In 1884, founder of Lyon - Breitling (Louis Breitling) (La Chaus-Fonds) Breitling founded the company. Initially, the company is the production of pocket watches and so on the timer, the army began production in 1914 with the seconds and luminous watches. In 1936, when the Breitling control the "Spirit of St. Louis" (Spirit of St Louis) over the Atlantic, the Lyon's grandson Willy (willy) to see the air and traffic on the exact timing of the huge demand for the aircraft began to control module supporting production of precision instruments sets the timer, was put on his solidarity with the aviation industry production road. Douglas and Lockheed Boeing has large aircraft manufacturers such as Breitling or users.
Later, in 1979 Ernest Schneider took over the company. Since then, through a series of unique design, Breitling a new and unique style of production show and durable multi-purpose watch eagerly. Tabulation for the aviation industry for many years experience, so Breitling products have significant characteristics, it had always Guanzhu watch function orientation given product constantly adapt aviation, navigation, navigation, diving needs of specific industries such as features that make watches become a financial practicality, functionality and diversity as one of the perfect combination. Thus, Breitling watch is not only a timer, and is a precision instrument, known as "Air computers" reputation.
Breitling function in long-term development, the formation of the "Navitimer", "Chronoliner", "Nightlight", "Professional" four series, each series has a clear adaptation to the object, is the partner of choice for professionals.
In 1941, Breitling completed a "sliding scale rotating disk" design and manufacture, and in that year on September 30 made the first Swiss Patent No. 217,012. This invention has brought for the watch features a revolutionary breakthrough. Watch both pilots use to carry out simple multiplication and division operation, metric conversion, etc., can also be calculated off and landing aircraft speed and time.
1952 Breitling launched "Navitimer" watch, except time and fitted with the "Air computer" feature, check flight Jihua calculation and the calculation of fuel consumption "Navitimer" 经 years of improvements in sound gradually become Breitling watch of a wide range in performance continued to meet the aviation industry, to the early 60s, had met in the ultra-sound of the indicators under the standard rate. The results, laid more Breitling watches can not shake the strong position, and added to many legendary. May 24, 1962, the watch once with the American astronaut Scott - Carpenter was the second orbit around the earth. In aviation history, 20th century, 40 years is many fighters contending with a mysterious era of competition. Among them, many second-generation fighter aircraft are equipped with Breitling timer made. Breitling and aviation community to declare the close relationship established Breitling Breitling fighter team, a collection of "World War II," the six most famous fighter, and then let the world is now flourishing in wartime to the legendary list of this aircraft the true face of the super hero fighter.