Watch Education: What Makes Swiss Watches the Gold Standard? (Part 2)

Last Thursday we started the conversation about what makes Swiss watches the Gold Standard – and traced the early rise of Switzerland as the premiere country for watchmaking. Switzerland has passed that long-standing watchmaking expertise and knowledge down century after century, generation after generation. There’s no denying that history counts in establishing a standard. Switzerland’s…

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Watch Education: What is a Chronometer and What is COSC Certification?

A few weeks ago we answered the question, “What is a Chronograph?” and promised to bring to light the difference between a chronograph and a chronometer – terms that are often mixed up in today’s world. In fact, a chronometer is a watch that has undergone stringent testing under laboratory conditions and is then certified…

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Time Capsules Product: Sports Watches — Breitling Unveils Superocean White Water

Sports watches are particularly in vogue in the summer months when enthusiasts love to snorkel, dive and more. As such,  Breitling has released its new Superocean 42, entirely clad in a white and aptly named the White Water. This new 42mm watch features a white strap, bezel, and dial with a sporty yet refined look.…

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A Moment in Time: Astronaut Scott Carpenter

On May 24th, in New York City, at the Breitling boutique, Breitling and astronaut Scott Carpenter celebrated the 50th anniversary of his first lift off into space. Scott Carpenter, pioneer of modern exploration, has the unique distinction of being the first human ever to penetrate both inner and outer space, thereby acquiring the dual title…

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Around the World: Breitling Unveils 50th Anniversary Navitimer Cosmonaute Limited Edition Watch

In New York City last week, Breitling celebrated the 50th anniversary of Scott Carpenter’s three-orbit space flight aboard the Aurora 7 capsule (see yesterday’s “A Moment in Time” with Scott Carpenter).  To celebrate, the brand also brought in esteemed astronaut Mark Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov.  Sergey is the only second-generation cosmonaut in the…

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