To mark the opening of its Breitling boutique in the Dubai Mall, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons introduces some of the key lines from the iconic Swiss brand’s collection of pilot’s and diving watches
You may remember a story from a number of years ago about two adventurers who found themselves stranded after they’d been forced to ditch in the Antarctic when their attempt to become the first pilots to fly a helicopter to the North and South Poles failed. Fortunately for them, they were armed with a Breitling Emergency, a watch with a built-in transmitter that could send a distress signal to the emergency services and guide rescuers to their position.
Few moments capture the essence of Breitling so well. Founded in 1884, the Swiss watchmaker has become the go-to for the world’s pilots, despite competition from a number of other quality watch brands, Rolex, Zenith and Oris among them.
It also makes a fleet of superb diver’s watches, some designed to go down to depths far in excess of what the human body can cope with, and today, the collection includes a series of more elegant everyday pieces created with the same attention to detail, only intended for a calmer life on terra firma.
As Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons announces the opening of its Breitling boutique in the Dubai Mall, we take a look at some of the collections available, and the extraordinary stories behind them.