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When watch enthusiasts think of pilot watches, many likely gravitate towards large, time-only watches styled after those famously used in World War II and built by German-speaking brands. While originally utilitarian, the stark look attracts many.

Pilot watches can also mean chronographs and slide rules, as timing events, calculating distances, and other necessary math were crucial aspects of a pilot’s job, especially before onboard computers. Possibly the most famous brand manufacturing such chronographs is Breitling. 

Breitling’s History and Creation of Pilot Watches

Breitling started in 1884 in Saint-Imier, Switzerland by Léon Breitling. In 1914, the business was passed on to his son Gaston. Gaston’s son Willy took over in 1935. Their early historical developments centered around the automobile and making improvements to the chronograph.

Adding a tachymeter, a second reset pusher, and creating one of the first wrist-worn chronographs were all developments made by Breitling between 1905 and 1934. In 1938, Breitling founded the “Huit Aviation” department, their own research and development arm aimed at meeting the needs of both civil and military pilots.

In 1940, Breitling unveiled the Chronomat, short for “chronograph-mathematique.” The slide-rule inner bezel allowed for a myriad of calculations. In 1952, Willy Breitling started adapting the Chronomat for aviation-specific use, including calculations for speed, distance traveled, fuel consumption, and ascent rate.

In partnership with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Navitimer was born, and became publicly available in 1956. In 1962, the Cosmonaute was developed. Geared towards space use, the 24-hour format and enlarged bezel were tailored to space flight.

Scott Carpenter successfully orbited the Earth with his custom watch, which was later made publicly available. Family control ended in 1979, as the remaining members had no interest in the business. Breitling was bought by Ernst Schneider of the Secure Company.

This era saw the beginning of quartz movements being used and the beginning of Breitling’s focus on “instruments for professionals.” The Chronomat model we are more familiar with today was released in 1984, and partnerships were made with various groups, including the “Frecce Tricolori” model.

In 2017, CVC Capital Partners purchased a major stake, and then in 2018, they purchased the remainder. In December 2022, a Swiss investment and private equity firm called Partners Group took over the company.

The Best Breitling Pilot Watches

Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46 (ref. AB0137211B1P1)


Originally, the Navitimer was 41mm wide. Modern Breitling, since the early 2000s, has been known for large sizes, and this specific Navitimer is no different. Measuring 46mm wide, 13.95mm thick, and 51.8mm lug to lug, the Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46 will not be missed while on the wrist.

The look has been modernized while staying close to the original Navitimer design and maintaining the original functions. Only water resistant to 30 meters, this Navitimer is strictly for aviation and dry land use. Inside is Breitling’s own B01 caliber.

A tri-register chronograph with date, the B01 has a 28,800 bph beat rate, with 47 jewels and a 70-hour power reserve. This modern column wheel chronograph with a vertical clutch has a track record of being reliable after years of refinement. The Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46 retails for $9400 on a leather strap. 

Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair (ref. AB04451A1C1A1)


Inspired by the Ref. 765 AVI that was released in 1953, the Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair is geared towards modern pilots. The large dial and 46mm case size are to ensure easy legibility. The bezel is knurled, and the crown is oversized to allow easy use, even while wearing gloves. 

The addition of the red 24-hour hand adds extra functionality for the frequent traveler, allowing for the tracking of multiple time zones. Water resistant to 100 meters, it will withstand aquatic adventures too.  The Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT uses Breitling’s B04 calibre. Built upon the B01 movement, the B04 adds the GMT functionality.

The GMT function does add some thickness, but the watch is purposefully large, to begin with. The 46mm wide case measures 15.9mm thick, 51.5mm lug-to-lug, and has a 24mm wide lug width. The Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT, 46 Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair, retails for $11,100 on a steel bracelet. 

Breitling Avenger B01 Chronograph (ref. AB01821A1C1X1)


Intended to withstand the worst anyone could throw at it, the Avenger line is built to be a no-nonsense pilot watch. The bezel, crown, and pushers were all designed to be usable with gloves. The 45mm wide steel case is water resistant to 300 meters.

Not for the faint of heart, at 15.76mm thick and 55.7mm lug-to-lug, legibility and usability take precedence over a svelte stature.

The Avenger B01 Chronograph uses Breitling’s B01 movement, supplying the chronograph and date functions to the watch. This specific model is a limited edition of 500 pieces. The Breitling Avenger B01 Chronograph retails for $7500 on a textile and leather strap. 

Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 Boeing 747 (ref. AB01383B1G1P1)


To celebrate the discontinuation of the Boeing 747, Breitling released this special edition of 747 pieces. The color scheme used on the Navitimer 43 Boeing 747 is meant to recall the original colors used when the 747 was released in 1969. On the case back, “One of 747” and “The Original Jumbo Jet,” are engraved, again paying homage to the iconic Boeing airplane. 

Inside is the Breitling B01 movement, providing the chronograph and date functions. This 43mm wide watch measures 13.69mm thick, and 49mm lug-to-lug with 22mm lug spacing. The stainless steel case is water resistant to 30 meters. The Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 Boeing 747 retails for $9600 on a leather strap. 

Breitling Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 (ref. AB0119131C1P1)


The Aviator 8 collection is intended to be a simplified version of their pilot watches. While intended to be incredibly useful and practical, the Navitimer may be too busy and complicated looking for some. If that is so, the Aviator 8 collection is worth looking at. The Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 is 43mm wide, 13.97mm thick, 51.1mm lug-to-lug, and has 23mm lug spacing.

The steel case is 100 meters water resistant, and inside is the Breitling B01 movement. In addition to the chronograph and the date, there is a rotating 12-hour bezel that can be used to time additional events or to track an additional time zone. The Breitling Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 retails for $8300 on a steel bracelet. 

Breitling Avenger Automatic GMT 43 (ref. A32397101A1X1)


Again, the Avenger series is intended to be Breitling’s modern tool watch series. This Avenger Automatic GMT measures 43mm wide, 12.28mm thick, 52.6mm lug-to-lug, and has 22mm lug spacing. Inside is the Breitling 32 movement, which is based on the ETA 2892-2. 

This movement offers a 42-hour power reserve and an adjustable 24-hand in addition to the time and date. While largely intended as a pilot’s watch, the Avenger GMT could also be used as a diver with its 300 meters of water resistance, high contrast dial with lumed indices, and a lumed pip on the rotating bezel. The Breitling Avenger Automatic GMT 43 retails for $4300 on the leather strap with a tang buckle. 

Breitling Navitimer B02 Chronograph 41 Cosmonaute (ref. PB02301A1B1A1)


As mentioned at the beginning of this post, the Cosmonaute was Breitling’s Navitimer adapted for space travel. The original was the first Swiss-made chronograph worn in space on May 24th, 1962, at the personal request of Scott Carpenter when he boarded the Mercury-Atlas 7.

The 24-hour format was used to differentiate between AM and PM, as the concept of day and night does not exist in outer space. The Breitling Navitimer B02 Chronograph 41 is a modern re-issue of the original. Made in 362 pieces to mark the 60th anniversary of the original mission, this special edition features luxury updates, including a platinum bezel and sapphire caseback.

The 41mm steel case is 30 meters water resistant, and measures 13mm thick, 47mm lug-to-lug, and has a 22mm lug width. Inside is the B02 movement, which is the same as the B01, but modified to display 24-hour time. The Breitling Navitimer B02 Chronograph 41 retails for $11,500 on the steel bracelet.

Breitling Aviator 8 Automatic 41 (ref. A17315101B1X2)


This version of the Aviator 8 is maybe one of the more fashion-oriented Breitling’s featured here. While still maintaining a clear legible dial and rotating bezel marking elapsed time, the tan lume and lack of additional marking on the bezel are less utilitarian and more vintage-inspired, recalling designs from the 1930s and 40s. 

