Established in the Jura Mountains region of Switzerland in 1884. The founder was Leon Breitling, who specialized in the design and manufacture of chronographs and precision instruments. Leon Breitlings son, Gaston, developed and manufactured the first Breitling chronograph. Breitling watches are mainly known as Pilots watches, the brand is divided into five main collections: Navitimer watch collection, Windrider, Professional, Aeromarine and Bentley. One of the signature watches of Breitling is the Navitimer which is equipped with a manual navigation computer. Breitling even manufactured the Breitling Emergency with a built in emergency signal transmitter. Breitling utilizes their chronograph function as more of a status symbol than a frequently applied tool. Numerous Breitling watches are equipped with additional functions such as flyback function, split-second, moon phase, date display and other complications.