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Breitling Steel 44mm Automatic A17388101C1A1 new
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Breitling Chronomat Colt
A17388101C1A1 Steel Blue Index Dial
Rs.217,691
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Breitling Steel Automatic A4736212/B919 pre-owned India, Mumbai
Breitling Bentley GMT
A4736212/B919
Rs.549,900
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Breitling Steel Automatic PB02301A1B1P1 new
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Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute
B02 CHRONOGRAPH 41 COSMONAUTE
Price on request
+ Rs.21,329 for shipping
Breitling Steel 46mm Automatic AB0137241L1P1 new
Breitling Navitimer 01 (46 MM)
B01 Chronograph 46 mm - AB0137241L1P1 - Green Face
Rs.650,294
+ Rs.8,048 for shipping
Breitling Steel 42mm Automatic A13322 pre-owned
Breitling Old Navitimer
I Chronograph
Rs.340,634
+ Rs.12,113 for shipping
Breitling Rose gold 46mm Automatic R24322 pre-owned
Breitling Navitimer World
Rose Gold Limited Edition
Rs.1,121,897
+ Rs.7,235 for shipping
Breitling Gold/Steel 36mm Manual winding 80520 pre-owned
Breitling Callisto
Ref. 80520-1 - RARE GREEN DIAL - Top conditions - Manual
Rs.162,512
+ Rs.48,697 for shipping
Breitling Yellow gold 30mm Quartz K71340 pre-owned
Breitling Starliner
18K Gold Diamond Set Box & Papers
Rs.829,228
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Breitling Steel 46mm Automatic A17320 pre-owned
Breitling Superocean Heritage 46
blau full set Millanaise Band 2017
Rs.256,085
+ Rs.16,178 for shipping
Breitling Steel 44mm Automatic AB0115-101F1A1 new
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Breitling Chronomat
AB0115-101F1A1 Steel Grey Index Dial
Rs.477,345
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Breitling Steel 42mm Automatic A17366D81A1S1 pre-owned India, Bengaluru
Breitling Superocean 42
A17366D81A1S1
Rs.225,000
Excl. shipping
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Breitling Titanium 45mm Automatic V13317101L1X2 pre-owned
Breitling Avenger
Chronograph 45 Night Mission
Rs.443,841
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Breitling Steel 42mm Automatic AB2010121B1A1 new
Breitling Superocean Heritage II 42
mm - AB2010121B1A1 - Black DIAL
Rs.333,236
+ Rs.8,048 for shipping
Breitling Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic B13048 pre-owned
Breitling Chronomat
Automatic
Rs.210,559
+ Rs.12,113 for shipping
Breitling White gold 57,3mm Automatic J28362 pre-owned
Breitling Bentley Flying B
for Bentley Flying B White Gold
Rs.1,097,508
+ Rs.7,235 for shipping
Breitling Gold/Steel 39mm Automatic B13357 pre-owned
Breitling Chrono Cockpit
Blue Dial Diamond Bezel Gold & Steel Watch Only
Rs.362,945
+ Rs.5,451 for shipping
Breitling Steel 43mm Automatic AB0120 pre-owned
Breitling Navitimer 01
43mm Chronograph 2012
Rs.446,320
+ Rs.9,756 for shipping
Breitling Steel 36mm Manual winding 769 pre-owned
Breitling Chronomat
769 Venus 175 Calibre
Rs.308,928
+ Rs.7,235 for shipping
Breitling Steel 41mm Automatic A45330101C1A1 new
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Breitling Aviator 8
A45330101C1A1 Steel Blue Arabic Dial
Rs.267,946
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Breitling Gold/Steel 44mm Automatic B13055 pre-owned
