02/22/2024
 4 minutes

The Top Five Most Expensive Breitling Watches

By Barbara Korp
The Most Expensive Breitling Watches

The Most Expensive Breitling Watches

Breitling is one of the most-loved watch brands in the world. And while its mid-range prices make its watches a great option for those just getting into watch collecting, Breitling also has some timepieces that turn a head or two with prices on the higher end of things.

At first glance, you might gasp. After all, who would actually spend that much money on a Breitling? But let’s not forget that the Breitling catalog isn’t just limited to stainless steel watches, but also includes precious metal timepieces with amazing complications.

That’s exactly what we’re delving into today, as we explore some truly remarkable watches.

North of $10,000: Breitling Professional Emergency Mission II Titanium

Not just a watch, but a life-saver. Breitling achieved this groundbreaking combination with the Emergency it introduced in 1995. This watch features an emergency distress signal that can be transmitted along international frequencies to help identify the precise location of the wearer.

Breitling Professional Emergency Mission II Titanium
Breitling Professional Emergency Mission II Titanium

The chronometer-certified quartz movement guarantees the highest precision timekeeping, not to mention a great look with its combination of three-hand analog and digital LCDs. This tool watch is also available in titanium. Now, its price of around $10,900 isn’t exactly cheap, but this is a timepiece you’ll want on your wrist any time you’re in a potential emergency situation in the harshest of conditions.

This watch also has a masculine, sporty feel, which means it looks great with jeans and a T-shirt. No matter where you are, this is the absolute best watch to have on your wrist in an emergency because it is truly a lifesaver.

Over $30,000: Breitling Navitimer Chronograph 43 Red Gold

There’s no watch people associate more with Breitling than the Navitimer Chronograph. Its slide rule bezel enables the wearer to not only perform simple multiplication tasks, but also calculate things like fuel consumption.

While stainless steel Navitimers make great sports watches, models in precious metals like red gold are ideal dress watches. Not only does this material give the watch a more elegant look, but it also significantly bumps up the price.

Breitling Navitimer Chronograph 43 Rotgold
Red Gold Breitling Navitimer Chronograph 43

Be prepared to spend over $32,500 for a Navitimer with both a precious-metal bezel and bracelet. Not only will you be the proud owner of one of the brand’s most expensive watches, but you’ll also have the perfect combination of pilot and dress watch on your wrist.

Over $50,000: Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Willy Breitling

The most expensive Breitling you can currently get your hands on is the Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Willy Breitling, named after the brand’s famous president.

Part of the Premier Tourbillon series, designed for watchmaking enthusiasts, this watch not only stands out for its daring combination of chronograph and tourbillon, but also for its in-house caliber, which is visible through the sapphire crystal case back. The front of the watch is no less impressive, with its symmetrical dial and the harmonious interplay of its many elements, creating the perfect touch of elegance.

Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Willy LB2120171C1P1
Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Willy Breitling LB2120171C1P1

This watch leaves no doubt that Breitling is a haute horlogerie brand through and through.

The Most Expensive Breitling Watch Of Them All: Breitling for Bentley Flying B

None of these watches can compete with the most expensive watch Breitling has ever produced – the Breitling for Bentley Flying B, a 50-piece limited edition produced in-house by Breitling. This white gold watch is completely “iced out” with diamonds covering the dial, bezel and bracelet.

Breitling Bentley Flying B Ref. R28362
Breitling Bentley Flying B ref. R28362

If that’s not enough to jump out at you, you’ll also notice the offset seconds hand at six o’clock, and only one minute hand on the watch’s main dial; the hours are displayed with a jump hour complication in the window at 12 o’clock. With a price tag of around $240,000, this watch costs more than your average Bentley. Thanks to its very limited production, it’s a safe bet that this price will continue to rise, perhaps eventually equaling the price of several luxury automobiles.

The Most Expensive Breitling Smartwatch: Breitling Exospace B55 Connected

“Smartwatch” is a bit of a misnomer here, because the Breitling Exospace B55 Connected is a “connected chronograph.” Put differently, it’s a mostly analog display watch with smart features.

Breitling Exospace B55 Connected
Breitling Exospace B55 Connected

Of course, you can also connect your smartphone to this watch. Download the Breitling Exospace B55 app to set the watch and transfer data. With a price tag of around $8,700, this is one of the most expensive smartwatches out there. Features like an electronic speedometer, countdown or count-up timer, and the ability to track flights or regattas with automatic storage of takeoff/landing and start/finish times make this watch a great choice for pilots and sailing enthusiasts.

The Breitling Exospace B55 Connected not only re-defines smartwatch price categories, but their performance and importance in the world of luxury watches as well.

Summary

Breitling remains a popular diver’s watch brand and maker of famous pilot’s watches; these are great timepieces that will more than likely make you fall in love with the brand. When you do, be sure to explore one of the remarkable higher-end luxury watches in the Breitling catalog.

For now, go wild with the slide rule bezel on this Navitimer. Explore the oceanic depths with a Superocean on your wrist. Step by step, you’ll be on your way to discovering the exciting, sophisticated, high-end world of Breitling.


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About the Author

Barbara Korp

The moment I learned that watches were a lot more than just simple jewelry, I was hooked; I become enamored with the elegance of timekeeping. But there was one small hitch: most models were just too big for me to wear! That didn't discourage me, however. In fact, I developed quite a niche interest.

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