The 41mm steel case of this Aviator 8 is water-resistant to 100 meters, measures 10.74mm thick, 48.7mm lug-to-lug, and has a 21mm lug spacing. Inside is the Breitling 17 movement, which is based on the ETA 2824-2. The movement has a 38-hour power reserve, a date function, and is chronometer-certified, keeping with Breitling’s tradition of chronometer watches. The Breitling Aviator 8 Automatic 41 retails for $4250 on a leather strap with a folding clasp.

Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41 (ref. AB0139241C1P1)


Much the same as the Navitimer 46 already mentioned, this 41mm version is closer to the original Navitimer, with a modern movement and case finishing. The smaller case size pairs down the dimensions, measuring 13.6mm thick, 47mm lug-to-lug, and has 22mm lugs. 

Additionally, the 41mm gets unique colorways that are different from the other sizes. Pictured here in blue with black sub-dials, it may be the most suitable for daily wear. The Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41 retails for $9200 on a leather strap.

Breitling Aerospace Evo (ref. E79363101C1E1)


The Breitling Aerospace was originally released in 1985 and was a groundbreaking multifunction watch at the time, including developments such as a thermo-compensated quartz movement, mixed analog and digital display, and a digital minute repeater. 

Today, the Breitling Aerospace continues to maintain the usability of the original. Equipped with the Breitling 79 Super-Quartz movement, it is based on the ETA 988.352 movement and has a battery life rated to 3 to 4 years. 

The 43mm titanium case measures 10.8mm thick, 52mm lug-to-lug, and has a 22mm lug width. The case is also rated 100 meters of water resistance. The Breitling Aerospace Evo retails for $4450 on a titanium bracelet. 

Breitling Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition (ref. AB0910371B1X1)


Vintage re-editions have their place. While some enthusiasts want something entirely new, some enjoy vintage watches’ look and feel. Vintage watches have their own problems, as they can be difficult to service and maintain because of their age.

This is where vintage re-editions come in, as they present many of the charms of a vintage watch with the reliability and durability of a modern watch. The Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition aims to match the original Navitimer as closely as possible. The dial text and printing present as if someone found a new-old-stock example.

The case was measured to replicate the exact dimensions of the original. Breitling even used a high-domed Plexiglas crystal instead of sapphire to heighten the vintage look. Inside is a modern B09 movement, a COSC-certified hound-wound version of Breitling’s B01 movement. 

The stainless steel case measures 41mm wide, 12.98mm thick, 48.7mm lug-to-lug, and has a 22mm lug width. Because of the Plexiglass crystal, the weight is notably lighter, weighing in at 75g on the strap. True to the original, the watch is rated to 30 meters of water resistance. The Breitling Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition retails at $9050 and is limited to 1959 units.

Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition(ref. AB0920131B1X1)


Breitling gave reference 765 the same treatment as reference 806 with the Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition. Limited to 1953 watches, this watch re-creates the reference 765, which served as the inspiration for Breitling’s current AVI collection. Here, Breitling went with a more aged look with the luminescent paint on the dial.

The stainless steel case has an external bidirectional bezel, is water resistant to 30 meters, and measures 41mm wide, 14.06mm thick, 48.7mm lug-to-lug, and has a 22mm lug width. Inside is the same hand-wound B09 movement as the 1959 Navitimer Re-Edition. 

The Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition retails for $9050.

Breitling Avenger Automatic 45 Seawolf (ref. A17319101I1X1)


Maybe best suited for underwater duty with a staggering 3000 meters of water resistance, the bright yellow dial and large 45mm size of this Avenger 45 Seawolf should still be legible if reading in a cockpit. Like other Avenger watches, this watch is designed to be used as a tool, with the functions being easily utilized in a variety of environments.

The steel case measures 45mm wide, 18.39mm thick, 55.2mm lug-to-lug, and has a 22mm lug width. With those dimensions, this watch is not for the faint of heart, as the thickness is more than the strap widths on many dress watches. Inside is the Breitling 17 automatic movement. The Breitling Avenger Automatic 45 Seawolf retails for $4350 on a leather strap with a tang buckle.

Breitling Emergency (ref. V76325221B1S1)


The Breitling Emergency is similar to the Aerospace Evo, with the Breitling 76 thermo-compensated quartz movement inside. In addition to the chronograph, 4-year calendar, countdown timer, and second timezone, a dual-frequency distress beacon can be used in emergencies. 

Should one find themselves in an emergency situation far away from conventional communication, the distress beacon can be accessed by unscrewing and pulling the crown on the bottom lug, releasing the antenna. Once activated, emergency responders will be able to pinpoint your location and provide assistance. 

The DLC-Coated titanium case is water resistant to 50 meters and has a bi-directional external bezel. The case measures 51mm in diameter, 21.6mm thick, 65.5mm lug-to-lug, and has a 26mm lug width. The battery life of the Breitling 76 movement is rated at 2-3 years. 

The Breitling Emergency retails for $18,760 in titanium on a rubber strap. Additionally, should you activate the emergency beacon in a non-emergency situation, there is a very, very, large fine. 

Breitling Super Avenger Chronograph 48 Night Mission (ref. V13375101C1X1)


The “super” part of the title of this watch is not to be taken lightly, as it likely refers to the bold 48mm wide case dimension of the watch. Made in DLC-coated titanium with a blue dial and strap, these aspects will provide some much-needed visual and physical levity to the timepiece. 

The Super Avenger Chronograph 48 uses the Breitling 13 movement, which is based on the Valjoux 7750. In addition to the large case diameter, the case measures 17.73mm thick, 59mm lug-to-lug, has a 24mm lug width, and is rated to 300 meters of water resistance.

The titanium will lessen the weight, but this watch is definitely about presence. The Breitling Super Avenger Chronograph 48 Night Mission retails for $6400 on a leather strap with a tang buckle. 


Breitling’s history has been devoted to building purpose-oriented timepieces that are still attractive objects of horology. Even today, while some watches are quite large, their size and design are still oriented toward utility. Breitling’s aviator timepieces are aimed at those who are both technically and adventurously minded and are in need of a timing companion for their excursions.

breitling for bentley special edition

Swiss watch manufacturer Breitling and English automobile manufacturer Bentley recently terminated their exclusive collaboration. This relationship lasted nearly twenty years and was marked by the creation of many watches and limited edition timepieces incorporating elements of the Bentley brand automobiles. 

At the same time, Bentley commissioned the Breitling watch company to create clocks exclusively for their dashboards. The first clock appeared in the Continental GT. In retrospect, the relationship seems a match made in heaven as the founder of Breitling, Leon Breitling, was an avid racing fan from the very beginning.

In 1905 he developed and applied for a Swiss patent for his chronograph that was specifically designed to measure the speed of race cars. Even Leon’s grandson Willy drove Bentleys almost exclusively through the 1940s due to their technical excellence and craftsmanship.

The models created by Breitling over this period incorporated prominent features of the Bentley motorcars. Additionally, many of the dials reflected the exact paint colors available on the automobiles they celebrated. According to both companies, this is the longest collaboration ever between a Swiss luxury brand and a luxury car manufacturer.

The History of Breitling for Bentley Watches

Breitling Bentley Mulliner Tourbillion

The timeline of this collaborative period begins in 2002, culminating with the first Breitling for Bentley watch being presented in 2003. The first product of this partnership was the Bentley Le Mans Limited Edition Chronograph. 

In 2003, Breitling also began sponsoring the Team Bentley racing group at the 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race. This marked a return to where the original “Bentley Boys” achieved great success in the late 1920s. 

In 2011, Bentley Continental GT Supersports set a new world speed record on ice. This was accomplished on the Baltic Sea. A Bentley driven by Juha Kankkunen wearing a Breitling Bentley Supersports Light Body Watch reached a speed of 205 mph, shattering the world record set four years earlier by Bentley Motorsports.

2014 saw the return of Bentley to motorsport competition in the GT3 category with the Continental GT3. Following numerous top finishes, Breitling launches the Bentley GT3 watch. The watch features a black titanium case and a race car-inspired carbon fiber dial. 