Breitling Crosswind Racing
Chronograph Gold/Steel Black Dial B13055
Rs.219,095
+ Rs.8,130 for shipping
Breitling Steel 46mm Automatic A1732016/C734/152A pre-owned
Breitling Superocean Heritage 46
46mm Stahl 04/2015
Rs.280,474
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Breitling Gold/Steel 44mm Automatic U19320161C1U1 new
Breitling Chronomat 44
Super Chronomat 44 Four-year Calendar - U19320161C1U1
Rs.1,219,372
+ Rs.8,048 for shipping
Breitling Steel 40mm Automatic A13050.1 pre-owned
Breitling Chronomat
P.A.N. Frecce Tricolori - Limited Edition N.O.S
Rs.267,467
+ Rs.12,113 for shipping
Breitling Rose gold 43,5mm Automatic HB0111 pre-owned
Breitling Chronomat
Limited Edition
Rs.1,219,453
+ Rs.7,235 for shipping
Breitling Steel 48mm Automatic A25362 pre-owned
Breitling Bentley Motors
A25362
Rs.451,198
+ Rs.7,235 for shipping
Breitling Steel 44mm Automatic A17376211C1S1 new
Breitling Superocean 44
Automatic 44 Full-Set NEU 2022 Blau
Rs.316,245
+ Rs.9,756 for shipping
Breitling Steel 42mm Automatic PB0134101C1S1 new
Breitling Chronomat
B01 Iceblue Ice Blue PB0134
Rs.690,210
+ Rs.7,317 for shipping
Breitling Steel 43mm Automatic A13314101B1A1 new
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Breitling Navitimer 8
A13314101B1A1 Steel Black Arabic Dial
Rs.343,330
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Breitling Steel 49mm Automatic A44364 pre-owned
Breitling Bentley 6.75
Bronze Dial A44364
Rs.345,512
+ Rs.8,130 for shipping
Breitling Steel 46mm Automatic M17368B71B1S1 pre-owned
Breitling Superocean
Black 46 Automatic M17368B71B1S1 Black Dial
Rs.272,549
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Breitling Steel 43mm Automatic AB0121211B1A1 new
Breitling Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 43
AB0121211B1A1 - Discontinued
Rs.593,386
+ Rs.8,048 for shipping
Breitling Steel 43mm Automatic A32390
Breitling Avenger II GMT
Automatic Avenger II Gmt Lyconet edition NOS
Rs.259,337
+ Rs.12,113 for shipping
Breitling Steel 46mm Automatic A2432212/B726 pre-owned
Breitling Navitimer World
05/2018 top condition box papers
Rs.422,662
+ Rs.16,178 for shipping
Breitling Steel 39mm Automatic 81950 pre-owned
Breitling Chronomat
Full Set
Rs.219,502
+ Rs.7,235 for shipping
Breitling Gold/Steel 38mm Automatic B35312 pre-owned
Breitling Shadow Flyback
I Steel / Gold 18kt. I Chronograph I Automatik
Rs.210,559
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Breitling Steel 42mm Automatic A17375211B1S1 new
Breitling Superocean 42
Full-Set NEU 08/2022 Schwarz A17375
Rs.316,245
+ Rs.9,756 for shipping
Breitling Steel 41mm Automatic A17314101B1A1 new
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Breitling Navitimer 8
A17314101B1A1 Steel Black Dial
Rs.242,818
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Breitling Chronograph Endurance Pro
Breitling Endurance Pro
Blue 2022 - X82310D51B1S1 - 44mm
Rs.226,818
+ Rs.28,454 for shipping
Breitling Titanium 45mm Automatic V17319101B1X1 new
Breitling Avenger Seawolf
V17319101B1X1 Automatic 45 Seawolf Night Mission
Rs.308,889
+ Rs.2,725 for shipping
Breitling Steel 43mm Automatic AB0138241C1A1 new
Breitling Navitimer
B01 Chronograph 43 - AB0138241C1A1 - LIGHT BLUE DIAL
Rs.617,775
+ Rs.8,048 for shipping
Breitling Gold/Steel 44mm Automatic B13356 pre-owned
