Timeline Watch

Breitling Long Playing

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1971 Breitling Long Playing 7104.3 Tachymeter. Manual winding Valjoux 7740, 40mm case. Check here the same watch with balck dial.

The Breitling Long Playing 7104.3 was an affordable line of the brand in the early 70, consequently manual winding movements.

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 in 1933 as the first dual pusher wrist chronograph with pushers at 2:00 and 4:00 o’clock.

Breitling was one of the first manufacturers to recognize the need of early aviators for wrist watches incorporating such devices.

Consequently in 1942 Breitling introduced the Chronomat, the worlds first Smart Watch. A chronograph with a rotating logarithmic slide rule that allowed complex calculations with the turn of your fingers.

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

In the 50s the Breitling Navitimer Chosen as the official timepiece of AOPA, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Something which Breitling has traded on ever since.

A 24-hour dial version, the Cosmonaute, was also produced in the early 60s.

Jerry Seinfeld, Graham Hill, Jim Clark, Miles Davis all wear (or wore) a vintage Breitling Navitimer with black & white dial.