Endowed with a redesigned dial and bezel, a slimmer profile, an additional 36 mm size and a new rubber strap, the Breitling Superocean II confirms its nature as a superdiver model offering a distinctive blend of style and performance.
Since launching the Superocean in 1957, Breitling has consistently optimized it on both technical and functional levels – the goal being to accompany professional and military divers, as well as recreational diving enthusiasts in their underwater adventures around the world. The Superocean II, the latest representative of this exceptional lineage, confirms this vocation for great accomplishments. The profile of the case has been slimmed down for enhanced lightness and comfort. The fluted rubber-molded unidirectional rotating bezel displays clearly visible large numerals, a countdown of the last 15 dive-time minutes and a triangle with a luminescent marker at 12 o’clock. Dial visibility is further accentuated by large rounded Arabic numerals enhanced by a white luminescent coating and oversized hands that also shine in the dark. The ultra-sturdy steel case with screw-locked crown guarantees perfect water resistance to depths ranging from 200 to 1,000 m (660 to 3,300 ft). The new Superocean comes in 44 and 42 mm diameters, with a case in satin-brushed (44 mm version) or polished (42 mm version) steel and fitted with a black or blue dial matching the bezel and strap. Breitling has further enriched the line with a 36 mm polished steel case available in black or in a resolutely feminine white-clad version. The brand also offers a new evolved variation on the ultra-sports Ocean Racer rubber strap, recognizable by its row of holes surrounded by an embossed circular motif. These three Superocean II models are equipped with mechanical selfwinding movements chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), the highest industry benchmark in terms of reliability and precision.
The two new faces of a roadgoing champion
The Bentley GMT Light Body B04 chronograph welcomes two new interpretations of its extremely original design: one in black titanium, and the other in a more compact diameter. Beneath the taut, sporty bodywork beats a Manufacture Breitling movement with an incomparably user-friendly second timezone display.
Equipped with an ultra-light titanium case, the Bentley GMT Light Body B04 combines the quintessence of British chic with exceptional ‘motorization’. It is distinguished by its daring design featuring asymmetrical lugs, a black rubber strap, ergonomic pushpieces and a bezel with a knurled motif inspired by the Bentley radiator grilles. This keen traveller now takes to the road in two new versions: the Bentley GMT Light Body B04 Midnight Carbon, featuring a case with a highly resistant black carbon-based coating; and the Bentley GMT Light Body B04 S, with a ‘natural’ titanium 45 mm case and black or silver dial. These mechanical timepieces are distinguished by their unprecedented user friendliness. To adjust the main hour hand to local time, the user simply pulls out the crown and turns it in either direction in one-hour increments – a manoeuvre that also automatically corrects the date both backwards and forwards. This feat is driven by Manufacture Breitling Calibre B04, which has been rewarded by two patents. As an additional practical travel feature, the rotating inner bezel bearing the names of 24 cities enables at-a-glance readings of the time in all the world’s timezones in relation to the time shown by the 24-hour hand (home time). The dial featuring a stamped circular raised motif displays excellent readability, enhanced by oversized luminescent hands and hour-markers and red-rimmed counters reminiscent of automobile dashboards. The Bentley GMT Light Body B04 Midnight Carbon model is also equipped with a transparent caseback providing a chance to admire the selfwinding B04
A double revolution
It crosses continents with a new Manufacture Breitling worldtime caliber affording unprecedented user friendliness. It flies straight to the future with a new ultra-resistant tungsten carbide bezel. A double revolution from Breitling.
The Galactic collection welcomes a new model that is innovating on all fronts. First and foremost, a technical breakthrough, with the new B35 “in-house” caliber. This selfwinding worldtime movement (the very first Manufacture Breitling caliber with no chronograph function) is distinguished by its revolutionary simple operation. Pulling out the crown and turning it forwards or backwards in one-hour increments is enough to correct all the dial indications in one smooth move, including automatic adjustment of the date to local time, in both directions. To provide this unprecedented functionality, Breitling has developed two patented innovations relating to the differential system and the connection between the city disk and the movement. Caliber B35 (chronometer-certified like all Breitling movements) is also protected by two other patents for the winding and time-setting systems. This set of inventions and optimized features aim to reinforce the performance, functionality and reliability of the movement, entirely in keeping with the brand’s ‘aeronautical’ philosophy.
Breitling reinvents the connected watch
In creating its first connected chronograph, Breitling has applied a new philosophy placing the smartphone in the service of the watch so as to enhance its functionality and conviviality. The instrument of the future.
