The fake Breitling Premier Heritage Collection. The series taps into key innovations and milestones from the brand’s past to create vintage-inspired pieces with modern elements for today’s enthusiast. Upon seeing photos (sadly no hands on yet), they are, in a word, gorgeous.
Breitling’s New Founders Squad
A total of six pieces comprise the line and they are all meant to be the physical embodiment of their Founder’s Squad – a new Breitling “squad” that consists of three generations of men (from the brand’s founder through the first two generations) that helped shape the history of timekeeping and set the direction of waterproof replica Breitling. Leon Breitling founded the company in 1884 and patented a timer/tachymeter that was able to measure speeds from 15 to 150 km/h. This patented feature was also used in the 1906 Vitesse pocket watch.
In 1915 Leon’s son Gaston created one of the first wrist worn chronographs with an independent pusher at the 2 o’clock position. The innovation gave rise to the separation of the start, stop and reset function any chronograph enthusiast is now familiar with. In 1934 Leon’s grandson Willy Breitling patented the second independent chronograph pusher placed at the 4 o’clock position. Additionally, he is credited with having started the Huit Aviation Department (a division of Breitling to focus on aviation instruments) in 1938.
Willy Breitling also helped define the ethos of the brand at a critical juncture in the 1940s. His goal was to bring elegance and glamour to their timepieces and he is famous for stating “when a man puts on his watch, it is the unmistakable stamp of impeccable taste.” This led to the creation of the original AAA quality replica Breitling Premier wristwatches in the 1940s.