer watch which Scott sported on his historic 1962 space flight.

In 1969 Breitling Watch Co. yet again sensationalized the watch making industry by inventing the self-winding chronograph watch. This technological breakthrough cemented their enduring reputation for precision and excellence in all their timepieces.

They celebrated   their 100 year anniversary with the introduction of the Breitling Chronomat watch collection, which, along with its stylistic heir, the Breitling Windrider series, is still its bestselling watch line in their extensive repertoire.

The Breitling for Bentley series of chronograph watches is the result of collaboration between two illustrious companies that exude luxury, exclusivity, and advanced technology. The Breitling Bentley collection remains a bestseller among watch snobs and connoisseurs worldwide.

Enjoy browsing Ashford.com’s superb selection of Breitling watches at especially low prices, and our hassle free shopping experience.

 

Breitling

Elegance. Performance. Precision. Breitling is a leader in the field of mechanical chronographs and has a long history partnering with the aviation history and the worlds elite pilots.

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Breitling Transocean A4131012-G757-171A Men's Watch
Cyber Week: $3,247
Retail: $6,765
SAVE $3,518.00  (52%)
Breitling Transocean UB015212-Q594-154A Men's Watch
$6,011
Retail: $9,695
SAVE $3,684.10  (38%)
Breitling Transocean A4131012-G757-218X Men's Watch
Cyber Week: $2,978
Retail: $6,205
SAVE $3,227.00  (52%)
Breitling Bentley AB022022-BC84-220S Men's Limited Edition Watch
Cyber Week: $5,180
Retail: $10,925
SAVE $5,745.00  (53%)
Breitling Transocean A4131053-G757-171A Men's Watch
Cyber Week: $4,500
Retail: $9,940
SAVE $5,440.00  (55%)
Breitling Chronomat AB042011-BB56-153S Men's Watch
Cyber Week: $4,295
Retail: $8,970
SAVE $4,675.00  (52%)
Breitling Chronomat AB01442J-BD26-378A Men's Limited Edition Watch
Cyber Week: $4,280
Retail: $9,060
SAVE $4,780.00  (53%)
Breitling Chronomat AB042011-G745-375A Men's Watch
Cyber Week: $4,800
Retail: $10,020
SAVE $5,220.00  (52%)
Breitling Galactic A49350L2-C806-718P Men's Watch
$3,197
Retail: $5,075
SAVE $1,877.75  (37%)
Breitling Galactic WB3510U0-A777-435X Men's Watch
$4,783
Retail: $7,715
SAVE $2,931.70  (38%)
Breitling Chronomat AB042011-BB56-375A Men's Watch
Cyber Week: $4,800
Retail: $10,020
SAVE $5,220.00  (52%)
Breitling Superocean A1736467-C868-161A Men's Watch
Cyber Week: $3,995
Retail: $8,695
SAVE $4,700.00  (54%)
Breitling Chronomat CB042012-BB86-153S Men's Watch
$7,781
Retail: $12,550
SAVE $4,769.00  (38%)
Breitling Chronomat AB0413B9-BD17-383A Men's Watch
Cyber Week: $4,800
Retail: $10,020
SAVE $5,220.00  (52%)
Breitling Chronomat AB01442J-BD26-729P Men's Limited Edition Watch
Cyber Week: $4,295
Retail: $8,400
SAVE $4,105.00  (49%)
Breitling Chronomat AB01104D-BC62-153S Men's Limited Edition Watch
Cyber Week: $3,995
Retail: $8,450
SAVE $4,455.00  (53%)
Breitling Chronomat AB042011-F561-375A Men's Watch
Sale: $6,012
Retail: $10,020
SAVE $4,008.00  (40%)
Breitling Transocean A4131012-BC06-218X Men's Watch
Cyber Week: $2,978
Retail: $6,205
SAVE $3,226.60  (52%)
Breitling Chronomat AB011053-A690-375A Men's Watch
Sale: $9,036
Retail: $15,060
SAVE $6,024.00  (40%)
Breitling Superocean A2337024-BB81-154A Men's Watch
$3,934
Retail: $6,245
SAVE $2,310.65  (37%)
Breitling Chronomat AB042011-Q589-375A Men's Watch
Cyber Week: $4,800
Retail: $10,020
SAVE $5,220.00  (52%)
Breitling Bentley E2736522-BC63-220S Men's Limited Edition Watch
Cyber Week: $4,995
Retail: $10,475
SAVE $5,480.00  (52%)
Breitling Galactic WB3510U4-BD94-375A Men's Watch
$5,580
Retail: $9,000
SAVE $3,420.00  (38%)
Breitling Chronomat AB01154G-BD13-744P Men's Limited Edition Watch
Cyber Week: $4,032
Retail: $8,400
SAVE $4,368.00  (52%)
Breitling Superocean C1334112-BA84-153S Men's Watch
Cyber Week: $3,700
Retail: $7,400
SAVE $3,700.00  (50%)
Breitling Bentley V273655S-BE14-233S Men's Limited Edition Watch
$7,214
Retail: $11,635
SAVE $4,421.30  (38%)
Breitling Chronomat AB01442J-G787-102W Men's Limited Edition Watch
$4,979
Retail: $8,030
SAVE $3,051.40  (38%)
Breitling Superocean Heritage M23370D4-BB81-221S Men's Limited Edition Watch
$4,271
Retail: $6,780
SAVE $2,508.60  (37%)
Breitling Transocean AB0510U9-C879-159A Men's Watch
$7,176
Retail: $11,575
SAVE $4,398.50  (38%)
Breitling Galactic A49350L2-BA07-429X Men's Watch
$2,936
Retail: $4,660
SAVE $1,724.20  (37%)
Breitling Chronomat AB0413B9-BD17-155S Men's Watch
Cyber Week: $4,306
Retail: $8,970
SAVE $4,664.40  (52%)
Breitling Galactic W7433012-A779-236X Women's Watch
$2,210
Retail: $3,565
SAVE $1,354.70  (38%)
Breitling Chronomat AB042011-Q589-739P Men's Watch
$5,648
Retail: $9,110
SAVE $3,461.80  (38%)
Breitling Transocean A4131012-BC06-171A Women's Watch
Cyber Week: $3,247
Retail: $6,765
SAVE $3,517.80  (52%)
Breitling Chronomat CB042012-BB86-743P Men's Watch
$7,868
Retail: $12,690
SAVE $4,822.20  (38%)
Breitling Chronomat AB01154G-G786-101W Men's Limited Edition Watch
$4,979
Retail: $8,030
SAVE $3,051.40  (38%)
Breitling Chronomat AB01442J-BD26-102W Men's Limited Edition Watch
$4,979
Retail: $8,030
SAVE $3,051.40  (38%)
Breitling Bentley A47362S4-B919-222S Men's Limited Edition Watch
$7,235
Retail: $11,860
SAVE $4,625.40  (39%)
Breitling Bentley E2736536-BB37-212S Men's Limited Edition Watch
$6,479
Retail: $10,450
SAVE $3,971.00  (38%)
Breitling Montbrillant AB0130C5-C894-719P Men's Limited Edition Watch
$5,431
Retail: $8,620
SAVE $3,189.40  (37%)

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