The two ultra-legible LCD (liquid crystal display) screens features a high-intensity backlighting system that may be activated merely by pressing the crown – or when the user tilts his wrist at a more than 35° angle, which proves particularly effective when the hand is gripping aircraft controls or a steering wheel. Thanks to an innovative miniaturized rechargeable battery system, the watch may be recharged via the main grid or a computer USB port. The exclusive new Breitling Caliber B55, a SuperQuartz™ movement ten times more accurate than standard quartz, is chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), the highest industry benchmark in terms of reliability and precision based on an international norm.
Breitling interprets the technical, understated and efficient styling of the Colt collection in a new chronograph powered by a selfwinding movement. Exactly what it needs to keep ahead of the game, including at the famous Red Bull Air Race for which Breitling serves as official timekeeper.
The Colt was first launched in the 1980s and initially intended for the armed forces, before appealing to a broad audience because of its sturdiness, its functionality and readability. It has subsequently established itself as the most accessible Breitling model, offering a blend of performance and unusual design. Available to date in four versions with well-defined characters, including a quartz chronograph and a ladies’ watch, the Colt collection now welcomes a new selfwinding chronograph equipped with a movement chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute). Born for action, feats and thrills, this instrument brilliantly reinterprets all the key assets of the Colt collection, with counters placed at 12, 9 and 6 o’clock. The broad unidirectional rotating bezel, with satin-brushed finishes and engraved hour-markers, is distinguished by its four “rider tabs“ – a signature Breitling feature – ensuring both excellent handling and optimal protection of the sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides. The 44 mm-diameter polished steel case is water-resistant to 200 m (660 ft) and features a large screw-locked crown with protective reinforcements. The black, blue or silver dials are enlivened by a fine circular raised motif, and their readability is reinforced by oversized hands and hour-markers enhanced by a luminescent coating. A chronograph exuding a youthful, dynamic and winning spirit – ready to rise to the exceptional challenge of the Red Bull Air Race, a competition in which Breitling Racing Team pilot Nigel Lamb is the reigning champion.
The authentic flight captain’s watch
A chronometer-certified chronograph to measure flight times, a
second timezone display in 24-hour mode to juggle time
differences around the planet, a scratch-resistant high-tech black
ceramic bezel: the new Chronoliner reinterprets the spirit of
aviation in an original and timeless style.
Across more than half a century, aviation has enjoyed spectacular progress. Planes’
performances have reached dizzying heights. The instrument panels featuring pointertype
counters and manual controls of the Super Constellation aircraft and the first jets
have given way to computer screens and electronic joysticks. But two things have
remained unchanged: flight captains still wear the same prestigious uniform; and a
Breitling chronograph continues to sit proudly on their wrist.
Inspired by a model from the 1950s and 60s, an era when Breitling was already an
“official supplier to world aviation”, the new Chronoliner continues this tradition in a
resolutely modern spirit. Its most distinctive feature is a broad bezel in scratch-resistant
high-tech ceramic – one of the hardest synthetic materials – with a star-shaped cut-out
to facilitate handling, along with white ceramic numerals ensuring an optimal
contrast. The second timezone is clearly and simply read off thanks to the red-tipped
hand and this rotating bezel with its graduated 24-hour scale, equipped with an ultraprecise
ratcheted system. Just the ticket for a long-haul flight anywhere in the world.
The performances of the chronograph, which is officially chronometer-certified by the
COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) like all Breitling movements, are
displayed on counters at 12, 9 and 6 o’clock. The dial is distinguished by a degree of
legibility worthy of the finest flight instruments, with white luminescent hour-markers
standing out against a black background, oversized hour/minute hands, along with
A feminine expression of the Breitling spirit
A new 36 mm diameter, new mother-of-pearl dials, the Colt by Breitling ticks to ladies’ time while maintaining its legendary sturdiness and readability. For women wishing to combine elegance with performance.
