Based in Grenchen, Switzerland, Breitling has a great eye for design. They design and manufacture their own chronometer watches useful to aviators. They are also a privately own company that was founded in 1884
The Breitling design watches are normally marketed towards aviation (Navitimer) or diving (SuperOcean). (Check out our diving strap here.) Since most aviation functions have been replaced by modern electronic instruments, the aviation watches are more complicated for modern day use. They usually hold a solid look with polished cases, and large watch faces for easy readability. Most of their watches use no electronic components and have frequent complications.
1940 came along and Breitling decided to add a circular slide ruler to the chronograph models for use by pilots. They...