Breitling recently hosted and organized an event to honor hockey legend Brett Hull for his induction into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.
For those of you who don’t know, Bret Hull is the general manger of the Dallas Stars, a job he started after retiring from hockey in 2005. Twice he scored 50 goals in 50 of his hockey games, he played on two Stanley Cup teams, he is the career leader in playoff powerplay goals, and he is 3rd in all time career goals with 741. As a result of his accomplishments Breitling gifted Hull with a Breitling for Bentley 6.75 chronograph.
Brett Hull (left) and Wayne Gretzky (right) with Breitling Sales Representative, Patrick Cawthorne.
The Breitling for Bentley 6.75 is a tribute to Bentley largest engine from an exclusive collection of Arnage limousines. The Breitling watch is hand assembly by Breitling and received the coveted COSC chronometer certification.
In the 1st edition Famous People Who Wear Breitling Watches (FPW2BW) we discussed Gordan Ramsey, Miles Davis, Bear Grylls and Criss Angel. In Part 2 of FPW2BW we discussed an astronaut, a baseball player, a former boy band member, and famous actor.
Here are three additional famous people who wear Breitling Navitimer watches:
Yes, the controversial yet funny man Dave Chapelle wears a Breitling Watch. Dave Chapelle is the former host and star of Comedy Central’s most popular show, The Dave Chapelle Show, and on most days can be seen wearing a Breitling Navitimer.
I know this isn’t a surprise since John Travolta is known for supporting Breitling. As a certified pilot with over 5,000 flight hours and owning his jumbo jet, aviation is in his blood and he wouldn’t wear any other watch. Mostly seen in the Breitling Navitimer, but he wears just about anything Breitling
American Idol bad boy judge and a music producer Simon Cowell wears a Breitling Navitimer. Simon is known for his blunt comments on American Idol and not being afraid to hurt contestant’s feelings…
Stay tuned for Part Four of Famous People Who Wear Breitling Watches.
In Famous People Who Wear Breitling Watches Part 1 we focused on Gordon Ramsey, Bear Grylls, Miles Davis, and Criss Angel. Continuing out exploration of what famous individuals wear Breitling watches, here are four more famous individuals who love the brand.
Buzz Aldrin, the astronaut and legend, wears a Breitling Emergency Watch like other explorers and adventurers. Even in his younger years his Breitling Emergency watch graced his wrist on many occasions.
Cal Ripken Jr.
Everyone’s favorite Minor League Baseball Hall of Famer wears a Breitling watch. The “Iron Man” played a record 2,632 games in 16 season and is known for the MLB’s ” Most Creative Moment” in history. He usually wears a Breitling Colt. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Nick Lachey loves his Breitling watches and is known for wearing a number of models. The singer is most known for his role in 98 Degrees and his marriage to singer Jessica Simpson.
One of my favorite actors and box office super earner wears a Breitling Chrono Avenger.
Stay tuned for Part Three of Famous People Who Wear Breitling Watches.
So exactly how popular is a Breitling watch? You can always tell the popularity of any product by how many celebrities wear them. With the recent buzz about President Barack Obama’s TAG Heuer watch, I thought I would take a look at which celebrities wear Breitling watches faithfully.
1. Gordon Ramsey
My favorite chef and star of Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, and author of hundreds of books wears either a Breitling Navitimer, Breitling Chronomat Longitude, or a Breitling Chrono Avenger.
2. Bear Grylls
A show I never miss, Man vs. Wild star Bear Grylls wears a Breitling Emergency watch and for good reason. He uses his watch to make sure that if he or his camera men get into some trouble, help is on the way.
3. Miles Davis
The legendary jazz musician Miles Davis wore a Breitling Navitimer until his death in 1991.
4. Criss Angel
Revolutionary Illusionist wears a Breitling Diamond Super Avenger.
5. Tom Cruise
Always smiling and charismatic Tom Cruise wears a Breitling Emergency Mission.
Stay tuned for Part Two of Famous People Who Wear Breitling Watches.
I stumbled upon an interesting post today on J.R. Dunn’s Jewelry Blog. The post discusses that Bear Grylls from Man VS. Wild wears a Breitling Emergency watch. The story goes into details about how the Breitling watch is a necessity if you are every in a life threatening situation.
So, exactly how can this Breitling watch save your life? Let’s take a closer look at the emergency feature of a Breitling Emergency Watch.
- Designed for pilots and aircrews
- Built in micro transmitter broadcasting on the 121.5 MHz aircraft emergency frequency
- In case of an emergency the Breitling watch will send a signal that rescuers can detect
- Complements an aircraft’s own distress signaling equipment
- Activated by unscrewing a protective cap and pulling out an antenna
- Broadcasts for 48 hours
- Has a range of up to 100 miles on a flat terrain and 20,000 feet in the air
- In 2009 the satellite transmitted signal will be picked up on the 406 MHz digital frequency including
- GPS and aircraft
- Flight Management Systems
But like JR says, don’t activate the Breitling Emergency watch’s transmitter unless you really are in a dangerous situation. There is a $10,000.000 fine if you are not in a life or death situation.