Is Breitling a men’s world? Not only… A specialist of instruments for professionals, the privileged partner of aeronautics also interprets this spirit of excellence in feminine models imbued with distinctive character. Witness the new Colt 36. With its original lines and its 36 mm diameter designed to grace all wrists, this sporty and refined watch is born to share an active life. The polishing on the steel case strikes an elegant contrast with the satin-brushing on the bezel and bracelet. The black, blue or silver dials are adorned with a circular engraved décor. The palette is complemented by two natural mother-of-pearl dials – one of which is enhanced with diamond hour-markers. The bracelet and straps come in a choice of steel or smooth leather, as well as a highly exclusive leather featuring a fine wave motif and available in a broad range of colors. All versions are available with an optional diamond-set bezel. While the Colt 36 is radiantly beautiful, it shines above all in terms of its performances. The case with screw-locked crown is water-resistant to 200 m (660 ft): a rare feat for a ladies’ watch. The ultra-readable dial with luminescent hands, numerals and hour-markers is protected by a sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides. The unidirectional rotating bezel is equipped with four rider-tabs – a Breitling signature – ensuring excellent maneuverability. The officially chronometer-certified SuperQuartz™ movement offers a degree of precision ten times superior to that of standard quartz. An authentic Breitling in th
Transocean Chronograph 1915100th anniversary of a capital invention
One century ago, Breitling created the first independent chronograph pushpiece. To celebrate this milestone invention that was to change the face of the chronograph, the brand is introducing a limited series of its Transocean model, with an exclusive new Manufacture Breitling caliber and an unusual design reinterpreting the famous 1915 pushpiece.
Pocket chronographs had only one pushpiece, housed in the crown and successively handling the start, stop and zero-reset functions. In 1915, Breitling – a specialist in technical watches – was one of the very first brands to offer a wrist chronograph. But in relocating it from the waistcoat pocket to the wrist, the firm introduced an innovation that did not go unnoticed. The founder’s son, Gaston Breitling, came up with the ingenious idea of ensuring a clearer separation of functions by creating a pushpiece independent of the crown to control the three chronograph operations. Keen to ensure smooth, ergonomic handling, he chose to place the pushpiece at 2 o’clock, where the thumb or forefinger naturally rests, whether the watch is on the wrist or held in the palm of the hand. In 1923, Breitling perfected this system by separating the stop/start functions, governed by the pushpiece at 2 o’clock, from the crown-activated zero-resetting. This patented innovation would enable users to add up several successive times without needing to reset the hands to zero – whether timing a sports competition, a scientific process or a flight time. Finally, in 1934, Breitling took the final step in shaping the modern face of the chronograph by creating the second independent pushpiece exclusively intended for zero-resetting. This patented invention was soon adopted by all its competitors.
A monopusher chronograp
Technology and power
A perfect example of Breitling instruments for professionals, the Chronospace Military electronic multifunction pilot’s chronograph combines a black steel case achieved by a carbon-based treatment with an extremely rugged military-type fabric strap – making it the ideal companion on every mission and in the most extreme conditions.
The bidirectional rotating bezel with compass scale features a highly original star-shaped bezel design facilitating handling even with gloves. This model’s exceptional performances are powered by a SuperQuartz™ chronograph caliber ten times more accurate than ordinary quartz and chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute). The dial with its luminescent numerals and hour-markers and oversized hands guarantees optimal readability. Its two NVG-compatible backlit screens clearly display the many functions useful to pilots, including a 1/100th of a second chronograph with split times, alarm, countdown timer, dual timezone display with independent alarm and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). In addition to the anthracite or khaki-colored high-tech fabric strap, the Chronospace Military is also issued with a sturdy and comfortable black steel mesh bracelet.
The uber-sporty watch
The Galactic collection by Breitling welcomes a new large-sized model featuring a 44 mm diameter and a satin-brushed bezel with rubber-inlaid hour-markers. Exactly what it takes to reinforce its ultra-sporty, technical look.
In 130 years, Breitling has asserted itself as the specialist of chronographs and instruments for professionals. But this expertise also enables it to create watches reflecting the same performance-oriented spirit, such as the Galactic. This uber-sporty, versatile and sophisticated model is intended for all those whose activities do not necessarily require chronograph functions, but who are nonetheless looking for a watch that is at once sturdy, accurate and reliable. After a 41 mm selfwinding version and two 36 and 32 mm ladies’ models, the collection is now enriched with a new large-sized watch. In adopting a 44 mm diameter, the Galactic has strengthened its technical and masculine appeal. The unidirectional rotating bezel takes on a satin-brushed finish along with black rubber-inlaid hour-markers, while the dial features two apertures for the day and date at 12 and 3 o’clock respectively, along with a compass scale and a graduated scale with 1/100th of an hour divisions on the inner bezel. The large hands and hour-markers enhanced with a luminescent coating guarantee excellent readability, reinforced by the sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides. The polished steel case is water-resistant to 200 m/660 ft and equipped with a screw-lock crown protected by reinforcements. It houses a selfwinding movement chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), the highest benchmark in terms of reliability and precision. The new Galactic 44 is available with a black, blue or silver dial, fitted with a choice of steel bracelet or a strap in leather, crocodile leather, rubber or military-type fabric. An uber-sporty watch for fans of performance.