That same year, Breitling and Bentley embarked on their most costly and over-the-top collaboration with the introduction of the Breitling clock with Tourbillon offered in the Bentayga SUV. This clock was the priciest item ever incorporated into a Bentley from an outside source.

In 2016, Bentley introduced seven limited edition automobiles at the Seattle Boeing Seafair Airshow. These were known as the Bentley Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series Limited Edition. They featured two-tone exteriors of onyx and hallmark with Breitling yellow accents reflecting the striking coloring of the 7 aircraft Breitling show-jet team.

2018 saw the unveiling of the Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley British Racing Green wristwatch. The timepiece featured a Breitling caliber 01 movement with a unique transparent case back and a metalized Bentley logo.

It also had an engraved plate with “Bentley” inscribed on the watch case hearkening back to the dashboard of the historic 1929 “Blower” Bentley model. In 2019 Bentley celebrated its 100th anniversary of luxury motoring excellence.

For this occasion, Breitling introduced the Centenary Limited edition. This model was available in either stainless steel or 18-carat red gold. The dial is offered in a unique burled wood nodding to the wood inserts in the Continental GT number 9 edition taken from the seat of Sir Tom Birkin’s legendary Bentley “Blower” from 1930.

The Breitling for Bentley Models

There are predominantly ten designs that encompass the collaborative period between Bentley and Breitling. Before elaborating on each of the individual collections, there are various specifications that are common to all the different models. 

All have automatic movements and sapphire crystals. They are water-resistant to 100 meters and are all COSC-certified chronometers. Another prominent feature on most models is the knurled bezel or knurled decorative motif reflected on the dial. 

This is an homage to the radiator grill and certain dashboard adornments of the Bentley motorcars. Any features distinct to the particular model will be in the following descriptions below. 

Breitling for Bentley Flying B Chronograph & Flying B No. 3

The difference between these two models is that the Flying B is slightly larger at 38.5 by 52 mm and has a chronograph movement. The No. 3 case measures 34.5 by 40 mm and does not have the chronograph subdials.

The Breitling for Bentley Flying B ref. A4436512.B873 features a unique black dial with silver subdials. There are also other dial variations, including blue and silver. The Flying B No.3 ref. A1636212.Q551 features a unique bronze dial with a single silver sundial. Both watches are equipped with ETA-based movements modified by Breitling.

The Flying B honors the Bentley winged “B” emblem and features a guilloche knurled inner dial and subdials characteristic of the Bentley automotive radiator grill. The watch cases are cambered rectangular shaped with a beveled crystal. These watches are some of the most beautiful and distinctive dials in the Breitling for Bentley collection.

Breitling for Bentley B05 Unitime

Breitling for Bentley B05 Unitime

The Breitling for Bentley B05 Unitime features a GMT complication, making it ideal for globe trotters. The dial features a globe in the center, serving as a backdrop to the three subdials of the chronograph. The dial’s outer ring also has twenty-four different destinations that fall in various time zones.

The particular reference AB0521U4B.C654.78X.A20B.A1 features a patented mechanism along with the double-disc system that makes telling time highly user-friendly. A date window is situated between the four and five o’clock positions.

The watch measures 49mm in diameter, making it one of the largest Breitling for Bentley watches. It has a twenty-four-hour hand, a chronograph function, and a date window, as mentioned earlier. It is powered by Breitling’s B05 caliber and bears the customary Bentley motif knurled bezel.

Breitling for Bentley Barnato 42

The Breitling for Bentley Barnato 42 pays homage to Joel Woolf Barnato, the British financier and race car driver who was part of the original Bentley Boys. He won three consecutive Le Mans races from 1928-1930. 

His racing partner in each of the races was Bernard Rubin in 1928, driving a Bentley 4.5 liter, Sir Henry “Tim” Birkin in 1929 at the wheel of a Bentley Speed 6, and in 1930 with Glen Kidston racing a Bentley Speed Six (referred to as the Old #1). Barnato went on to invest in Bentley and become its chairman.

The reference M4139024/BB85 features a Breitling 41B caliber with an understated yet elegant dial. Three prominent subdials appear on the dial. In some later depictions, the subdials resemble race car steering wheels. The Knurled bezel surrounds the 42mm Diameter case.

Breitling for Bentley 6.75

The 6.75 was inspired by the 6.75-liter engine manufactured in the Bentley factory in Crewe, England. This engine is produced exclusively for the Arnage limousine. The watch was created in honor of this perfect blending of performance and tradition.

The watch case of the ref. M4436413.BD27.220S.M20DSA.2 measures 48.7mm in diameter and features the caliber 44b with a chronograph function. A unique characteristic of this watch is the large date window right over the center pinion of the dial. 

Other than the Midnight Carbon model, there were several 6.75 designs with cases made from stainless steel, 18-carat yellow gold, and limited edition pieces in 18-carat rose gold.

Breitling for Bentley Motors 

The Breitling for Bentley Motors is one of the only models that does not display the knurled motif on the bezel. Instead, this series has an engine-turned-bezel finish like that found on a Bentley dashboard. It also has a raised engraving on the case back depicting three legendary Bentley models; the Speed 6, the R Type Continental, and the Continental GT.

The ref. A2536212.L505 features a 48.7mm case with a distinct racing green dial and a date window between the four and five o’clock positions. The watch is powered by the caliber 25B, which features a “30 Second Chronograph function”. 

This means that the center hand sweeps once around the dial in 30 seconds instead of the typical 60 seconds. This enables extremely accurate timing to within 1/8th of a second.

The second unique feature of the Breitling for Bentley Motors is the “Variable Tachymeter.” This enables one to measure the average speed of the race car regardless of time elapsed, the distance covered, or the speed reached.

Within the Breitling for Bentley Motors collection, there were also the Motors T watches. These were special editions of the Motors, which came in stainless steel or rose gold cases with black, blue, and white dials.

Breitling for Bentley Supersports Light Body

This limited edition collaborative timepiece was on the wrist of Juha Kankkunen when he broke the world record for speed on ice driving a Bentley Continental GT in 2011, as mentioned before. The Light Body refers to a case made entirely of titanium. In keeping with the lightness mandate, the watch comes with a rubber strap

The Supersports Light Body measures 49mm in diameter. The dial is striking with two of the models available with either a green(ref. E2736536.BA37.220S) or red (ref. E2736529.BA622.20S) tachymeter outer dial ring.

The timepiece is powered by a caliber 27B automatic movement with a date window at the six o’clock position. The chronograph subdials are set horizontally across the” equator” of the dial. This model also displays the knurled motif on the bezel. 

Breitling for Bentley GT

The “GT” in this Breitling for Bentley timepiece stands for Grand Tourer and celebrates the most powerful automobile in the Bentley collection. These watches come with mesmerizing dials that are reminiscent of automobile dashboards, and the Bentley etched on the caseback.

This particular ref.A1336212.K506 comes with a striking red dial and a 44.8mm case diameter, which is smaller than other Breitling for Bentley chronographs. It’s powered by the caliber 13B, an automatic movement with a date complication at the three o’clock position.

There are several other Breitling for Bentley GT references with different dial and sundial colors. There’s also the Breitling for Bentley GT Dark Sapphire ref. XB0613C1C984, a unique limited edition piece with a 48mm case and the caliber 10B. 

Finally, there are the Japan Special Edition watches that came with incredible dials, such as the blue with mother of pearl dial on the ref. A133627X/BE63/980A.

Breitling for Bentley GMT

This Breitling for Bentley release is a fresh interpretation of the GMT watch. It reflects the Bentley styling in the larger knurled motif bezel and totalizer rims inspired by the automobile’s dashboard. 

The ingenious multiple display system displays 24 different international locations representing the twenty-four different time zones. The tapered strap or bracelet gives the watch a distinct and modern appearance. The reference RB043112.G775.757P.R20.D1 comes in a beautiful rose gold case with a cream dial.

The watch is 49mm in diameter and sports the automatic caliber 47B. In addition to the watch’s timekeeping function, it has a twenty-four-hour hand, a chronograph function, and a date window.

