Within the circle of luxury watchmakers who have mastered the mechanical chronograph movement, Breitling does not limit itself by putting forward just another calibre. The brand takes pride in being one of the world’s last large independent Swiss watch brands, and holds a state-of-the-art production facility at their avant-garde Chronometrie in the picturesque La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, ensuring that nothing but the innovative best is designed, produced and assembled. “Stepping off the beaten path is a trend set by founder Léon Breitling when he started the company in 1884. He was one of the firsts to put the-then popular pocket watch on the wrist. Mechanical chronographs were the core of the company right from its inception,” says Jean-Paul Girardin, CEO, Breitling.