Breitling's 'Time Capsule' heritage exhibition showcases key timepieces from its 140-year history

The global tour will stop at 55 locations across North America, Europe, Oceania, and Asia.

This travelling showcase is a presentation of Breitling's most historically significant watches (Photo: Breitling)

As one of the leading names in the watchmaking industry, Breitling has built a longstanding legacy. Its rich past spans over a century and includes the development of the first-ever wrist-worn chronograph with a pusher separate from the crown, as well as pioneering the navigational tool watch and the brand’s first traceable watch.

Horology enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see these trailblazing pieces firsthand as the brand celebrates its 140th anniversary. Titled Time Capsule: The Breitling Heritage Exhibition, this travelling showcase is a presentation of its most historically significant watches, aligning them with their modern-day counterparts.

“We’ve launched Time Capsule to honour our heritage and celebrate our breakthroughs. Each exhibition is a captivating journey that connects our heritage with the present, allowing guests to witness the evolution and lasting spirit of our brand,” annnounces Breitling CEO Georges Kern.

The exposition offers a unique walk-in experience, and visitors can expect to see the timepieces showcased in vintage-inspired steamer-trunk displays tailored to each specific boutique. Highlights of the collection include Gaston Breitling’s mono-pusher (1915); The Navitimer (1952), the world’s first wrist-worn flight computer; and The Emergency (1995), the first watch to contain a miniature international distress signal.

The exhibition will be held at the Breitling boutique in Suria KLCC from July 12 to 22. Although it is open to all on a walk-in basis, those seeking a more in-depth viewing should schedule an appointment via this link.

This article first appeared on July 8, 2024 in The Edge Malaysia.



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