Since 1884, Breitling has had a major place in the innovative development of wrist watches. They make their watches in Switzerland using only Swiss components. They also serve as a main supplier for other makers. In their quest for sturdy, reliable, and high-performance instruments, they have emerged as one of the world’s only major watches to equip all models with certified chronometer movements.
A family-owned business, they produce their own mechanical movements entirely developed within their own workshop. Breitling has always been on track what is new with watchmaking electronics and are known for their innovation, style, and exquisite look. In addition, they are always developing new designs that speak to their worthy customers and beckon new customers.
However if you want to purchase a Breitling timepiece, it won’t come cheap. Here are 10 most expensive Breitling watches:
The Flying B No. 3
This watch is a perfect example of how you don’t have to be large to be impressive. A striking case with a gold bezel takes its name from Bentley’s legendary Flying B trademark. Its face has styling hints that come from art-deco elegance and is covered by flawless sapphire, surrounded by sparkling diamonds. There’s a neat sub-dial for a second hand and a calendar display above the center boss of luminous hands. An alligator strap is a perfect complement to a case that holds the Calibre 16B Swiss movements. This piece will cost around $32,300 and is made from red gold. This gorgeous watch is water resistant up to 100 meters and has a calendar display.
In 1984 Breitling celebrated a 100th anniversary and launched the Chronomat for sale to the general public. 41 has become a tremendous success and understandably so, as it displays a sturdy appearance but with style. Its masculine details are both practical and eye-catching. Furthermore, it has always been a perfect example of user-friendly layout and an anti-reflective treatment applied to both sides of this crystal.
This watch retails for about $34,950 and is made of rose gold. It is water resistant up to 300 meters. A few unique specifications include the self-winding movement, including he date display. There are about 70 hours of power reserve, pearl dial with hour markers, and crystals on both sides. Because of the resistance to water, divers enjoy 41 and have no issues underwater.
From the Bentley Collection, this dynamic piece has a retail price of $82,520. Surprisingly, it is modest-looking and has crocodile leather with various extras compared to the Chronomat. Lucky ones see this as a worthy purchase for their everyday wear. Corporate professionals enjoy this piece, as well as race car drivers.
Also from the Bentley Collection, a hefty price tag on this watch will set you back $173,500. It’s definitely a watch for those that love to flaunt and floss their wealth. A rim of rose gold is decked out with diamonds. This model also has what makes Breitling so respected – charm, dependability, and functionality.
Bentley Motors Collection, L18841Ta-B788-761P
This model comes with a steep price of $174,280 and is round faced platinum. It has all classic features, including a sapphire crystal.
Breitling, Mulliner Tourbillon
You’ll have to spend $175,000 if you want to own this beautiful piece. Its fully-equipped with a pointer-type display and a unique 30-second system with hand-wound movement. Owners can enjoy customization according to their liking. Within sanctuaries of refinement, a hundred or so artisans and technicians craft metal, wood and leather to reach each the owners’ desire. Mulliner is for those who love complicated watches with sophisticated mechanisms. It truly represents a high-point of watchmaking art. Extending from two traditions of excellence, it is produced at a rate of just a few every year.
Now we’re getting into some higher price territory. What makes this price increase so much is its rose gold case which serves as a main ingredient in watch making. In addition, this is what makes Breitling have such high standards. Another watch in this collection, the E516 retails for $232,500; most expensive model of them all. It’s made from superb handling and Swiss mechanisms. It has a diamond rectangular face which differs from a normal signature round face. An amazing statement piece that is meant for those who want quality and absolute best.
Breitling, White Gold Flying B
Next up is the White Gold Flying B that retails for $255,500. Only 50 were produced, therefore are truly rare. With this model, only one person is crafting one watch. This ensures that it is built with attention to detail and care that is a level above most watches in a particular line. This model is guaranteed 100 percent genuine and is fully functional. It’s said that 50 cent had to sell his Flying B in the midst of his bankruptcy issues.
As you can see, the Grande Complication is not the typical wrist-watch. It is a pocket watch with an astonishing price of $280,700 – a price that speaks to name Grande. The owners of these unique pieces can almost feel they are transported into another time period when pocket watches were popular. Only now, they contain the best technology there is for luxury brand watches. Grande Complication is made up of 700 distinct parts and is fully functional. It contains moon phases and a calendar.
Each watch on this list is meticulously crafted with quality parts to create more than just watch, but rather a work of art.