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Breitling Titanium Bracelets

breitling professional aerospace titanium watch
Want a durable Breitling watch? How about a Breitling Professional Aerospace made out of Titanium? The first thing most people think of when they hear the word “Titanium” is a superhero, usually the “man of steel” himself, Superman. But before we get visions of flying around the globe fighting crime with our Titanium Breitling watch check out a few facts about Titanium and how awesome it was for Breitling to include it as an option:

Titanium…

is a chemical element with a symbol of Ti and an atomic number of 22
is light, tough, radiant, corrosion resistant, a transition metal, and silver
can be alloyed with iron, vanadium, aluminum, and many other elements
when alloyed it is used for missiles, jet engines, chemical plants, cars, prostheses, implants, sporting goods, jewelry, mobile phone, and much more
unalloyed is just as strong as other steels but 45% lighter

Titanium

But Titanium, although one of the coolest features of the Breitling Professional Aerospace watch, it’s not the only feature. This Breitling watch comes with a Breitling 79, SuperQuartz(TM) movement, EOL indicator, 1/100th second chronograph, a digital display with day and date programmed for up to 4 years, 330 feet of water resistance, unidirectional and ratcheted crown, and sapphire glareproofed crystal on both sides… just to name a few.

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.

Bretiling Chrono Cockpit: A Seasonal Breitling Watch

The picture above is not a Breitling replica watch but an authentic Breitling watch.  What sets The Breitling Chrono Cockpit apart from other Breitling watches is its tagline “The chronograph for all seasons”. Equipped with an array of features including a certified COSC Breitling 13 caliber chronometer, self-winding mechanical movement and a minimum 42 hour power reserve, it’s the Breitling watch of choice no matter if its Winter, Summer, Spring or Fall.

The Breilting Chrono cockpit is equipped with a screw-locked crown and screwed in back. This Breitling watch can withstand up to 10 bars of pressure and over 100m of water resistance.  Other technical specifications of the Breitling Chrono Cockpit include a superb chronograph (1/4th second, 30 minutes, 12 hours), 28,800 vibrations per hour, 25 jewels, dial aperture calender, unidirectional and ratcheted bezel, cambered sapphire and glareproofed crystal on both sides, 39mm diameter, 14.8mm thickness, 91.3gr weight, and 20/18mm interhorn width.

Breitling Navitimer Montbrillant Legende

The Breitling Navitimer is known for its rich history, everlasting style, notorious durability, and industry wide trust. All of these attributes are multiplied with Breitling’s Largest Navitimer in history, The Montbrillant Legende.

At 47 mm in diameter, this monster Breitling Navitimer watch is the largest model in the collection while being dedicated to aviation, shown through the flowing lines and spatial elegance of its design.

The Montbrilliant Legende brings all the style and grace of the Navitimer collection to a collision with spectacular technical specifications including a Breitling 23 caliber, self winding and mechanical movement, 42 hour power reserve, an exceptional Breitling chronograph (1/4th second, 30 minutes), 28,800 vibrations per hour, and a dial aperture calendar.

The Montbrilliant Legende case is made of steel and gold and is adorned with 25 jewels and a non screw-locked crown with two gaskets. Additional technical specifications include 3 bars of water resistance, a bidirectional and slide rule bezel, screwed in caseback, and cambered sapphire and glareproofed crystal on both sides.

The Breitling Montbrillant Datora Watch

Did you know that the Breitling Montbrillant Datora watch today was actually created to celebrate the Datora bestseller in the 1940s? I stumbled upon this interesting on the Breitling website and it sparked my interest in this unique Breitling watch with the unusual name.

The Breitling Montbrillant Datora is special because it shows its date in a very distinctive way. The day and the month appear side by side exactly underneath the 12 o’clock marker with a half moon pointer marking the date. Accompanying this exclusive feature is a tachometer of 1/100th of an hour indication and a caseback engraved with time zones of major cities.

Other technical specifications:

  • Famous Breitling 21 caliber
  • Self-winding mechanical movement
  • Minimum power reserve of 42 hours
  • Powerful Breitling chronograph at 1/5th second, 30 minutes, and 12 hours
  • 25 quality jewels
  • Appealing case in 18k red gold or steel
  • 3 bars of water resistance
  • Bidirectional bezel with slide rule
  • Non screw locked crown with two gaskets
  • Screwed in caseback for maximum durability
  • Sapphire and glare proofed crystal

Below is a video from the Breitling Source on YouTube that gives us an up close and personal look at the Breitling Montbrillant Datora in all its glory.

Breitling for Bentley Motors T

Available in steel or rose gold, the Breitling for Bentley: Bentley Motors T watch is an amazing product.  The bezel is adorned with an engine-turned motif giving flattery to Bentley dashboards.  This Breitling for Bentley watch has even more luxurious highlights including a raised engraving on the caseback representing three Bentley models the Speed 6, the R-Type Continental and the Continental GT.

Technical specifications include a Breitling Calibre 25B, a chronometer certified by the COSC, 28,800 vibrations per hour, 38 jewels, and an amazing Breitling chronograph (30 sec, 15 min, 6 hours).  The case of this Breitling for Bentley watch, the Bentley Motors T, comes in steel or a limited edition rose gold series. The Breitling case is water resistance of up to 100 meters, has a screw locked crown, rotating bezel, and sapphire glare proofed crystal on both sides.

