Breitling was founded in 1884 by Léon Breitling. He diligently developed wristwatch chronographs in his workshop. When Léon Breitling died in 1914, his son Gaston Breitling took over the management of the family business. He had inherited the pioneering spirit, the feeling for innovation and the passion for chronographs from his father. Due to their robustness and variety of features, Breitling watches are often the first choice of pilots. Breitling embodies performance, innovation and audacity, and faces all challenges on land, sea and in the air. The brand’s most important collections include the Navitimer, Chronomat and Superocean.

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Breitling’s all-purpose watch for your every pursuit, at home both on the red carpet and at the beach. Introduced in 1984, the Chronomat celebrated Breitling’s centenary in style and marked the return of the mechanical chronograph. Nearly forty years later, the Chronomat is set to appeal to men and women of purpose, action and style.


One of Breitling’s earliest and most enduring mottos was “Instruments for Professionals” and the words are as relevant today as ever. The watches in the Professional family are equipped with features that make them perfect partners for every adventurer.


Since its launch in 1952, the Breitling Navitimer has been one of the most popular watches in the world. With the addition of some brilliant new members, the legendary Navitimer 1 family is now presented to a whole new generation.

Superocean Héritage

In 2017, Breitling redesigned its Superocean Héritage watch line to celebrate the 60th anniversary of this legendary diving watch. This year, the success story continues with some impressive models in new 44-mm and 42-mm versions in both gold and stainless steel.


The Breitling Avenger is a watch of superlatives: unsurpassed safety and reliability; extreme robustness and shock resistance; maximum functionality; incredible legibility. It’s ready when you are!

The history of Breitling

Léon, Gaston and Willy: Three generations of the Breitling family in the chronograph’s service. Breitling’s famous connection to chronographs and aeronautics dates back to 1884, when he laid the foundations for a company that would remain the property of his family for almost a century.