Breitling watches are among the luxury brands that are Swiss made and have been in the market since the company was founded in 1884. The company's headquarters is located at Grenchen, Canton of Solothurn, Switzerland. Especially made for professionals like pilots, athletes, and artists, these timepieces are known for their signature styling, precision-made quality, and fine mechanism. Indeed, having a Breitling watch is a status symbol for luxury, prestige, and performance.
The prices for Breitling watches are far-fetched for an ordinary person because luxury brands like Breitling invests millions on research to develop and refine their timepieces, use rare and precious materials, and spends a lot for brand and celebrity endorsement.
While the prices of these watches do not suit the lifestyle of many, Breitling remains to stick to what it is known for; to cater to the rich and prestigious professionals. Even its less than expensive models may still be expensive for some. Celebrities who don a famous and pricey Breitling watch include Harrison Ford, Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Therefore, to own a Breitling timepiece means that a person is in the same league with these Hollywood personalities.
Breitling continues to maintain its high standards in watch-manufacturing even after more than a century. However, it has enhanced its timepieces with advanced technology and more accuracy. There is no stopping this company from manufacturing unique and prestigious timepieces.
Here is a list of the ten top most expensive Breitling watch models.
10 Breitling Bentley Flying B No. 3
In the tenth spot is the Breitling Bentley Flying B No. 3 which costs around $32,300. It is made from 18K red gold case with screw-locked crown, amber dial, and curved sapphire crystal with glare-proof treatment. This watch is water resistant up to 100 meters and has a self-winding mechanical Breitling Calbire 16B movement with large calendar display.
9 Breitling Chronomat 41
Next on the list is the Breitling Chronomat 41 which amounts to $34,950. It is made of 18-carat rose gold case and pilot bracelet. It is also water resistant up to 300 meters. Some of its specifications include the self-winding Breitling 01 movement with date display, chronograph function with approximately 70 hours of power reserve, pearl dial with diamond hour markers, and cambered sapphire crystal with glare-proof treat on both sides. Divers using this model have no problem at all in getting accurate time even underwater.
8 Breitling Mark VI Complications 29 watch
Hitting the eight spot is the Breitling Mark VI Complications with a price of about $65,200. Its functions include moon phase, chronograph, and perpetual calendar which indicates the date, weekday and month. This model is water resistant up to 100 meters. This Breitling model is manufactured with screw-locked crown, convex sapphire crystal with glare-proof treatment on both sides, silver storm dial, and self-winding mechanical Breitling caliber 29B.
7 Breitling for Bentley Collection, Model L2936312-6627-739P
The seventh spot goes to the Breitling for Bentley Collection Model L2936312-6627-739P with a whooping price of $82,520. This modest-looking platinum and crocodile leather model is packed with exceptional features compared to the Chronomat model. Rich buyers find it worthy as an investment for their personal use. Professionals like car-racers will definitely want to have one.
6 Breitling For Bentley Collection, Model R4436563/A657
Number six goes to another Bentley Collection, the A657 model, which has a staggering retail price of $173,500. Those who love to flaunt can have this for a show with its rim of 18K rose gold face which is studded with diamonds. This model has what makes Breitling so well-known for its luxury brand – functionality, precision, and appeal.
5 Bentley Motors Complications Collection, Model L18841Ta-B788-761P
At number 5 is the Bentley Motors Complications Collection Model L18841Ta-B788-761P having a price of $174,280. This model of Breitling timepiece is round-faced, manufactured with platinum and clear sapphire crystal, with manual wind and have all the classic Breitling features. Many would really love to have one of these unique units for their own.
4 Breitling for Bentley Mulliner Tourbillon
Landing the fourth place is the Bentley Mulliner Tourbillon which amounts to $175,000. It is equipped with a pointer-type date display and a unique 30-second chronograph system. This timepiece has a hand-wound chronograph movement. Owners of this model can have their units customized according to their requirements as there are selections of parts and pieces available that they can choose from.
3 Breitling for Bentley Collection, Model R4436563/E516.
In third place is another Bentley Collection, the Model R4436563/E516. Its retail price of $232,500 may have made it the most expensive Breitling models of all. However, it ranks third. Made from excellent craftsmanship and Breitling Swiss mechanisms, this luxury timepiece has a diamond studded rectangular face, very different from the usual signature Breitling round face.
2 Breitling Bentley Flying B J28362 Diamond White Gold Automatic Watch
Second on the list with an astounding retail price of $255,500 is the Breitling Bentley Flying B J28362 Diamond White Gold Automatic Watch. Since only 50 pieces were produced, this watch is truly a rare find. And when it is rare, it means only few can be found on the market. This Breitling for Bentley model is guaranteed 100 percent genuine and it is fully functional. The makers of the Breitling brand take pride for their meticulous craftsmanship to ensure not only accuracy but exquisiteness as well.
1 Grande Complication
And, the top spot goes to the Grande Complication model. It is not the typical wrist-watch as it is a pocket watch with an eye-popping price of $280,700, thus the name: Grande. The owners of these one-of-a-kind timepieces can feel like they are living in the era where pocket watches were in fashion, only this time, with the best technology there is for luxury watches. This model is made up of 700 distinct parts and is fully functional. It has a minute striker, perpetual calendar, and moon phases. Its case is made of 18 carat yellow gold which features the engraving of one of Breitling’s partners and Bentley Motors founder, Walter Owen Bentley.