The history of the legendary Breitling watch manufacture started in 1884. Since the very beginning of its activity Breitling paid special attention to the chronographs' production.
The son of the company's founder took over his father's business and was very successful and inventive. Later the company began its collaboration with the British Ministry of Aviation. It created chronographs to be used during flights. The company elaborated its most famous watch models Chronomat and Navitimer that are produced till the present day.
In 1979, following a serious crisis, the Breitling Company was sold to a very gifted watchmaker Ernest Schneider. The new s owner of the company managed to revive the watch manufacture in several years. He bound together the manufacture's old experience in chronographs' creation and his own knowledge and professionalism in the sphere of time measuring. That was the way how Breitling found its own niche among premium wristwatch brands and became really successful as the producer of outstanding timekeepers for pilots.
Watches for Real Men
Probably every man dreams of becoming a pilot in his childhood. The world of precise technique and freedom has always attracted strong men of different ages and professions. Breitling watches have made a dream of many men a reality. And it is not occasionally these timepieces are called "tools for professionals". The close ties between Breitling watches and aviation are traced in every advertising campaign of the company.
But it would be wrong to consider Breitling watches to be meant only for pilots. They are created for men who like extreme sports, active lifestyle, and those who simply prefer sports style.
To wear a Breitling watch means to understand and share the brand's philosophy. That is the reason Breitling admirers are among the most faithful ones - it is not so easy to change one's preferences.
Many years ago pilots even could not imagine all navigation devices the modern planes are applied with. That was the reason the first Navitimer watch from Breitling became a real sensation to be compared to the first PC. For the first time watch creators made a watch provided with functions useful for pilots.
Breitling Men's Navitimer 701 Watch features inimitable Navitimer design. The unique Breitling chronograph is a perfect timekeeping companion to accompany its owner while he is piloting his private jet or behind the ski boat, goes to a golf club, a polo game, or a business meeting. The timepiece is fitted with the "Slide Rule" often called "Navigation Computer" to allow pilots make a number of airborne calculations, for example, fuel consumption, climbing times and convert miles into nautical miles or kilometers.
The highly legible black dial completed with silvery index hour markers and hands displays sub-dials positioned at the 3, 6 and 9 o'clock, and a date window at 4-30. The dial of the watch is framed by a rotating bezel with white highlights.
The Men's Navitimer features large, bold buttons just to the right of the case. It is equipped with a mechanical hand-wind movement. The 44-mm stainless steel case goes on a styish stainless steel bracelet. The timepiece provides 99-feet water resistance.
The Breitling Navitimer watch is a high-quality timepiece of exquisite style and functionality. The Breitling watch may be presented as a great gift for your friend, or relative. It is a watch for men of decisive and strong character.