Breitling Chronomat Evolution
Chronometer - Gold & Steel Blue dial Polished
Rs.463,311
+ Rs.3,496 for shipping
Breitling Titanium 40mm Quartz F65062 pre-owned
Breitling Aerospace
"Repetition Minutes" Titanium/Gold F65062
Rs.168,691
+ Rs.8,130 for shipping
Breitling Gold/Steel 41mm Manual winding 81600 pre-owned
Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute
Vintage Cosmonaut - Lemania 1873
Rs.389,412
+ Rs.16,259 for shipping
Breitling Steel 46mm Automatic AB0127211B1X1 pre-owned
Breitling Navitimer 01 (46 MM)
1 B01 Chronograph 46 STEEL WATCH B&Ps
Rs.453,794
+ Rs.5,451 for shipping
Breitling Titanium 46mm Quartz VB501022/BD41 pre-owned
Breitling Cockpit B50
DLC-Titanium 46mm VB501022BD41
Rs.343,565
+ Rs.2,853 for shipping
Breitling Steel 41mm Automatic A17314101B1A1 new
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Breitling Navitimer 8
A17314101B1A1 Steel Black Dial
Rs.242,818
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Breitling Steel 39mm Automatic 81950 pre-owned
Breitling Chronomat
81950
Rs.130,075
+ Rs.7,235 for shipping
Breitling Plastic 44mm Quartz X82310A51B1S1 new
Breitling Endurance Pro
X82310A51B1S1 Unworn 2022
Rs.208,954
+ Rs.2,725 for shipping
Breitling Steel 36mm Automatic A10380101C1A1 new
Breitling Chronomat
Automatic 36 - A10380101C1A1 - BLUE DIAL
Rs.308,847
+ Rs.8,048 for shipping
Breitling Titanium 43mm Quartz E76321 pre-owned
Breitling Emergency
Titanium SuperQuartz - Black dial Box and goodies (VHS Screwdriver & Tester)
Rs.268,198
+ Rs.3,496 for shipping
Breitling Gold/Steel 31mm Quartz D67365 pre-owned
Breitling Cockpit Lady
B-Class Cockpit I Perlmutt Dial
Rs.202,429
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Breitling Steel 43mm Automatic AB01171A1G1P1 pre-owned
Breitling Navitimer
B01 Limited Edition Chronograph 43 AB0117
Rs.418,679
+ Rs.20,324 for shipping
Breitling Steel 43mm Automatic AB01211B1B1X2 pre-owned
Breitling Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 43
Swissair black
Rs.406,078
+ Rs.16,178 for shipping
Breitling Gold/Steel 39mm Automatic B13050.1 pre-owned
Breitling Chronomat
39mm Steel Gold Chronograph
Rs.280,474
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Breitling Steel 45mm Automatic M27363A3B823 new
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Breitling Skyracer
Raven Chronograph M27363A3B823 Steel Black Index Dial
Rs.577,856
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Breitling Steel 42mm Automatic AB0134101C1A1 new
Breitling Chronomat
B01 42 Blue Dial AB0134 NEW
Rs.483,716
+ Rs.8,130 for shipping
Breitling Steel 46mm Quartz M7836622/BD39 pre-owned
Breitling Chronospace Military
M7836622/BD39 Khaki Green
Rs.290,719
+ Rs.2,725 for shipping
Breitling Steel AB031021/Q615/756P new
Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante
AB031021/Q615/756P - VERY RAE + NEW
Rs.731,590
+ Rs.8,048 for shipping
Breitling Steel 46mm Automatic AB012721/BD09 pre-owned
Breitling Navitimer 01 (46 MM)
Chronograph 46mm AB012721/BD09 - Discontinued
Rs.462,940
+ Rs.2,853 for shipping
Breitling Steel 44mm Automatic A13356 pre-owned
Breitling Chronomat Evolution
The Red Arrows 44mm Limited ed. 40 pcs
Rs.422,744
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Breitling: Indestructible Watches Since 1884

