Friday, November 08, 2013
Those who fly such complicated machines such as a 3200 HP race plane demand the world’s best chronograph. They get their heart’s fill with Breitling’s reliable and high-precision “Instruments for Professionals.” Breitling’s uncompromising philosophy of performance, precision and sturdiness has been in the service of aviation professionals and adventurers since 1884. The brand’s self-winding Chronomat Blackbird bears impressive features as sleek as its neat steel case and dial. The COSC-certified chronograph is powered by Breitling 44, has a minimum reserve of 42 hours and displays 1/4th second, 30 minutes and 12 hours chronometers on its black dial. True to its heritage of air-worthiness, the Blackbird has a Co-pilot electronic auxillary module that enables smooth and swift management of multiple flight times. This is an especially cool feature for anyone to have access to, and is an even more precious commodity among the professional flyers’ circle.
Find the Chronomat Blackbird and other Breitling watches at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto.
Friday, September 27, 2013
The Aerospace timepiece by aviation-focused watch brand Breitling is a model of efficiency. The carefully organized and matched functions of the chronograph give it a peerless functionality that stands out among professional flyers and great travelers. The multiple features of Aerospace include a 1/100th second chronograph, 2nd time zone, countdown, alarm and audible time signal indications. They are all arranged in user-friendly logic and all uniquely controlled by the crown. All operations and adjustments are controlled by simply rotating, pressing or pushing the sleek B-embossed crown of the timepiece. Breitling’s remarkable reinvention of aviation-friendly functionality is equipped with a particularly effective NVG-compatible display backlighting, conveniently sized hands for readability, and an ultra high performance SuperQuartz™ movement that surpasses standard quartz accuracy ten folds. The sophisticated Aerospace case comes in classic red gold or titanium – a material long coveted in the aeronautical field.
Check out Aerospace and other incredible Breitling watches at authorized retailer Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Time flies – literally at Breitling, the premier manufacturer of time-telling precision instruments since 1884. Established in the Swiss Jura by the modern chronograph inventor Léon Breitling, the watch brand has a rich history closely intertwined with the field of aviation. Breitling’s first independent chronograph pushpiece, which separated the stop/start functions from the reset one created great strides in aviation, especially in flight time calculations. The brand’s highly technical and aesthetically impressive models such as the Navitimer 1461 spurred Breitling to the top of the industry for highly-functional modern watches trusted by serious sports enthusiasts and seasoned aviation professionals. The Grande Complication Navitimer Chronograph bears the famous circular aviation slide rule combined with a “leap year calendar” and the sophisticated Breitling 19 selfwinding mechanical movement that is comprised of 450 parts.
Fly forward to the future with sophistication, precision and confidence with Breitling – available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Breitling started out exploring the skies with its precision instruments strapped to the most seasoned aviators’ wrists. From great heights Breitling now also explores great depths with the Avenger II Seawolf. The professional watch combines powerful looks with outstanding technical performance. The water-resistance steel case has the capability of going down as deep as 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) and is equipped with a valve the equalizes the pressure between the inside and outside of the watch. On the inside, the Breitling 17 selfwinding mechanical movement runs the state-of-the-art contraption with reliability and precision that are guaranteed with chronometer-certification from COSC. Outside the case, the watch totes a reliable unidirectional rotating bezel, a screw-locked crown with a non-slip grip, and sapphire crystal that is glareproofed on both sides. Conquer the world deep down under with Breitling’s Avenger II Seawolf.
Check it out at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto – authorized reseller for Breitling.
Friday, June 07, 2013
If Breitling was a car, it would have been a Bentley. As a matter of fact, Breitling is in Bentley. In 2002, the shared pursuit of perfection, performance and elegance brought two great brands together; the famed British car manufacturer, Bentley, and the Swiss watch specialist, Breitling. The watchmaker contributed its personal touch to the most powerful Bentley ever built, the Continental GT, by participating in the design of the automobile’s technical instruments and even creating its onboard clock. Breitling is the first watchmaker ever entrusted with this task for the 90 year-old auto brand, and Bentley had good reason to do so. Breitling has been a strong influence in the field of horology since 1884, making pioneering strides in the development of wrist chronographs and mechanical chronograph movements. Hit the road with the most comfortable and reliable journey buddies from Bentley and Breitling.
Check out Breitling timepieces at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto – authorized dealer for Breitling.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Breitling is one of last remaining family Swiss watch brands that survived the Quarts movement. But Breitling not only survived; it thrived. Thanks to its reliably sturdy and high-performance instruments, the brand has shared aviation's finest moments by being official supplier to professional sky conquerors. It has a storied past with many nations' armed forces, including the Royal Air Force. Breitling's winged B also flies with the world's elite pilots in celebrated air shows, such as the spectacular Reno Air Races in the Nevada of United States. Breitling pieces are equipped with elegant and functional designs, high-performance features and outstanding self-winding in-house calibers that are chrono-meter-certified by the COSC. That is something other manufacturers could not boast of. Each durable timepiece also comes in a variety of steel and gold cases as well as a broad choice of dials and straps.
Choose your professional watch from Shreve & Co.'s selection of Breitling watches, available in their jeweler's shop at Palo Alto.
