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Breitling Chronomat

The U.S. government establishes the Manhattan Project, led by Robert Oppenheimer, to coordinate ongoing American efforts to design and build the atomic bomb

1942 Breitling Chronomat ref. 769.

In 1940 Breitling patent for the first Smart Watch chronograph, the Chronomat derived from CHRONOgraph for MAThematicians, with a rotating logarithmic slide rule, a tool for Mathematicians and Engineers that allowed complex calculations with the turn of your fingers.

Breitling has been a leading innovator in high quality stopwatches and chronographs and helped define how chronographs look and function until today.

Breitling launched the first wrist chronograph with a pusher at 2:00 in 1915, presented the first dual pusher wrist chronograph with pushers at 2:00 and 4:00 in 1933 and was one of the first manufacturers to recognize the need of early aviators for wrist watches incorporating such devices.

In 1942 Breitling introduced the Chronomat.

Throughout the 1930s to 50s, Breitling continued creating chronographs with different scales to suit different professions, such as tachymeters for production engineers and drivers, and pulsometers for doctors.