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Breitling SA is a Swiss watchmaker based in Grenchen, Switzerland. Breitling designs, engineers, manufactures and distributes chronometer watches. Breitling is a privately owned company founded in 1884 in Grenchen, Canton of Solothurn, Switzerland

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Breitling Launches New Boutique-Exclusive Chronoliner and Chronomat 44

Breitling Launches New Boutique-Exclusive Chronoliner and Chronomat 44

Breitling has released a pair of new timepieces in its Chronoliner and Chronomat 44 collections, each limited to 100 pieces and available exclusively in Breitling houtiques worldwide. Here’s what you need to know about two aviation-inspired timepieces that take the “wild blue yonder” seriously: the Breitling ...

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HANDS-ON WITH THE NEW BREITLING NAVITIMER RATTRAPANTE WATCHES

HANDS-ON WITH THE NEW BREITLING NAVITIMER RATTRAPANTE WATCHES

Breitling’s Navitimer is one of those models that is being regarded as an iconic watch. Like Rolex’ Daytona or Omega’s Speedmaster, the Navitimer is right up there as well. The big difference is though, that I find it quite difficult to determine what the most ‘original’ Navitimer is of the models available today. ...

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Recommended Reading The Detailed Story Of The Breitling SuperOcean

Recommended Reading The Detailed Story Of The Breitling SuperOcean

When thinking about Breitling, aviation immediately comes to mind – and not only because of the wings in its logo. Even before releasing the Navitimer in the early 1950s, the company had offered essential navigation tools to pilots, and was used in places such as the cockpits of the British RAF. On another hand ...

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A Week On The Wrist The Breitling Superocean Héritage II

A Week On The Wrist The Breitling Superocean Héritage II

The 1950s were a watershed decade for dive watches, if you'll forgive the pun. Within a few years of each other, three different companies released three of the most enduring classics of the modern dive watch idiom: the Rolex Submariner, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, and the Omega Seamaster 300. All had certain ...

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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Breitling Superocean Heritage II

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Breitling Superocean Heritage II

For a brand most famous for its vintage and modern aviation watches, Breitling has been no stranger over the past 60 years to branching outside its usual airborne comfort zone. It all began in 1957 with the company’s release of a dive watch constructed to compete with some of that era’s greats, the original Breitling ...

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Hands-On The Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante

Hands-On The Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante

Breitling is a pretty polarizing manufacture. Sure, they used to make true classics like the Top Time, but somewhere along the way they seem to have gotten lost. The watches got bigger and the advertisements more offensive. However, love them or hate them, you can't fault them for maintaining a strong brand ...

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BREITLING FOR BENTLEY: COMBINING ELEGANCE AND EXCELLENCE (PART 3)

BREITLING FOR BENTLEY: COMBINING ELEGANCE AND EXCELLENCE (PART 3)

The third and final piece: the 10th anniversary of the partnership between Breitling and Bentley welcomed chronographs equipped with in-house calibers. RÉMY SOLNON Watchonista's Contributor We are in 2009. Bentley has just launched the most powerful model in its history – the Continental ...

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Private Equity Firm Buys 80% Stake in Breitling

Private Equity Firm Buys 80% Stake in Breitling

Breitling, one of the few remaining family owned independent Swiss watchmakers, sold eighty percent of its shares to the large European-based private equity firm CVC Capital Partners. As Bloomberg News reports here, the deal values the company at more than 800 million euros ($874.6 million). As part of the ...

Breitling Sold to CVC Capital Partners

Breitling Sold to CVC Capital Partners

One of the most persistent rumors in the watch world has finally proven true: CVC Capital Partners, a Luxembourg-based private equity firm, announced today that it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in family-owned Swiss watch company Breitling, putting to rest several years of speculation as to whether the brand ...

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