Breitling for Bentley Mark VI

The original Bentley Mark VI was produced in the factory in Crewe, England, from 1946-1952. The design of the Mark VI is evident in the knurled bezel reflecting the dashboard controls in the automobile. The dial colors are inspired by the original colors available for the various models, and the case back features the Bentley emblem in relief.

The Breitling for Bentley Mark VI is powered by a caliber 26B automatic movement with a 60-minute totalizer, as evident on the dial. The case measures 42mm and is made of stainless steel with a platinum bezel. The timepiece also features a date window at the sixth position. There are two references to this model, one with a silver (ref. P2636212.G611) and one with a blue (ref. P2536212.Q529) dial.

There are also a few Breitling for Bentley Mark VI references with additional complications, such as a 1461 calendar, a chronograph, or a moon phase. These watches had very similar features to the classic Mark VI but were powered by the caliber B19.

Breitling for Bentley Premier Chronograph

The latest collaboration between Breitling and Bentley produced watches that reflect the styling of the original Breitling Premier watches launched in the 1940s. They are primarily characterized as elegant timepieces with a focus on everyday simplicity.

The most common among the Premier Chronograph watches is the Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley Mulliner. The watch draws inspiration from the Convertible Mulliner Edition of the Continental GT and features a stunning white dial with blue subdials. 

There’s also the B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley Centenary with a gorgeous brown dial inspired by the dashboard of the “Blower” Bentley that came out in 1929. Both watches feature the same specifications and are powered by the in-house B01 chronograph movement.

Finally, the king of the Premier Chronographs is the B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Bentley. This remarkable timepiece features a 42mm rose gold case and a beautiful green dial. It’s powered by the manufacturer’s caliber B21 and is limited to only 25 pieces.

Final Thoughts

The collaboration of Breitling and Bentley produced many memorable watches and clocks over their almost two-decade-long partnership. I have assembled a starting point for those interested in these special models.

If you are an admirer of Bentley automobiles or a fan of Breitling watches, the information put forth in this article should serve you well in finding your next timepiece or your next addition to your Breitling for Bentley collection.

Rolex vs Breitling watches

Which one is a superior brand? Breitling or Rolex? This is a question that has probably been arugued for generations and will more than likely never end. You must have asked this question to yourself and friends a multitude of times. There probably has yet to be a definitive answer and there may never be.

These two luxury watch brands often confuse the buyers, offering so many bells and whistles to their watches that even the most enthusiastic of fans may end up scratching their heads. Since both are classified as top-tier and high-class luxury, it is hard to decide which one is better.

However, let’s discuss it from a different angle of what if Breitling is an improved Rolex? When looking for a luxury watch from a reputable Swiss watchmaker (like IWC and JLC), these two high-end brands are always on top of the list. This is one fact that cannot be disputed, no matter where you fall on the spectrum of which watch brands are the best. 

You can debate between two watches and want to know which is superior, Breitling or Rolex. Both companies make some excellent timepieces. Having stated that, let’s determine which watch brand should be your next buy:



Rolex Datejust 36

Hans Wilsdorf, a German-born watchmaker, and his brother-in-law Alfred Davis founded their firm in 1905 in London. They bought Swiss movements, placed them in British cases, and marketed them to jewelers so they could brand the dials with their names. Wilsdorf created and acquired the Rolex brand in 1908 after recognizing the potential for its brand to flourish in the expanding wristwatch industry.

Wilsdorf was always aware of the attractiveness of accurate timekeeping. This awareness has paid off over the years and there are many consumers that flock to Rolex because it is known for its attention to detail, precision, and mission to always stay one step ahead of the competition across the board. 

The National Clock Grading Institute in Bienne, Switzerland, awarded the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision to the first timepiece, a Rolex, in 1910. Wilsdorf obtained a “Class A” Precision Certificate from the Kew Observatory in 1914 after realizing the beneficial effect this certification had on sales. These certifications are what many watch enthusiasts point to as proof that Rolex is one of the few brands that places a high premium on the technical as well as aesthetic aspects of its watches. 

Since then, Rolex has provided cutting-edge accuracy that is arguably the best in the industry and what other top brands seek to emulate. As the market for Rolex watches increased quickly, Wilsdorf decided to move the company to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1919 due to British taxation on the Swiss movements Rolex utilized.

After that, the Rolex team developed a completely sealed watch casing, which Wilsdorf named the Oyster, and made it widely available. Fast forward to 2010, Rolex became one of the most sought Swiss watch brands.


Breitling Watches 2

Léon Breitling established Breitling in 1884 in St. Imier, Switzerland. All the Breiling watches have a long history of usage in science, sports, and business. The company relocated to bigger quarters at La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1892.  Breitling introduced a timepiece with a chronograph function in 1915.

The brilliant idea to include a push-piece at 2 o’clock to start, stop, and reset the chronograph operations came from Léon Breitling’s son, Gaston. By continually pushing the start/stop button while wearing the crown, the wearer may clock subsequent occurrences without needing to recalibrate.

The wristwatch kept moving forward in terms of advancements. Léon Breitling’s grandson Willy came up with the idea to include a second push-piece at 4 o’clock for stopping the stopwatch. To split the costs of creating a new self-winding chronograph, Jack Heuer approached Breitling in 1967.

However, some watchmakers may dispute this. The storied Heuer Monaco and Breitling Chrono-Matic lines held the Calibre 11 watches. It’s interesting to note that all current Breitling models, both conventional and quartz, have passed the COSC’s independent chronometer testing.

Design Consistency


Regarding their watch styles, Rolex is famous for making only small, conservative alterations.  Furthermore, the design language of Rolex hasn’t changed much since ages. These intricate, yet decisive adjustments may not be for everyone, but they have been an undeniable hit with ardent followers and enthusiasts, who herald the brand as a game-changer in the industry. In short, you can say that Rolex rarely had to innovate since its 20th-century designs established such a timeless aesthetic standard. 

The unchanging appearance of Rolex watches has undoubtedly contributed to the growing desire for retro-styled timepieces, as mechanical wristwatches have been unequivocally out of date for roughly fifty years. However, a glance at any other watch company reveals that Rolex stands apart among large-scale watch manufacturers for its tight devotion to its design tradition.

The Rolex catalog’s Cellini line continues to be an outlier, with many avant-garde designs coming and going throughout the years, particularly for models for ladies. However, the Cellini series remains the least popular, identifiable, and collectible Rolex model. Despite this fact, it is still considered a premium model and heads and shoulders above the offerings of other brands in the same class. 


Regarding design consistency, Breitling has also given tough competition to its rivals., who often have to go back to the drawing board in order to offer proper alternatives to their versions.  Although we have seen some major design upgrades from Breitling over the decades, some main design languages are kept intact. For instance, the triangle on the edges of minute and second hands has been the same for a long time. Moreover, Breitling has kept their watches in elegant design over time. 

While most watchmakers were going with elegant design upgrades, Breitling decided to keep up with their signature designs. The brains behind Breitling wanted to make their design consistent on top of everyone. This philosophy has made the brand easy to identify and is one of the qualities that fans find endearing and specific to the brand. 

Rolex vs. Breitling- Who Holds Value Best?

Believe it or not, there is a clear link between a brand’s worth, popularity, and resale value. On average, the stronger the brand, the more money you’ll receive back when trying to sell it. However, certain timepieces have a better resale value for other factors, such as their rarity or iconic significance. 

Nevertheless, you will often receive more money when selling your Rolex watches relative to your Breitling watches when comparing the proportion of what you initially spent for a Rolex or Breitling with what you may sell it for. But, it depends on the price at which you may acquire the timepiece, its state, and if you still have the paperwork and other accessories that came with the initial purchase. 

If you overspend on a Rolex timepiece, you will probably not make back your money if you subsequently sell it. Additionally, certain Rolex models are less well-known than others. Think about a Daytona, Submariner, or GMT-Master if you want a Rolex that will keep its worth over time.

