Breitling Cockpit Watch

The Breitling Cockpit model is a popular watch among watch enthusiast around the globe…but what makes this watch so special?

The hour circle is accented by Roman numerals and the dial center has a square cambered grid pattern that is stylish and adds beauty to the movement. The Breitling Cockpit provides elegance through a screw-locked crown and screwed caseback, scratch resistant sapphire crystal that are glareproofed on both sides, a rotation rider-tab, and water resistance to 1,000 feet.

Each Breitling Cockpit watch comes with a Breitling 49 caliber and a self-winding mechanical movement. With 28,800 vibrations per hour this Breitling watch comes with 22 jewels, a large winder, and a unidirectional and ratcheted bezel.

The Breitling Cockpit featured above is chronometer certified by the COSC, self-winding, and a large window calendar. The case is a steel two not only two tone but limited edition 18k rose and white gold.

Here is a great review of the Breitling cockpit by The Breitling Source

Great Read About History of Breitling Watches

Obsessed with Breitling Watches? A new book by Benno Richter could satisfy your cravings. Entitled “Breitling: The History of a Great Brand of Watches 1884 to the Present”, this hardcover book is available at Amazon.com for $37.96. The book covers Breitling famous start with the Breitling Navitimer and a calculator which allowed pilots to necessary to carry out calculations during flight. The newly revised book goes through Breitling products starting in 1884 and gives a great look into the company’s 100 years worth of watch making history.

Inside you’ll find photos, old catalogs, advertising materials, and informative text. Another amazing part of this about Breitling watches is the ability to use the reference numbers to locate individual watches chronologically. With 173 pages of exciting history, a Breitling enthusiast will enjoy this amazing journey.

Randy Given, a top 500 reviewer on Amazon.com, gives the book 4 stars and comments:

This has some good stuff, but it is for a mixed audience, so none may be fully satisfied. For horologists, there is a fair amount of movements shown, with many of them “exploded” to show all of their parts. For historians, there is a lot of good old-time advertising and photos. For collectors, of course, you get to see a whole bunch of the product line back over a hundred years ago. The price list is minimal and ten years out of date, so it is not as relevant, but not completely useless either. Still, not a bad offering.

A must read for Breitling watch enthusiast around the globe.

Breitling Avenger Seawolf for Divers

One of the first things a watch enthusiast would brag about if he/she had an Avenger Seawolf would be the fact that it is water resistant for up to 10,000 feet. But that is not the only great feature of this stunning Breitling watch. Breitling’s Avenger Seawolf actually has a safety valve enabling it to balance the differences inside and outside of the case. For example, if you are diving and the pressure exceeds 3 bars, the valve on Breitling’s Avenger Seawolf will automatically evacuate the helium that is built up so that the case won’t explode!

This amazing Breitling watch also has a Breitling 17 Caliber, selfwinding and high frequency movement, 25 jewels, steel case, undirectional ratcheted rotating bezel, screw-locked crown, cambered sapphire crystal that is glareproofed on both sides and is 44 mm in diameter.

The Breitling Airwolf Watch

The Breitling Airwolf watch was made for professional pilots in mind.  Why? Maybe the 1/100th of a second chronograph with split times, maybe the beautifully engineered alarm and countdown feature, the 2nd timezone and UTC calender? All of these are good reasons as to why the Breitling Airwolf is a professional pilot’s watch. However, the real reason is Breitling’s history with providing aviation professionals with quality timepieces.

The Breitling Airwolf has a stunning backlighting system which allows night-time read-off along with ergonomic curving chronograph push pieces and water resistance of up to 5 bars.  The movement of the Breitling Airwolf is astounding including SuperQuartz, thermocompensated quartz electronic, 12/24 hr LCD digital display, and an EOL indicator.  At 1/100th of a second, max. 99 days, 23 hrs 59 min, 59.99 sec, this Breitling chronograph is worthy of the best pilots wrist.  A bidirectional bezel with pinoin mechanism and a non screw-locked crown with two gaskets and integrated push piece accent with this Breitling watch.

A must for any aviation professional that travels around the globe.

Inside Look at Breitling Watch The Chrono-Matic 49

Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 just catches your eye. The new 49 mm-diameter Chrono-Matic by Breitling was designed with accents from the 1960s and 1970s by adding angular lines, geometrical hands, square base, and the simple B symbol at 12 o’clock. My favorite part of the Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 is the red-rimmed totalizers and second hand… they simply jump out as you glance at this Breitling watch.

This Breitling watch reflects back into time, but what’s new about Breitling’s Chrono-Matic 49? Well, the rotating pinion bezel is a black rubber-molded steel construction. One also can not overlook the bracelet, which almost looks like woven metal, and was designed only for the Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 watch. If you really want to stand out from the crown try the Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 watch in a limited edition red gold, only 500 were made.

So what about the technical details of this Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 watch? The Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 watch has a Breitling 14 caliber, self winding and high frequency movement, 28,8000 vibrations per hour, 40 jewels, dial aperture calendar, steel or 18k red gold case, 3 bars of water resistance, rotating pinion bezel, cambered and glareproofed sapphire crystal and both sides. The Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 watch also has a 1/4th second, 30 minutes, 12 hours chronograph.

The New Breitling Superocean and a 50 Year Heritage

I love this watch; it’s a Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe with a self winding movement, steel case, black dial, and Ocean Classic bracelet in steel.  This Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronograph is definitely a watch fit for James Bond. The Superocean was launched in the late 1950s as a professional diver’s watch.  Like a popular celebrity, the Superocean accumulated a following of diving enthusiast from around the globe.  Some Breitling Superocean watches can even go under water at 2000 meters.

