Breitling is no stranger to combining horology and innovative technology. Whether it’s the Breitling Aerospace, The Breitling Emergency or for the first time the Breitling B55 Connected, Breitling has set themselves a part from the rest.
In 2014, Breitling presented Caliber B50, an electronic multifunction chronograph movement with analog and digital displays. This exclusive ‘motor’ served to offer pilots a vast range of innovative functions, along with unprecedented ease of use and read-off. But it was also intended to pave the way for other avant-garde developments – a mission now accomplished with the launch of the B55 Connected, a new-generation connected chronograph.
The B55 Connected boasts a wide range of innovative functions that make it the ultimate pilot’s instrument, including an electronic tachometer, a countdown/countup system enabling a sequence of countdown and “long duration” timing (Mission Elapsed Time) operations, along with an eminently aviation-oriented “chrono flight” device that is useful in recording flight times while memorizing the take-off time, landing time and date.
The B55 is equipped with a simple and logical control mode, involving function selection by rotating the crown, and activation/deactivation by means of two pushpieces. The two ultra-legible LCD (liquid crystal display) screens features a high-intensity backlighting system that may be activated merely by pressing the crown or when the user tilts his wrist at a more than 35° angle, which proves particularly effective when the hand is gripping aircraft controls or a steering wheel.
Thanks to an innovative miniaturized rechargeable battery system, the watch may be recharged via the main grid or a computer USB port. The exclusive new Breitling Caliber B55 is a SuperQuartz movement that is ten times more accurate than standard quartz and is chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), the highest industry benchmark in terms of reliability and precision based on an international norm.
The B55 Connected features a titanium case with black carbon-based coating and a dial adorned with a blue wireless symbol. This original blue and black theme continues on the sturdy rubber strap.
I get asked all the time about smart watches and the such and if anyone can do it in a way that doesn’t compromise the integrity of their brand, it’s Breitling!
The NEW Breitling B55 Connected pic courtesy of Breitling
Please watch the Official Breitling video below on the NEW B55 Connected