Breitling watches often keep their worth over time but depreciate over time. This is a fact that is associated with all models of watches, no matter the brand. A Breitling does, however, take some time to depreciate, and it is conceivable for a very new Breitling to be valued greater than the amount paid for it. This is a serious consideration that collectors take into account before making an investment. 

The benefit of buying a Breitling watch is that they are known for being extremely professional timepieces. An example is the Breitling Navitimer 01, which is made for aeronauts like flyers, scientists, military professionals, search and rescue teams, and more. If an incident arises, Breitling’s Breitling Emergency watch, which features a finder and a rescue signal, is fantastic. The Exospace B55 watches, for example, are smartwatches created with unique smart capabilities for pilots and aerospace professionals. 

Breitling also sells a few more smartwatches. Additionally, Breitling offers a variety of rubber strap alternatives that are suitable for any of their watches. Having so many options on the table is another selling point for many watch enthusiasts, who may be searching for a different type of watch than what they normally may purchase. 

Rolex now only offers a small number of rubber strap alternatives in its Yachtmaster line and a small number of Rolex Daytonas. Breitling is the brand to choose if you want a high-quality timepiece that is affordable and won’t depreciate quickly.

But Rolex is the route if you want to get into the most competitive marketplace on the planet and invest in a watch that will probably increase in value with time. However, be careful not to overspend for your Rolex, and retain your receipts.

Rolex vs. Breitling – Brand Reputation And Prestige

In news that is probably not news to anyone, Rolex truly kills the competition when it relates to brand recognition, and it has done so across several generations. Even people that are not interested in watches know that a Rolex watch is a luxury item and an instant indicator of class and distinction.

Breitling is a well-known brand, although not quite as well known as Rolex. When someone mentions luxury watch, most people immediately think of Rolex. This is due in part to their immaculate marketing and product placement over the years tht has reached people across all economic levels. 

Again, this does not suggest that Breitling is not a significant player; they are. You may find Breitling in the search results by performing a straightforward Google search for ‘top luxury watch brands’. Few other manufacturers have the same level of respect as Rolex. You will receive positive comments when wearing a Rolex as they are impossible to ignore. Moreover, if you wear a Breitling, you won’t receive nearly as much praise as if you wore a Rolex. 

Breitling is a fantastic watch brand; anyone who knows watches would agree with this. Still, unfortunately, this goes to demonstrate the ignorance the common consumer has about luxury watches. Therefore, if you receive a compliment while wearing a Breitling, you can be certain that the individual knows watches.

Rolex vs. Breitling – Price And Movement

The least expensive Rolex costs about twice as much as the least expensive Breitling. It will cost you $6,100 to enter the Rolex world – a steep price to pay to be associated with a premium product. This is the cost of their brand-new men’s 39mm Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch. 

You will pay nearly half as much as an entry-level Rolex to join the Breitling club. This will buy you the entry-level Breitling watch, which is still as cool as some of the premium ones. The best part about Breitling is that they value their female customers. Breilting has dedicated the Colt Lady lineup to their female watch enthusiasts.

This is a feature that is not lost on consumers and a rare example of a brand that understands the desires of women and premium watches as well. Even though all Rolex timepieces are equal in terms of movement, they all have mechanical movements that the company itself makes in-house. Collectors of watches view mechanical watches as having the most renowned sorts of movements. This is an activity that Rolex takes great pleasure in.

The entry-level Breitling watches feature battery-operated, cost-effective quartz movements. Therefore, this is a major reason Rolex is more costly than Breitling when comparing prices. They exclusively employ premium, very accurate mechanical calibers. 

You consequently get what you pay for. In earlier days, Rolex employed quartz movements. The Rolex flagship watch oyster was last mentioned in a 2001 inventory. However, it has since been eliminated since Rolex wishes only to highlight the greatest movements, among all other aspects of watches. 

Breitling also develops their internal movements. Moreover, this luxury watch brand also takes great pleasure in horology. Breitling manufactures all of its timepieces, some of which are among the best in the world.

Best Rolex Watches

Rolex Submariner

The Sub didn’t truly become trendy until the 1980s, primarily because preppy people wore them as a statement of an active lifestyle that, most likely, centered around drinks at the yacht club. Unfortunately, tool watches became fashionable during this decade, and the rest is timepieces history. 

Rolex recognized that the Submariner had evolved from a tool to a jewel, and during the decade of materialism, gold, two-tone, and even diamond-encrusted variants appeared. Gold variants are significantly less sought-after than plain steel ones, which are difficult to find at retail and may sell for up to 25% more than retail among fans.

Rolex GMT Master II

The GMT Master II, an improvement to the crown in 1982, featured a new movement and an individually changeable local hour hand that proved to be huge successes as steel and gold editions exuded a flawless jet-set attitude. 

Many people knew how to wear a Rolex Submariner with maximum flair, but wearing a GMT Master II was a subtly fashionable gesture highlighting the owner’s individuality. The GMT Master II still exudes a subdued quirkiness.A revamped GMT Master II with a ceramic bezel and a new movement that featured several contemporary modifications was released by Rolex in 2007.

Rolex Milgauss

When the Milgauss was released in 1956, nuclear research was a hot topic, especially in locations like CERN, which is today home to the world’s most sophisticated particle accelerator. 

Electrical engineers were among the most significant professions in the world at the time as all the amazing technology created during World War II was being translated to commercial applications. 

Unfortunately, engineers and scientists don’t get the fame they deserve, and the Milgauss is the only Rolex model that was discontinued from 1988 to 2007. For Rolex lovers, the watch’s reintroduction in 2007 was a very pleasant surprise, and the lightning-bolt second’s hand continues to be its most amusing design element.

Unlike and more than any other Rolex watch, the Milgauss will probably make you distinguish yourself from the crowd. The current version isn’t absolutely hard to get on sale. It is undoubtedly a watch for savvy individuals.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

Before the 1960s, Rolex employed Oyster casings to contain external chronograph movements. Then the manufacturer produced the futuristic-sounding ‘Cosmograph’ while increasing the case size and redesigning the dial. 

Soon after, the Rolex Daytona legend began to take shape when the crown began sponsoring races at Florida’s renowned beachside track and adding its initials to the dial. While there wasn’t much uproar at the time—that would come later. A striking outcome for a watch that was initially unimpressive is that the Daytona continues to be in demand and sells over retail on the used market, like many titanium Expert variants.

Best Breitling Watches

Breitling Cockpit Chrono

The Breitling Cockpit Chrono model has ruled the market since the early 2000s, and shows no signs of slowing down This watch fills the void between a scientific chronograph watch and a beautiful regular sports watch. The 39mm stainless steel case and a beautiful brown leather band give this watch a distinct profile. 

This makes it easy to go from casual business wear to an active weekend outfit. The Breitling Caliber 13 automated movement with a 42-hour power reserve is the heart of the Cockpit Chrono ref. A13358. The clock, date, and chronograph functions of the watch are provided by this mechanism, which is all nicely displayed on the dial’s balanced layout. 

Breitling Chronomat

The Chronomat, Breitling’s flagship model, is one of the company’s most popular and enduring lines. The Breitling Chronomat, a special model from the late 1990s, has all the characteristics you might expect from a premium timepiece. 

The metal bidirectional spinning bezel is mounted on top of the 40mm stainless steel case and is marked to 60 units.  The difference between this Chronomat and other models is that it has a matte texture steel finish as opposed to the more typical polished steel appearance. This style is known as ‘stealth mode’ by Breitling.

Breitling Chrono Avenger

The Breitling Chrono Avenger is a tough timepiece designed to survive harsh conditions and heavy use, ideal for those that lead active lifestyles. Despite having a big 44mm size, the Chrono Avenger is nonetheless very light owing to the utilization of titanium. 

The chronograph configuration with the three registers at 6, 9, and 12 o’clock is on the black dial. Additionally, the dial has a lot of illumination to provide the best visibility in dim light. The trustworthy Caliber 13 automatic movement powers this robust Breitling chronograph. The Breitling Chrono Avenger is the ideal choice if you want a gorgeous timepiece that is also robust.

