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About Breitling Watches
Breitling watches discounted up to 25% - Swiss Watches Direct is a UK company specialising in the sale of new Breitling watches since 2005.
Breitling SA was founded in Saint-Imier, Bernese Jura by Léon Breitling in 1884.
Breitling watches are made in Switzerland using Swiss components. Breitling makes two movements: the calibre B01 and calibre B04, a B01 with an added GMT module. ETA and Valjoux are the primary suppliers of ébauches used in certain Breitling watches. The ébauches are completed in the Breitling Chronometrie workshops before undergoing COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) certification.
In the 1940s, Breitling added a circular slide rule to the bezel of their chronograph watch models for use by aircraft pilots. This became the famous Navitimer model. During the 1950s and 1960s, a version of the Navitimer watch was offered by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association with the AOPA logo on the dial.
In 2009 Breitling developed the BR01, a mechanical chronograph watch movement, used in the Breitling Chronomat 01, the first watch produced entirely by Breitling. The Chronomat watch has ever since used a Breitling movement with the latest addition (2012) to the range being the Chronomat GMT, a limited edition watch and the Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT, both with the B04 movement.
As part of 10th anniversary of a Breitling–Bentley Motors partnership, the Bentley B04 GMT, B05 Unitime and B06 (based on COSC Certified Breitling Calibre B04, B05 and B06 respectively) watches were produced,