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Breitling - Swiss watch manufacturer

Breitling was founded in 1884 by Léon Breitling in Saint-Imier (Switzerland). In 1892 the plant was relocated to La Chaux-de-Fonds into the newly constructed watch factory, which initially specialized in pocket watches.

When Léon Breitling dies in 1914 with only 54 years, the manufacture passes on to his son Gaston Breitling. This, in the wake of the then newly emerging development of aviation, begins to be interested in aeronautics and starts reflections on how to construct watches suitable to this application. Already from 1914 on Breitling manufactures wristwatches with chronographs for sporting and military purposes …

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Lange employees in front of the [[:2001]] re-inaugurated headquarters of „A. Lange & Söhne". The building was built in 1873. (click to enlarge!)
Lange employees in front of the 2001 re-inaugurated headquarters of „A. Lange & Söhne“. The building was built in 1873.

Classical Brands

The young German company [[:Nomos]] in [[:Glashütte]] (click to enlarge!)
The young German company Nomos in Glashütte

Upcoming Brands

  • Blancpain and Chronoswiss
    Rebirth of the mechanical watch at the beginning of the eighties
  • Franck Muller and Parmigiani
    Two watch artists who have created their own brand in the top segment
  • Chopard
    A German family positions their own successful luxury brand
  • Sinn
    With unusual direct marketing straight into the hearts of the watch friends
  • Nomos
    From pioneer after the German 'Wende' to fashion brand and manufacture
  • Fortis
    With distinctive and robust space and pilot's watches to success
  • Xemex and Temption
    Modern creativity creates timeless and clear design
portal_watch_brands.txt · Last modified: 19.06.2023 16:11 by gerdlothar

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