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BRAND HISTORY 
Breitling Avenger Hurricane

Breitling was founded in 1884 by Léon Breitling, who started a workshop specialising in pocket watch chronographs and precision counters. His son, Gaston, later took over the company and introduced several pioneering innovations like the first chronograph wristwatch in 1915, and improvements to the complication such as an independent chronograph pusher and return-to-zero pusher. It was also during Gaston’s tenure that Breitling began forging ties with the world of aviation, resulting in close-knit partnerships that continue to define Breitling and inspire its timepieces to this day. Find out more here.


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