The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Breitling is world-renowned for its pilot's watches and chronographs. Top models feature in-house calibers with a split-seconds chronograph, smartwatch capabilities, or a distress beacon.

By Chrono24

Robust Watches for Every Occasion

The best way to describe Breitling watches is rock solid, functional, and unmistakable. This renowned Swiss manufacturer is especially famous for its pilot's watches. The company has enjoyed an exceptional reputation in this sector for decades. Its catalog includes the legendary Navitimer, as well as high-tech instruments with quartz movements and special functions. Many Breitling timepieces are designed to meet the demands of modern aviation. You can use them to analyze flight data and send distress signals in case of an emergency.

However, Breitling is no one-trick pony. They also have a reputation for producing excellent diving watches. The Superocean and Avenger collections appeal to fans looking for more technical timepieces, while those who appreciate retro designs will find themselves drawn to the vintage-inspired models in the Superocean Heritage series.

Introduced in early 2018, the Navitimer 8 also features design elements taken from historical Breitling watches. No matter your taste, Breitling truly has something for everyone. Furthermore, most timepieces use mechanical calibers, all of which have come with certification from the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) since 1999.

Breitling was hard at work in 2019 and 2020, releasing a slate of new models, as well as the brand-new Premier collection. Some of the most interesting additions to existing collections include the Navitimer 806 1959 Re-Edition and the Superocean Heritage 57. Both timepieces pay tribute to major milestones Breitling reached back in the 1950s. The Aviator 8 Mosquito chronograph with the in-house B01 movement and the Top Time Limited Edition with a so-called "Zorro dial" are among the other exciting releases from recent years.

Reasons to Buy a Watch from Breitling

  • Distinctive pilot's and diving watches
  • In-house caliber B01 with a chronograph function
  • Since 1999: all mechanical movements come with chronometer certification
  • Top model: Navitimer 1 B03 Chronograph Rattrapante
  • High-tech timepieces like the Professional Emergency with a distress beacon
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Prices at a Glance: Breitling Watches

Model/Reference Price (approx.) Features
Navitimer Automatic 35, R17395211A1R1 26,000 USD Women's watch, rose gold case and bracelet
Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43, RB0119131Q1P1 17,000 USD Rose gold case, caliber B01
Navitimer 806 1959 Re-Edition, AB0910371B1X1 8,500 USD Remake of the ref. 806 from 1959
Breitling Avi Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition, AB0920131B1X1 7,700 USD Chronograph, black dial
Breitling Top Time, A23310121G1X1 5,100 USD Zorro-style panda dial, limited run of 2,000 pieces
Super Avenger II, A1337111/BC29/168A 4,500 USD Chronograph, 48 mm in diameter
Superocean Heritage 57, A10370121B1A1 4,100 USD Diving watch, black dial
Chronomat, A13050.1 3,900 USD Chronograph, black dial
Superocean Heritage 46, A17320 2,900 USD Diving watch, black dial
Colt, A17388 2,800 USD Diving watch, black dial
Colt Skyracer, X74320E4/BF87 1,900 USD Diving watch, titanium case

How much does a Breitling watch cost?

The most affordable Breitling watches belong to the Colt collection, with prices beginning at roughly 1,800 USD for a quartz-powered timepiece. An automatic Colt in stainless steel costs around 2,900 USD. The Heritage collection is the next step up. Models like the Superocean Heritage will set you back about 4,100 USD as a three-hand watch and 5,400 USD as a chronograph. The women's Navitimer Automatic 35 pairs a rose gold case with diamonds and sells for approximately 24,500 USD. Breitling's most iconic model is the Navitimer pilot's watch. Depending on its movement and case material, this timepiece can demand anywhere from 4,800 to 43,000 USD.


