Breitling

Founded in 1884, Breitling specialises in the development and manufacture of high-performance luxury watches. The company looks back on a heritage of seminal innovations and is the inventor of the modern chronograph.

Breitling employs approximately 900 people and is headquartered in Grenchen, Switzerland. The company operates two manufacturing facilities, one in Grenchen and one in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Breitling watches are sold worldwide in exclusive boutiques and via selected retailers.

"CVC's expertise, track-record and international network will help unlock Breitling's full potential."

Jean-Paul Girardin, CEO

Date of investment

April 2017

Fund

Fund VI

Business

Luxury watchmaker

Country

Switzerland

Turnover

CHF420 million

Number of employees

900

CEO

Jean-Paul Girardin

Company website

www.breitling.com