Top 5 Breitling Watches To Own Right Now

ARTICLE DATE 03/22/2024

Breitling watches are widely recognized for their craftsmanship and timeless appeal. Pilots and watch connoisseurs have relied on the unique aesthetics and robust qualities of Breitling for generations. Any watch expert can agree that when it comes to Breitling, it is not difficult to find the right watch to suit your tastes and accompany you throughout the years.


If you’re considering purchasing a Breitling, you’d be pleased to know that these timepieces are currently trending. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve deep into the top 5 Breitling watches that are a must-have for any watch connoisseur. From classic designs to innovative features, these models showcase the best of Breitling's legacy – and are a must-have.


Brief History of Breitling Watches

Established in 1884 by Léon Breitling in Switzerland, the Breitling’s legacy expanded significantly, marked by milestones like the introduction of the first wristwatch chronograph in 1915. Originally a family venture, Breitling has evolved into a premier luxury watchmaker globally recognized for its chronometer-certified models and precision engineering.


The brand's strong ties with aviation, dating back to the early 20th century, contribute to its allure – embodying adventure, accuracy, and technical excellence. Crafted with premium materials like stainless steel, gold, and sapphire crystals, the Breitling watches boast exceptional durability and reliability, powered by precise mechanical or quartz movements. Their distinctive design features large cases, bold dials, and functional elements like chronographs and GMT complications, appealing to enthusiasts who admire robust and sporty timepieces.


Notably, Breitling watches stand out as one of the few independent Swiss watchmakers producing their mechanical chronograph mechanisms in-house, a testament to their dedication to craftsmanship and innovation.


1. Breitling Navitimer 

The Breitling Navitimer is a true icon among aviation watches. Its roots date back to the 1950s when it was originally designed for pilots to calculate flight-related calculations. Today, it continues to be a favorite among aviators and watch enthusiasts alike. The standout feature of the Navitimer B01 is its distinctive slide rule bezel, allowing pilots to perform various calculations such as fuel consumption, airspeed, and climb rates.

Used Breitling Navitimer 47.5mm RB0441 4014784 W527875 _b

Beyond its functional aspects, the Navitimer boasts a sophisticated design with a stainless steel case, complemented by a choice of leather or stainless steel bracelets. The chronograph function adds versatility, making it suitable for both professional use and everyday wear. Powered by Breitling's in-house B01 movement, this watch offers impeccable accuracy and a power reserve of 70 hours.


2. Breitling Superocean 

It’s officially spring, and before we know it summer will be upon us. For those who love the water, the Breitling Superocean is a top-tier choice. Designed specifically for divers, this watch combines robust construction with impressive water resistance capabilities. With a depth rating of up to 1000 meters (3300 feet), the Superocean Automatic 44 is ready to accompany you on deep-sea adventures with confidence.

Pre-Owned Breitling Super Ocean 41mm UB2010 W527596

The watch features a unidirectional rotating bezel with a luminous marker at 12 o'clock, ensuring precise timing during dives. The dial is legible even in low-light conditions, thanks to its Super-LumiNova coating on the hands and hour markers. The Superocean is a reliable and stylish companion for underwater escapades during these warmer months.


3. Breitling Avenger 

For those seeking a rugged and versatile timepiece, the Breitling Avenger fits the bill perfectly. Inspired by military aesthetics, this watch exudes toughness and durability. The 45mm DLC-coated titanium case offers exceptional strength while reducing weight, making it comfortable for everyday wear.

Used Breitling Avenger 44mm e73360 W526887

The Avenger features a chronograph function with sub-dials for tracking elapsed time, along with a date window at 3 o'clock for added convenience. The bold Arabic numerals and luminescent hands ensure readability in any lighting conditions. No matter where you go, the Avenger is ready to tackle any adventure.


4. Breitling Premier 

For the classy man or woman, Breitling Premier is an obvious choice. This watch pays homage to Breitling's rich heritage while incorporating modern elements for a contemporary appeal. The 42mm stainless steel case houses the renowned Breitling B01 caliber.

Pre-Owned Breitling Premier 42mm AB0118 W527621 _b

The Premier features a clean and balanced dial layout with contrasting sub-dials for the chronograph functions. The tachymeter scale on the bezel adds a sporty touch, making it suitable for both formal occasions and casual outings. Whether paired with a leather strap and jeans or a stainless steel bracelet and heels, this watch effortlessly elevates your style with its understated yet refined design.


5. Breitling Chronomat 

Last but certainly not least, the Breitling Chronomat is a modern marvel that combines performance with aesthetics. This watch is often the one that people think of when they hear the name Breitling. It redefines the classic chronograph with its distinctive Rouleaux bracelet, bezel rider tabs, and bold design elements. 

Used Breitling Chronomat 40mm D13050.1 W528094

The 42mm stainless steel case houses the in-house B01 movement, offering precise timekeeping and a robust 70-hour power reserve. The combination of polished and brushed surfaces, along with the iconic Breitling logo on the dial, makes it a standout piece in any collection.



Breitling watches represent the pinnacle of luxury, craftsmanship, and innovation in the horology world. The top 5 watches highlighted in this guide cater to different tastes and preferences, showcasing Breitling's diverse range. Investing in a Breitling timepiece not only adds value to your collection but also reflects your taste and appreciation for fine craftsmanship. Each watch mentioned in this guide brings something unique to the table, whether it's advanced functions, iconic features, or historical significance. 


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