Breitling Super Ocean Heritage

Breitling produces excellent diving watches in addition to pilot watches. The Breitling Superocean heritage comes in stainless steel and has a large 46mm case with a blue bidirectional diver’s dial. The SuperOcean Heritage II pays a modest homage to legendary Breitling diving watches from the late 1950s, as suggested by its name. 

The wristwatch carries some design cues from Breitling timepieces of the past. One such example is the vintage steel mesh band that resembles the original model. Breitling has put in great thoughts to make a time piece of this level. Furthermore, the overall aesthetics of this watch are gorgeous for people with different tastes.


When purchasing a watch, you must be aware of your objectives in addition to the amount of money you are looking to invest. If you have the cash and are a trader, Rolex is currently experiencing a market bull run. A Rolex in your possession may be valued more than you bought it for.

Purchasing a prized Rolex is a daunting task and not one to be taken lightly. Even though there will always be more interest than supply, there is a fair probability that there will eventually be a downturn and a purchasing opportunity. If you don’t have $30,000 to spare and are willing to risk losing it, a Rolex watch is not for you.

Breitling vs Tag Heuer watches

The race has begun to determine which luxury watch is the greatest of the industry. Both Breitling and Tag Heuer timepieces are considered at the top of the class and both well-respected by watch enthusiasts for a myriad of reasons. It makes sense that these two highly regarded watch companies are in a such intense rivalry with one another and their devoted customers.

The competition to be the best has been a boon for watch lovers as they reap the benefits of both companies attempting to gain a leg up on the competition with the release of each new series. Such beautiful design items are rarely available on the market, so whenever they are new pieces releases, consumers are of course intrigued about what is on offer. Customers want to know their usual considerable investment is toward a useful, stunning, and visually beautiful watch.

Making a selection between the two premium brands might be difficult, but knowing how they differ, a true watch aficionado can pinpoint the attributes they particularly like and made a decision based on those components.

So let’s start:

Which Brand Is More Premium? Tag Heuer VS Breitling

Breitling History

If we talk about premium quality and other features, it’s hard to pick a winner from both rivals. Nevertheless, not every genuine watch enthusiast has a similar opinion. There is a huge fanbase of both Tag Heuer and Breitling who isn’t ready for the Tag Heuer vs. Breitling debate. There will always be watch enthusiasts who would vouch for Breitling yet still have Tag Monaco or a Carrera Heuer 01 in their collection.

Many collectors would contend that Tag Heuer has to move upmarket to compete with Breitling. With the release of the Carrera series, Tag Heuer tried to overtake the competition. It’s undoubtedly a fantastic start, and an interesting journey that has led to new discoveries and assertions in the industry. In the future, perhaps they will release even more complicated watches to elevate their standing even further than it is already.

As both of these watch manufacturers belong to the Swiss family, it’s useless to debate which one is more premium. Every Swiss watch is premium, and anyone that appreciates superb quality understands this as a baseline. 

Which Brand Makes More Popular Watches? Tag Heuer VS Breitling

Tag Heuer watches might seem to be more expensive than the competition, however, it is worth noting that one should also know that their budget watches lineup starts at a very low price tag, making them accessible to a much larger audience. You’ll find roughly 600 percent more individuals wearing them than Breitling. This is a steep statistic that indicates their mission to introduce more people to their perennial designs as a lifestyle brand. 

They are more popular than the latter, but both companies manufacture a lot of well-known timepieces. However, if one must choose one over the other, then there should be a slight edge given to Tag Heuer due to their availability. 

Breitling advertises and sells its product mostly in European countries as opposed to stateside. On the other hand, Tag Heuer sells globally across all continents, making it a more easily available brand than Breitling. This is the type of exclusivity that speaks volumes about the intent and missions of each particular brand and also works as a marketing ploy to pique interest.

Which Brand Makes More Accurate Watches? Tag Heuer vs. Breitling

The ultimate recognition for precision and durability of mechanical watch functions goes to COSC-certified chronometers. A watch must meet standards of -4/+6 seconds daily to receive the COSC Chronometer certification of accuracy. A few Tag Heuer watch calibers have been certified as chronometers by the COSC.

Tag Heuer timepieces are rigorously tested to achieve very high levels of precision. These are facts that have inevitably led to the brand being such a respected name in the game and a reason that many watch enthusiasts flock to the name. Fewer Breitling watches are not COSC chronometers compared to the small number of TAG Heuer watches.

Most of their quartz timepieces, like the 74 Breitling SuperQuartzTM caliber, are Quartz Chronometers with COSC certification. Any battery-operated or non-mechanical timepiece will have a quartz movement. In fact, Breitling quartz watches feature an exclusive breed of COSC-certified quartz movements. These quartz movements are superior to those found in TAG Heuer watches in terms of both quality and precision.

Which Brand Makes More Complicated Watches? Tag Heuer vs. Breitling

Breitling watches are often more likely to be loaded with extra features and are considered superior when it comes to manufacturing. However, both companies commonly produce timepieces with significant mechanical complexity. Additionally, they offer many exclusive features that are reserved solely for pilots. On the other hand, Tag Heuer watches don’t provide any such features typically, but the brand is known for its exceptional chronographs.

Moreover, the Carrera line is one of the most famous watch lineups ever and one that is heavily followed with each successive release. A chronograph is an extremely complex mechanism that requires a master watchmaker to build. Although it isn’t as stunning as a tourbillon or perpetual calendar, which are highly complicated.

Which Brand Offers Better Warranty? Tag Heuer vs. Breitling

Compared to TAG Heuer’s 2-year warranty, Breitling watches come with a 5-year warranty. These warranties often cover production flaws and, if necessary, cell changes. This is a marked difference that true watch enthusiasts make note of and it sometimes comes down as one of the deciding factors on which watch will ultimately be purchased.

Harm to the dial or case back crystals, straps, irrespective of the material they are made of, wear and tear, water damage brought on by immersing the watch lower than the advised depth limit, and bodily shock are some things not protected by the warranty.All of these potential defects should be taken into consideration before making a purchase that is meant to be a lifelong investment.

However, warranty is generally not a concern of watch enthusiasts looking for amazing watches. Luxury watches are known to last, and people use them with extreme care too, but Breitling offers a longer warranty.

Which Brand Has A Better Resale Value? Tag Heuer vs. Breitling

On average, a Breitling watch will sell for more money at resale than a Tag Heuer watch. Specific models from each brand are regarded as collector items and have a higher than average resale value because of their scarcity and iconic status. So, this is a component that cannot be generalized. Selling your Breitling watch will often net you a higher profit than selling your Tag Heuer watch in the future.

Which Brand Has An Older History? Tag Heuer vs. Breitling

Léon Breitling established Breitling in 1884 in St. Imier, Switzerland. Chronographs made by the firm have a long history of being used in science, sports, and business. The company relocated to bigger quarters at La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1892. Breitling introduced a timepiece with a chronograph function in 1915. The brilliant idea to include a push-piece at 2 o’clock to start, stop, and reset the chronograph operations came from Léon Breitling’s son, Gaston.

The chronograph continued to advance. Léon Breitling’s grandson Willy came up with the idea to include a second push-piece at 4 o’clock for the chronograph functionality. Since then, Breitling has risen to new heights and respect within the industry. On the other hand, Tag Heuer’s legacy is undoubtedly one of the most significant Swiss watch companies.

The Swiss firm was originally known as Heuer and renamed Tag Heuer in 1985 when the TAG Group acquired controlling ownership in the business. It was founded in 1860 and has been a vital contributor to the advancement of watchmaking’s precision and performance. In St-Imier, a Swiss municipality in the canton of Bern, Edouard Heuer (1840–1892) founded Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG, where its history began. At the time, he was barely 20 years old and began his watchmaking training at 14.

In 1887, Heuer developed the “oscillating pinion” for stopwatches, a significant development. This device, consisting of a moveable shaft with two gears and variously sized teeth, may be activated to start or stop the chronograph function by pressing the corresponding push buttons.

