Breitling is a Swiss luxury watch company that was founded in 1884 by Leon Breitling. The company’s headquarters are located in Grenchen, Switzerland. Breitling is known for producing high-quality, precision watches for pilots, divers, and other professionals. The company’s watches are known for their durability, accuracy, and distinctive design, and are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. In addition to its headquarters in Switzerland, Breitling has boutiques and authorized dealers located in cities around the world.
Léon Breitling establishes a workshop in Switzerland, where he begins producing chronographs and other high-precision instruments.
Willy Breitling, Léon's son, takes over the company and focuses on producing watches for aviation and military use.
Breitling introduces the first independent chronograph pushpiece, which allows the wearer to start, stop, and reset the chronograph without affecting the timekeeping function.
Breitling introduces the "Chronomat," its first wrist chronograph with a circular slide rule, which becomes popular with pilots and navigators.
Breitling introduces the "Navitimer," a chronograph with a circular slide rule used for aviation calculations.
Ernest Schneider acquires Breitling and begins modernizing the company's production facilities.
Breitling is known for its high-quality, precision watches, particularly its chronographs, which are popular with pilots and other professionals.