Schwanke-Kasten and Breitling will be at EAA Airventure Oshkosh for the 17th Consecutive Year

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Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers will be partnering with Breitling at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for the 17th consecutive year, presenting watches from Breitling, the Authentic Partner of Aviation in Hangar C, Space 3058AA.

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Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers, Wisconsin’s only authorized Breitling Retailer, will be partnering with Breitling at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for the 17th consecutive year, presenting watches from Breitling, the Authentic Partner of Aviation in Hangar C, Space 3058AA.

Breitling’s affiliation with aviation dates back to the early 1930’s when they manufactured on-board chronographs for aircraft cockpits. These instruments enjoyed great success in the various armed forces, including the Royal Air Force, which used them in World War II propeller-driven fighter planes. This solid connection to aviation continued, and in 1952, Breitling launched its legendary Navitimer watch, featuring a circular slide rule serving to perform the entire range of calculations relating to airborne navigation. This model shared the finest sky borne adventures and was soon chosen as the official watch by the AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association), the world’s largest association of its kind. It is still a favored iconic model for pilots today and is the oldest mechanical chronograph still in production. In 1962, Scott Carpenter wore a Navitimer on his orbital flight aboard the Aurora 7, becoming the first space-going wrist chronograph. Other favorites among pilots are the Aerospace watch, which was launched in 1985, and the innovative Emergency watch with a built-in transmitter that was originally introduced in 1995 and was recently updated to a new version that has the world’s first wristwatch with a dual frequency locator beacon (PLB). Most recently, Breitling released the Exospace B55, Breitling’s first connected chronograph that embodies innovation, functionality and performance.

ABOUT SCHWANKE-KASTEN JEWELERS: Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers has been family-owned and operated since 1899. As the fourth generation owner, we are true to keeping the integrity of a traditional jewelry store by offering an onsite gemologist, goldsmith, watch-maker and engraver, as well as having a professionally trained sales team. With stores in Whitefish Bay & Downtown Milwaukee, Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers is able to provide you with excellence in service, style and selection.

ABOUT BREITLING: A specialist of technical watches, Breitling has played a crucial role in the development of the wrist chronograph and is a leader in this complication. The firm has shared all the finest moments in the conquest of the skies thanks to its sturdy, reliable and high-performance instruments. One of the world's only major watch brands to equip all its models with chronometer-certified movements, the ultimate token of precision, Breitling is also one of the rare companies to produce its own mechanical chronograph movements, entirely developed and manufactured in its own workshops. This family business is also one of the last remaining independent Swiss watch brands.

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Breitling USA PR & Communications Manager Lindsay Paterson
Lindsay.Paterson(at)BreitlingUSA(dot)com
+1 (203) 505-1788

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