In the early 1940s, most countries in Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and North Africa were suffering in the World War II. In Switzerland that was always historically neutral, Willy Breitling was designing airborne chronograph instruments for the Royal Air Force. At that time, Breitling established its fame around the world with the military and aviation timepieces and the high quality professional copy watches.
As the great watchmaker, Willy Breitling knew the time’s spirit very well. His brand has been unique in the industry in the late 1930s and early 1940s with its military and aviation watches, but meanwhile he has an outstanding personal taste. He realized that people in disasters would be eager of the products which would make them feel normal, elegant and charming. Willy Breitling was sure that a popular fake wristwatch would allow the people get some relief from the influence of global conflicts.
Breitling Premier interprets the great watchmaking tradition in that time when the design was meaningful. The earlier Breitling Premier had always been made from gold and the diameter had been designed in 36 mm to 38 mm, which were smaller than other professional Brielting watches. Compared with the military models or aviation models, the Breitling Premier knockoff watch with leather straps had always appeared in the theory opening ceremony or fashionable jazz bar.