Just keep in mind that major watch manufacturers of mechanical chronographs still employ the oscillating pinion to understand this discovery’s significance. To put it in simple words, Tag Heuer is a more historic, older, and classic brand than Breitling. But the legacy of Breitling isn’t far behind either. 

Most Iconic Tag Heuer Watches

Formula 1

Tag Heuer Formula 1

Tag Heuer is the only watch company with permission to refer to its product range as ‘Formula 1’. Over the decades, it has sponsored McLaren, Ferrari, and Williams. Jack Heuer became involved with motorsports in 1968 when he partnered with Swiss star Jo ‘Seppi’ Siffert.

It continues to serve as the Monaco Grand Prix’s and the Automobile Club of Monaco’s official timekeeper. Using all the colors and visual elements of the F1 team, the new Red Bull Racing special edition timepiece makes the relationship between the two visible.

Aqua Racer

The new Acquaracer is a fresh addition to Tag Heuer’s iconic watches lineup. Additionally, it is thinner and fits better. Thanks to these minor upgrades, it is now the best-looking diving watch in the Tag Heuer range. Note the all-blue model, which is offered in various colors and is perfect for a sporty diving watch.

Indie 500

Another iconic piece of motorsport watches. The Carrera Panamericana influenced this one, a five-year-long border-to-border race between Mexico and the United States called The Most Deadly Race on earth. It features the outstanding Calibre 16 automatic movement from Tag Heuer and has a 42-hour power reserve.

Most Iconic Breitling Watches

SuperOcean Heritage

Breitling Superocean Heritage

This 2020 capsule collection paid homage to a vintage Breitling watch from 1957 and the carefree way of life of American west coast surfers at the time. The original Superocean, created to equip professional and military divers, was quickly embraced by recreational divers and fashion-conscious watch nerds. The enormous indices evoke geometric patterns from the 1960s, and the tactile ceramic bezel rotates in both directions.


Breitling Chronomat's design

The aggressively heavy sports chronograph from Breitling blends pilot and diver aesthetics. The watch series has 42mm casings and the distinctive Chronomat ‘rider tabs’ at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock that are glove-friendly. They function as grip aids, visual indicators, and protectors of the domed sapphire crystal, among other things. It is a tribute to its 1980s roots and appears on an integrated stainless steel ‘Rouleaux’ bracelet.

Super Avenger

In recent times, men’s watch sizes have steadily reduced. However, there is still a large proportion of men for whom wearing a watch is an unavoidable chance to make a strong, daring statement, and that is what the 48″ Super Avenger Chronograph does. The pushers are strong and shockproof, developed with adventurers in mind. Just like its name, the watch itself is too rigid. Although, rough use might damage the watch’s dial and face. But, if you use it with extreme care, it will last an eternity.


Are Breitling watches good?

Yes, Breitling is a luxury watch brand with some iconic series. Due to its long warranty, attractive dials, and premium build quality, it is a favorite brand of watch enthusiasts.

Is Breitling Better Than Tag Heuer?

A straight answer to this question is next to impossible. Breitling offers a better warranty and resale value, but Tag Heuer also outperforms Breitling in several other domains. Therefore, both watches are best in some categories and lack behind in others.

Is Breitling Considered A Luxury Watch?

Breitling is a Swiss watch brand which is enough reason to call it a luxury watch brand. However, there are several other reasons, including premium chronographs, high watch prices, and huge market share, which adds to the fact that Breitling is a luxury watch.

Final Notes

Everyone enjoys adorning themselves with a beautiful timepiece. In particular, everyone enjoys wearing luxury watches. It will be tough if you are a watch enthusiast trying to differentiate between Tag Heuer and Breitling. Both of these luxury watch brands are good enough to attract even the most demanding watch enthusiast’s attention.

However, there are people with different tastes and likes. So, both of these watch brands are unique in their own league and can be considered. In terms of resale value and brand warranty, Breitling is superior. But, Tag Heuer steals the show regarding luxury dials, premium quality, and affordability.

Oris vs Breitling brand comparison

When it comes to watches, everyone strives to attain a status that classifies them as a luxury brand. There are several brands with great watches – Breitling and Oris are among them and they each have their own set of fans. Both are wonderful, but people are curious to know which one among Oris vs. Breitling is the best. The answer is not as easy as one may assume and depending on personal preferences, the answer can change. 

Swiss watchmaker Breitling is recognized for many great qualities that have made them a leader in the field gor generations: their pilot, racing, and chronograph watches. Breitling is a well-known and pursued name in the watch industry, and its popularity alone may considerably increase the profit potential of its timepieces. 

While less well-known in the Swiss watch industry, Oris is a well-respected brand that makes excellent diving watches like the Oris Aquis at a more modest price point. Breitling timepieces start at $2,500 and go up to $5,000, although Oris timepieces start at around $1,500. However, this does not mean that Oris is weaker since you cannot ignore a brand with such a long history as Oris.

When it comes to watches, the price tag is not the lone indicator of quality and overall superiority and this is why it is important to break down the components in order to decipher what makes a great watch and what options are must-haves. 

Breitling Started With Humble Beginnings

Breitling watch and a laptop

A young German immigrant from St. Imier, Switzerland named Leon Breitling launched Breitling in 1884. When producing chronograph watches, the young watchmaker apprentice’s talent was focused more on it than anything else. The fact that Leon Breitling saw the necessity for timepieces to keep up with the times shows how forward-thinking he was instead of following the crowd.

Breitling clocks are still built with this mindset in mind today. This is one of the main reasons why the brand has remained head and shoulders above others – their abililty to stress these qualities and never compromise them have endeared them to a certain set of watch connoisseurs. These consumers become lifelong investors in the country and will have no other brand before them. 

Breitling’s brand is now known for more than just chronograph watches; it now makes diving and pilot timepieces. They are on par with Omega and Rolex regarding reputation and brand awareness as one of the most well-known Swiss watchmakers. Breitling is among the top 15 or perhaps 10 watch manufacturers in today’s market.

Breitling is most known for its chronometer clocks, but it also makes other types of watches that fall under several watch categories. On the other hand, Breitling watches tend to be bigger and bulkier. Depending on what size of a watch one desires, this may be an important component to consider for making a personal list. The Breitling watch is also known for its great functionality and professional appearance. With the name Breitling, you think of a timepiece that is both useful and durable.

Oris Continues To Grow In Prominence

Oris Aquis Cherry watch

Oris was created in 1904 by Paul Cattin and Georges Christian in Switzerland. Since its inception in 1997, Oris has grown tremendously as a business and has already opened its second facility. During this period, Oris had six plants, making it the leading employer in Holstein. These days, the brand has made significant headway in becoming a noteed and valued brand for those that know the intricacies of watch production inside and out. 

While producing 1.2 million watches a year, Oris achieved its peak in the 1960s. They have also grown their brand worldwide, cementing their status as one of the most popular Swiss watch companies in the world today. Oris has the distinction of developing and manufacturing all of its clocks in-house. As Switzerland has a record of quality testing tactics, Oris has guaranteed the quality of each watch.

These assurances are what watch aficionados look for when they are looking to invest signifcant amounts of money in an accessory that is meant to last for a lifetime. Additionally, Oris is one of the few watch manufacturers only to produce mechanical timepieces. The distinctive red rotor architecture, one of Oris’ trademark features, has become the company’s calling card regarding their watch mechanism artistry.

For those that truly know their watch brands, the Oris look is undeniable, and an instant reminder of what quality and precision are. Oris’ high-quality mechanical timepieces have kept it firmly rooted in the mid-range market. This elegant and prominent watch will uplift your personality and overall appearance. 

Oris Vs. Breitling Watches

We will list a few types of watches here and compare both the brands’ watches to understand which one is doing the best in the respective genre.

