For luxury watch makers, hopping onto the smartwatch bandwagon is like threading on a thin line. Understandably, they have their traditions to uphold. TAG Heuer may have ignored the traditions and went full-on with its first smartwatch, but Swiss watchmaker Breitling has opted for a more conservative approach. The company’s first smartwatch, dubbed Breitling Exospace B55, looks just like another conventional Breitling analog/digital chronograph. In fact, the company didn’t even refer it to as a smartwatch; it is calling it a connected watch. But it is a smartwatch, alright. It does pretty much what a smartwatch does, pulling in notifications like texts, emails and calls, from your smartphone, but with one major difference: it does not have a full LCD display. Continue reading Breitling’s First Smartwatch Takes On A Conservative Approach
get your head over the Luminox, for if luxury and real-deal watch craftsmanship are what you are after when you are out in the field, be it in a deep sea exploration or executing covert ops up in some godforsaken mountains, the Breitling Super Avenger Military Watch should be the timepiece of choice. befitting its military branding (and probably the Super Avenger namesake as well) is a 48mm black coated steel case (professionally referred to as the “ultra-resistant carbon-based coating” by the folks in Breitling), along with matching black dial featuring luminous stenciled numerals (marked in a not so often seen 24-hour time display, in the good’ol military tradition), volcano black dial and a set of black fabric military strap for the complete military look. on the functional aspect, this military watch features Breitling 13 self-winding mechanical movement, 42-hour power reserve, calendar, unidirectional ratcheted bezel, water resistant to 1,000 feet (300 meters), and screw-in guards with knurling for non-slip operation. Continue reading Breitling Super Avenger Military Watch
Breitling have many fine collections of watches but for anyone who is of an intrepid nature or who often finds themselves in the wilderness, there’s only one Breitling collection that need apply and that is, of course, the Breitling Emergency.
This year’s BaselWorld Event is now in full swing and many in attendance have gravitated towards the Breitling stand at the event and envious glances aplenty have been cast at the stunning Breitling Emergency II with Cobra Yellow Dial pictured. This exemplary timepiece is the world’s first wristwatch with a dual-frequency locator beacon. Continue reading Breitling Emergency II Cobra Yellow Dial
normally we weren’t as enthusiastic over an automobile-branded watch, however, if the time piece is backed by a watch maker with over a century of experience under its belt, then that’s an entirely different story. the Breitling for Bentley Light Body Midnight Carbon Watch is one such ‘different story’. it is the result of the marriage between a chic British brand and the excellence of Swiss horological, presented in a lightweight titanium chassis with highly resistant carbon-based coating, concealed by its all-black exterior. where its dial face drew its inspiration is obvious. Continue reading Breitling for Bentley Light Body Midnight Carbon Watch