The New Premier Heritage Collection Heralds An Exciting Revival

  1. Jeremy
  2. April 19, 2021 11:29 am

The New Premier Heritage Collection Heralds An Exciting Revival



Sparked by the imaginative genius of Breitling’s founders, the new Premier Heritage Collection is for the contemporary, discerning man of irreproachable style.

“This heritage-inspired design with a stylish modern twist embodies some of Breitling’s most famous innovations, and revives Breitling’s legacy of inventing the modern chronograph. This truly is our heritage revived,” commented Georges Kern of Breitling’s timelessly sophisticated new collection.

The Premier Heritage Collection pays homage to Breitling’s very own Founders Squad: three generations of men who shaped the history of timekeeping and made Breitling what it is today. Léon Breitling founded the company in 1884; later, he patented a simple timer/tachymeter that could measure any speed between 15 and 150 km/h, an invention featured in the 1906 Vitesse pocket watch.

In 1915, his son, Gaston, created one of the first wrist-worn chronographs with an independent pusher at 2 o’clock. This innovation separated the start, stop, and reset functions from the crown, making it infinitely more practical for timing sports.

In 1934, Léon’s grandson, Willy, patented the second independent chronograph pusher at 4 o’clock. Among Willy Breitling’s celebrated pioneering achievements was the establishment of the Huit Aviation Department in 1938.

To purchase one of these exquisite pieces, check out the official product page. For more information, you can view the full press release here.








All images courtesy of Breitling

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