The Beginner Guide To Buying Your First Breitling Watch

Jurica Krajacic
Jurica Krajacic

Breitling watches are some of the most stunning luxury watches on the planet. They are instantly recognized for their advanced inner mechanics, luxury design, and top-tier material selection. First luxury watches can often be hard to choose, but Breitlings are always a good choice. If you are interested in purchasing a beautiful Breitling watch for yourself as a first-time buyer of luxury watches, here is your guide to buying your first Breitling: 

How To Choose Your Breitling Watches

Breitling offers a range of watch stylings across their primary line-ups. Each one comes with their own sets of pros and cons, and are designed to fulfill different niches. Choosing which Breitling to buy as your first luxury watch will require you to know what you aim to get from your watch. 

Below is a brief rundown of a few Breitling line-up models, and what you can expect from them. 

Aviation Watch: Breitling Navitimer

The Navitimer​ line comes with a more classic look, and has changed very little since its launch in the 1950’s. They are only water resistant up to 30-meters, and are best suited for everyday wear while at work or casual events. 

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Adventure Watch: Breitling Professional

By popular request, CEO of Breitling- @georgeskern posted his wristshot of Breitling Professional Aerospace AVO

Dive Watch: Breitling Superocean

Superior water resistance, casual and versatile – Breitling Superocean is your diver go-to watch.

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Dress watch: Breitling for Bentley. 

The Breitling for Bentley ​Lineup is ideal for those who love speed–meaning motorsport lovers. They have built-in speedometers, distance trackers, and come with the attractive Bentley motors co-branding. These are for car lovers, and motorsport lovers. 

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Military Watch: Breitling Super Avenger

This is perhaps the best lineup for someone buying Breitling watches on a budget. They can be had a bit cheaper, and are still very attractive and multi-functional. They are highly water-resistant, sleek, and classic in look without breaking the bank. 


Aviation Watch: Breitling Chronomat

The Chronomat​ lineup is perfect for almost any occasion. They are general, all-purpose timepieces that can be worn while playing sports, at work, and even at formal functions. These are sleek and low-profile in design and just fancy enough to be able to work in almost any situation. 

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Option to customize your Breitling

Breitling offers their customers some of the best in customizability as far as watch manufacturers are concerned. With each model of watch, you can choose your own clasps, straps, and other mix-and-match options. This allows you to really customize your watch, no matter what model, to suit your own personal needs or desires. 

The Best Starter Breitling Watch. 

When it comes to buying your first Breitling, you can really go with whatever you feel best suits you. Breitling watches retain value well, and can be an investment for those who might sell them as ‘vintage’ years down the road. 

However, if you are looking to get into the Breitling watch ‘game’ easily, the Chronomat lineup is great. They are reasonably priced (but not too cheap), sturdy, attractive and classic in look, and fit almost any occasion. The Chronomat​ lineup is by far Breitling’s most popular lineup of watches, and for good reason-specifically the Chronomat 42​. 

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Currently, the Chronoma​t 42​ is the most recent iteration of the Chronomat​ lineup, but older models can be had second hand for a slightly better value. Overall, they are reliable and high-quality timepieces that maintain value over the years. 

Final Thoughts

Buying luxury watches will come down to what you value the most in a watch. With Breitling, the sky’s the limit for what you can get. Once you figure out what you would like your watch to do for you, you can then go about choosing which Breitling watches best fit your needs.

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