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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 The price list is minimal and ten years out of date, so it is not as relevant, but not completely useless either.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.

Breitling Emergeny Watch – Rescue 911?

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.

Breitling Cosmonaute Men’s Automatic Watch

When Breitling took on the aviation industry by providing watches that could help pilots navigate the skies; no one ever suspected that Breitling watches would make a journey that billions of people on the earth would never make, the journey to the moon.

The Breitling Cosmonaute Men’s automatic watch, like the one below with a black dial and stainless steel case, did just that.

This Breitling watch has a screwed down crown, bidirectional rotating bezel, tachometer scale, black dial, silver chronograph sub dial functions, luminous hand indicators and hour markers, scratch resistant crystal, automatic movement, 41 mm case width, date calendar between the four and five o’clock markers, double locking foldover clasp, and 30 meters of water resistance.

Breitling for Bentley Motors Mens Watch

Breitling for Bentley is the most popular watch brand made by collaboration between watch makers and the automotive industry. Of course, many have tried to partner, but few have received the prestige of Breitling for Bentley Watches.

Breitling for Bentley watches are not the only part of the partnerships. Bentley cars, such as the Bentley Continental series also carry Breitling clocks on their dashboards. As a result, a cult following of watch enthusiast has been searching high and low to get their hands on the Breitling for Bentley watches. The new partnership is based on the craftsmanship of Bentley automobiles and the watch making talents of Breitling.

A perfect example of this partnership is the Breitling for Bentley Motors Men’s Automatic watch. This particular Breitling watch has a stainless steel case with green dial dad brown leather strap.
breitling for bentley motors watchAdditional specifications of this Breitling watch include a screwed down crown, bidirectional rotating bezel, silver chronograph sub dial functions, scratch resistant sapphire crystal, automatic chronometer movement, date calendar at the 3 o’clock marker, 46.5 mm case width, deployment buckle clasp, and a slide rule with computes airborne calculations such as fuel consumption, climbing times, and mileage conversions.

Breitling Clock featured in new Bentley Continental Line

Breitling timekeeping is no stranger to Bentley cars, and vice versa. The two companies have already joined forces with the Breitling of Bentley watches, a very popular and luxury watch brand… soon after Breitling clocks started showing up in Bentley’s and the two brands have been making sweet music together ever since.

The new continental series of cars by Bentley is no different. The Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed four door and the Bentley Continental GT Coupe are both new to the Bentley Continental line. The Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed has a 750 Nm 6.0 engine, it goes from 0 to 100 in 4.8 seconds, and it can max out at 322 km/h.. at $400,000, it’s definitely a luxury.

Of course, the Breitling clock nestles between the two air vents above the GPS navigation system…

Innovative Breitling watch display creates buzz

Luxury watch sellers are getting pretty creative lately, accroding to Retail Jeweller Magazine, Leicester jewellery retailer Lumbers has found a unique way to display thier Breilting watches. A custom made display.

The display was created by Briley Manufacturing and its basically a 3 sided frame inside glass with graphics and backlighting. Sounds simple, right? No… Birley Manufacturing, who has been provindg the retail industry with interior solutions for 133 years, says that it was the first job like it for its company and that the case was probably the most innovative display you will see. According to them:

“The design and manufacturing process required for this project demonstrates the high degree of bespoke and specialist interior fittings which Birley can offer. The new display replaced a more traditional structure and was installed over a weekend.”

We can’t find a better image of the display or the Breitling watches, but if you are in the area and you happen to be able to get an image of one.. let us know!