The new Chronospace Evo B60 is cased in light titanium, and is powered by the first analog-display quartz movement entirely developed by and for Breitling: a SuperQuartzTM chronograph caliber with 24-hour counter, central minutes and split times.
The Chronospace Evo already stood out as the only electronic model exclusively equipped with pointer-type displays. Now the new analog-display quartz movement has been entirely developed and produced in Switzerland, and is joining the Caliber B50 with analog and digital displays, equipped with aviation-dedicated functions; and Caliber B55, the avantgarde connected chronograph.
The Caliber B60 electronic movement features all the requirements expected of an instrument for professionals. In addition to its precision being ten times greater than a standard quartz movement, this thermos-compensated SuperQuartzTM caliber, chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) is distinguished by the superb functionality and legibility of its chronograph.
Tenths of a second are displayed in a counter between 2 and 3 o’clock. The two central chronograph hands – a red-tipped one for the seconds and a white-tipped one for the minutes – serve to read off measured times with complete clarity, whatever the visibility conditions. They are complemented by a 24-hour counter between 9 and 10 o’clock, dedicated to missions lasting an entire day.
By pressing the push-piece at 4 o’clock, the user can stop the chronograph hands at will to measure split times. A further press on the same pusher enables the hands to “catch up with” the correct position and to continue the timing operation in progress.
Ideal for keeping track of feats achieved by several competitors taking part in a race, or to measure several successive times during a mission.
Legibility of the displays is further enhanced by large white luminescent hands and hour-markers standing out against the dark dial background. The unidirectional rotating bezel offers good grip thanks to its four rider tabs serving to mark off times. The titanium case, water-resistant to 100 m (330 ft), is fitted with protective reinforcements for its screw-locked crown.
The new Chronospace Evo B60 is available in two dial versions – one black with slate gray counters and the other blue with black counters. It’s equipped with a bracelet in titanium or strap in leather or rubber. Price: TBC