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July 2021


Watches for the elegant and modern man

The new Premier Heritage collection pays tribute to the creativity of its founders, three generations of inspired men. Timeless elegance combined with technical performance.

By Julie de los Rios
Esthétique soignée pour les différentes propositions de la collection Premier Heritage.


The Premier Heritage collection designed for modern men is undoubtedly Breitling’s most elegant. Heritage-inspired but with a modern twist, it pays tribute to the founders of the brand known as the inventor of the modern chronograph. First came Léon Breitling, the man who founded the company in 1884. He patented a simple tachymeter capable of measuring any speed between 15 and 150 km/hr. His son Gaston created one of the first wrist chronographs with an independent push-button at 2 o'clock. And finally, his grandson Willy. Not content with patenting the second independent chronograph counter at 4 o'clock, he understood in the 40s the importance of adding a touch of glamour to his watches. In this spirit, he designed the first Premier wristwatches. Combining elegance and technology is a mantra more relevant than ever with the Premier Heritage collection.

The quintessence of Breitling style
Refinement is at the heart of these six watches in red gold or stainless steel, COSC-certified chronometers and water-resistant to 100m. They share some features: Arabic numerals, vintage-style hands, and an alligator leather strap. The Premier Heritage Chronograph 40mm, powered by the hand-wound Breitling Manufacture Calibre 01, is available with a green or silver dial. The 42mm Premier Heritage Duograph with blue or black dial has been equipped with the split-seconds function, enabling the wearer to time two times simultaneously thanks to two superimposed chronograph hands. Finally, the Premier Heritage Datora, equipped with Manufacture Calibre B25, is distinguished by its complex functions. With day, date, and moon phase displays added onto the copper or silver dial. The choice is yours among these horological marvels.


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