Breitling Watch History
Leon Breitling established his namesake brand in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland in 1884. His original goal was to create precision watches for sports, science, and industrial purposes. In just a few short years, the business began to flourish and ultimately outgrew its modest beginnings. In 1892, Breitling relocated to La Chaux de Fonds, the center of watchmaking at the time.
A little over a decade later Leon Breitling died and his son Gaston took over the family business. In just a year, Gaston introduced the company's exciting development. He saw rapid progress in aviation during World War I and the need for a precision watch for pilots. In 1915 he introduced the first wristwatch with the Breitling chronograph.
Known globally as a symbol of luxury, Breitling began his career as a family business but has since become one of the best extravagant watch brands in the world, known for producing only models with a chronometer; ultimate precision.
Today, they are one of the few unusual, independent Swiss watch manufacturers who produce their own mechanical chronographic mechanisms at home - which is not an easy task.
As a connoisseur of technical watches, Breitling has played an important role in improving the chronograph on the wrist and is today an industry leader in this market. The company has enjoyed beautiful moments since its foundation thanks to its reliable, solid, and efficient masterpieces.Read more...
Models of Breitling Watches
Breitling watches are popular timepieces in the luxury wristwatch industry for their bold designs & practical features. Each model offers a high-quality, Swiss-made design that is stylish, elegant, and durable enough to be worn every day. The renowned watch company offers both men's and women's wristwatches designed to be used on land, in the sky, or under the sea.
The most popular used Breitling watch:
Created more than 30 years ago for the high demands of the Italian aerobatics team, Frecce Tricolori, the Breitling Chronomat remains a classic work of engineering with a twist of modern design. With both sleek and sporty options, this watch meets the needs of the avid sportsman.
Other noteworthy models in the Breitling family are:
Representing the technical features of the brand's first pilot watches but with the boldface of Breitling's Navitimer collection, this timepiece is a unique blend of precision and aesthetic. A brilliant interpretation of a classic style, the Breitling Navitimer still remains true to its origins.
Each watch in this collection is inspired by a Bentley and every timepiece backed by the technical experience and design aesthetic of both Breitling and Bentley. These timepieces bear chronograph, date, and GMT time zone features, with power reserves exceeding 60 hours. Similar to the vehicles that share its name, the Bentley watches are larger when compared to other models (49-51mm) and are sure to make a statement.
Debuting the first SuperOcean in 1957, the Breitling SuperOcean builds upon its predecessor while adding the modern aesthetics and design of today's technology. This series boasts watches with water resistance up to a depth of 200 meters (660 feet) and others ranging up to 500 meters (1650 feet). The SuperOcean maintains its absolute precision and accuracy of Breitling's roots as a pilot and military watch and, now, refined and perfected as a dive watch.
The Breitling Avenger is the true embodiment of power in action and a classic timepiece held in high regard throughout the world. Highly reliable and the picture of brilliance in engineering, these timepieces are sure to please the avid adventurer or the dining sophisticate. Available in a wide variety of specialty designs this model includes: Hurricane, Seawolf, Blackbird, Superavenger, and GMT. This series of automatic chronograph men's watches for sale boasts an impressive 300m water resistance and its stencil numeral design makes it stand out among the rest.
The Breitling Galactic Collection of watches for men and women are crafted from the finest materials and are distinguished by their clear, crisp design and refined details. Whether you are interested in a men's self-winding automatic or ladies battery-operated the Galactic watch collection can accommodate any style.
Inspired by the first Breitling TransOcean, originally designed over 60 years ago, the current models build upon their classic predecessor. This watch features a sleek and original guise that combines modern technology with a vintage aesthetic. From the Date series to the 38 to the Unitime Pilot, the TransOcean line provides watch-lovers with timepieces that are the right balance of unique extravagance with durable functionality.
Pre owned Breitling Watches
While new Breitling watches are still being produced today, most agree that some of the original designs are the ones with the most appeal. However, regardless of your taste or preference, buying used watches from Gray and Sons Jewelers will provide you with a wide selection of styles and models to ensure you can find the luxury design you want.
You can treat the purchase of pre owned Breitling watches as a long-term investment. Over time, the value of pre owned luxury watches increases. In a few years, you can sell watches for a higher value, or leave it to yourself as a luxury accessory.
Breitling Watches for Sale
Pilots and watch connoisseurs have relied on the unique aesthetics and robust qualities of Breitling for generations. The models from the brand are characterized by a sporty aesthetic and precise mechanics. Any watch expert will let you know that it is not difficult to find the right watch to suit your tastes and accompany you throughout the years when it comes to Breitling.
Is your dream watch an elegant and precise model from Breitling? At Gray and Sons Jewelers, both buying tips and brand history are at your disposal. Explore a variety of Breitling watch models in our online shop where you will certainly find the perfect model to suit your tastes and preferences.
We offer a vast selection of used Breitling watches and fine vintage Breitling watches, ensuring you will quickly and easily find and buy your dream watch with the simple click of a mouse.
Certified Restored Vintage Breitling Watch
Some of Breitling’s most well-known and collectible vintage models include the 1950’s and 1960’s era Chronomat, the Navitimer, and 24-hour Cosmonature version, as well as the very scarce and desirable AVI (Avigation) and Co-Pilot models.
All of Gray and Sons pre-owned Vintage Breitling watches are fully restored and guaranteed genuine to give you excellent service and peace of mind.
Buy Used Breitling Watches in Gray & Sons Jewelers
Here at Gray & Sons Jewelers, it is our privilege to offer some of the finest pre-owned Breitling watches for your style needs. Our specialties include repairing, buying, and selling certified authentic used Breitling watches.
Our expert team is highly experienced with over 150 years of combined experience in the swiss-horological craft to ensure top-notch repairs and polishing of your treasured lightly used Breitling watch.
Rest assured, any watch you buy from Gray and Sons Jewelers collection featuring this distinguished name has been in excellent hands as every piece is serviced and tested for authenticity.
If you're only looking for Breitling watch repair and servicing, our facility is state of the art with all the necessary equipment to perform repair work according to factory specifications. To top it off, we offer a 12-month warranty and our trademark “ Like New for Life” policy that has won the hearts of our customers for nearly four decades.
#1 Breitling Watches Seller
Gray & Sons Jewelers is the most recognizable store of used luxury jewelry watches in South Florida. First of all, Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Sunny Isles, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach up to Naples.
Contact us today! Make an appointment in our store at Surfside. We are happy to help you. You can also buy your dream certified luxury pre owned Breitling watch online via our website www.grayandsons.com
Each of our luxury watches can be purchased by credit card, cash, or as part of Affirm's monthly payment plans. You can always talk to us about the price and we are open to reasonable offers.