After occupying important status in aviation watches industry, Breitling begun to explore other fields, including female watches, diving watches, formal watches and so on. Breitling Navitimer that can display 24 hours had been favored by NASA. Later, after many times’ test, Navitimer became the designated wristwatch by official Breitling. In 1962, Scott wore the black dial copy Breitling Navitimer to successfully fly into the air.
Chronograph For Racing
Later, they found car racing had a wider customers than airplanes, and the racing chronograph dial is simpler and more practical. Therefore, in addition to pilots watchees, Breitling also launched a large number of professional chronographs watches especially for racing.
In 1969, Breitling launched the special Chrono-Matic wristwatch with a crown at left side, becoming the first automatic chronograph watch at that time. With the bold abalone shell case, red hands, bidirectional rotatable bezel and gradient hands, the watch became the classic representative watch of Breitling from 1970s to 1980s.
Before his death, Willie sold his remaining assets, along with his familiar brand name and well-known models including Navitimer, to the visionary entrepreneur Ernest Schneider, who has been guarding Breitling’s legacy until the year 2017.