Swiss watch makers Breitling boast a long, productive history dating back to the company’s origins toward the end of the 19th century. Breitling has consistently managed to evolve over the years, and continues today to be one of the most highly regarded makers of timepieces in the world.

As well as their extensive range of personal commercial watches, the company also provides Chronometer watches to the world of aviation, certified by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres testing institute.

Breitling watches have always typically conformed to a distinctive visual style, making them extremely desirable among watch wearers across the globe. The watches generally boast an ample range of additional features, thereby adding to their already substantial appeal.

The watches made by Breitling have often been designed with ease of visibility in mind, so that the face area of a Breitling watch will typically be comparatively large, with clear, easy to read analog dial displays. Many models are automatic, meaning that they have a built in winding mechanism designed to be powered by the movements of the person wearing the watch as they go about their day, rather than being powered by electronic means.

Among the host of functions that you can often expect a Breitling watch to have are: flyback chronograph functions, moon phase, date and split second stopwatch functionality, to name but a few. Over the years, functions have consistently been added to the range, increasing their appeal to gadget and technology lovers.

Breitling’s Navitimer model of watch design initially began back in the 40’s. These watches were specifically designed with pilots in mind, and featured the addition of a circular slide rule. A little later, in the 1960’s, the watches were further altered to include a 24 hour dial, so that they could actually be used by astronauts.

Breitling also manufactured a watch in association with Bentley Motors, just one of many top of the range watches produced by the company over the years. In more recent times, Breitling has produced a watch for use within civil aviation purposes, known as the Breitling Emergency, which features a radio transmitter.