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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 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.

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 Space Going Navitimer Watch

To infinity and beyond! At least that was the idea behind the Navitimer Cosmonaute, Breitling’s official space-going Navitimer. The Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute (get it, like astronaut) was created in the days of early space exploration, those days when going to space and getting there first were the only things that mattered.

So what is the difference between a Breitling Navitimer watch and a Breitling Cosmonaute watch? First the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute has a Flyback mechanism which allows continuous timing with no need to stop; it starts over all by itself. The Breitling Cosmonaute has 24 hour dial division since night and day mean nothing out in space; that way an astronaut won’t be confused between noon and midnight. Speaking of astronaut, the first person to test this new timepiece in real life situations was Astronaut Scott Carpenter. He bought the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute into space during this flight on the Aurora 7 space capsule on May 24th, 1962.

Today, the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute technical specs are pretty impressive and include:

Breitling 22 caliber
self-winding mechanical movement
42 hour power reserve
1/5th second, 30min, 12 hour chronograph with flyback function
28,800 vibrations per hour
38 jewels, dial aperture calendar
3 bar water resistance, bidirectional bezel
non screw-locked crown with two gaskets
screwed in caseback
cambered sapphire crystal with glareproofed sides
41.50 mm diameter

There are six versions of the Breitling watch. My favorite Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute has steel and 18k gold case with silver dial, golden subdials, leather strap, and tang-type buckle, what’s yours?

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.