Pre-Owned Breitling Cockpit 50 Ref. VB5010 quartz watch, features a 46mm titanium case with a bi-directional rotating bezel surrounding a slate dial on a titanium strap. Functions include a digital perpetual calendar, chronograph, minute and second markers, and a bi-directional rotating bezel. The watch has a 100m water resistance. Try on and enjoy this Breitling Cockpit 50 and other pre-owned luxury timepieces at our La Maison Yamron Boutique located at the Waterside Shops in Naples, FL ->
With the caliber B50, Breitling decided to take up a new challenge that allowed it to offer pilots instruments that met their expectations. The useful and functional watch would suit anyone from airline pilots to air-sea pilots, who usually go on dangerous missions. The piece’s meticulous specifications have been followed thoroughly. In order to be efficient, the piece had to be perfectly readable. That is why it is equipped with both analogue and digital displays like the ones found in aircrafts, with either dashboards or HUDs (Heads-Up Display). The digital mode works on two white-on-black LCD screens and a light makes it readable in any situation. The backlight can be activated just by pressing the winding crown or, thanks to the “Tilt” function, simply by rotating the wrist 35°.
Breitling SA was founded in Saint-Imier, Bernese Jura by Léon Breitling in 1884.When Léon Breitling died in 1914, the business passed to his son, Gaston, and then to his son, Willy, in 1935. Willy’s children were not interested in pursuing the family business, so the Breitling factory in La Chaux de Fonds closed in December 1978. Willy, already in poor health, died in May 1979.
Ernst Schneider, owner of the Sicura Company in Grenchen, bought the Breitling name from the founding Breitling family in 1979. Production of “Breitling” watches then moved to the Sicura factory, which later changed its name to Montres Breitling AG and then Breitling AG in 1994. The Schneider family retained ownership until April 2017. Ernst’s son, Theodore Schneider, sold the majority stake (80%) in Breitling to CVC Capital Partners for over $870m. Theodore Schneider retained 20% control of Breitling until November 2018, when he sold these remaining 20% to CVC. Historically, Breitling sourced movements from suppliers such as Valjoux, ETA, and Venus rather than producing movements in-house. In 2009 Breitling developed the B01, an in-house self-winding, column wheel chronograph movement, used in the Breitling Chronomat 01 and subsequently Navitimer 01
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