Georges Kern: Breitling’s new “Wing Commander”

On 14 July 2017, Compagnie Financière Richemont SA announced the immediate resignation of their Head of Watchmaking, Marketing and Digital, Georges Kern. According to a Reuters report, he was four months into his new role. Watch industry observers will be familiar with this industry veteran who was formerly the chief executive officer of IWC Schaffhausen. The 52-year-old Kern has a … More

Breitling sold to CVC Capital Partners

Private equity and investment advisory firm CVC Capital Partners, via its CVC Capital Fund VI, has agreed to take up a majority stake stake in Breitling SA owned by the Schneider family. In the Friday, 28 April 2017 press release, CVC Capital Partners announced that it will acquire an 80% stake in Breitling while Théodore Schneider, who is the owner … More

Breitling Chronomat: “La Montre de mon Coeur” – The Watch of My Heart

David Desbordes, managing director of Visionnaire, an events planning and management company based in Singapore, has been exposed to many different watch brands in both his professional capacity and in private life but there can only be one that stands out for this French gentleman. It was truly apt when Desbordes attended the launch of Breitling’s Chronomat Airborne special series … More

Breitling Superocean: The practical choice

When it comes to sports watches, especially for those into water-related activities, Breitling’s Superocean collection, launched in 2010, is one recommendation high on our list. With water-resistance equivalent to pressure at the depth of 1,500 metres, a helium escape valve (at the 10 o’clock position), a robust automatic movement that is chronometer-certified (base ETA 2824 from what we understand) and … More