Breitling was founded in 1884, and the independent company is considered one of the most successful luxury watch brands to come out of Switzerland. The brand takes pride in the excellent quality and legendary designs produced over the years, which is something that has never been compromised. The man behind the brand, Leon Breitling became fascinated by speed and racing, which is what spurred him to create the best, most reliable stopwatch available. In 1923, he presented the first watch featuring independent chronograph pushes, and until then, stopwatches were operated through the winding crown. In 1934, a second pusher was introduced, which was used to reset the stopwatch to zero, which is when Breitling successfully created the modern Chronograph. A crown and two pushers, which is something most watch enthusiasts take for granted today, go back to this ground-breaking innovation from Breitling.
The superior design and dedication to details are what made the Breitling the choice of the Royal Air Force and the brand used by numerous aircraft manufacturers starting in 1936. Today, the brand is still providing the top-quality timepieces it is known for, being the choice of both pilots and those who understand the quality of design offered by this brand.
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 Breitling mens watches from WatchBox will provide you with a wide selection of styles and models to ensure you can find the luxury design you want.
Aside from weddings and other formal endeavors, summer is meant for adventure, and every adventure needs a robust and reliable watch. Whether you’re hiking, camping, or having an “urban adventure” exploring a string of neighborhood patios, these more casually-designed watches are perfectly suited to your comfortable summer attire too. Finding the Perfect Watch for a […]
Over the years there have been numerous watches that were engineered with a specific challenge or technical feat in mind. Among others, the desire to explore the uncharted depths of the sea gave rise to one of the most popular watch categories on earth: the beloved dive watch, which we recently discussed in another recent […]
Profiling Breitling Navitimer owners is like a multiple-personality case study. This multiplicity is no trait of the watch – which has remained remarkably steadfast through parts of seven decades – but of the users who are drawn to Breitling’s living legend. No two watch collectors are alike, but connoisseurs of the Navitimer are a special […]