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Breitling

Founded in:
1884
Headquarters:
Grenchen, Switzerland

Founded by Léon Breitling in 1884, Breitling is most recognised for inventing the modern chronograph layout. Their Navitimer was the first watch to have travelled to space by Scott Carpenter in 1962. Dubbed as the “Cosmonaute”, it gained a cult following when it was made available to the public. With their focus on precision and unique design, Breitling remains popular amongst the younger generation even today.

Breitling
Top 6 Monochromatic Watches to Die for
Aaron Jacob

Top 6 Monochromatic Watches to Die for

May 9, 2024

These watches offer minimalist aesthetics and often come with a minimum number of complications or decorations to keep the focus on the colour theme

First Steps: Top 8 Luxury Watches to Start Your Collection with
Aaron Jacob

First Steps: Top 8 Luxury Watches to Start Your Collection with

April 26, 2024

Here’s a comprehensive guide to starting a collection of dependable, lifelong companions for your wrist, reflecting your personal style and interests

Exploring the Best Summer Watch Straps
Rajrupa Biswas

Exploring the Best Summer Watch Straps

April 23, 2024

From rubber and nylon to canvas and stainless steel, there’s something for everyone!

Geneva Watch Days 2024 Gets Bigger with 51 Participating Brands
Aakriti Jadwani

Geneva Watch Days 2024 Gets Bigger with 51 Participating Brands

April 3, 2024

The fifth edition of the summer gala celebrating horology is set to take place from August 29 to September 2 this year

Six Exceptional Stainless Steel Watches with Matching Bracelets
Aaron Jacob

Six Exceptional Stainless Steel Watches with Matching Bracelets

April 2, 2024

Watches with stainless steel cases and bracelets are popular for their durability, versatility, and sleek appearance

Breitling Unveils New Navitimer References as Part of its 140th Anniversary Celebrations
Amrita Lall

Breitling Unveils New Navitimer References as Part of its 140th Anniversary Celebrations

March 27, 2024

The iconic Navitimer and Cosmonaute get a modern upgrade while staying true to their storied heritage

The New Breitling Chronograph Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Orbiter 3 Balloon’s Flight
Aaron Jacob

The New Breitling Chronograph Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Orbiter 3 Balloon’s Flight

March 22, 2024

The 43 mm Aerospace B70 Orbiter watch is completed either on a metal bracelet or on a black rubber strap with a folding clasp

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024: 9 Exceptional Timepieces for the Women of Today
Aaron Jacob

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024: 9 Exceptional Timepieces for the Women of Today

March 8, 2024

Unique in every conceivable way, these watches have become trusted wrist companions for the twenty-first century woman.

Breitling Unveils the Chronomat Automatic 36 Victoria Beckham Collection
Amrita Lall

Breitling Unveils the Chronomat Automatic 36 Victoria Beckham Collection

February 2, 2024

Co-designed by the fashion icon, the line includes references in stainless steel and yellow gold with coloured dials inspired by Beckham’s Spring/Summer 2024 palette

From the Highlands to the Oceans: Introducing the New Breitling Superocean Capsule Collection
Aaron Jacob

From the Highlands to the Oceans: Introducing the New Breitling Superocean Capsule Collection

December 19, 2023

An ode to the Scottish Highlands, the new Breitling Superocean models come in 38 mm cases — a dimension that suits all wrist sizes

Breitling and Amani Institute Join Hands to Empower Social Impact Leaders in Gujarat
Aaron Jacob

Breitling and Amani Institute Join Hands to Empower Social Impact Leaders in Gujarat

December 13, 2023

The initiative is aimed at founders and senior leaders of social enterprises in the Indian state, seeking comprehensive development programmes

Avengers Assemble: Breitling Reveals an Updated Avenger Series
Aaron Jacob

Avengers Assemble: Breitling Reveals an Updated Avenger Series

November 6, 2023

As the year 2023 draws to an end, Breitling’s famed Avenger line-up gets revamped and redesigned for the new decade and beyond

