Based in Grenchen, Switzerland, watch manufacture Breitling SA has a rich tradition of producing high-quality timepieces with unparalleled technical precision. The manufacture's history dates back to 1884, when the company was founded, and since the 1930s, Breitling has become a leading producer of chronographs for aviators (astronaut Scott Carpenter even wore its 24-hour Navitimer into outer space for a Mercury mission in 1962). A specialist in technical watches, Breitling is one of the world’s only major watch brands to equip all its models with chronometer-certified movements, and the independent, family-run business even produces its own chronograph movements, developed and manufactured entirely in its workshops.