The new series heralds the s and s and the finest airlines of that era from around the world. Each of the new pieces also evokes a stylistic look indicative of the period. Additionally, the very first Breitling Navitimer wrist chronograph — launched in — fast became an icon timepiece for aviators and pilots of the era.
Breitling is a brand that we recently featured as one of our top buys for collectors in our Vintage Market Update — The Chronographs. When I published the article, though, I stepped back and realized that while I did the brand some service by surfacing the topic, an opportunity existed to give collectors a better sense of the brand. Still, how could Fratello Watches best cover the brand and begin to make some of the vintage Breitling lines more of a household name?
One of the most celebrated brands in watchmaking history is also also partly responsible for one of its most important innovations: the self-winding chronograph. Here we examine its history and pick the watches that make Breitling a year-old success story. But rather than automobiles or architecture, Breitling's contribution was the development of the chronograph and, in particular, timekeepers suitable for aviation — a valuable position it holds today.
The five-pointed crown displayed on a watch dial is a world-renowned symbol. Around the globe, the Rolex logo marks first-class timepieces and is an unquestionable indicator of a reliable sense of style. Rolex was founded in and stands for uncompromising quality.
A favorite of pilots and adventurers worldwide, Breitling is renowned for their ultimately precise chronometers. That aviation is their inspiration is apparent in their design: Breitling watches typically have a large face for better visibility and to display valuable data in the analog dials. Breitling was founded in by Leon Breitling.
Breitling announced its partnership with British motorcycle maker Norton in and the fruit of this collaboration is a double whammy treat for bikers and watch lovers alike. We were lucky enough to have some hands-on time with the watch seriously hoping this might lead to a seats-on session with the bike! Since he took over Breitling inGeorges Kern has been keen on stretching the confines of the brand beyond the traditional aviation associations.
I found this Breitling in a small French city, and could not look away. Months later, I wore it for seven consecutive days, and I can see that happening again in the future, many times. Talking Watches 2 With John Mayer.
A slide rule is a tool enabling to make more or less complicated calculations multiplications, additions, logarithm… by juxtaposition of two logarithmic scales, one against the other. The first slide rule seems to have been invented in by en Anglican reverend named William Oughtred. Initially under longitudinal shape, the slide rule quickly evolves into circular shape, firstly as a roller but then under the form of a pocket watch, without any time indication though. It will be indeed largely used in aircraft cockpits, for marine navigation, for military calculations etc….