Friday, March 15, 2013
The Transocean Chronograph 38 brings the acclaimed two-plane Breitling emblem to the dainty wrists of women travelers. The brand's new feminine chronograph bears an understated design and refined dials, which lends a contemporary air to the classic 1950's and 1960's chronograph aesthetics. The elegant 38mm-diameter case and strap, which could either be 18k red gold and Barenia leather or bold steel case and steel mesh bracelet, houses a self-winding chronograph movement chronometer that is certified by COSC (Swiss Official Testing Institute). The Breitling 41 caliber powers the various essential functions such as a 1/4th second indicator and 30 minute counter. The dial of the vibrating, water-resistant watch is protected by glareproofed convex sapphire crystal and could be black, white or brilliant blue. As tasteful finishing touches, the model totes 38 diamond stones on the bezel. Now the lady of the world can travel in comfort, precision and style, with the newest Transocean Chronograph 38: First-class femininity, topnotch Swiss quality. The Transocean Chronograph 38 and other Breitling pieces are available at Shreve & Co. at Post Street, San Francisco.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Since its establishment in 1884 by Swiss gentleman Leon Breitling, the Breitling watch manufacturer has had an active hand in man’s historical milestones in terms of sports, automobile and aviation. In 1915, Breitling invented the the first independent chronograph pushpiece, ushering in the first wave of wrist chronographs. In 1923, the brand came up with the resetting function which proved quite valuable for sports competitions and flight time calculations. In 1969, the watchmaker once again broke through the odds of the 20th century watchmaking challenge – it presented the first self-winding movement. In 2009, Breitling found itself in another milestone when it launched the finest self-winding movement called Caliber 01. Even until now, Breitling continues to break new grounds in chronograph development as the leader in sports and aviation chronographh production. Shreve & Co. Jewelers in Post Street, San Francisco is an authorized dealer for Breitling quality timepieces.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Telling the perfect time is an obsession that humanity will never grow out of. It is by this tendency that we have created technology that is only apparent in our species. And for a long time, one brand has been at the forefront of this obsession. Breitling. Since 1884, Leon Breitling opened a small workshop that specialized in chronographs. With stern will and dedication, Breitling became a companion to the world’s long history of aviation where accuracy and reliability are most important. Having started supplying for the Royal Air Force in 1936, Breitling continues the tradition of precision in the early 1950s as Boeing, Lockheed and Douglas chose Breitling cockpit clocks; and so did 25 more airlines. In 1952, the Navitimer was born. This was the go-to wrist instrument for pilots being equipped with a circular slide rule or a “navigation computer”. A space venturing version of this Navitimer was made and on May 24, 1962, astronaut Scott Carpenter was the first to try this new invention aboard the Aurora 7 space capsule. If you’re a spaceman or a pilot, a Breitling is the best companion. But if you want to just sport one of the most accurate pieces in the world for the prestige or for whatever reasons you might posses, no one can say otherwise. For Breitling pieces, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Breitling.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Originally, Breitling was intended by the owner to tell time for industrial and scientific applications. In 1954 the Breitling Navitimer has been created. It was a wrist instrument having a navigation computer. This piece became the go-to piece among pilots around the world. During that time as well, Breitling has been manufacturing cockpit clocks for international airlines. In 1962, the Breitling Cosmonaute chronograph was worn by the astronaut Scott Carpenter in his orbital flight aboard the Aurora 7. With these feats and avant-garde engineering and design, Breitling has been moving forward since its inception in 1884 in Saint-Imier. Another brand joins Breitling as it shares the same quest for innovation and style. Bentley. With the same heritage and pedigree of excellence, the two brands pursue a unity of both elegance and expertise; the marriage of Swiss heritage and British chic that connoisseurs will love. Breitling for Bentley joins the other collections like the Professional Series and the Navitimer Series in continuing to carry the Breitling brand to those sophisticated and privileged enough to appreciate fine mechanical art pieces. For your Breitling watches, visit an authorized dealer like Shreve & Co..
Friday, August 24, 2012
Imagine maneuvering a 747 above the urban maze of skyscrapers inside a cockpit that seems to overload with control buttons; or crossing the Atlantic, you a tiny blimp of a twin-engine, relying on a few simple navigation tools and a lot of guts to conquer a record. Aviators are a hard-nosed bunch with superior focus and nerve control to help them to function with precise movement, one small misstep and the airplane spirals out of control. They demand accuracy, reliability, and a Breitling on their wrist, that timepiece closely associated with aviation for its precision chronographs. More than just a timepiece, Breitling is known for its high-performing movement that has aid aviators since the single-propelled flying era. The pressure in the air and the aviator’s wits building up in every flight, a pilot is glad to be looking at a Breitling. The dial provides a clear, refined display of coordinated movement. The case is sturdy, like a watch in steroids, yet an elegant line is not lost that reflects an aviator’s sophisticated intelligence. Since 1884, Breitling’s mastery of chronograph movement and navigation technology has propelled the watch as a brand of choice for precision time-telling and orientation. Its sponsorship of the Jetman project, an aviator’s quest to perfect a self-powered human flight, the Breitling aerobatic Jet Team, and other aviation programs define the engineering feat that ticks inside each Breitling timepiece.
Shreve is an authorized dealer for Breitling.
Image: Breitling for Bentley Mark VI