The Navitimer: Breitling's All-Time Classic

The Navitimer is usually the first watch that comes to mind when people think of Breitling. This pilot's watch with a striking black dial made its debut in 1952. Its scales enable pilots to make a number of useful calculations, including speed, flight time, rates of climb and descent, distance, and fuel consumption. Thus, the Navitimer is more than just a watch; it's a specialized aviation slide rule. Today, modern cockpit instruments can also provide this information, but they can't replace the Navitimer's charm.

If you're on the market for a large chronograph, a 46-mm Navitimer may just be the right watch for you. You can purchase the stainless steel edition with the in-house caliber B01 for about 6,700 USD. There's also a 45-mm split-seconds (or "rattrapante") chronograph model with the in-house caliber B03, which requires an investment of around 9,400 USD. The same watch in rose gold requires a larger investment of over 13,500 USD.

Older Navitimer chronographs with third-party calibers are markedly more affordable; their prices start around 4,600 USD pre-owned. The automatic Valjoux caliber 7750 ticks away in many of these models. Fans of vintage watches are sure to enjoy early Navitimers with the reference number 806. Stainless steel editions are especially sought-after and cost between 4,200 and 12,500 USD depending on their condition.

Models with gold-plated cases sit in a simliar price range. The manual Venus caliber 178 powers most ref. 806 pieces. On the other hand, watches with the Valjoux caliber 72 are extremely rare. Breitling only outfitted the Navitimer with this hand-wound movement for a short period of time in the mid-1950s.

If you like the look of the 806 but would prefer something newer, you should consider its remake from spring 2019, the Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition. This model remains true to its predecessor's design and uses the manual caliber B09. Limited to a run of 1,959 pieces, you can call one of these 40.9-mm watches your own for about 8,500 USD.

The year 2019 saw the premiere of the first three-hand Navitimer models. Despite their lack of a chronograph function, these watches are clearly recognizable as Navitimers thanks to their beaded bezels. Breitling offers these timepieces with a wide range of material options and dial colors. The 41-mm editions in stainless steel cost around 3,500 USD. Models with 38-mm cases make great unisex watches and demand prices ranging from 3,500 USD for a stainless steel model to 5,100 USD for a gold timepiece. The smaller, 35-mm Navitimer looks especially good on narrower wrists. The top model has a rose gold case and a price tag of over 24,000 USD.

Prices for the Navitimer 8

Breitling announced the release of the Navitimer 8 prior to Baselworld 2018, drawing the attention of the entire industry to the brand and this collection. Although the line bears the name of Breitling's famous pilot's watch, these watches don't look like Navitimers at first glance. This is mostly due to the lack of a slide rule bezel. Instead, the Navitimer 8 has a bidirectional fluted bezel and is best suited for measuring periods of time thanks to its arrow markers.

The series' design is inspired by cockpit instruments from years gone by. Even the "8" in the name has historic origins: It comes from the Huit Aviation department founded by Willy Breitling in 1938. The French word "huit" means "eight."

The "eight" in the department's name originated from the fact that their onboard clocks had eight-day power reserves. Today, the Navitimer 8 has a maximum power reserve of 70 hours.

You can purchase the Navitimer 8 B01 Chronograph 43 for roughly 6,100 USD on Chrono24. The same watch in rose gold sells for about 16,000 USD. Chronographs with the caliber B13, a modified Valjoux 7750, are much more budget-friendly. Their prices begin around 4,600 USD. Three-hand editions with a date display are even more affordable and change hands for as little as 3,400 USD. The Day-Date variant costs only slightly less at 3,300 USD. Finally, the Navitimer 8 B35 Automatic Unitime 43 with a world time function will set you back some 6,400 USD on a leather strap and 6,700 USD on a steel bracelet.


How much do Breitling's diving watches cost?