First-class travel, Breitling style
Breitling reinterprets the pure and original spirit of its Transocean collection in a refined model featuring a twin-aperture calendar and small seconds. A new classic for all wrists.
In 1958, Breitling accompanied the boom in air travel by launching an ultra-precise, anti-shock, anti-magnetic, super-water-resistant watch named Transocean. This selfwinding model with its elegantly understated style rapidly asserted itself as one of the brand’s stellar products, endowed with all the expertise acquired in the service of aeronautics. As the advert ran at the time “Men who have faith in the mighty liners of the sky…will trust the Transocean. For behind every Breitling wristwatch lies the experience of aviation precision”. After more than 55 years in flight, the “contemporary classic” Transocean collection still reflects the spirit of long-distance travel and luxury long-haul aircraft – as admirably embodied in the new Transocean 38. The steel case fitted with a slim beveled bezel and slender lugs features a 38 mm diameter that is ideal for all wrists. The dial bears applied hour-markers and the gold B initial that used to serve as the Breitling logo. The date appears in an extremely readable manner through a twin aperture at 12 o’clock, nicely counter-balancing the small seconds at 6 o’clock. The caseback bears the historical Breitling symbol with its stylized embossed planes. On the technical side, the Transocean 38 delivers even better performances than its illustrious predecessor. Its case is water-resistant to 100 m (330 ft), equipped with a sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides, and houses a selfwinding movement certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) – the highest official benchmark in terms of precision and reliability. The Transocean 38 comes with a
Breitling has redesigned the entire Colt collection while reviving its original spirit: that of a military watch combining peerless performance with an efficient and understated style.
Colt was born in the 1980s and initially intended for the armed forces – like other Breitling watches such as the Navitimer and the Chronomat – before winning over a broad audience through its sturdiness, its reliability and its readability. It has since established itself as the most accessible Breitling model. The newly revamped Colt features a design that reinterprets all the essential assets on which it has built its success. The broad unidirectional rotating bezel with a satin-brushed finish and engraved hour-markers is adorned with four rider tabs – a Breitling signature feature – ensuring excellent handling as well as enhanced protection of the sapphire crystal which is glareproofed on both sides. The polished steel case, water-resistant to 200 meters (660 ft), is equipped with a large screw-locked crown with protective reinforcements. The black, blue or silver dials are enlivened by a fine circular raised motif and their readability is enhanced by oversized hands and hour-markers, accentuated by a luminescent coating. The satin-brushed steel bracelet may be replaced by a rubber or leather strap. The new Colt comes in a range of four models: a 44 mm watch with a mechanical selfwinding movement certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) – the highest official benchmark in terms of reliability and precision; a watch and chronograph equipped with SuperQuartz™ movements, ten times more accurate than standard quartz; and a Lady watch with a smaller diameter and an optionally gemset bezel. All of which brings fresh momentum to this collection with a youthful, dynamic and winsome attitude.
The ultimate pilot's instrument
Breitling once again establishes itself as the partner of aviation by launching a new multifunction electronic chronograph equipped with an “in-house” analog and digital-display caliber – a brand-exclusive development. Designed to accompany aviators in all their missions, this Cockpit B50 innovates through its broad range of functions, its user friendliness as well as its ultra-legible display mode. The new instrument for pilots.
Equipped with a sturdy and light case in natural or black carbon-coated titanium, the Cockpit B50 chronograph flaunts a resolutely technical, powerful and masculine appearance – making it the archetypal authentic Breitling “Instrument for professionals”. It is however distinguished first and foremost by the performances and the functionality of its exclusive new Breitling Caliber B50: a SuperQuartz™ movement ten times more accurate than standard quartz and chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), the highest benchmark in terms of reliability and precision.
With its imposing diameter, its light and sturdy case, its ultra-readable dial and its all-black look, the new Avenger Blackbird by Breitling vividly illustrates the watchword of the entire collection: power in action.
