Designer Spotlight on Breitling

May 23rd, 2021

Embrace a legacy of excellence in craftsmanship and mechanical precision when you don a classic Breitling timepiece. Over 130 years of innovation in watch-making has propelled Breitling to the highest strata of luxury designers.

Breitling’s chronographs for men and women double as a statement of sophistication and utility. Made for active fashionistas with a refined sense of taste, Breitling’s collections cater to nearly every style, personality, and wardrobe.

Breitling: A Legacy of Innovation and Precision

Breitling’s roots can be traced back to 1884 when Léon Breitling embarked on a journey to create timepieces that were elegant, reliable, and stylish. Breitling’s original pocket watches became an instant success. The next challenge? Chronographs.

In 1889, Breitling designed a pared-down chronograph model featuring a striking design and easy-to-maintain mechanism.

Gaston, Léon’s son, took the reins in 1914 and displayed the same fervor and passion for innovation as his father. In 1915, he launched one of the world's first wrist chronographs with a separate push-piece above the crown.

Breitling’s early innovations set a precedent for technical marvels to come during the entire 20th century. Today, the brand stands proud as a designer with a rich history and knack for creating luxury timepieces that drive us into the future.


The Navitimer Collection has over 65 years of history. As a world-renowned mechanical chronograph collection, the Navitimer brings tradition and excellence to the modern age. This original pilot’s chronograph is teeming with functionality, capable of calculating speed, fuel consumption, distance, and so much more.

Reach for the stars with the Navitimer Chronograph 41 which captures the essence of the original Navitimer on a smaller scale. Choose black, blue, or silver dials with multi-tone counters for a pop of color. Its signature circular slide rule meets the rigorous demands of flying high in the sky.


The SuperOcean Collection features timeless diving watches inspired by the original designs in 1957. For men and women with active lifestyles, the SuperOcean Collection combines a minimalist and sporty design with superior performance.

Each Superocean Collection watch features a Breitling Calibre 17, a movement that has a power reserve of around 38 hours. In addition, it has luminescent numerals, indexes, and hands for high clarity. Plus, it’s available in a variety of sizes for an unrivaled wrist feel.

The SuperOcean Automatic 44 watch combines the sensibility of a sports watch with the unmatched performance of a legacy brand. Explore the open sea in style with this watch featuring colorful dials and a matching rubber strap.



Breitling’s Chronomat Collection made a splash in 1984 with an ultra-thin design. Today, it remains a superior mechanical watch with a vintage inspiration. This innovative collection elevates the traditional sports watch to meet the refined taste of today.

Its striking Rouleaux bracelet with a butterfly clasp, rotating bezel, and rider tabs encapsulate the contemporary-meets-retro style. Meant to be used on land, sea, and air, the Chronomat Collection is meant to guide your adventure to success. Sports luxury has never looked so good.

The Chronomat Automatic 36 is a fashionable and sophisticated chronometer with a distinct modern-retro design. Sporty and chic, this timepiece is perfect for men or women. Women can add diamond-set bezels and vibrant dials to create an even more eye-catching look.

Explore Popular Breitling Collections at Hing Wa Lee

Hing Wa Lee is proud to be an authorized Breitling retailer. Stop by our San Gabriel jewelry store to explore the most popular Breitling watch collections. Shop designer watches from some of today's most original designers. Whatever your style is, we're bound to have the right timepiece for you.