A Couple Things You Should Know About Breitling- Infographic

A Couple Things You Should Know About Breitling- Infographic

Postby Racer-X » May 27th 2018, 3:02am

by Fratello "Earlier this year we visited the Breitling roadshow in Zürich, Switzerland, and had a sit-down with CEO Georges Kern. He was incredibly open to us (as you can read here) and the new collections were well received, including the new Navitimer 8 models. World’s leading online marketplace of watches Chrono24, did a profile on Breitling […]"

https://www.fratellowatches.com/a-couple-of-things-you-should-know-about-breitling-a-cool-infographic/
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Re: A Couple Things You Should Know About Breitling- Infogra

Postby conjurer » May 27th 2018, 8:45am

I like the fact the Chrono24 spends the time to put together these infographics--they explain things so that even I can understand them!!
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Re: A Couple Things You Should Know About Breitling- Infogra

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » May 27th 2018, 10:29am

Breitling, the first watch in space? Where the fuck did they get that from? The first watch worn on any space mission was a Soviet-made Shturmanskie, worn by Yuri Gagarin. The first one worn in open space, during EVA, was Alexei Leonov’s Strela chrono. Entschuldigung, Herr Kern, paid infographics won’t change that, the Russkies were there first.
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Re: A Couple Things You Should Know About Breitling- Infogra

Postby biglove » May 27th 2018, 10:38am

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:Breitling, the first watch in space? Where the fuck did they get that from? The first watch worn on any space mission was a Soviet-made Shturmanskie, worn by Yuri Gagarin. The first one worn in open space, during EVA, was Alexei Leonov’s Strela chrono. Entschuldigung, Herr Kern, paid infographics won’t change that, the Russkies were there first.


"The first watch in space on the wrist of a NASA astronaut," is what the infographic states.





"The honour of being the first Swiss wristwatch to go into orbit belongs to Breitling, thanks to the 24-hour Navitimer worn by Scott Carpenter when he lifted off three months later.

Carpenter had been one of the original seven astronauts chosen by Nasa for Project Mercury in 1959 along with John Glenn. He was also Glenn's backup pilot. He had suggested the Navitimer to Nasa, who then developed the model he wore.

Unfortunately - and a little ironically - the model wasn't waterproof so having survived the pressures of space, it was damaged by seawater when Carpenter splashed down in the Atlantic."

Source: http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/al ... s-in-space
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