Breitling is among the top first class watchmakers in the world, by many considered as the best watch brand in the world. Breitling watches are famous for being suitable for professional sportsmen and adventurers, pilots and racers and all of its special releases are highly sought all over the world. The collections of Breitling really work the watchmaker’s slogan, which states that its watches are “instruments for professionals”. In Dubai, you will not be able to find these highly special watches in many places. However, as we talk about Dubai, the land where you can buy everything, we will guide you to find the places of Breitling over here.
Breitling is a true Swiss legend watch and first known for its watches especially designed for pilots with the Navitimer and the Emergency and the Montbrilland being their first models followed by the Chronomat Evolution. These models are still in use, some of them selling as limited edition items which means that you won’t see them in shops and even if you did, its highly possible that you won’t be able to pay their price and even you did, you wouldn’t be able to use two third of its specific features especially for pilots.
Breitling was the first company in the world to invent the first self-winding chronograph, also patented many new features regarding the look the mechanism of the chronographs built into its wristwatches. Most of these works and inventions Breitling made has been in cooperation with its rival Heuer from the TAG Heuer watch making company. Breitling now has five separate lines all for professionals: Navitimer, Windrider, Professional, Aeromarine and the Limited Edition items. In addition, there are no women’s Breitling watches, so if you see such watches they are not real. Breitling has an active role in today’s aviation society. It takes part in the Reno Air Races and has its own Breitling Jet Team as well.
Hereby we introduce two legendary Breitling watches:
Breitling Emergency: These Breitling watches contain a radio transmitter for civil aviation use with a broadcasting frequency of 121.5 MHz The same watch has been partly reworked and refined for military use, containing a miniature transmitter operating on the 243.0 MHz military frequency. The uniqueness about the Emergency watches is that under normal flat terrain or calm seawater conditions, the signal can be picked up at a distance of up to 90 nautical miles equalling 167 kms by a search aircraft flying at 20,000 feet max. In 2003, Reuters reported that two British pilots who crashed their helicopter in Antarctica were rescued because they have activated their Breitling watches of Emergency type and the search aircraft could catch their signals.
Breitling Navitimer and Cosmonaute Navitimer: These special Breitling watches contain a 24 hour dial instead of the normal 12-hour dial. A version of the Navitimer was manufactured to contain the logo of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. One of the astronauts who took part in the Mercury programs as the 24-hour dial has key importance in space where one cannot distinguish night and day anyhow told the whole idea of the 24-hour dial to Breitling. That is how the 24 hour Navitimers were used for space travel
Breitling watches are also famous for their cooperation and signature luxury limited edition collections for the luxury car brand Bentley. The famous Montbrilland watches are also still sold in several types’ editions, together with the Blackbird watches both names are sold in limited editions. In Dubai, Breitling is distributed by the Dubai Al Mulla Jewellery company and has its one brand store in the Mall of the Emirates and the Kunooz Jewellery shop in the Wafi City Centre.