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Famous People Who Wear Breitling Watches Part 2

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
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
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.

Leonardo DiCaprio
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.

Breitling Navitimer World Watch

The Breitling Navitimer World Watch has a big name and even bigger features.  It’s 10 percent larger than the original Breitling Navitimer Watch and has that awesome Breitling known second time zone feature.

The Breitling Navitimer World Watch uses Caliber 24 to indicate a time zone in a 24 hour mode. On the caseback Breitling adds a signature touch with engraving of the time zones on the back case. Additionally this Breitling watch has a 42 hour power reserve, 28,800 vibrations per hour, 25 jewels, a dial aperture calendar, steel case or your choice of 18k rose or red gold, 3 bars of water resistance, and a bidirectional slide rule bezel.

The Breitling Navitimer World watch also includes a non screw-locked crown with two gaskets, screwed in case back, and sapphire glare proofed crystal on both sides. Here is a close up video of the a Breitling Navitimer dial:

Breitling Super Avenger Watch

Breitling Super Avenger Watch has a lot of personality and presence.  The Breitling watch has a diameter of 48.40 millimeters and has large dials and hands that are luminescent.  Also, the crown and push pieces are large in size and are made of a non-slip material.

The personality of watch comes into play with comfort; regardless of its size, it fits the wearer’s wrist with ease.  This Breitling Super Avenger watch also has 1,000 feet of water resistance and a chronograph just as impressive.

Technical specifications of the Breitling Super Avenger include a Breitling 13 caliber, selwinding and high frequency movement, 1/4th second chronograph (30 minutes, 12 hours), steel case, unidirectional unratcheted rotating bezel, screw locked crown, and cambered glareproofed sapphire crystal on both sides.

This Breitling watch also comes with your choice of three bracelet styles all indifferent colors.  You can purchase the Breitling Super Avenger with a Professional bracelet in stainless steel; with an Ocean Racer strap in bronze, blue or black; or with a Diver Pro strap in blue or black.

Breitling Chrono Avenger M1

The Breitling Chrono Avenger M1 from the Breitling Watch Aeromarine Collection has many attributes similar to all Breitling Avenger watches including 1,000 feet of water resistance and magnetic push piece.  What makes the Breitling Avenger M1 different is the design, style and structure of this Breitling watch.

The Breitling Chrono Avenger M1 watch has a case made of titanium and is fitted with a screw-locked crown that features a decompression valve.  Each piece is enlarged including the bezel, crown and push pieces to ensure that a wearer with gloves can use it easily as if he were using his/her own hands.

Another amazing feature of the Breitling Chrono Avenger M1 is the SuperQuartz Caliber B73 which displays and measure short times to the nearest 10th of a second as well as split times. Other technical data includes a dial aperture calendar, unidirectional and ratcheted bezel, screw-locked crown with two gaskets, screwed in case back, and cambered sapphire crystal that is glareproofed on both sides.

The Breitling Chrono Avenger M1 watch comes in your choice of three strap types including the Breitling Professional II bracelet, leather, crocodile, or Breitling Diver Pro strap. The Breitling Professional II bracelet is available in titanium, the leather straps come in green, blue, black, gold and brown; the crocodile straps are available in blue, green, camel, black, gold burgundy and brown; and the Breitling Diver Pro straps are available in blue or black.

Breitling Avenger Seawolf Chrono

With this Breitling watch, Avenger Seawolf Chrono, you could possible journey to the center of the earth and back with no damage.  It is the only chronograph to be water resistance and operational at 3,300 feet or 1,000 meters. Normally, at those depths water would trickle through the crown and the watch would probably explode… well, maybe just crack.

Exploding and cracking are definitely not in this Breitling watch’s vocabulary, because it can’t be touched.  Literally, it can’t be touched.  If the wearer presses buttons and twist things around, they have no connection to the movement unless they break the watch apart. So the movement is totally isolated due to a magnetic technology developed by Breitling.

Not only is keeping water out important, but saving your eyes is another great quality of the Breitling Avenger Seawolf Chrono.  It has large numbers littering the dial as well as oversized hour, minute, and second hands…all luminescent for those dark moments.

Additional technical data includes a Breitling 73 caliber, thremocompensated SuperQuartz movement, 1/10th second chronograph (…60 minutes, 12 hours), dial aperture calendar, steel case, unidirectional and ratcheted bezel, screw-locked crown, and cambered sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides.

Breitling Superocean Diver’s Watch

One of the hardest pieces of equipment for a diver to purchase is a watch.  It has to be water resistance for hundreds even thousands of meters.  A quality watch is needed when under water, one that can last and the Breitling Superocean lives up to its names.

Since 1987 Breitling Superocean watches have been the best of the best when it came to diver’s watches and today’s version is no different.  The Breitling Superocean watch is water resistant to 5,000 feet because of its screw-locked crown and safety valve which allows it to release helium that builds up after spending time under water.

The Breitling watch also has great readability with glareproofed sapphire crystal on both sides, large hands, a triangular shaped hour hand, and luminous markers; all increasing visibility under water.

