Breitling: The status watch
Watches have always had a history of being a status symbol. A fine watch was once the ultimate statement of luxury – and for many it still is! A high-end watch may not necessarily be something that you need, but more importantly it’s something that you want and a true indulgence.
For centuries people have enjoyed the status that a watch can give you. Pocket watches used to receive many envious stares, just the way a beautiful wristwatch can today and when people start to admire your luxurious timepiece there’s nothing better! A watch is a way to tell the world something about yourself and express your personality. It shows success, having a certain amount of wealth attached to it, and it shows personal taste. An indulgent watch is often purchased as a celebration, whether that is a career achievement, or something more personal like the birth of a child or a marriage. It tells a little part of your story and marks something important to you.
And if you’re on the lookout for an indulgent watch that is the perfect status symbol – then look no further than Breitling.
Breitling are an innovative brand that have an obsession with quality. Instantly recognisable they are undoubtedly a very masculine watch brand and their long history with aviation, coupled with the sporty look and feel only plays into this. Breitling are also all about precision engineering and everything has to be made to the highest standard, no questions asked. They pride themselves in being technical watch specialists and manufacturing “instruments for professionals”.
Founded in Switzerland in 1884 a Breitling has a certain character and style that transforms it into a statement piece that’s pretty much guaranteed to get noticed straight away, perfect for a status watch! On top of this it also offers technical functionality and all are reliable watches that are hard-wearing, with the wearer appreciating a sportier lifestyle and past aviation adventures.
But what Breitling watch is for you?
Laings of Glasgow are official stockists of the sought-after brand and stock models, from the Avenger, Chronomat, Transocean and Superocean collections. With so many options to choose from we’ve narrowed it down to the top three watches that are perfect for those seeking watch status.
The Breitling Men’s Chronomat 41 Watch is something special. It has become a truly iconic watch within the Breitling family. Combining power, performance and precision it’s a must-have piece from a truly renowned brand.
The Navitimer 01 Watch was originally designed for pilots so that they could use it as a tool and so really shows-off their precision engineering! As one of the ten great 20th century watchmaking classics it’s bound to be recognised by admirers.
The Breitling Transocean is a reinterpretation of the classic 1950s and 60s chronographs in an updated contemporary style. It’s a truly superb model that, at a glance, reads all 24 time zones – the perfect piece of luxury for a jet-setter.
Breitling watches have a definite reputation attached to them and are synonymous with luxury and quality. If you want to join the horology elite then a Breitling timepiece, the ultimate status watch, is a brilliant place to start.
Laings of Glasgow are Scotland’s oldest family jeweller with over 175 years of luxury jewellery and watch expertise. They offer a fantastic collection of Breitling watches for both men and women.
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