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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 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.

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 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 For Bentley Flying B Diamond Watches

Today I ran across two beautiful Breitling for Bentley Flying B diamond watches. The Breitling for Bentley’s Flying B watch is dedicated to the “winged B”, the mascot for British cars. All watches in the collection have a rectangular case and sophisticated design with an original display mode. Luxury is the main component of these two Breitling watches as the hour markers are sculpted from mother of pearl.

These two watches have been crafted in a red gold and white gold series with the best materials the watch industry has to offer. Both of these Breitling For Bentley Flying B watches have beveled sapphire crystal glareproofed sides and a chronometer certified by the COSC. The casebacks each have the legendary Bentley “Flying B” engraved on them. Each is water resistance of up to 100 meters with a screw-locked crown, 27 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour, and a Breitling Calibre 28B with jumping-hour mechanism.

Breitling For Bentley White Gold Flying B Diamond Watch

Breitling For Bentley Red Gold Flying B Diamond Watch

Absolutely beautiful!