Kingston upon Hull
Tel: 01482 323 921
shop@blowers-jewellers.co.uk

Mayfair, London
Tel: 0207 096 9637
mayfair@blowers-jewellers.co.uk
(appointment only)

Breitling Watches

Pre-owned Breitling watches

Swiss luxury watchmakers, Breitling, are known for their watches of style, purpose and action. At Blowers, we stock a wide selection of Breitling models including the Chronomat, Colt, Transocean, Navitimer, and Avenger.

All modern-day Breitling models, both mechanical and quartz, are certified chronometers, independently tested by COSC (The Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute).

At Blowers, we have a range of pre-owned Breitling watches available. We service all our watches to the highest standard, where necessary, and protect your purchase with a minimum one to 5-year warranty. Every model advertised on our website is physically available at our Hull Boutique or available to view by appointment at our Mayfair office in London.

 

A brief history of Breitling watches

Breitling was founded in 1884 in St. Imier, Switzerland by Léon Breitling. The company has a long history of creating chronographs for use in science, sports and industry. In 1892, the brand moved to larger premises in La Chaux-de-Fonds. These premises were named the Montbrillant building, a nomenclature that would subsequently be used for various Breitling chronographs.

In 1915, Breitling launched a wristwatch featuring a chronograph complication. Gaston Breitling, Léon’s son, had the inspired idea to introduce a push piece at 2 o’clock to start, stop and reset the chronograph functions.

In 1923, the start and stop functions were separated from the reset. The crown incorporated the reset function allowing the wearer to time successive events by repeatedly pressing the start/stop button without having to reset the registers.

The evolution of the chronograph continued. Willy Breitling, Léon’s grandson, had the idea to add a second push piece at 4 o’clock for resetting the stopwatch function. This design was subsequently copied by many watch brands and remains the norm for modern-day chronographs.

Jack Heuer approached Breitling in 1967 with the aim of sharing the development costs necessary to produce a new self-winding chronograph. Codenamed “Project 99”, the movement became the legendary Calibre 11, reputedly the first self-winding chronograph when released in 1969, albeit this may be contested by some brands. The Calibre 11 was housed in the legendary Heuer Monaco and Breitling Chrono-Matic collections.

Interestingly, all modern-day Breitling models, both mechanical and quartz, are certified chronometers, independently tested by COSC.

Read More +

Currently in stock

View all
  • Breitling Steel Navitimer World GMT A24322

    Breitling

    Navitimer A24322

    June 2008 £3,950.00
  • Breitling Superocean Heritage AB2020

    Breitling

    Superocean Heritage

    November 2017 £2,650.00
  • Breitling Colt GMT+ A32370

    Breitling

    Colt GMT+

    December 2009 £1,750.00
  • Breitling Avenger II Seawolf A17331

    Breitling

    Avenger II Seawolf A17331

    February 2018 £2,350.00
  • Breitling Transocean Chronograph AB0150U6

    Breitling

    Transocean AB0150U6

    Pre-owned UNUSED £6,770.00
  • Breitling Navitimer Spatiographe A36330

    Breitling

    Spatiographe A36330

    December 2002 £3,250.00
  • Breitling Colt GMT A32370

    Breitling

    Colt GMT

    October 2010 £1,750.00
  • Breitling Titanium Aerospace E79362

    Breitling

    Aerospace

    August 2010 £1,750.00
  • Breitling Bentley GT A13362

    Breitling

    Bentley A13362

    March 2006 £3,950.00
  • Breitling Avenger Skyland A1338012/B861

    Breitling

    Avenger Skyland A13380

    July 2009 £2,950.00
  • Breitling Navitimer Montbrillant Datora A21330

    Breitling

    Montbrillant Datora

    2002 £3,150.00
  • Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Flyback A22322.

    Breitling

    Navitimer Cosmonaute

    October 2002 £3,650.00
  • Breitling Bentley 6.75. M44364

    Breitling

    Bentley 6.75

    August 2014 £4,250.00
  • Breitling Navitimer Montbrillant Datora A21330

    Breitling

    Montbrillant Datora

    £3,250.00
  • Titanium Breitling Aerospace E79362

    Breitling

    Aerospace Titanium E79362

    August 2008 £2,250.00
View all

Previously in stock

  • Breitling Superocean A17040

    Breitling

    Superocean A17040

    February 1999 £1,350.00
  • Breitling Superocean A17345

    Breitling

    Superocean A17345

    £1,250.00
  • Breitling Callistino B72345

    Breitling

    Callistino B72345

    £2,250.00
  • Breitling Superocean Heritage 46 A17320

    Breitling

    Superocean A17320

    November 2015 £2,650.00
  • Breitling Superocean Heritage AB202012

    Breitling

    Superocean AB202012

    February 2018 £2,850.00
Sold archive
We are open late night Thursdays ( until 7:30pm) and Sundays (10:30am - 3:30pm) for the run up to Christmas.