In addition to numerous pilot's watches, Breitling also offers robust diving watches. For example, the Avenger II Seawolf is water-resistant to 3,000 m (300 bar, 9,843 ft) and is quite massive at 45 mm in diameter and 18.4 mm thick. Plan to spend a solid 3,500 USD for the version on a stainless steel bracelet.

The Superocean II has a more classic feel and is available as a 36, 42, or 44-mm timepiece. The smallest version is water-resistant to 200 m (20 bar, 656 ft) and is geared more toward women. It can be yours for about 3,000 USD. The 42-mm model sells for similar prices. The largest edition is water-resistant to 1,000 m (100 bar, 3,281 ft) and comes in at 3,400 USD.

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Diving Watches in the Heritage Collection

Retro watches inspired by the 1950s and 60s have been in high demand for several years. Breitling was among the first brands to pioneer this trend when they introduced the Superocean Heritage. The company continues to produce vintage-inspired timepieces to this day.

As of 2018, new Heritage chronographs measure 44 mm in diameter. You can choose from models with either the Breitling in-house caliber B01 or the Valjoux 7750-based caliber B20. Each watch has a stainless steel case and is available with a wide variety of dial colors and band options. The B01 chronograph with a black dial and white subdials is especially classic and costs around 6,300 USD on a black rubber strap. You can save some 1,200 USD by purchasing the version with the Valjoux 7750 movement.

If you can do without a chronograph function, you may prefer one of the three-hand editions. Breitling introduced these watches in 2018. The caliber B20, a modified Tudor MT5612, sits within the 42, 44, or 46-mm case. Like the chronographs, there are many dial colors and band options to choose from. In addition to stainless steel, Breitling also produces the 44-mm edition in rose gold. You can find the 42-mm version with a black dial and braided Milanese bracelet for about 4,100 USD on Chrono24.

Superocean Heritage 57

Breitling presented the Superocean Heritage 57 in 2020. Its design pays homage to a historical Breitling diving watch from 1957. One of this timepiece's most distinctive features is the circular applied markers behind the line indices at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o'clock. You can also recognize this model by its bezel's lack of a diving scale. A modified Sellita SW300 movement known as the Breitling B10 powers the 42-mm watch. Breitling offers five versions of the Superocean Heritage 57. The basic edition with a black dial, black bezel, and Milanese bracelet costs around 4,100 USD.


Prices for Elegant Transocean Watches

You will find Breitling's most elegant and versatile timepieces in their Transocean collection. Top models have both chronograph and world time functions, making them perfect for frequent travelers. However, there are also classic watches with three hands and day and date displays.

The cases of these dress watches come in stainless steel or 18-karat rose gold. For the band, you can choose between a crocodile leather strap or a Milanese steel bracelet. The caliber 45, which is based on the ETA 2834-2, is the 43-mm Transocean Day-Date's beating heart. You can purchase this timepiece for about 4,300 USD in stainless steel and 14,500 USD in rose gold.

A new Transocean Chronograph with the in-house Breitling caliber 01 demands around 6,300 USD. The 46-mm Transocean Chronograph Unitime with chronograph and world time functions costs roughly 7,900 USD.


Chronomat and Avenger II

The Chronomat and Avenger are some of the most distinctive and masculine Breitling watches out there. Measuring between 44 and 50 mm in diameter and over 17 mm thick, these timepieces are best suited to larger arms in short sleeve shirts. In the movie "Die Hard With a Vengeance," John McClane, played by Bruce Willis, relies on a Chronomat.

If you want to follow in Bruce Willis' footsteps and wear a Chronomat, you will need around 4,900 USD on hand. Models in this price range use the in-house caliber B01. Older versions with the Valjoux 7750 are much less expensive and cost as little as 2,400 USD pre-owned. If you're lucky, you may even find one for under that price.