Additional technical specifications include a Breitling 17 caliber, 25 jewels, steel case, and a unidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel.  Additionally, the bracelets are available in Breitling Professional strap in stainless steel or the Diver Pro strap in green or blue.

The Breitling Skyracer Watch

The Breitling Skyracer watch is from Breitling’s Professional collection of watches and showcases high technical features representing electronic and mechanical watchmaking process.  The Breitling Skyracer watch has a self-winding chronograph and a Breitling Caliber 27 with multiples measured time view.

Multiple measured time view on this Breitling watch includes the ability to read time lapsed and current time without risking the wearer’s confusion.  Another pleasant surprise of the Breitling Skyracer watch is the visible dedication to aviation on the caseback which includes the symbols of Ground Air Visual Signal Code.

Other technical specifications include a 42 hour power reserve, 1/4th second chronograph (60 minutes center, 60 min. +12 h), 28,800 vibrations per hour, 38 jewels, dial aperture calendar, steel case, 660 feet of water resistance, bidirectional bezel with pinion mechanism, screw locked crown with two gaskets, screwed in caseback, and sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides.

Vintage Breitling Watches

Just as coveted as a new Breitling watch, vintage Breitling watches have inspired new versions as well as watch collector’s immense intensity to collect them.  Sometimes a vintage Breitling watch is just as important as a new Breitling watch.

My favorite site to browse and shop for Breitling vintage watches would have to be NexTag a site for comparison shopping.  Sellers have a pretty good collection of Breitling vintage watches, here are a few of my picks:

1. 1950 Breitling Premier for $2,500.00 is GNT certified and fully serviced and inspected.  This Breitling watch is a 18k Rose Gold vintage with manual movement, silver dial, gold hands, gold hour markers and a brown leather band.

2. 1980 or earlier Breitling Nos Pupitre Chronograph has manual chronograph, tachometer, bushed stainless steel case, date window, orange hands, light brown dial, and cowhide padded strap for $2,995.

3. 1972 Breitling Vintage stopwatch for $550 is a split second model with two button mechanical manual wind, stainless steel case, black bezel, red 60 second hand, red and black 15 minute counter, and black 30 second counter. The Breitling timer on this Breitling stopwatch has the original sticker on the original packaging.

What other places do you recommend for buying Breitling vintage watches?

Breitling for Bentley Watch The Bentley 6.75

Bentley’s largest engine, the 6.75, powers the exclusive collection of Arnage limousines and was produced in Crew, England in the Bentley workshop. So when Bentley and Breitling decided to team up and make the Breitling for Bentley line of watches, there was no question that the Breitling For Bentley watch the, Bentley 6.75, would be created.

Large is the idea behind the Bentley 6.75 watch which includes a large aperture calendar. Hand assembled by Breitling, the Bentley 6.75 has received the COSC chronometer certification which guaranties is class, accuracy, and dependability.

In a choice of steel or yellow gold, the Bentley 6.75 Breitling chronograph is also available in a limited edition rose gold. Other technical specifications include a Breitling Calibre 44 B and self-winding movement. The movement of the Breitling fro Bentley watch, the Bentley 6.75, also includes a high frequency vibration (28,800 vibrations per hour) and 1/4th of a second chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers.

Adorned with 38 jewels, the Breitling for Bentley, Bentley 6.75, comes in many case colors but all cases include a special decorated back and up to 100 meters of water resistance. The screw locked crown is not the only feature of the case, the Bentley 6.75 case has a rotating in pinion bezel with variable tachometer or circular slide-rule. The cases of each Breitling watch also boast cambered sapphire crystal which is glareproofed on both sides.

The color options for the Bentley 6.75 are immense. You can get the Breitling watch dials in Royal Ebony, Anthracite, Neptune, Silver Storm, Laurel Green, Bronze, and Grey Violet. A yellow gold version or rose gold version is also available for the dials for the Royal Ebony and Silver Storm watches. The strap is also versatile available in berenia leather, crocodile leather, or the Breitling rubber/Speed bracelet.

The Breitling Starliner Watch

Sometimes I run across a Breitling watch that just takes my breath away, The Breitling Starliner above is one of those Breitling watches. The Breitling Starliner watch is the perfect amalgamation of technical expertise and amazing design all equaling up to Breitling’s “most feminine model”.
In order to explore the Breitling Starliner watch one must start with the case. Three bold Roman numerals stand like giants at the 12, 9, and 6 o’clock markers surround by star-like diamonds which gives this Breitling watch its name. Behind each Roman numeral, gold second markers stand towering like Kings on a raised platform looking down into a courtyard.

The beauty, as described above, is only enhanced by the technical specifications which include a Breitling 71 caliber, Thermocompensated SuperQuartz(TM) movement with battery end-of-life indication, 100 meter water resistance, bidirectional and ratcheted rotating bezel, and cambered sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides.

The Breitling Starliner watch is available in an array of versions including steel, two-tone, steel & rose gold, 18k yellow gold, and 500 limited edition Breitling watches in 18k rose; all shown below.