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.