Breitling roadshow event in Munich

Breitling roadshow event in Munich
25/02/2018 pilotpatrick
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Hello my Aviator,

this week I spent one night in beautiful Munich. I was delighted to be a guest at the Breitling roadshow event. Find out more about Breitling’s connection to aviation, the luxurious hotel I stayed at and meet my new luxurious accessory for my flights. In a YouTube (@pilotpatrick) video, I wrapped up the entire trip as well.

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breitling roadshow

At Sophia’s bar at The Charles Hotel Munich

Breitling roadshow

Breitling, an innovative Swiss watch manufacturer, invited me to their roadshow event in Munich to celebrate their new collection of the Navitimer 8 and the new CEO, Georges Kern. Over 150 guests of economy, culture, entertainment, sports, media and me followed the invitation. It was the German event of the international tour of Breitling which started in January in Shanghai and will continue in New York.

I enjoyed a flying buffet while meeting interesting people. I had conversations with business people and TV stars. An exhibition and a short movie revealed the history of Breitling and it was like a step back in time to see their vintage models. The display puts emphasis on the design, innovation and pioneering achievement of the brand.

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On the red carpet

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New CEO of Breitling Georges Kern on stage

Breitling and aviation

Breitling was founded in 1884 by Léon Breitling in Saint-Imier. Breitling is known for precision-made chronometers useful to aviators. The brand is used to the world leading manufacturer of precision timepieces in the cockpit. They provided the U.S. government and many major aircraft and airlines with their products.

In May 1962 a Navitimer flew into space. The NASA astronaut Scott Carpenter wore the Cosmonaute with a 24-hour display on board of the Capsule Aurora 7.

Breitling sponsors aeronautical endeavors, including the first circumnavigation of the globe by balloon (Breitling Orbiter), the fixed-wing jetpack flights and aerobatics teams including the Breitling Jet Team and Breitling Wingwalkers. I hope I will have the chance to be on board of a flight of the Breitling jet team some day.

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breilting roadshow

The new Navitimer 08

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Discovering the history of Breitling

My new watch

It is a dream come true. Breitling provided me with a Navitimer 01. It is the iconic pilot watch. It was invented in 1952 as a functional watch. In the early stages of aviation, slide rulers were used on board to calculate fuel consumption, drift angle, ground speed and so on. During flight training, we were taught how to use this ruler. Nowadays electronic board instruments and modern computers take care of the calculations.

Breitling was able to integrate the mandatory slide ruler into a wristband. The name of the watch is a combination of navigation and time. Over the years its design has been updated several times. The watch mechanism has developed as well. Since 2011 the watch mechanism is an in-house developed chronograph caliber 01 in 2009.

The watch is a legend and that is why I was excited to wear the Navitimer at their roadshow event in Munich. Now I cannot wait to take it on my next flights.

The model I am wearing is a Navtimer 01 in the size 46 mm. The case is of steel. Strap and the clock dial are in black.

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In the city with my new Navitimer 01

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The Charles Hotel Munich

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Warm welcome at The Charles Hotel Munich

My hotel in Munich

As a pilot, I stay in many different hotels mainly in Europe. But usually, they are not as luxurious and comfortable as the hotel I stayed in Munich. The Charles Hotel in the heart of the city was booked by Breitling for me. It is one of the best hotels in Munich and their standard rooms are already spacious and comfortable. The five-star hotel of Rocco Forte hotel kindly upgraded me to an Executive Suite. The elegant suite was located on the 7th floor offering fantastic views of Munich. For a warm welcome, I received a treat with Pilot Patrick written on it. Even though I stayed only for one night I managed to visit the modern spa with a huge indoor pool and a well-equipped gym.

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My Executive Suite

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Indoor pool at The Charles Hotel

I had a busy schedule in Munich, but I still enjoyed it a lot. I even managed to do two photo shootings. With Max, I was shooting my evening outfit. With Alex, an Aviator I meet during a meet and greet last year, studies law and likes to take photos during his free time. Both results were fantastic and you can see their work in this blog post. The YouTube video was created in cooperation with the company Media Bottle.

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Winter wonderland Munich

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Safe travels and happy landings!

Your Pilot Patrick

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Neria Cairns

Its really nice to come and know all the event most of your day, captain, I love reading your article over here on your blog. You done it so well my friend. And I congratulate you for your effort and wish you all the best and good luck ☘️☘️☘️ in many days ahead all along the way throug in future. Your the best take good care of yourself my friend smile may god bless you in abundance.

Cherryl Chew

Hi Patrick, Congratulations for your awesome new blog and YouTube video. Both of them are done so well and it is really amazing that you could finish everything in such a short time period. And the results are super duper fantastic. I really like your clothing very much because whenever you wear the tuxedo with bow tie, you look like a movie star. Everything was so amazing from the hotel suite, the breitling event and the snowing beautiful city in Munich. Congratulations for your new breitling watch. It is really awesome. Last but not least, l wish you a safe… Read more »


Maybe this is just beginning for you ,I believe you can fly higher and farther.^_^

Neria Cairns

G’day my handsome friend, Pilot Patrick, while I’m here on your blog, I just saw the amazing picture that you post here and the magnificent about breitling , thank you for sharing it makes me interest me hearing and reading about the story behind on it, breitling I’m talking about I supposed. And we really love and happy to hear about how they treat you more in super special, from all of us as your follower and fans we say thanks in a million to breitling management for welcoming you in super special. Thank you breitling management. Breitling management are… Read more »

Neria Cairns

Congratulations!…. Pilot Patrick !… Cheers ☘️

Roura Ogata

Hi Patrick! Your video is very gorgeous and cool. Lucky Patrick I can not take off my eyes on your postings every day. Your pilot watch is very nice . And your whispering in bed is very sexy ))) happy landing pilots Patric! It is my pleasure to see your posting and nice photos.


Congratulation that one of your dreams comes true. Is it one of your big dreams?? Can you tell me what your other big dream that you want to get in the near future?? Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience in Breitling event n beautiful hotel. N congratulation to get beautiful pilot watch. Your watch is really beautiful. Thank you


Nice article!