Destined to be a companion on the most extreme missions, this newcomer to the Avenger line displays all the qualities of an instrument for professionals. The generous 48 mm case features a slimmer and ever more ergonomic profile, extended by inward curving lugs. Wrist comfort is enhanced by the light feel of the titanium and a military-style fabric strap. The ultra-resistant carbon-based treatment reinforces the technical, powerful and sophisticated style, while eliminating any bothersome glare in the heat of action. The oversized hands and hour-markers ensure optimal legibility in all circumstances, including in the dark thanks to the luminescent coating that stands out clearly against the black background. The large screw-locked crown with non-slip grip guarantees maximum functionality, while its protective guards accentuate the robustness of the construction that is water-resistant to 300 meters (1,000 ft). The new face of daring feats, the Avenger Blackbird by Breitling is powered by a selfwinding movement chronometer-certified by the COSC – the highest official benchmark in terms of precision and reliability.
In 2015, the S3 company (Swiss Space Systems) will be organizing its first weightless ZeroG flights to a broad public. As the main partner in this project, Breitling will equip passengers with an exclusive chronograph specially designed for this experience. Registration is now open!
In 1962, Breitling made its maiden weightless flight on the wrist of Scott Carpenter with a Navitimer Cosmonaute – the first space-traveling wrist chronograph. The brand with the winged B is now the main sponsor of the Swiss project S3 (Swiss Space Systems), of which the avowed aim is “space for all”. For this purpose, S3 has notably set up a program of weightless flights. The ZeroG project will begin in 2015 in over 15 locations around the world, including Asia, the Middle East and Central America. These flights of around two hours aboard an Airbus will each include 15 “parabolas” or free floats lasting between 20 to 25 seconds and providing a chance to experience total weightlessness by floating as if in space. Passengers’ equipment will include a Breitling chronograph specially created for the occasion. Equipped with a light and sturdy black titanium case and a SuperQuartz™ movement (ten times more accurate than standard quartz), this S3 ZeroG chronograph is distinguished by its S3 logo appearing on the dial and the rubber strap, as well as by its caseback engraving depicting a parabolic flight. It will serve as a boarding card for passengers and will not be commercialized outside this flight program. Along with their flight suit, the lucky partakers in the ZeroG experience will be entitled to keep this authentic high-performance and functional instrument for professionals, water-resistant to 100 meters, as mementoes representing the equipment having accompanied them during this unique and unforgettable moment.
Breitling sets out to conquer the ocean depths with a special series combining the legendary performances of the Superocean with a sporting and technical look of the first water.
An authentic seagoing instrument, this aptly named model is distinguished by its broad ratcheted bezel featuring a highly professional style including black rubber-incrusted numerals and markings; as well as by its oversized twin day-date windows. The case displays a satin-brushed finish on the top as well as polished sides; its sturdiness and its water-resistance to 500 m (1,650 ft) are enhanced by a screw-locked crown with protective reinforcements and by pushpieces that cannot be activated until they are unlocked. The large Arabic numerals and hands with a luminescent coating combine with a thick sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides to guarantee optimal readability in all circumstances. The Superocean Chronograph Steelfish special edition is available with a black, silver or blue dial and fitted with a steel bracelet or rubber strap. To preserve optimal precision come hell or high water, it is equipped with a selfwinding chronograph that is officially chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) – as indeed are all Breitling movements.
Other essential characteristic of the CHRONO-MATIC lies in the aviation slide-rule, controlled by rotating the outer bezel, which drives a pinion and an arbor acting on the inner bezel. This mechanical device guarantees extremely precise read-off of the measurements made. The CHRONO-MATIC is powered by 38-jewel BREITLING Caliber 41LC (Left Crown), officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, like all movements driving BREITLING wrist instruments.
The new face of the legend
Iconic in its classic version with a black dial, the famous Navitimer adopts even more exclusive colors in a limited series featuring a magnificent bronze dial.
Created in 1952, the Navitimer is not only the doyenne of all mechanical chronographs produced worldwide. With its technical and functional style, this instrument unique in its kind has asserted itself as one of the ten great 20th century watchmaking classics – and a cult object for all passionate aviation enthusiasts. Breitling offers this legendary model in a 1,000-piece limited series distinguished by a bronze-colored dial – an original and refined touch that further highlights the originality of the design with its three hollowed counters and its circular slide rule designed to perform all calculations involved in airborne navigation. A transparent caseback provides a chance to admire the Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01, a high-performance selfwinding chronograph entirely developed and produced within the Breitling Chronométrie workshops and chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) – the highest benchmark in terms of precision and reliability, and the only one based on an international standard.