Dive Watches

Breitling Superocean Automatic 44 Watch

Breitling’s Superocean collection is the company’s longest-running and most popular watch line. As a diving watch for professional divers and military personnel, the Superocean was initially presented in 1957 and has since proven to be one of the most durable and dependable. As with its predecessors, the Superocean 44 is a stunning watch that delivers both functions and looks. This style features gorgeous two-tone gold and black design.

Arabic numbers and polished silver hands adorn the black dial (6 and 9). The gold highlights on the hands let them stand out against the black background. The 44mm stainless-steel casing of this diving watch, which features a unidirectional case, is also rather big. It has a 40-hour battery and analog display working mechanically. Underwater, the Superocean 44 can withstand up to 2 Kilometers of water pressure. It’s a monster of a diving watch, to put it mildly.

Oris Aquis Watch

Oris is popular for its Aquis watches. In addition to its practicality, dependability, and affordable pricing, this product is well regarded. It’s a mid-range watch with just enough bells and whistles to propel it to the rankings. The consumer that desires a dependable watch that comes with all the bells and whistles necessary to be designated as a luxury piece will appreciate what Oris has done in crafting such an excellent watch. 

Limited-edition models of the Aquis line, which has been around for a while, have gorgeous designs and top-tier performance. The Automatic Blue Dial model from Oris Aquis showcases the brand’s heritage, which is still very much visible in the current generation of watches. Because of the clasp’s length, the bracelet may be worn even while not wearing a wetsuit. When wearing a stainless-steel bracelet watch, you may want to swap out the band with leather or rubber if you find it uncomfortable.

This is the type of versatility that many brands claim to offer, but few actually execute to perfection. For this series, Oris has gone beyond the standard and set a new one, a key component that their fans will appreciate. Mechanical movement, analog display, and huge power reserve are the great attributes of this model. The power reserve is up to 38 hours and runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour.

Pilot Watches

Breitling Colt SkyRacer

The fact remains that there are many people that would like to elevate their look with accessories that are classified as luxury, but may not have as much disposable income to do so. Breitling has answered the call by producing for this group with a superior, yet affordably priced solution. As an entry-level pilot watch, the Breitling Colt SkyRacer from Breitling is a watch that delivers performance much above what you’d expect from an “entry-level” watch.

Compared to Breitling’s offerings, the Colt SkyRacer is an entry-level timepiece. It is a great option for those who don’t have a lot of money but want to wear a high-end watch like Breitling. Additionally, its look and precision are just as notable as higher-priced pieces in their line, confirmation that they can offer great features for all of their consumers without compromising style and functionality. 

The design of the Colt SkyRacer is straightforward and the perfect watch to consider for those that want a great option that gets right to the point. As a result, individuals who appreciate the classic approach will enjoy this watch and the style it offers. This black-tone innovative plastic polymer with a compose-fiber casing and dial showcases the dynamic blend of heritage and current design.

The red accents, white markers, and hands make it easier to read the time on this watch. Without a question, this is an edition that makes a definitive style statement at an affordable price for a luxury watch. Even though the material is light, it’s also quite sturdy and long-lasting. For those types that lead fairly lifestyles yet still want the ultimate fashion piece for an accessory, this watch delivers across the board.

Additionally, the Colt SkyRacer’s structure makes it naturally anti-magnetic, a component that should not be overlooked for the true aficionados of fine watches. The horologe movement provides a running life for the watch for around 70 hours.

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Watch

Big Crown ProPilot X by Oris describes itself as a high-end and visually appealing timepiece and upon initial glance, that is readily apparent. Oris developed this pilot watch at no cost and fans of the style will appreciate the extra care taken. The skeleton shape of this watch makes it more than just a pilot’s watch, despite its aviation functions.

One of the greatest movements within an Oris watch is the company’s movement. The in-house chronometer caliber 115 can be seen through the bare dial on the inside. The power reserve of this watch mechanism is staggering at 240 hours. In other words, it has a ten-day self-sufficient life span. A sapphire domed crystal pane shields the watch’s eye-catching skeleton chronograph face from damage.

The most unexpected thing about this watch is its lightweight regardless of its 4.4 cm diameter case. It is mostly because the whole casing is constructed out of titanium. There are few watches in this price range that can deliver such great features, but Oris has dedicated itself to producing a line that brings the style that their fans have come to expect, combined with the functionality that they need. 

The Oris ProPilot X is a must-have if you’re looking for a stylish pilot watch that will turn heads. And with an attractive price point to match, it is worthy of anyone’s collection of accessories. 


How to choose ORIS vs. Breitling?

Consider a few things before settling on either Oris or Breitling as your timepiece of choice. First and foremost, you have to decide depending on your preferences and requirements because they are among the greatest and most expensive brands in the market today. Choose a timepiece that matches your style as the first step and then go through all of the components that ultimately factor into your decision.

When deciding on a design, don’t forget to consider the intended audience and where you will be wearing it the majority of the time. It’s best to get a sport or outdoor watch if you’re doing a lot of physical activity and keep an active schedule. If you want to wear it to work regularly, you should choose something more official and more suitable for formal occasions. 

The movement of a watch is also critical and should not be taken lightly. Most luxury timepieces employ either a mechanical or quartz movement. However, there are many more factors that are to be researched. You need to determine which watch movement you want and which manufacturer has the finest selection.

High-quality components are used in a complex mechanical watchmaking process, so your watch’s movement will run smoothly. In contrast, battery-powered analog timepieces employ Quartz. Regarding watches, mechanical ones are for you if you’re a fan of meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail. On the other hand, quartz is the preferable choice for those looking for an excellent timepiece with the same level of accuracy.

Which one is more prestigious, Breitling Vs. Oris?

This is where great marketing comes into play, and separates the boys from the men. Breitling timepieces have always been associated with strong, self-assured men who exude a good dosage of testosterone. Those who wear Breitling are accomplished businesspeople, combat pilots, and world-class sportspeople – men who make definitive statements through their clothing and are the movers and shakers of their industries. 

Breitling is noted for its premium quality and meticulous clocks. Quality control and rigorous testing are hallmarks of Breitling’s “Made in Switzerland” designation. It’s a symbol of almost a century of experience and classic style.However, although Oris is a top-notch watch brand, many watch lovers don’t regard it with the same level of importance, but it must be noted that Breitling is more of a household name by far. 

Which one is better, TAG Heuer VS Oris Watches?

For professional scuba divers, Oris makes many models, including some special releases, of high-quality dive watches that you may buy. In honor of Carlos Coste, an 11-time scuba diving nationwide record holder, a special edition has been made available. Although TAG produces water-resistant timepieces, they fall short of Oris’s standard.

Is Oris a luxury brand?

f you compare Oris’ Swiss-made watches with similar characteristics to those from other luxury watch companies, you will find that they are far superior in quality. A two-year warranty is included as well. Oris may be viewed as a premium brand with extra value that is also quite inexpensive.

What’s a better brand than Breitling?

Omega is a far stronger watch brand than Breitling in the worldwide market. With an in-house movement and creations by a well-respected watchmaker, a watch from Omega is guaranteed to be of the highest quality.

Is Rolex owned by Oris?

Rolex is not owned Oris; it is an independent company. As a private corporation, Oris SA has been in business since 1906. The company that manufactures Oris timepieces goes by the name of Oris SA. Genuine Swiss Made watches, such as those from Oris.

Are Oris watches worth anything?

They’ve become the most popular watch brand for people participating in water activities because of their unique rotation safety feature created specifically for divers. Oris is now one of the most reputable names in luxury and diving timepieces. Oris timepieces are an excellent investment because of their renown in a certain field.

Who wears Oris?

Oris is the best fit for every individual. No matter the initial price, you will enjoy the benefits in the long run. Wealthy individuals typically wear Oris watches due to their promising finest quality timepiece.


Watch is one of the few appropriate accessories for males and the most overt manifestation of their individuality. Even if it’s a component of their jewelry, it’s also a representation of their personality. Numerous instances of luxury watches might be considered works of art. However, purchasing a cutting-edge watch is the best way of expression. It denotes how committed and disciplined someone is towards money and time.

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