Famous American tattoo artist Ami James is also known to wear a massive Breitling timepiece, though he prefers the Super Avenger. You will need to spend almost 6,100 USD for this 48-mm watch. There's also the 50-mm Avenger Hurricane, which is constructed of lightweight black Breitlight – a material composed of composite fibers. It is significantly lighter than stainless steel and very scratch-resistant. This timepiece costs about 7,300 USD new.

Breitling released new Chronomat models in 2020, including several timepieces in the B01 42 series. These watches feature bezels with moveable rider tabs that you can use to switch between the count-up and countdown functions. Furthermore, the B01 42 comes on a so-called "Rouleaux" bracelet that resembles window blinds. Both the rider tabs and bracelet date back to an earlier Chronomat model from 1984. As its name implies, the modern watch is 42 mm in diameter and uses the Breitling caliber B01. The basic version in stainless steel sells for roughly 6,900 USD on Chrono24. The variant in 18-karat rose gold sits on the upper end of the price range. Paired with a black rubber strap, it requires an investment of around 17,000 USD.


The Premier Collection: Since 2018

In 2018, Breitling introduced the Premier collection with timepieces based on models the company first produced in the 1940s. The collection contains a range of elegant 42-mm chronographs and 40-mm three-hand watches. You can also choose from cases in stainless steel or rose gold. Breitling equips each chronograph with either the Breitling B01 movement or the caliber 13 (Valjoux 7750). Three-hand models, on the other hand, use either the caliber 37 (ETA 2895-2) or the caliber 45 (Sellita SW260). In typical Breitling fashion, the dials are available in a wide variety of colors.

Prices begin around 3,500 USD for a stainless steel three-hand model with a small seconds. If you prefer rose gold timepieces, be prepared to spend about 12,000 USD. The stainless steel edition with day and date displays costs approximately 3,900 USD.

Stainless steel chronographs with the caliber 13 sell for roughly 5,400 USD. The Premier Chronograph with a rose gold case and the caliber B01 costs around 17,500 USD. A "simple" B01 with a stainless steel case and bracelet changes hands for about 6,700 USD.

The Premier Top Time is the black sheep of this otherwise refined family of watches. It is the descendant of a Breitling from the 1960s. It features a "Zorro"-style panda dial, resulting in a timepiece that's equal parts elegant and sporty. The "Zorro" nickname comes from the two black triangles that frame the subdials at 3 and 9 o'clock. The final result resembles the famous literary character's trademark mask. A modified Valjoux 7753, the caliber 23, sits within the 41-mm case. Prices for this model come in at around 5,200 USD on Chrono24.


Breitling for Bentley Editions

Breitling and British luxury car manufacturer Bentley have been partners since 2003. Together, they regularly release special-edition timepieces in honor of Bentley. Here are a few examples.

Bentley celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019. Breitling marked the occasion with the Premier Bentley Centenary. This 42-mm chronograph gets its power from the Breitling caliber B01 and is available in stainless steel or 18-karat rose gold. The two models are limited to runs of 1,000 and 200 pieces, respectively. Perhaps the most stunning feature is the brown elm burl dial, which feels especially elegant paired with rose gold. Be sure to have at least 8,800 USD for the stainless steel version. The gold edition is much rarer and demands about 24,500 USD.

The Chronomat B01 42 Bentley followed in 2020. It has a green dial and Rouleaux bracelet. Breitling dedicated this timepiece to the two companies' longstanding partnership. The only difference between this model and standard editions are its green dial and the "Bentley" engraving on the sapphire crystal case back. Prices for this watch sit around 7,300 USD.

Later that same year, Breitling announced the Premier Bentley Mulliner Limited Edition. This watch was specifically designed to match the 2020 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner. It has a 42-mm stainless steel case and houses the caliber B01. Since the Bentley is blue, Breitling mounts this timepiece on a blue leather strap. This sporty chronograph is limited to a run of 1,000 pieces and costs approximately 7,900 USD.


