When Léon Breitling first founded the Breitling name in 1884, do you think he could have ever imagined his watches would still be in such high demand one hundred and twenty eight years later? Or if he ever thought his devotion to chronographs and timers would earn himself and his company the prestigious title of the official supplier to world aviation? With this in mind, here at Robert Gatward Jewellers we are very proud to hold such a wide range of innovative, stunning and historic Breitling watches.
Where did it All Start for the Breitling Watch?
Breitling’s devotion to developing precision instruments like chronographs and timers for competitive sports and the automobile industry soon saw the aviation world snapping at his heels, wanting a piece of the action. From there, Breitling enjoyed great success whilst working with the armed forces designing and producing on board chronographs – earning him worldwide fame. He worked alongside the Royal Air Force supplying on board chronographs for the famous World War II propeller-driven fighter planes. These soon became standard equipment on propeller driven planes and later on jet aircrafts for many airplane manufacturers and airlines worldwide. Léon Breitling also continued to develop his range of pocket and wrist chronographs.
In the 21st Century, the Breitling watch has expanded out from the aviation industry and now men and women from all walks of life and all industries can experience the true beauty and innovative wonder of a Breitling watch, which is still manufactured using the original and first ever independent chronograph pushpiece.
Here at Robert Gatward Jewellers, we stock iconic Breitling watches such as the Breitling Navitimer featuring Breitling’s Caliber 01, the most reliable self-winding chronograph movement, developed and produced in the Breitling workshops – you can’t get more genuine than that!
We have an excellent range of Breitling and Breitling for Bentley watches in our Reading and Ipswich branches. So if you want to experience the feeling of walking round sporting a watch fit to adorn the wrists of pilots and the cockpits of spectacular aircrafts of the aviation world then come and visit us today and find the perfect Breitling watch for you.