This new Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe has “Heritage” in the name for a reason.  Just like 50 years ago the new Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe’s dial carries the Breitling signature and is topped by the letter B in 18-carrat gold.  Some other interesting features of the new Breitling Superocean is the luminescent triangular tipped hands, Ocean Classic woven steel bracelet, steel case, 46mm diameter, and 200 m water resistance.

Other technical specifications of this Breitling watch include Breitling 13 Caliber, a self-winding and high frequency movement, a minimum of 40 hours of power reserve, 28,800 vibrations per hour, 25 jewels, dial aperture calendar, unidirectional and ratcheted bezel, screw locked crown, and cambered sapphire and glare proofed crystal.

New Breitling for Bentley watch Bentley GMT

The newest Breitling watch to join the prestigious Breitling for Bentley watch collection is the new Bentley GMT. This Breitling chronograph is an original design including the first new black rubber strap ever in the Breitling for Bentley collection.

Other features you can expect from the Breitling for Bentley watch is the precise clasp mechanism and larger dimensions of the bezel. The dial includes raised numerals and hour makers and new push pieces. The Bentley GMT also comes in some neat styles including steel and a rare red and gold version.

The Bentley GMT is perfect for a world traveler due to a multiple time zone display system including an independent hour hand in which the dial does a full turn for 24 hours. Another cool globalizing feature is the inner bezel. The inner bezel of the Bentley GMT shows the name of 24 cities displaying time zones around the world by simply turning the bezel to the desired time zone. Perfect for no matter where you travel…New York, Bangkok, London, Tokyo, Abu Dhabi or even Sydney.

Other technical Data for Breitling for Bentley’s Bentley GMT include a Breitling Calibre 47B, 28,800 vibrations per hour, 38 jewels, 1/8th of a second chronograph, a calendar, water resistance of up to 330 feet, screw-locked crown, and sapphire crystal glare proof sides.

For more information on the Bentley GMT visit breitlingforbentley.com/en/.

A Closer Look – The Breitling Blackbird Men’s Watch

Breitling Blackbird watches are designed based on Breitling’s flagship model the Chronomat. The Blackbird comes with a black dial only, hence the name. But the Breitling Blackbird watch isn’t black just because of the name; the black also enhances the large hands and oversized luminescent hour-markers.

The Breitling Blackbird watch has a Breitling 44 caliber, a self-winding mechanical movement, power reserve up to a minimum to 42 hours, 1/4th second chronograph, 28 800 vibrations per hour, 38 jewels in a steel and 18k white gold case, water resistance for up to 10000 m… gold 100 m, bidirectional ratcheted bezel, screw-locked crown, screwed in caseback, cambered sapphire crystal which is glare proofed on both sides and it is 43.70 mm in diameter.

This amazing Breitling watch comes in a variety of versions:

  • steel case with black dial and pilot bracelet in steel
  • steel case with black dial, Diver Pro strap, and tang-type buckle
  • steel case with black dial, Leather strap, and tang-type buckle
  • steel case, black dial, Ocean Racer strap, Ocean Racer clasp
  • limited edition selfwinding chronograph with 18k white gold case, black dial, and 18k white gold Pilot bracelet

Breitling Watches – Colt GMT

The Breitling Colt GMT

For Breitling’s watch The Breitling Colt GMT, the name says it all.  The name Colt stands for “a range of products characterized by exemplary ruggedness and reliability” and GMT, an abbreviation for Greenwich Mean Time, or zero degrees longitude.

This Breitling watch as a lot of hidden attitude that any Breitling watch owner would love.  The Breitling Colt GMT can indicate a second time zone using an additional hour hand… discreetly and efficiently.  This is a very handy feature especially when trying to figure out times like 12am and 12pm in different time zones.  This Breitling watch also has an astounding water resistance of up to 1,650 ft!

The Breitling Colt GMT has some other features too, including a self-winding mechanical movement, power reserve for a minimum of 42 hours, 28,000 vibrations per hour, 21 luxurious jewels, steel case, unidirectional bezel, screw-locked crown, screwed in caseback, and sapphire and glare-proofed crystal on both sides.

This Bretiling watch comes in 6 different versions as seen below.. which is your favorite?
Breitling Colt GMT in steel case, black dial, leather strap tang-type buckle
Breitling Colt GMT in steel case, blue dial, professional bracelet in steel
Breitling Colt GMT in steel case, black dial, leather strap, tang-type buckle
Breitling Colt GMT in steel case, blue dial, leather strap, tang-type buckle
Breitling Colt GMT in steel case, black dial, professional bracelet in steel
Breitling Colt GMT in steel case, silver dial, leather strap, tang-type buckle

Trendy Breitling Watches for Men and Women

I love Breitling watches for their beauty, their uniqueness, and of course the style. Regardless of the rumors that Breitling watches are sophisticated pilot watches, they do have some pretty trendy models also.

Breitling’s Superocean Heritage 30 is one of those watches. It has a self-winding mechanical movement with at Breitling 37 caliber. The power reserve on this Breitling watch lasts up to 42 hours complete with 28,800 vibrations per hour. The Superocean Heritage by Breitling has 27 jewels, dial aperture calendar, steel case, unidirectional bezel, screw-locked crown, screwed in caseback, and is water resistance for up to 600 feet. Both sides are cambered sapphire and glareproof for a protected and glossy finish. My favorite is the blue and white version.

The Cockpit Lady watch by Breitling is another traditional watch but if you get it in the brown and steel with diamonds it’s an instant trendy hit with the same Breitling quality including at Breitling 71 caliber, SuperQuartz movement (termocompensated quartz electronic, EOL indicator), dial aperture calendar, and water resistance of up to 100 m. This Breitling watch also comes with a non screw-locked crown with three gaskets, screwed in back, unidirectional bezel, and sapphire as well as glareproofed on both sides.