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News: Introducing the New Breitling for Bentley GT Dark Sapphire Edition. A Limited Edition of 500 pieces.

With its ultra-light case made of Breitlight enhanced by a bluish 'Dark Sapphire' tint and its movement with a 30 seconds chronograph, the new Breitling for Bentley GT Dark Sapphire Limited Edition watch, pays a vibrant tribute to the all-new Bentley Continental GT automobile recently unveiled by the British car manufacturer.

Breaking News: Breitling is Acquired by CVC Capital Partners for $870 Million USD

After a long time hearing rumors and rumblings that Breitling was up for sale, CVC Capital Partners has confirmed acquiring Breitling SA today with a deal to formally close in June of 2017. CVC Capital is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC today employs over 420 people throughout Europe, Asia and the US. Investors in more than 45 different business across a variety of industries including Retail, Telecommunications, Online Sports Betting, CPG, Lottery, Energy, Musical Production and Insurance amongst others.

Posted on April 28, 2017 and filed under Breitling, News.

Breitling Superocean Héritage II Ceramic Bezel. Hands-on with the Watch that Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Superocean.

If you like diving watches you surely are a fan of the Breitling Superocean line. While the new Breitling Superocean Héritage II with ceramic bezel is no Rolex Submariner or Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, this watch has everything to become your favorite companion on land and sea. Originally launched in 1957 during the boom of diving watches, the Breitling Superocean was rapidly adopted by the first enthusiasts of leisure diving and today, it has received a facelift. While this facelift wasn't really that necessary, the watch is now bigger and better.

Baselworld 2017: Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante Split Seconds Chronograph. Live Pictures, Hands-on & Price.

One of the most important releases at Baselworld 2017 is the new Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante Split Seconds chronograph. This new watch powered by a true in-house split seconds movement fully developed and manufactured at Breitling is available in 18K red gold or stainless steel at a very affordable price. Developed in the spirit of instruments for professionals, this Manufacture Breitling Caliber B03 protected by two patents is distinguished by its innovative construction ensuring a maximum of precision, sturdiness and reliability.

Baselworld 2017: Breitling Avenger Hurricane Military Breitlight. Live Pictures, Hands-on & Price.

After the success of last year's Breitling Avenger Hurricane, this year at Baselworld 2017, Breitling released a new iteration of this watch with 'khaki' colored lume on its numerals and fitted with an olive green military looking fabric strap. The new Breitling Avenger Hurricane Military Breitlight is a huge watch with a 50 mm diameter case and very unique looking due to the unique sheen on its polymer composite case construction that is ultra-sturdy and ultra-light made in a futuristic material named Breitlight.

Insider: Breitling for Bentley GMT B04 S Carbon Body. Hands-on with the First Bentley Piece We Really Like.

We have never been big fans of the Breitling for Bentley timepieces, however, when it comes to the new Bentley GMT B04 S Carbon Body just released at Baselworld 2016 less than a month ago, we have to say that we really like this watch. While the dial still seems quite busy as all other Breitling for Bentley models, there's something special about this piece that draw our attention to it.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronoworks 100-Piece Limited Edition. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

For Baselworld 2016, Breitling presented a highly exclusive 100-piece limited edition Superocean Héritage Chronoworks. This new Breitling is interpreted in an all-black version with a brand-new 46 mm black matte ceramic case ensuring an original, powerful and contemporary look. The black volcano dial is adorned with pointed hour-markers recalling the 1957 Superocean, created for diving enthusiasts.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Breitling Avenger Hurricane. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

This year at Baselworld 2016, Breitling upped their game with the introduction of three new all black timepieces. One of them, the new Breitling Avenger Hurricane that not only stands out from the crowd because of its 50 mm diameter case, but also because of the unique sheen on its polymer composite case construction that is ultra-sturdy and ultra-light made in a futuristic material named Breitlight.

Insider: Breitling Transocean Chronograph. A Vintage Looking Chronograph.

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The Breitling Transocean is a chronograph that takes you back in time. From its Ocean Classic mesh bracelet to its chrono pushers, this watch looks and feels just like a vintage new old stock piece. Wearing it almost makes you feel like having breakfast at Tiffany's next to Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. 