GPHG 2023: Meet the Nominees for the Iconic Timepieces Category
Rajrupa Biswas

GPHG 2023: Meet the Nominees for the Iconic Timepieces Category

September 8, 2023

The Iconic category recognises watches that have had a significant and enduring impact on watchmaking and the market for over 20 years

Breitling Presents Navitimer Automatic 36 and 32 with ‘Better’ Diamonds and Gold
Rajrupa Biswas

Breitling Presents Navitimer Automatic 36 and 32 with ‘Better’ Diamonds and Gold

September 7, 2023

Two elegant sizes, luminous dials, responsibly sourced gold, and lab-grown diamonds with traceable origins are all part of this collection

Breitling Celebrates the Spirit of Endurance with Two New IRONMAN Limited Edition Watches
Aaron Jacob

Breitling Celebrates the Spirit of Endurance with Two New IRONMAN Limited Edition Watches

July 27, 2023

The latest versions of Breitling’s ultralight sports watch are dedicated to the 2023 IRONMAN World Championship. Each model is limited to 250 pieces

 Breitling Showcases the New Top Time Deus and Triumph Watches Celebrating the Motorcycle Subculture
Aaron Jacob

Breitling Showcases the New Top Time Deus and Triumph Watches Celebrating the Motorcycle Subculture

June 26, 2023

The new Top Time chronographs from the luxury brand strengthen the everlasting bond between the world of watches and the subculture of biking.

Take to the Skies with the New Breitling AVI Chronograph Collection
Aaron Jacob

Take to the Skies with the New Breitling AVI Chronograph Collection

May 30, 2023

Breitling’s new series is based on legendary WWII aircraft, such as P-51 Mustang. A re-edition of the 1964 AVI Co-Pilot variant is also on offer

Breitling Releases New Top Time and Premier Watches Ahead of Watches and Wonders
Aaron Jacob

Breitling Releases New Top Time and Premier Watches Ahead of Watches and Wonders

March 23, 2023

The brand has launched its uber-cool additions to the automotive-themed Top Time collection, which includes a brand new Ford Thunderbird-inspired model

Watch NFTs and the Metaverse of Madness
Aakriti Jadwani

Watch NFTs and the Metaverse of Madness

February 17, 2023

NFTs are making their presence felt in the world of horology. But are watch NFTs a touch of genius or a risky investment?

Squad Goals: Check Out Breitling’s Six Nations Chronomat
Aaron Jacob

Squad Goals: Check Out Breitling’s Six Nations Chronomat

February 8, 2023

Breitling has just launched a limited-edition Six Nations Chronomat in six new dial colours, dedicated to the teams of Six Nations Rugby Championship

Breitling’s New Navitimer Chronograph: An Ode to Boeing 747
Aaron Jacob

Breitling’s New Navitimer Chronograph: An Ode to Boeing 747

January 28, 2023

Boeing’s 747 was three times the size of its predecessor, 707. The new limited-edition Navitimer Chronograph pays tribute to the ‘Queen of the Skies’

GMT India’s Picks for the Best Watches of 2022
Aakriti Jadwani

GMT India’s Picks for the Best Watches of 2022

December 30, 2022

From grand collabs to artistic watches, here are some of our hottest picks from 2022 — they impressed even the most fastidious watch connoisseurs

Eco-Friendly Luxe Watches: A Union of Style & Sustainability
Rajrupa Biswas

Eco-Friendly Luxe Watches: A Union of Style & Sustainability

December 29, 2022

If you think luxury and sustainability are not made for each other, think again. Check out these luxe watches that are environmentally friendly

We Need to See Mechanical Watches as Pieces of Art: Carson Chan
Vidya Prabhu

We Need to See Mechanical Watches as Pieces of Art: Carson Chan

October 25, 2022

Ahead of the Singapore Watch Fair, GMT India caught up with panellist and watchmaking expert Carson Chan to dissect the world of vintage watches