Though it has been my experience that a lot of Breitling watches are too concerned with complication

Though this does open up an interesting question. Why produce a new collection of Breitling watches that focuses on a complication? Over the last few years - especially high-end watch makers - have been pushing the idea that more and more women are interested in horology versus strictly fashion and aesthetics. While there are many very passionate female watch lovers, it hasn't been my experience that a lot of women are too concerned with complications. So i find it interesting that Breitling sees a lot of potential marketing what is essentially an astronomical complication-focused product.

Though if you absolutely had to go with a complication (aside from the time and date) that reside in a high-end fashion-oriented timepieces for mainly women, I think a moon phase indicator is a clever choice. It is an emotional complication helping to understand the phases of the moon - which in turn controls everything from tides to perhaps tempers. What is further interesting is how the inclusion of the Breitling dial altered the iconic look of the dial. This is very much a fresh face if you look at the details.

First of all, on the dial you have a new shorter seconds hand that tracks the inner scale and follows the hour hand rather than the minute hand. This of course is done to keep it separate from the pointer date hand. Breitling uses a hand rather than window to indicate the date, which again is new for the series and borrowed from more traditional watches. Another interesting change is to the bezel. No longer a rotating bezel, the now fixed bezel is thinner with either simple baton markers... or of course diamonds.

There is a black ceramic and white ceramic version of the Breitling without precious stones, but most of the models come equipped with a girl's favorite bling. There are six total Breitling models at launch. The pack is led by the limited edition of just five pieces in 18k white gold that is totally covered in diamonds. In fact, this is the first Breitling I've seen that doesn't have any ceramic in it. Breitling covers this model with 696 baguette-cut diamonds that measure up to a total of about 42. 45 carats. I think most people would willingly give up the appeal of scratch-resistant ceramic for scratch-resistant diamonds.

Also limited is the only version of the bunch which has the Breitling material, though it is mixed with a lot of 18k white gold. This Breitling also has a lot of diamonds, but not quite as much. The center link on the bracelet is in Breitling ceramic, and the case "only" has 554 baguette-cut stones on it (about 30. 19 carats). This Chromatic and 18k white gold model with diamonds is limited to 12 pieces. The other four models are black or white ceramic Breitling models, with either no diamonds, or round-cut diamonds on the bezel, and on the dial. These versions of the Breitling with diamonds contain 54 diamonds on the bezel, and another 63 on the dial for a total of about 1. 76 carats. One design touch that i quite like is on the white ceramic model with no diamonds. You'll notice that the applied Arabic hour numerals which are typically black, are offered in a deep blue on this model to match the blue tone of the aventurine.

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By signing on with a piece like this Breitling watch is investing in both the past and the future of

As you might expect, this sort of Breitling watch (in both its amazing and unconventional design, at least in modern ways of doing things) is not widely available (only 99 pieces), nor is it inexpensive (though it isn't too bad given Breitling standards). That said, this is more than just a piece to honor Breitling's beginnings. It is the embodiment of his respect for the last 250 years of horological development, as well as embodying the soul, as he puts it, of horology. This, in my eyes, elevates it in many regards in the luxury segment. This is a piece that's making a statement - for itself, for its creator, and undoubtedly for its owner.

By signing on with a piece like this, you're investing in both the past and the future of watchmaking, and something like this cannot help but to inspire you to dig further into the annals of time to learn more about the distant ancestors of this design. For what it's worth, it has even gotten my mind thinking in those directions, and I've only seen the pictures. And hey, if this watch slots into your own personal Breitling list (as it is on mine), you're in great company - the man himself, Breitling, lists his original pocket watch as his true first grail.

Every year watch lovers and collectors in the Midwest look forward to the Breitling. The event brings together some of the top Breitling watch brands under one roof to offer special pricing and display an extended selection of these highly revered collections. Breitling representatives are flown in to discuss the latest trends and bring some new, unique and rare pieces to share with Breitling clients. Breitling is a beautiful amalgamation of technical performance and refined aesthetics. It is a timepiece for those who love complications—this watch does it all with a perpetual calendar, moon phases and a tourbillon. It is powered by a Breitling automatic movement with a two-day power reserve. Not only does it pack a punch, it is aesthetically stunning with its pink gold case, silvered velvet dial and brown alligator strap.

Breitling partnership with Pershing has yielded some beautiful timepieces in the Breitling collection, but none more spectacular than the Breitling. Unveiled at SIHH 2013, the Breitling features a 45mm case that is cast in grade-5 titanium making it extremely light considering its size. The titanium pairs beautifully with the rose gold bezel and is affixed to an indigo blue alligator strap. Its dial is uniquely styled with a wave pattern created with brilliant blues and houses the 30-second tourbillon in the six o’clock position. Limited to a production run of only 30 pieces, this desirable Breitling watch is surely one to see!

Breitling shocked the pundits with the release of their watch. Instead of being crafted in steel, like former references, this is the first Cosmograph to be created in platinum making it an extremely sought after (and highly collectable) timepiece. Many Breitling owners have been jonesying for a ceramic bezel on the Breitling delivered with a chestnut brown bezel accented with a spectacular ice blue dial.

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