The Breitling logo, which has wings attached to it, has always been a symbol of quality and this serves to be a major reason for many pilots choosing the Breitling watches. The chronometric precision with which these Breitling watches have been crafted makes them the first choice both in water or land. Their charismatic appearance and legendary designs have become the reason of their pride.
Breitling has been renowned for its passion for pilot watches. However, with the introduction of the Breitling Superocean – the brand brought about a change in its tradition because the Breitling watch was crafted to find its way to the hearts of the divers all around the world.
History of Breitling Superocean
Having spoken of the Breitling logo, by making a thorough observation of the logo – people can establish a link between aviation watches and the advent of the watch brand. Since we are discussing the peculiarities of the brand, let's have a sneak peek into the brand's history. Breitling saw the light of the world in the year 1994 right after the first successful flight.
Leon Breitling laid the founding stone of the shop in the Swiss Jura Mountains with an aim to create the best stopwatch that is to be made available in the market owing to his fascination towards racing and speed. Ever since then, he has made several contributions by creating chronographs and this has worked very well for the measurement of short time spans. In the year 1923, Breitling brought about revolution by introducing a watch which was equipped with independent chronograph pushers, before this new charm – it was usual to operate a chronograph by means of a winding crown. In 1934, Breitling brought about a pusher which was capable of resting the stopwatch to zero. Thereby, Breitling became brand which introduced the world to the modern chronograph. The innovative brain behind the two pushers and a crown which is now available in every other watch was Breitling.
A flashback to the 1950s will allow an insight into the fact that Breitling was acclaimed because of the aviation watches that it manufactured. They were well known because they acted as an aid for the pilots to calculate the speed and distance of the flight. Since they were so deep in the innovation of these Breitling watches, they introduced the Breitling Navitimer collection. It broke the scoreboard because it featured a rotating bezel which was capable of making important calculations required during the flight – this made things all the more easier for the pilots. With such innovation – Breitling was bound to be celebrated and with the attention they drew, they also won the contract to supply watches for the Royal Air Force.
However, the 1950s saw paramount levels of demand for diving watches. Having understood the market, thoroughly, Breitling decided to introduce a diver watch which is going to have a significant impact on the segment – this clearly sent out a message to all the other watch brands that the company is capable of signing up for any sort of challenge. Breitling observed that competitors like Rolex and Omega were taking the lead. Thus, they introduced the Breitling Superocean Chronograph in the year 1957. While its contemporaries could sport a water resistance level up to 100 meters, the Breitling Superocean was waterproof to a depth of 200 meters, isn't that awesome?
The Breitling watch was a wonderment, to say the least, the design was practical and simple – keeping the requirements of the divers in mind. The dial showcased large Arabic numerals which are easily legible and the oversized hands – they were the cherry on top of the cake because they could be read effortlessly.
The Breitling dive watch only got better with the passing years because the company did not forget to fine-tune it. It was improvised to the point that it boasted a water resistance level up to 2000 meters. Also, many ramifications to the watch were introduced. One such was the Breitling Superocean 42 which renders a super sporty look for all the enthusiasts out there. The unidirectional bezel of this Breitling sports watch has been designed in a manner such that the numbers of the watch are clearly visible. While keeping in mind that the Breitling watch has been designed so as to cater to divers – it has been waterproof up to 500 meters of water – all that you have been looking for in a watch.
Another watch under this Breitling Superocean collection which is comparable to being pure gold is the Breitling Superocean 44 which was innovative in its own way owing to its functionality and readability. The technicalities of this Breitling watch are beyond what the mind can imagine; however, they are not complex which is why the watch is super user-friendly. Not forgetting to serve its purpose – the Breitling watch has been designed in a way which is going to allow water resistance up to 1000 meters. Now that you know that despite the fact that Breitling is nowhere associated with diving watches, it has managed to work wonders – what are you keeping yourself from?