Breitling Navitimer 01

Breitling Navitimer 01

The Breitling Navitimer 01 is an absolute classic in the field of aviation watches. It was introduced in 1952, and since then it witnessed the arrival of civil jet planes, the quartz revolution, and the return of mechanical watches as luxury products. It also illustrates the progressive increase in watch size, starting at 40 mm,…

Breitling Avenger Hurricane Military

Breitling Avenger Hurricane Military

The Avenger Hurricane Military by Breitling is truly super-tough in its looks, and its gigantic 50 mm case requires a bodybuilt wrist to wear it. I’m always a bit suspicious about unfit people wearing camouflage trousers, who make me think “Hey, come on, who are you kidding?” with the same sort of annoyance that I…

Breitling Superocean Héritage II

Breitling Superocean Héritage II

Breitling has redesigned the Superocean Héritage line, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the collection. A comparison show that the new Superocean Héritage II is not so different from the 1957 model, which had an endearing arrangement of circular and spike-form hour markers, shorter hands and no date window: And it’s not so different from the…

Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante steel

Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante

Breitling’s Navitimer Rattrapante is an exceptional watch. It has a new in-house split-seconds chronograph movement that incorporates two patents, it is COSC chronometer-certified, and it operates using the most prestigious chronograph layout, column wheel and vertical clutch. It comes in two versions, steel and gold, and the gold version has a display caseback. The dial…

Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante

Breitling

Breitling company profile Breitling is one of the few remaining independent Swiss watch brands. It specializes in technical watches, and in particular aviation (Navitimer) and diving (SuperOcean) timepieces, and all its watches have chronometer-certified movements. Its chronograph calibres are all made in-house. Founded in 1884 The 1884 that appears below the Breitling logo is the…

Chronoliner, a classic aviation watch by Breitling

Breitling’s new Chronoliner celebrates the brand’s long association with flight and provides a truly practical aviation watch, with chronograph and GMT function. It has a hand for a second time zone, and the bidirectional bezel makes it possible to set yet another time zone. This model has some period features, such as the piston-type pushers, the…

Breitling Galactic 44, a new sports watch

Many of Breitling’s models are seriously technical, usually with chronometer movements and lots of indications on the dial. This piece is large at 44 mm diameter, and more relaxed, in line with other models in the Galactic collection. It has two features that immediately appeal to me: a date window with good legibility, and a…