Breitling celebrates its partnership with Jet Team.
Renowned for its spirit of innovation and high-precision timepieces, Breitling’s has continued its pioneering role in the development of the wrist chronograph, and its uncompromising commitment to design excellence.
Retaining a special place in the hearts of pilots. The brand’s long-established ties to aviation are best and most spectacularly represented by its partnership with the Breitling Jet Team, whose breathtaking aerobatics have dazzled and delighted hundreds of thousands of fans around the world.
“Striking Synergies” of Breitling and the Jet Team
There is no doubt in the mind of Georges Kern, Breitling’s CEO, about the significance of the Jet Team to his brand. He says that the unique aerobatics team perfectly reflects the watchmaker’s legacy and its values. “We and the Breitling Jet Team are characterized by some striking synergies, notably technological achievement and mastery, aesthetic sophistication and human excellence. They are arguably the face of Breitling’s aviation heritage.”
The Dijon, France-based Breitling Jet Team has taken its aerial performances to distant international skies in recent years, attracting and amazing new fans throughout Asia and North America. At airshows and in public demonstrations, the pilots of seven L-39C Albatros jet aircraft fly in close formation – often less than three meters apart – at speeds of 700 km/h (435 mph).
Breitling has been an aviation pioneer and introduced some of the masterpieces including the 1930s, onboard chronographs intended for aircraft cockpits, and their popularity among aviators made them an obvious choice for military pilots. And another in 1952, they launched its Navitimer wrist chronograph, which has been a favorite among aviation enthusiasts ever since.
While Breitling is justifiably proud of its long, colorful history with aviation, the brand also has a loyal, enthusiastic following for its popular dive and nautical timepieces, as well as for the design, precision, and performance of its watches. Kern adds, “Breitling has proven itself as a partner in aviation for nearly a hundred years. But we’re looking forward to showing the world that the sky is definitely not the limit!”