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Breitling: The History of a Great Brand of Watches 1884 to the Present
     

Breitling: The History of a Great Brand of Watches 1884 to the Present

by Benno Richter
 

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Breitling-one watch has made this name famous worldwide, the Navitimer. In 1952 this watch was a real sensation, for the chronograph along with the calculator made it possible for the pilot to carry out all necessary calculations during the flight. This made the Navitimer a valuable on-board instrument at that time, and a valuable collectible today. But Breitling did

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Breitling-one watch has made this name famous worldwide, the Navitimer. In 1952 this watch was a real sensation, for the chronograph along with the calculator made it possible for the pilot to carry out all necessary calculations during the flight. This made the Navitimer a valuable on-board instrument at that time, and a valuable collectible today. But Breitling did not develop watches just for pilots and aircraft industry. This book shows the whole spectrum of the firm's products since its founding in 1884, and gives the reader an informed insight into more than 100 years of the firm's history. Many photos, old catalogs and advertising material support the informative text. With the help of reference numbers, the collector can also locate individual watches chronologically. This fascinating portrait of the Breitling firm will enthrall all who appreciate fine mechanical precision.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764326707
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
652,296
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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