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Introducing: The All New Breitling Aerospace B70 Orbiter

Breitling Aerospace orbiter watch
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Breitling, a mainstay in the world of luxury Swiss watchmaking, embarks on a journey as it celebrates a momentous occasion - its 140th anniversary. Founded in 1884, the brand has been a beacon of innovation and precision in the realm of timekeeping, particularly in the aviation domain. As it marks this significant milestone, Breitling not only reflects on its rich history but also looks forward to the future with excitement and anticipation.

Breitling Orbiter Balloon
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Breitling and the Orbiter

Central to Breitling's commemoration is the acknowledgment of its numerous groundbreaking achievements. Among these triumphs stands the remarkable feat of the first nonstop balloon flight around the world, a milestone that is forever etched in the books of aviation history. This unparalleled accomplishment, accomplished 25 years ago, is a poignant reminder of Breitling's enduring spirit of adventure and exploration.

Breitling Orbiter Pilots
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The genesis of this extraordinary journey can be traced back to March 21, 1999, when Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones piloted the Breitling Orbiter 3 across the globe, defying the odds and shattering records along the way. The daring voyage culminated in a triumphant landing in the Egyptian desert, marking the successful completion of a quest that had captured the imagination of people worldwide. Spanning a distance of 45,633 kilometers over 19 days, 21 hours, and 47 minutes, this historic expedition underscored humanity's relentless pursuit of pushing boundaries and conquering new frontiers.

Breitling Orbiter Pilots In Front of Balloon
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For Breitling, the sponsorship of this groundbreaking endeavor was not merely an act of patronage but a testament to its unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence. In honoring the 25th anniversary of this monumental achievement, Breitling introduces the Aerospace B70 Orbiter watch, a masterful timepiece that encapsulates the essence of adventure and daring exploration. Each watch in this limited edition collection contains a tangible memento of history - a fragment of the original balloon that embarked on this epic journey around the world.

Breitling Orbiter Balloon Engine
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The Aerospace B70 Orbiter watch pays homage to the audacious spirit of the Orbiter 3 mission, encapsulating its essence in every meticulously crafted detail. From its vibrant orange dial, reminiscent of the Orbiter 3 capsule, to its transparent caseback revealing a segment of the original balloon, every aspect of this timepiece is a tribute to the indomitable human spirit and the relentless pursuit of excellence.


The Breitling Aerospace B70 Orbiter

Breitling Aerospace B70 Orbiter Watch
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Crafted from titanium, a material renowned for its strength, durability, and lightweight properties, the Aerospace B70 Orbiter watch is designed to withstand the rigors of the most challenging environments. Whether navigating the skies or exploring uncharted territories, wearers can trust in the resilience and reliability of this exceptional timepiece. At the heart of the Aerospace B70 Orbiter watch lies the COSC-certified Breitling Manufacture Caliber B70, a state-of-the-art movement renowned for its precision and accuracy.

Breitling Orbiter Watch with balloon in caseback
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This thermo-compensated SuperQuartzTM analog and digital display movement ensures unparalleled performance, delivering ten times the accuracy of a standard quartz watch. With a plethora of functions including a 1/100th of a second chronograph, countdown timer, second timezone, alarms, lap function, and perpetual calendar, this watch is the epitome of technological sophistication and innovation.

Breitling B70 Orbiter watch on Mans wrist
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As the Aerospace B70 Orbiter watch makes its debut on March 21, 2024, precisely 25 years after the historic landing of the Breitling Orbiter 3, it serves as a poignant reminder of Breitling's enduring legacy of excellence and innovation in the world of aviation. With its unparalleled craftsmanship, cutting-edge technology, and unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible, Breitling inspires and captivates adventurers and watch enthusiasts alike, propelling them toward new heights of exploration and discovery.




- Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber B70

- Diameter: 34.8 millimeters

- Depth: 5.85 millimeters

- Movement: SuperQuartzTM, thermocompensated quartz, electronic, analog, and 12/24 hr LCD digital display; EOL indicator

- Power reserve: approx. 2 years battery life

- Chronograph: 1/100th second, max. 99 hrs 59 min. 59 sec., flyback function, electronic tachymeter, chronograph (lap timer, flight times) countdown timer, 2nd timezone, alarm

- Other functions: digital, day and date programmed for 4 years

- Calendar: COSC-certified


- Material: Titanium

- Diameter: 43 millimeters

- Thickness: 12.95 millimeters

- Height (upper lug tip to lower lug tip): 52.25 millimeters

- Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)

- Glass: sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides

- Caseback: titanium with screws

- Pushers: three integrated push-pieces

- Bezel: bidirectional, ratcheted


- Color: Orange

- Luminescence: Super-LumiNova® luminescent numerals, indexes, and hands


- Titanium bracelet or black rubber strap with folding clasp


Breitling B70 Orbiter watch on titanium bracelet
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Learn more and get yours a Breitling starting at $4700 on rubber strap!



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