Breitling Emergency: Saving Lives With a Distress Beacon

The Emergency pilot's watch from the Professional series has evolved into an industry legend. This watch has been helping save lives since 1995 thanks to its built-in distress beacon. It transmits a signal to the international frequency of 121.5 MHz, which enables search planes to track the wearer's location in calm seas or on flat land from a distance of approximately 170 km (105 mi). The Emergency II, the newest version of the watch available since 2013, can also transmit a distress signal to the 406.04 MHz frequency, which is monitored by satellites.

In addition to the distress beacon, the watch features a timer, second time zone, and an alarm function. However, these functions require a fair amount of energy to operate. Therefore, the Emergency is outfitted with a battery that lasts about two and a half years. Its quartz movement, the Breitling 76, compensates for temperature fluctuations, which can cause inaccuracies. You can also choose to display the time in an analog or digital fashion.

Its titanium case is a massive 51 mm in diameter and 21.6 mm thick. Without its band, the Emergency weighs 144 g. You can purchase the Emergency II on a rubber strap for around 13,500 USD.

Exospace B55: The Rechargeable Bluetooth Smartwatch

The Exospace B55 from the Professional series is a state-of-the-art smartwatch. It can connect to smartphones via Bluetooth and is packed full of functions, including an alarm with up to seven different individual settings, UTC time, a countdown timer, and a chronograph. The quartz movement B55 ticks away inside the case and runs 10 times more precisely than the average quartz movement. A special miniature rechargeable battery powers the Exospace B55. The price for an Exospace B55 sits around 6,000 USD.


Functional Breitling Women's Watches

Breitling also produces timepieces that should appeal to women. For example, there are three stainless steel Superocean models that are only 36 mm in diameter. These diving watches come with your choice of a white, orange, or light blue dial. Each comes on a matching rubber strap. Their power comes from the Breitling caliber 17 based on the ETA 2824-2. Prices for these watches sit around 3,000 USD on Chrono24.

Until the announcement of the Chronograph 1952, no one could have ever predicted that Breitling would offer the iconic Navitimer as a 35-mm women's watch. As of 2019, the company also offers six versions of the Navitimer with three hands. You can choose from stainless steel, rose gold, or a two-tone combination of both materials. These watches get their power from the Breitling caliber 17. Expect to spend around 3,500 USD for a stainless steel model on a leather strap, 7,700 USD for a two-tone watch, and over 25,500 USD for a rose gold timepiece.


The History of Breitling

Breitling is held by many in high regard and spent most of its storied history as an independent company. The manufacturer became part of the British CVC Capital Partners group in 2017. Georges Kern, the former CEO of IWC and former Head of Watchmaking at Richemont, also joined Breitling in 2017 and has been at the helm ever since.

Léon Breitling founded the business in 1884. The Royal Air Force became a customer in 1936. The US Air Force followed suit and ordered Breitling's Chronomat wristwatches when they premiered in 1942. In the early 1960s, the manufacturer developed a version of the Navitimer with a 24-hour clock instead of the traditional 12. Astronaut Scott Carpenter wore this watch during his 1962 space flight in order to tell if it was day or night on Earth.

In 1979, amid the quartz crisis, Willy Breitling sold the company to the pilot and businessman Ernest Schneider. Schneider was able to put the company back on track. The Schneider family owns shares in the company to this day.

Breitling's Aerobatic Team

Breitling's commitment to aviation expresses itself in a myriad of ways. They have their own jet team, the Breitling Jet Team, which is the largest privately-owned aerobatic display team of its kind. The team flies seven Czech Aero L-39 Albatros jets. In addition, they support the Wingwalkers, who perform on the wings of biplanes. Breitling also sponsors the survival of the last flight-capable Lockheed Super Constellation in Europe. This propeller plane with four engines is lovingly nicknamed "Super Connie." These planes formed the backbone of modern long-haul passenger flights during the 1950s. The Breitling Super Constellation L-1049A (HB-RSC) is stationed in Switzerland.