Breitling’s Tourbillon Honouring the Founding Fathers
Functionality Meets Elegance
When aviation was still in its early stages, the former manufacture president Willy Breitling first presented a chronograph that was later used by more than 30 airlines. He can also take the credit for the presentation of the Premier line which changed the brand forever.
It was 1943 and Europe was suffocating under the plethora of war measures. The brand had already established itself among pilots, engineers, and other professionals who needed a reliable and robust timepiece. Willy Breitling defied the harshness of war and presented elegant and sophisticatedly designed watches in the Breitling Premier Collection that have kept their reputation for functionality.
Breitling doesn’t hide the fact that for the manufacturing of Calibre B21 they collaborated with the special Swiss manufacture of La Joux-Perret, which helped them develop an unusual combination of a chronograph and a tourbillon. Due to the latter, the influence of gravity is negated, making the watch exceptionally precise.
Three Precious Colours for Three Successful Gentlemen
Breitling continues the path of the line with the Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 model. The brand presents a trio of chronographs of the highest class in precious metals. The version in the platinum case with a blue dial was ascribed to Willy Breitling.
His father, Gaston Breitling, is connected to the model made of white gold and with a grey-black dial. The case made of red gold and boasting a brown dial is dedicated to the brand’s founder, Leon Breitling.
Tourbillon and Chronograph in One
The most attention is drawn by the tourbillon at the top of the dial. The exceptional complexity of the instrument provides the watch with allure and prestige. Breitling doesn’t hide the fact that for the manufacturing of Calibre B21 they collaborated with the special Swiss manufacture of La Joux-Perret, which helped them develop an unusual combination of a chronograph and a tourbillon. Due to the latter, the influence of gravity is negated, making the watch exceptionally precise.
The 42-millimetre case encompasses a dial on which colour schemes and Arabic numerals, the trademark of the collection, are harmonically intertwined. The symmetry and prestige are guaranteed. The tourbillon at the top is balanced by the minute subdial at the bottom. In addition to precious metals, the timepiece is marked by the dome-shaped case which now offers an insight into the depths of the movement.
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