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Famous People Who Wear Breitling Watches Part 1

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.

Golfer Dustin Johnson Loves His Breitling Watch

It seems like when you ask a pilot, adventurer, or even a golfer, what is the first thing they purchased, Breitling watches seem to always be on the list.  It’s no different for Dustin Johnson who after winning the Turning Stone Resort Championship upped his earnings with 1.8 million dollars… and what did he do? You guessed it…The first thing he started splurging on a GMC Yukon Denali for this uncle, a 24 foot fishing boat, and a Breitling watch.

So, if I was Dustin Johnson I would definitely get the Breitling Flying B Chronograph which includes a Breitling Calibre 44B, COSC certified chronometer, mechanical self winding movement, 28,800 vibrations per hour, curved glareproofed sapphire crystal on both sides, large calendar display, and an array of choices in cases, dials, and straps.

Seems like Dustin has great style, and not just in watches… check out his amazing footage:

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.

Red Bull Air Race World Series 2008 Breitling Jet Team Videos

2008 is coming to an end and it’s a good time to look at the Red Bull Air Race World Series 2008, which ended in October and will start up again next year. The Breitling Jet Team touched down in ten cities worldwide with amazing drama. Here are videos and pictures celebrating the Breitling’s Jet Team amazing Red Bull Air Race World Series performance.




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 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.