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Breitling Watches a legendary watchmaker
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11 November 2008

Breitling Watches a legendary watchmaker

Every wristwatch fan in the world knows that Switzerland is the place where it all started. The Breitling watch company is no exception. In 1884, Leon Breitling decided to take his dream for quality-crafted precision timepieces to the next level. He founded his company with the specific purpose of developing chronographs and counters for scientific applications.

However, his brand became so popular in just a few short years that Breitling was forced to relocate to La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1892, due to massive growth. This was the Mecca of the watch world, and Leon held on until 1914, when he passed away and left his company in the hands of his son Gaston.

The younger Breitling picks up where his father left off, and only a short year later, Breitling released their first chronograph wristwatch. Gaston would continue to make varied important developments as a watchmaker.

He even supplied the first wristwatch instruments to aviators. Breitling developed the first independent chronograph push piece in 1923, and in 1934, Gaston's son, Willy Breitling, took control of the company and added a second push piece to the classic watch, enabling cumulative or incremental recording (current configuration).

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