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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 Superocean Heritage U2337012-BB81-154A Men's Watch
Weekly Deal: $4,477
Retail: $7,855
SAVE $3,377.65  (43%)
Breitling Chronomat AB042011-BB56-375A Men's Watch
Weekly Deal: $5,210
Retail: $10,020
SAVE $4,809.60  (48%)
Breitling Chronomat AB01104D-BC62-153S Men's Limited Edition Watch
$5,239
Retail: $8,450
SAVE $3,211.00  (38%)
Breitling Galactic A49350L2-C806-718P Men's Watch
$3,197
Retail: $5,075
SAVE $1,877.75  (37%)
Breitling Chronomat AB01442J-BD26-378A Men's Limited Edition Watch
$5,617
Retail: $9,060
SAVE $3,442.80  (38%)
Breitling Chronomat AB0413B9-BD17-383A Men's Watch
$6,212
Retail: $10,020
SAVE $3,807.60  (38%)
Breitling Transocean A4131012-G757-171A Men's Watch
$4,127
Retail: $6,765
SAVE $2,638.35  (39%)
Breitling Bentley AB022022-BC84-220S Men's Limited Edition Watch
Sale: $6,475
Retail: $10,925
SAVE $4,450.00  (41%)
Breitling Transocean UB015212-BC74-154A Men's Watch
$6,011
Retail: $9,695
SAVE $3,684.10  (38%)
Breitling Chronomat AB01442J-BD26-729P Men's Limited Edition Watch
$5,208
Retail: $8,400
SAVE $3,192.00  (38%)
Breitling Chronomat AB042011-BB56-153S Men's Watch
$5,561
Retail: $8,970
SAVE $3,408.60  (38%)
Breitling Chronomat AB042011-Q589-375A Men's Watch
Sale: $6,000
Retail: $10,020
SAVE $4,020.00  (40%)
Breitling Transocean A4131012-G757-218X Men's Watch
$3,785
Retail: $6,205
SAVE $2,419.95  (39%)
Breitling Transocean A4131012-BC06-218X Men's Watch
$3,785
Retail: $6,205
SAVE $2,419.95  (39%)
Breitling Transocean AB0510U9-C879-159A Men's Watch
Weekly Deal: $6,019
Retail: $11,575
SAVE $5,556.00  (48%)
Breitling Bentley E2736522-BC63-220S Men's Limited Edition Watch
Weekly Deal: $5,447
Retail: $10,475
SAVE $5,028.00  (48%)
Breitling Chronomat AB0413B9-BD17-155S Men's Watch
$5,561
Retail: $8,970
SAVE $3,408.60  (38%)
Breitling Galactic WB3510U4-BD94-375A Men's Watch
Sale: $5,400
Retail: $9,000
SAVE $3,600.00  (40%)
Breitling Galactic W7433012-A779-236X Women's Watch
$2,210
Retail: $3,565
SAVE $1,354.70  (38%)
Breitling Galactic A49350L2-BA07-429X Men's Watch
$2,936
Retail: $4,660
SAVE $1,724.20  (37%)
Breitling Chronomat AB042011-Q589-739P Men's Watch
$5,648
Retail: $9,110
SAVE $3,461.80  (38%)
Breitling Transocean U4131012-Q600-171A Men's Watch
Sale: $4,581
Retail: $7,635
SAVE $3,054.00  (40%)
Breitling Transocean A4131012-BC06-171A Men's Watch
$4,127
Retail: $6,765
SAVE $2,638.35  (39%)
Breitling Chronomat CB014012-A722-378C Men's Watch
$8,416
Retail: $13,575
SAVE $5,158.50  (38%)
Breitling Chronomat AB01442J-BD26-102W Men's Limited Edition Watch
$4,979
Retail: $8,030
SAVE $3,051.40  (38%)
Breitling Galactic A3733012-BA33-213X Women's Watch
Weekly Deal: $2,414
Retail: $4,390
SAVE $1,975.50  (45%)
Breitling Chronomat CB042012-C858-375A Men's Watch
Weekly Deal: $8,112
Retail: $15,600
SAVE $7,488.00  (48%)
Breitling Galactic A71356L2-BA10-367A Women's Watch
Weekly Deal: $2,480
Retail: $4,770
SAVE $2,289.60  (48%)
Breitling Galactic WB3510U0-A777-375A Men's Watch
Weekly Deal: $4,680
Retail: $9,000
SAVE $4,320.00  (48%)
Breitling Chronomat W1331012-A774-385A Women's Watch
Weekly Deal: $3,796
Retail: $7,300
SAVE $3,504.00  (48%)
Breitling Chronomat CB014012-G713-378C Men's Watch
Weekly Deal: $6,812
Retail: $13,100
SAVE $6,288.00  (48%)
Breitling Transocean A4131012-BC06-428X Men's Watch
Weekly Deal: $3,102
Retail: $6,205
SAVE $3,102.50  (50%)
Breitling Galactic A71356L2-BE76-367A Women's Watch
$2,957
Retail: $4,770
SAVE $1,812.60  (38%)
Breitling Galactic A71356L2-Q579-367A Women's Watch
$2,957
Retail: $4,770
SAVE $1,812.60  (38%)
Breitling Chronomat AB042011-BB56-435X Men's Watch
$5,416
Retail: $8,735
SAVE $3,319.30  (38%)

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