Finishing off the Bentley Motors T look is the steel version dials (Royal Ebony, Anthracite, Neptune, Silver Storm, Laurel Green, Bronze, Grey Violet) or if you have the limited edition rose gold version, the rose gold dials (Mother-of-pearl or royal ebony).  Also completing the look is three wonder choices of straps including Barenia leather, crocodile leather, or a rubber/Speed bracelet.

Breitling Web Links Round Up

Today is Thursday, Link Round Up Day! Here is a look at my favorite links around the web about Breitling Watches.

Breitling Cup 2008 Shooting Competition is kicking off soon and the writers over at Arab Times are ready for the action. Read more details as everyone gets ready to see military, police, and citizens show off their shooting skills.

So Sad! Steven Fosset was not wearing a Breitling Emergency watch when he disappeared. For some reason he didn’t have it on his last adventure. Read more at Gadget Lab.

Via Lux give one of their luxury reviews on the Breitling Super Avenger Black Steel Chronograph

Another Via Lux link I thought was interesting was their overview of the 2008 watch fair at Govberg Jewelers.

Everyone wants a Breitling watch, even criminals. Read DZN jewel heist nets millions to see exactly was stole and why over at IOL news.

Breitling for Bentley Watch: The Mark VI

The Breitling for Bentley watch, The Mark VI is an amazing watch… according the Breitling for Bentley website…

In 1946, the legendary Bentley Mark VI emerged from the company factories in Crewe. It was the first Bentley ever produced in these workshops, where the world’s most prestigious automobiles are still assembled to this day. Sixty years later, Breitling has revived the legend by presenting the Mark VI special series, a chronograph conceived in the spirit of tradition and performance characteristic of the entire Breitling for Bentley collection. In tribute to the heritage of excellence embodied by the famous limousine, this timepiece incorporates all the signature design features of the British manufacturer, such as the knurled finishing on the bezel, inspired by the Bentley controls. Merging know-how and elegance, it is graced with hour-markers cut from mother-of-pearl – a delicate work of fine craftsmanship – and the caseback is decorated with the Bentley emblem of the era, shown in relief. Created for individuals who are passionate about fine mechanical engineering, it is equipped with an exclusive Breitling for Bentley movement, selfwinding Calibre 26B with a 60-minute totalizer in the centre. This sophisticated mechanism is assembled in keeping with an extreme concern for reliability and precision, vouched for by the much-coveted COSC chronometer certification. The Mark VI comes in a steel version with platinum bezel as well as in a limited series in red gold.

How about the technical parts of this Breitling For Bentley watch? You can expect a Breitling Calibre 26B with a certified chronometer, mechanical self winding movement, 28,800 vibrations per hours, 38 jewels, 1/4th second chronograph, 60 minute totalizer and 12 hour counter. The case is steel with different bezels, water resistant of up to 100 meters, screw locked crown, convex and glareproofed sapphire crystal on both sides, and 42 m diameter. The dials and straps of this Breitling for Bentley model can come in an arrangement of colors and materials. The dials of this Breitling watch can be Peacock Blue, Silver Storm, or Burnt Oak. The Breitling watchstraps can be barencia leather or crocodile leather/Speed bracelet.

Breitling Colt Quartz

What nickname would I give the Colt Quartz?  The “sturdy monster” because it was developed for the armed forces and it was built to outlast the Incredible Hulk.  This Breitling watch was actually the original Breitling model behind Breitling’s Colt collection and includes shock protectants, water resistance of 1,650 feet, and a frame built like a army tank.  This Breitling watch was built with a screw locked crown for easy handling and oversized hands and dials for easy reading.

The Breitling watches last long, but Breitling’s Colt Quartz watch comes with a eight year battery for those long lasting nights soldiers might experience on the field.  Other technical specs include a Breitling 74 caliber, SuperQuartz movement with thermo compensated quartz electronic and EOL indicator, dial aperture calendar, steel case, unidirectional and ratcheted bezel, two gasket crown, sapphire and glareproofed two sided crystal, 41.10 mm diameter, 13.30 mm thickness, 87.70 gr weight, and 20/18 mm interhorn width.

Breitling Montbrillant Olympus

The Montbrilliant Olympus Breitling Watch towers above other watches like Zeus. It’s made of the finest products and made by arguably the best brand of watches in history. Just look around the watch face, the beaded bezel adds a hard elegance that would be hard to duplicate.

The caliber on this Breitling watch, the Montbrilliant Olympus, is a Breitling Caliber 19 and is complex with 250 components enabling it to measure short times as well as date, day, month, and even moon phases. The Breitling Caliber 19 is so advanced in this Breitling Watch, the Montbrilliant Olympus, that you don’t even have to adjust it for the leap year, it does it by itself.

So what other features can you expect from this Breitling watch? Many features including a self-winding mechanical movement, 42 hour power reserve, and amazing chronograph (1/4th second, 30 minutes, 12 hours), 28,8000 vibrations per hour, 38 jewels, bissextile calendar with pointer, a steel or 18k red gold case, 3 bars of water resistance, bidirectional bezel wit slide rule, non screw-locked crown with two gaskets, screwed in back, cambered sapphire crystal glareproofed both sides, 42.10 mm diameter, 15.10 mm thickness, 84.60 gr weight, and 22/20 mm interhorn width.