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.