The Breitling Transocean Chronograph ref. AB015212.BA99.154A comes with a fully polished stainless steel case measuring 43 mm wide and 14.35 mm thick. The dial on this watch is matte black; however, a blue limited edition version is also available as well as a silver dial with dark gray chrono registers. The convex sapphire crystal is heavily coated with anti-reflective material very typical of Breitling timepieces and the watch is fitted with calibre Breitling 01 providing a power-reserve of approximately 70 hours.

The dial is simple, yet very elegant. The registers are recessed providing nice depth to the dial configuration and a tachymetre scale is printed on it. The register for the running seconds is located at 9, the chrono-minute register at 3 and a 12-hour chrono register at 6. Date aperture is conveniently located between the 4 and 5 o'clock markers and the calendar wheel is black with a nice white font.

If you want a watch with the look and feel of the 60s but without the potential headaches of a real vintage piece, this watch is a great option. Sticker price $8,050.   

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Macros: Breitling SuperOcean 44 Yellow Abyss. Very Nice Under the Macro Lens.

The Breitling Superocean 44 is fitted with a sturdy thick case measuring 44 mm in width and 16.7 mm in thickness. Available on three different straps —leather Superocean, rubber Ocean Racer and rubber Diver Pro— or on the Professional stainless steel bracelet, this watch has all the right attributes to become a daily wearer and to be submitted to the daily abuse of any watchlifestyler. Robust, yet good looking, the Superocean is also built to last and withstand the abuse from all types of marine activities.

Conceived as a diver's watch, the Superocean 44 comes with a depth rating of 2,000m/6600ft. The dial is matte finished, well balanced with numerals at 9 and 6 o'clock and available in five different 'Abyss' variations —yellow, orange, red, blue, and white— with just a hint of color on the word 'Superocean', the seconds hand and the border around the date aperture.  

With a double-coated anti-reflective thick sapphire crystal and a safety valve that balances out differences in pressure inside and outside the case, the Superocean 44 looks up to par next to any other diving watch in its class.

The bezel is solid, thick and very easy to grip and turn with or without diving gloves. The bezel insert is made of a rubber composite —fitted with stainless steel numbers marking the quarters and dots for the first 15 minutes between 60 and 15— that under natural light appears to be more graphite gray than black; something we actually love about it. For those wishing to combine elegance with performance, Breitling also offers a variation with an 18K rose gold bezel insert.

This beautiful watch comes fitted with Breitling's Calibre 17 —based on the ETA 2824-2— offering a power-reserve of at least 40 hours. The Superocean 44 Abyss Yellow dial ref. A1739102.BA78.134A has a sticker price of $3,890 and it's the perfect entry level watch for anyone just about to become a watchlifestyler. This watch is sturdy, masculine and has a strong wrist presence.

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Baselworld: Breitling for Bentley. 10 Years on the Road.

Breitling for Bentley celebrates ten years on the road with three new chronographs equipped with calibers entirely developed and produced in-house. For the launch of these three new timepieces at Baselworld, we received one of the most unique press kits featuring a USB designed to look like the keyless entry remote on a Bentley automobile. We really think this was a fantastic marketing idea from Breitling.

The three new timepieces include the Bentley B06 distinguished by its exclusive '30-second chronograph' system; the Bentley B04 GMT and Bentley B05 Unitime models will appeal to world travelers thanks to their ultra-practical dual timezone and worldtime mechanisms. Three new expressions of a world apart combining luxury,  accomplishment, performance and prestige. For more info on the Bentley collection click here.

Baselworld: Breitling. The Massive Fish Tank.

Located right behind the Omega pavilion, you just can't miss the Breitling display with a massive fish tank containing a variety of tropical fish and small sharks. The fish tank glows in the center of the exhibition hall just like the luminosity on a beach with bio-luminescence.

Simulating the port holes and cabins inside a ship, this massive display is one of our favorites this year. The pavilion is mainly focused on the Emergency revamped line, the Superocean line-up and the Breitling for Bentley pieces. Please enjoy a short video of the fish tank at the bottom of the post.  For more info click here.  

Posted on April 30, 2013 and filed under Baselworld, Breitling.