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I use this as title for this post because this thought is exactly what I had in mind as I look at photos and read captions of a Yahoo News about weird but practical inventions of modern people. Modern people; a moniker that had become popular for some reasons and biases based on the advances that people had brought into the world that we inhabit today. Over the years even the horologic phenomenon Breitling had undergone so many changes and innovations making its product more complex and more intricate over the years. It had come far from what it had been at the start of its establishment. Changes and improvements were expected. People are not going to rest in their quest for the good things in life. Even the much celebrated breitling Bentley have seen improvements in looks and complications over the years.
These particular modern people were from China and you would probably raise an eyebrow or both in skepticism. These were not made for mass consumption by the inventors, these contraptions were made for them to enjoy and for them ahhhhmmmmm……as means to keep them safe and their family in time of calamities. If you don’t have enough time to go Google them up I’m sharing this to you. We had been steering away from watches and other products from China because our perception of the frailty of the quality of their products which are proved by the products themselves time and time again. Well, Breitling over the years even in times when they were suffering financially hadn’t farmed out their timepieces to China, no never for the breitling for bentley motors and any other Breitlings.
Breitling’s history as we all know had been full of anything related and connected to aviation. Leon Breitling had founded this horologic endeavor to fuel his passion for accurate, precise and complicated timepieces he hoped he could supply as solutions to specific requirements of scientific and industrial endeavors, which at a later date branched out into sports and aviation. And this is where Breilting’s connection and the Asian Singapore Airshow come in. The most recent Singapore Airshow, February 22-23, 2014 was attended by almost 80,000 people who witnessed the flight of surface-to-air missiles, supersonic jets and attack helicopters. Fetes always accomplished by Breitling sponsored airshows performed by their own Breitling Jet Team, Patrol Tricolour Arrows and its own supersonic jet the Super Constellation. Well a lot of breitling aerospace were already sold by Breitling because of these affiliations.
In this Airshow one “silent and unarmed weapon” stole the show away, one particular ware of the major players in the Southeast Asian weapons market. The militaries of the countries comprising the Asia-Pacific Region were the target of the exhibited “unmanned aerial vehicles” by the military supply contractors from United States, Israel, Austria and Australia. Well…..seriously speaking as per estimates of the costs of the exhibited hardware and software systems as much as $20million could change hands between the contractors and buyers for a high end drone system alone. I think that much had been spent by Breitling on one series of their Jet Team Airshow alone which sold for them plenty of breitling aerospace.
I’ve found one model that got me interested, this is an old Breitling model launched in three periods: the year 2000 for its early models and there’s the ones produced in the year 2002-2005 and the latest the ones produced in the year 2006-2011. What I’m going to introduce to you in this post are not the Colt Oceane (Early), Colt Oceane SQ and Colt Oceane 2006 but rather the customized Colt Oceane Diamond Bezel Watch. This is a high end model of breitling colt, a Breitling model which was initially produced as an entry level watch had also evolved at other times as limited editions with diamonds.
Yes, this particular model is a customized breitling colt Oceane encrusted with 12K diamonds featuring a33.2mm diameter case in stainless steel paired with a screw-in back also made of the same materials. The screw-locked crown is uniquely placed alongside a ratcheted unidirectional bezel and these two are potentially secured to reinforce its water resistance of 500m (1,650ft). The glare proofed Sapphire Crystal emphasized the diamond encrusted bezel and highlights the mother of pearl dial.
Amidsts the uproar of protests in Ukraine; Russia seems to be getting lucky and winning a few gold in the Winter Sochi Olympics. What caught the attention of many International Media was the first Gold Medal for women’s individual won by Adelina Sotnikova for figure skating. The defending champion from Korea Kim Yu-Na came in second with a Silver Medal. Although quite shaken when the scores were coming up Kim Yu-Na still had good words for everything that had happened during the figure skating event. Kim Yu-Na is from Korea and it is the country where Samsung the maker of the Galaxy Gear Watch is currently based. Even though it has factories in other parts of the world Samsung still is firmly founded in Korean soil and steeped in Korean’s tradition. Well……. genuine Breitlings and the breitling Replica watches need to shape up their kits soon because before they knew it; Galaxy Gear had gone all over their currently held place and no place left for them anymore.
