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Breitling Timepieces: 1884 to the Present

Breitling Timepieces: 1884 to the Present

Benno Richter

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Breitling-one watch has made this name famous worldwide, the Navitimer. In 1952 this watch was a real sensation, for the chronograph along with the calculator made it possible for the pilot to carry out all necessary calculations during the flight. This made the Navitimer a valuable on-board instrument at that time, and a valuable collectible today.But Breitling did not develop watches just for pilots and aircraft industry. This book shows the whole spectrum of the firm’s products since its founding in 1884, and gives the reader an informed insight into more than 100 years of the firm’s history. Many photos, old catalogs and advertising material support the informative text. With the help of reference numbers, the collector can also locate individual watches chronologically.This fascinating portrait of the Breitling firm will enthrall all who appreciate fine mechanical precision.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 322 photos | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764310065 | Binding: hard cover

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Benno Richter is a certified engineer and has collected watches for more than fourteen years.