Introducing: Breitling Aerospace EVO


The Aerospace collection from Breitling has been around since 1985, and now it’s getting a new redesigned addition, under the name Aerospace EVO. The new watch brings a professional design and a whole bunch of technical wonders under the hood. There is a chronograph, a countdown timer, the second time zone, a calendar, alarm, as well as an audible signal for the minute repeater. Now, this is one seriously practical watch. These features will especially come in handy for aviators, who will also appreciate the fact that the display backlighting system is compatible with night vision goggles.

All the functions are controlled using the crown, which makes the whole experience of using the watch very easy, considering its complexity. As for the case, Breitling this time went for a bigger size – this is a 43 mm case, and it’s made of titanium, with satin-brushed finish. The material is both light and sturdy, which makes it particularly useful in aeronautics. Other features we can notice on the case include the engraved unidirectional rotating bezel with the integrated rider-tabs, as well as the beveled glass. On the back, there is a nifty tool, the conversion scales for metric and Anglo-Saxon measurements. Finally, the water resistance of the watch is 100 meters, which should be quite enough for most users.

A professional look, with an effective combination of analog and digital technology

When it comes to the dial, we have three options here. Breitling has prepared three different styles, imaginatively named Volcano black, Mariner blue, and Tungsten grey. One of the most unique things about this dial is the presence of two digital dials, located at the top and the bottom portion. This is combined with the more traditional, analog part of the dial, namely, the central hour and minute hand, followed by the Arabic numerals, both of which have been redesigned. The whole thing is protected by a sturdy sapphire crystal, which has been glare-proofed on both of its sides.

Mighty titanium in all its glory

Inside the watch you’ll find the Breitling Caliber 79 – this is a SuperQuartz movement, and besides having a cool name, it’s an exceptionally accurate mechanism. In fact, ten times more than ordinary quartz. It packs a lot of features: a chronograph accurate to the 1/100th of a second, a leap-year calendar, as well as a special indicator telling the wearer the state of the battery, just to name some. The movement was chronometer-certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute, which just confirms its quality and reliability.

Last, but not least, we have the bracelet. The watch is completed with a case-matching titanium bracelet, which can optionally be fitted with auxiliary Co-Pilot electronic module, integrated into the bracelet itself. Sounds very high-tech, but for those who want something more classic, there is also a stylish leather strap complementing the watch. And even a crocodile leather strap, for that dash of extravagance. On the other hand, a more durable solution would be rubber – the rubber Diver Pro III strap, perfect for some underwater adventures, which for this watch, certainly won’t pose any problem.

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