Glenchen, December 13, 2017—Breitling has been supporting the world-renowned Breitling jet fleet since 2003. The collaboration with aerobatic pilots highlights the century of Breitling and flight. This Swiss watch brand is still passionate about these flying ambassadors.
Breitling-aviation pioneer At the end of the century, when Léon Breitling created his first chronograph, the aviation industry was just beginning. The watchmaker’s growth path and his developmental innovations reflect the fearless spirit and dream of flying of that era. After only a few decades, when flying was no longer just a dream, Breitling gradually established its reputation as a manufacturer of rugged precision timepieces and began to provide chronograph wrists for pilots around the world.
In the 1930s, Breitling introduced airborne timing equipment specifically designed for the cockpit, which was favored by pilots and has become a fan of the multinational air force. The Breitling Navitimer, which was introduced in 1952, has become a love of flying lovers since its launch. To this day, Breitling still occupies a special place in the hearts of pilots. Among them, the Breitling Jets team is the most capable and also the most dazzling way, which reflects the brand’s long-term close relationship with the aviation industry. The aerobatic pilots’ amazing aerobatics show dazzled and surprised thousands of fans around the world.
Breitling and the Jets: ‘like-minded’
In August 2017, at the helm of Breitling’s CEO, Georges Kern, the Breitling Jets team has no doubt the significance of the brand. He said that the unparalleled jet fleet perfectly reflects the heritage and value of Breitling. ‘We share many characteristics with the Breitling Jet team, especially in terms of technical achievements, professional achievements, aesthetic heights and outstanding talents. They are undoubtedly the spokespersons of the history of Breitling Aviation.
Breitling CEO Joachis Cohen and Breitling Jets Captain Jacques Portlin
The Breitling Jet Team in Dijon, France, has taken flight shows to distant exotic skies in recent years, attracting countless new fans in Asia and North America. At air shows and public performances, pilots drove seven L-39C Albatros jets, running at a speed of 700 kilometers (435 miles) per hour and a flight distance of less than one meter.
Breitling’s story-not just aviation
Breitling has reason to be proud of its long and colorful aviation history. But at the same time, the brand’s diving and marine watches also have many loyal and passionate fans. They were impressed by the design, precision and performance of the Breitling watches. As GeorgesKern puts it: ‘For nearly a century, Breitling has been a trusted partner in the aviation industry, but we look forward to showing the world that the sky is not our boundary!’
Since 1884, Breitling, as a pioneering watch brand, has established a worldwide reputation by virtue of its extraordinary and precise timepieces, its contribution to the development of chronograph watches, and its relentless pursuit of excellence in design. With the legendary alliance between the brand and the aviation industry, Breitling witnessed countless glorious moments in the long journey of human conquest of the sky. Breitling, known for its innovative spirit, has a place in science, sports and technology. At the same time, Breitling independently develops and manufactures movements. Each watch is made in Switzerland and has the quality guarantee of the Swiss Official Observatory Certification (COSC).
About Breitling Jets
Every time the Breitling Jet team rushes into the sky, it is a perfect aerial ballet performance, and its precision is comparable to that of Breitling timepieces. With the incompetent skills of pilots, seven powerful L-39C Albatros military jets soared at a speed of nearly 700 kilometers per hour with a flight distance of less than three meters. Most of the pilots came from the French Air Force or the French Air Force patrol. Since receiving Breitling’s support in 2003, the team has received increasing support around the world. In recent years, it has won countless new fans cheering and cheering on Asian and North American performance tours. The Breitling Jet fleet perfectly represents the historical heritage of an outstanding brand in the aviation industry.