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Breitling Watches

Breitling is one of Switzerland’s most historical watchmakers that deal with the creation of extra fine quality watches that are extra precise and that serve as a status symbol for their wearers all around the world. In our article, we will look at the history and some of the most outstanding creations of Breitling watches alongside their availability in South Africa.



Breitling was founded by Léon Breitling in 1884 and has been a privately held company to this day. The company headquarters are located in Grenchen, Switzerland. Breitling has always been an aviation oriented watch making company that also seems on their logo, which features two wings.

Breitling started up originally as a company that made certified chronographs for aviation reasons and it is most famous watches are generally connected to aviation. All Breitling watches contain a high number of extra functions which includes the perpetual calendar, the chronometer, a 24 hour dial and other very handy features. Breitling’s two movements include the Flyback Chronograph and its own Tourbillon movement. Breitling does not produce all of its watches with its own movements but ensures that each time high quality original Swiss movements are used in every Breitling watch that come out to the market.

Breitling watches are considered one of the most expensive Swiss luxury watches on the luxury watch market today, the brand is also famous for its "not for the public" sort of specialized watches.

The company first created its aviator watch in 1940 that is called the Navitimer and it is one of Breitling’s main watch model ever since. Chronomat model was the very first that came out with Breitling’s own built-in chronograph movement. Breitling has created and patented two in-house watch movements being its own chronograph mechanical movement that was first placed in a watch in 2009. One of its latest models, the Emergency was the first watch in the world that contains a built-in radio in order for pilots in danger to be able to connect to any emergency channels. Two pilots’ lives were saved by their Emergency Breitling watch this way. After its aviation watches, Breitling also came out with its specific marine and diving watches collections, which include the Transocean, Superocean and Superocean Heritage models. Each model name of a Breitling watch features 3 to 6 different types within that same range.

The most popular models of Breitling include the Navitimer, the Chronomat, the Montbrillant and its newest Colt range of watches. Their collection starts at around R15.000, but there are some local sellers if you are looking fro second-hand watches to buy.

South Africa is one of the lucky countries where you can get to find authorized retailers of Breitling watches at multiple locations. To buy any watch from the collection, including the Breitling for Bentley, visit one of these:

Arthur Kaplan: One of the biggest luxury jewellery and watch seller of South Africa, with stores in Sandton City, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Menlyn Park, Centurion Centre, Kolonnade Centre, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Mall of the North, Waterfront, Waterfall Mall, and Riverside Mall.
Charles Greig: Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Waterfront Cape Town.
Cherry Design: Gateway Theatre Durban and at Hillcrest Corner in Durban.

Check out the high quality Breitling watches according to your interest, their specialization or simply according your taste at the upper mentioned Breitling watch retailers in South Africa.
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