Breitling at Ernest Jones
At Ernest Jones we pride ourselves on our range of watch brands, and strive to bring our customers diversity and high quality. Breitling is now available to buy online at Ernest Jones and is already available in a selection of Ernest Jones stores.
Swiss brand Breitling manufacture luxury watches to an exceptional standard.
Swiss brand Breitling manufacture luxury watches to an exceptional standard. The family business is one of the few companies to make its own mechanical chronograph movement, developed in Breitling workshops. Being specialists in technical timepieces, Breitling originally designed certified chronometers, primarily for aviation.
History of Breitling
In 1884 Leon Breitling, after founding his workshop developed chronographs intended for sports, science and technology. In 1915 Breitling invented the first independent chronograph pushpiece, by 1923 Breitling had added stop and start functions. In 1969 the Swiss brand presented the watchmaking world with the first selfwinding chronograph movement. In the brands constant search for innovation, Breitling is the world's only major watch brand to submit all their movements to the difficult precision tests of the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute.
The latest Breitling models include Galactic, Superocean, Navtimer watches and Transocean. These are some of the models available online at Ernest Jones. The Galactic 30 is a refined model with an optional gemstone set bezel and is available in stainless steel, or rose gold and stainless steel.
The Superocean 42 is also a self winding movement and is water resistant up to an impressive 1500mm or 5000ft. The Navtimer World timepiece features a reliable dual time zone system. The Transocean is a sleek black chronometer enhanced with slim bevelled bezel and certified self winding movement.
For more information on watch features and movements browse our Watch Buyer's Guide.
For more information call 0870 901 0973 or visit the Breitling website at www.breitling.com
A specialist of technical watches, Breitling has played a crucial role in the development of the wrist chronograph and is a leader in this complication. The firm has shared all the finest moments in the conquest of the skies thanks to its sturdy, reliable and high-performance instruments.
The world’s only major watch brand to equip all its models with chronometer-certified movements, the ultimate token of precision, Breitling is also one of the rare companies to produce its own mechanical chronograph movement, entirely developed and manufactured in its own workshops. This family business is also one of the last remaining independent Swiss watch brands.
The inventor of the modern chronograph
In founding his workshop in the Swiss Jura in 1884, Léon Breitling chose to devote himself to an exclusive and demanding field: that of chronographs and timers. These precision instruments were intended for sports, science and industry. Thanks to its high-quality products and its constant quest for innovation, the brand accompanied the boom of competitive sports and of the automobile – as well as the first feats of the aviation pioneers.
In 1915, it heralded the emergence of the wrist chronograph by inventing the first independent chronograph pushpiece. In 1923, it perfected this system by separating the stop/start functions from that of resetting. This patented innovation thereby made it possible to add several successive times without returning the hands to zero – which proved extremely useful both for timing sports competitions and for calculating flight times.
In 1934, Breitling set the final touch to the modern face of the chronograph by creating the second independent reset pushpiece – a decisive breakthrough that was soon adopted by the competition. In 1969, the brand took on one of the greatest 20th century watchmaking challenges by presenting the first selfwinding chronograph movement. In 1984, Breitling heralded the rebirth of the mechanical chronograph by launching the famous Chronomat, which has since become its leading model.
In 2009, the firm’s engineers once again made their mark on the history of the chronograph by creating Caliber 01 – the finest selfwinding chronograph movement, entirely developed and manufactured in the workshops of Breitling Chronométrie. A leader in the field of mechanical chronographs, the brand has also established itself in the vanguard of electronic watchmaking by developing an entire range of high-tech instruments