A circa 2000s Breitling Aerospace Avantage ref. E79362 on a worn Breitling leather strap with original buckle and with its original worn box. The watch measures 42 mm in diameter and is in great condition. A popular and very unique luxury sports watch with both analog and digital display. Features the Breitling Cal. 79. The Cal. 79 is based on the ETA 988.352 and features a chronograph, GMT, alarm, and perpetual calendar. The watch is titanium. We offer a flat rate for shipping on every order and 30-day free returns. We also offer a 2-month mechanical warranty for every purchase. All prices are in CAD.
Breitling Aerospace History
The Breitling Aerospace replaced the Breitling Aerospace Avantage when it was discontinued in the mid-2000s. Both featured the Breitling Caliber 79, SuperQuartz movement, based on the ETA 988.352. This change happened in about 2007, with new script on the dial of the Breitling Aerospace. These titanium Breitling Aerospaces were made for heavy duty. They were produced until about 2013, apart from the reference E79362 Breitling Aerospace there was also the F79362 and K79362. The first Breitling Aerospace was actually made in the 1980s - a retro digital wristwatch - and produced until the mid-1990s. These were still titanium but instead used the Breitling caliber 56.
Breitling itself was founded in 1884 by Léon Breitling in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. It is an old brand that made a name for itself designing pilot and other tool watches. In particular it is famous for the Navitimer, released in 1952, or the Chronomat that came before it in 1942. It actually made its first chronograph all the way back in 1915!
Breitling continued making interesting chronographs in the latter half of the 20th century, with pieces like the Breitling Sprint and early versions of Aerospace in the mid-1980s. Today it continues to focus on tool watches and was acquired in 2017 by CVC Capital Partners. Previously, until the late 1970s, the Breitling family still owned the brand.