The latest Premier Heritage Collection is for the modern and discerning man of impeccable taste. These exquisite timepieces are the most elegant and refined from the company, because it’s inspired by the innovative spirit of Breitling’s founders
Breitling’s Founders Squad, three generations of men who changed the history of timekeeping and made Breitling what it is today, are honoured in the Premier Heritage Collection. Breitling was created in 1884 by Léon Breitling, who later patented a simple timer/tachymeter that could calculate any speed between 15 and 150 km/h, which was featured in the 1906 Vitesse pocket watch.
In 1915, his son, Gaston, created one of the first wrist-worn chronographs with an independent pusher at 2 o’clock. This innovation separated the start, stop, and reset functions from the crown, making it infinitely more practical for timing sports.
In 1934, Léon’s grandson, Willy, patented the second independent chronograph pusher at 4 o’clock. Among Willy Breitling’s celebrated pioneering achievements was the establishment of the Huit Aviation Department in 1938.
The latest generation of Breitling’s Premier Heritage Collection brings this timeless elegance back to life. The collection includes six watches divided into three distinctive categories, The Chronograph, The Duograph, and The Datora.
Arabic numerals, vintage-inspired hands, and semi-shiny alligator straps with tone-on-tone stitching are all featured on each model. Inside, this timepiece is powered by a COSC-certified chronometer with a 100-meter water resistance rating.
The 40 mm Premier Heritage Chronograph is manually wound, just like its 1940s predecessors. It is powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber B09, which is based on the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01. It comes in two variations, with an eye-catching pistachio-green dial encased in stainless steel or a stately silver-colored dial encased in 18 k red gold.
With stainless-steel and 18k red gold cases measuring 42 mm, the Premier Heritage Duograph comes with a blue or black dial, respectively. Its rattrapante function enables the wearer to measure two elapsed times simultaneously thanks to its two superimposed chronograph hands. This piece houses the mechanical hand-wound Breitling Manufacture Caliber B15, which is based on the Breitling Manufacture Caliber B03.
Like its 1940s predecessor, the 42 mm Premier Heritage Datora also stands out for its highly visible and complex functions, namely its day, date, and moon-phase displays. It is powered by the Manufacture Caliber B25. The Datora’s copper-colored face is framed by a stainless-steel case, while its silver-colored dial comes in an 18k red gold one.
Breitling’s mastery of timekeeping has grown through the years, as shown by all the three new versions in the Premier Heritage Collection. Discover more about this collection at your nearest The Time Place boutique and Breitling boutique Plaza Senayan.