Aviation is the natural habitat of Breitling watches and, through the years, the brand has supplied cockpit instruments and innovative mechanical watches for the military and civilian markets.
Just say the word Breitling and the picture that springs to mind – well at least in my mind – is John Travolta sitting on a tarmac somewhere with his private jet in the background, or in a newer reincarnation with an X-15 rocket airplane. Many will recall Raquel Welch from the 1967 film Fathom as the alluring American skydiver, more frequently than not wearing a lime green bikini. But and this is where we girls come in the picture, during one of her daredevil jumps she is pictured wearing a Co-Pilot Chronograph from Breitling watches, revealing the world that actions girls want appropriate action watches, and seem pretty good in them also.
Breitling not only produces timepieces designed to resist the most stressful conditions at death-defying altitudes or for investigating the ocean’s floor, each and every model is accredited as a Swiss COSC-chronometer.
For girls with a head for altitude and speed, the Breitling Colt watch is a traditional aviation companion. Through time, the Colt has become the most attractively-priced Breitling watch and is the timepiece of choice for its reigning world aerobatics queen, Aude Lemordant. The 36mm ladies’ watches are available with mother-of-pearl dials along with also the option of diamond indices plus also a diamond-set bezel for an excess touch of femininity. The chronometer-certified Superquartz movement offers a level of precision 10 times superior to standard quartz and has a battery life of eight decades.
The new Superocean II ladies’ watches are dependable, rugged and great-looking dive partners, that will see you to depths of up to 200 metres. With their all-white appearance and 36mm case designed for smaller wrist dimensions, these watches are serious superdivers. The unidirectional rotating rubber bezel – a crucial ally on your dip – screens large, clearly visible numerals using a luminescent mark at 12 o’clock. The numerals and hands are accentuated with luminescent coating, and the sturdy steel case using its screwed-down crown and caseback, is presented on a sporty white rubberized Ocean Racer strap using a row of holes for a trendy 1970s groove. It’s also equipped with a chronometer-certified automatic movement to keep the hours, minutes, seconds and date in perfect synch.
Breitling’s more sophisticated Galactic collection also includes 36mm ladies’ watches offered in a combination of materials and finishes. I particularly like the striated crown of this Galactic model and the super practical and incredibly trendy wavy stainless steel bracelet. The COSC-certified Breitling 37 automatic movement delivers a 42-hour power reserve and can be shrunk to depths of 100 metres.