The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the World Air Sports Federation, has unveiled today the signing of a long term partnership with the prestigious Swiss watch company Breitling.
Breitling, a renowned brand whose headquarters are in Grenchen, Switzerland, will become the first ever Global Partner of the FAI and will carry the status of the Official Watch of the federation.
Théodore Schneider, Breitling President, stated: "We are delighted to partner with the FAI as we share the same values. Our involvement with aeronautics has always been part of our history and we will do our best to write a successful story together."
John Grubbström, FAI President, added: "Breitling is a highly respected brand and we are very proud to be associated with such an historic company. We strongly believe in a partnership with Breitling as a Global Partner and will be delighted to cooperate with Breitling in consolidating its presence within the international aeronautics community."
"FAI is entering a new era in air sports management. Our relationship with an innovative and dynamic company such as Breitling is a perfect match for both partners."
Rights will include a general presence in FAI Category 1 events as well as a series of dedicated sole & exclusive programmes designed exclusively for Breitling.
A specialist in technical watches, Breitling has played a crucial role in the development of the wrist chronograph and is the leader in the sector. The company has shared the finest hours in the conquests of the skies thanks to its sturdy, reliable and high-performance instruments. The world’s only major watch brand to equip all of its models with chronometer-certified movements, the ultimate token of precision, Breitling is also one of the few companies to produce its own mechanical chronograph movement, entirely developed and manufactured in its own workshops. This family business is also one of the last remaining independent Swiss watch brands.