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In every generation of professionals there arise those who break through the norms and take the whole industry to a new level of expertise. Léon Breitling
and his sons, watchmaking family from the Swiss Jura
region, are men in that special category. It was 1884 when Léon
founded his workshop and devoted himself to the complicated craft of chronographs and timers. His precision instruments accompanied athletes and pioneer aviators during the company’s earliest years. Not long after, Breitling
ushered the age of the wrist chronograph by inventing the first independent chronograph pushpiece
. The year was 1915 and son Gaston Breitling
has just taken leadership of the family business. Eight years later, Breitling
perfected the earlier system by separating the stop and start function from the resetting function, an innovative achievement that redefined sports and flight time calculations. In the 1930’s Breitling
presented the second reset independent reset pushpiece
, and in the 1960’s launched the first ever self-winding chronograph movement. Now in 2013, the thriving family business continues in the innovative tradition of its former generations.
Keller and George is an authorized dealer for Breitling.