The Galaxy Gear Watch could qualify as replica watch since it is powered by battery (Quartz) just like the ones used on breitling replica watches and on some of the genuine ones because few years back in Breitling’s history , Breitling had shifted its steadfast staunch in horologic principles. Breitling went along with the tide; shifting to battery operated (Quartz) movements. Breitling’s finances were severely affected by its adherence to tradition during Willy Breitling’s time and after Willy died the Breitling helm was taken over by Ernest Schneider of the Sicura Company another horologic firm. That’s the reason why some older Sicura lines were affiliated with Breitling.
I’ve read a lot of good reads on Super Bowls since I knew how to read and enjoy the demographics of sports news in magazines, newspaper’s sports pages and lately on-line through the convenience provided by the internet. When I was yet a toddler being ignored (not totally) on Super Bowl live days I couldn’t understand the hype those adults around me feel and convey with their every gesture; they give to a game of football. They are much harried and would glance every now and then on their wrists where a few breitling superocean are strapped and a number of breitling replica watches too.
Gaston’s early years with the horologic company war was just starting and war was at its initial stages. After the war aviation went wild with progress because of the inventions and development that war necessitated it to undergo, the flying machines then had undergone a very swift and precise progression from rough and heavy monstrosities to precise and graceful sky beasts. But the war took its toll on the watchmaking industries. For who would be buying watches while a war raged on. One would have other needs for money or any other media of exchange for that matter. Well the pilots of the graceful sky beasts had the very first successful versions of the early chronographs to help them maneuver their machines. That early the breitling aerospace, the cult watch of pilots had not made its appearance just yet.
I found a page that tells another version of the affiliation Breitling have with the world of aviation. It detailed how Breitling from the day it was founded had steadfastly stood by its passion and vision; the world of aviation and that of quality and precise time instruments.Breitling since the beginning had always maintained the high standard of the quality of their timepieces thus Breitling became a great favorite among “aviation pioneers.” Models like the very early edition of breitling chronomat b01 and the succeeding issues of early Navitimers had pleased the great aviators. Breitling then became a very vital part of aviation conquests.
This story followed Breitling’s progress from its “humble beginnings” when it became an essential component on an interesting aviation progress to its rapid development and manufacturing boom in the 50s. The vision of Leon Breitling when he decided on pursuing the very complicated and exclusive horologic specialty of chronographs to benefit the world of industry, sciences and sports was readily nurtured and encouraged during his lifetime. Both by the patrons of his horologic wonders and by those he employed to at first manually assemble the chronograph complications of the early specialties of breitling aerospace.
In the previous post I made the Breitling-Sicura connection known to you. I was not able to finish the tale so here is the continuation. The year 1979 Ernest Schneider took over Breitling and being a former pilot and a great fan of Breitling he was humbled by the “horologic wonder’s” termination and he then admitted to himself Breitling’s outstanding potentials. With this in mind he surrendered his own company’s name the Sicura and proceeded to use Breitling when he revived Breitling’s assembly line and started to again manufacture the wonder chronographs very famous with pilots all over the world. From the year 1979 all Breitlings that were produced bore some slight resemblance to Sicura models. Some Navitimers and Breitling Cadettes were from this period; between 1979 and 1984 after which the breitling chronomat b01 saw the light.
The three mentioned at the title tail above are names of three planets that compose the Milky Way where Earth; the planet we live in also belongs. Yes, true, confirmed and proven since everybody knows all about the Solar System and the Planets. But in this post the three names don’t stand for the planets in the Milky Way. Jupiter, Pluto and Mars were names of the very first Breitling-Sicura watches line. Hmmmppp, was there a Breitling-Sicura? Yes, there was in 1979 after Breitling; the company founded by Leon Breitling had thrown in their gauntlet and declared bankruptcy. It was Breitling’s 100th year of manufacturing complicated chronographs like the breitling superocean, when Willy Breitling died from natural causes and Breitling was greatly averse in diverting from their in-house mechanical complications.
A bond was forged between Breitling, a brand of watches and the United States Army; a long time ago before and after World War II. Thus renewing the partnership in honor of the flight missions for World War II veterans to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC; for some their first and for others their last launched each year by the Honor Flight Network, Breitling launched a benefit auction in the year 2013. A documentary “Honor Flight: One Last Mission,” created by veterans from the state of Wisconsin was the catalyst in drawing the attention of the whole world to the created charity. And Breitling the watch maker famous for its Navitimer and breitling aerospace made especially for individuals who have deep passion for flying all over the world shared the same passion with the Honor Flight Network had their attention drawn too.