Breitling watches have accompanied professionals in the most extreme endeavors where precision and reliability are often life-saving.
The Breitling brand was founded in 1884 and for 95 years the company remained a family trade of Swiss manufacturers. In 1962 Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute watch was worn by astronaut Scott Carpenter on the orbit. In 1979 Breitling was sold to watchmaker and pilot Ernest Schneider. In 2017 the brand became part of CVC Capital Partners. Breitling masters have always paid primary attention to the quality of their products. One of the world’s best-equipped laboratories — Breitling Chronométrie in La-Chaux-de-Fonds — is responsible for continuous application of innovations and technical updates both to mechanisms and the design.
Breitling is as active as its devoted customers. A long-time partner of aviation, the brand created the Breitling Jet Team, world’s biggest civil professional aerobatics team. Every performance of the team is breathtaking. The planes get as close as 3 meters from each other while performing at over 700 km/h.
The brand has a story of long-term cooperation with Bentley, Norton motorcycles, environment protection organizations Ocean Conservancy and Outerknown, and the South African distributor of bicycles for residents of remote areas Ohubeka.
The brand doesn’t stop there. Breitling forms teams with leading aviators, cinematographers, researchers, and athletes. Breitling has been joined by David De Rotschild, the youngest Briton to have reached both poles, Kelly Slater, world’s all-time best surfer, and three Oscar nominees — Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, and Adam Driver.
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Written by Polina Vorobyeva
Translated by Tony Savosin