Breitling has unveiled the new Chronospace Evo B60 timepiece which is powered by the first in-house analog-display quartz movement: a SuperQuartz chronograph caliber with 24-hour counter, central minutes and split times. An ‘engine’ developed and produced in Switzerland, which is joining the Caliber B50 with analog and digital displays, fitted with aviation-dedicated functions; and Caliber B55, the avant-garde connected chronograph and the broad range of mechanical Manufacture Breitling movements.
To create the Caliber B60 electronic movement, Breitling has incorporated all the imperative requirements expected of an instrument for professionals. Its precision is ten times greater than a standard quartz movement and it is distinguished by the peerless 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 pushpiece at 4 o’clock, the user can stop the chronograph hands at will to measure split times. A further press on this same pusher then enables the hands to “catch up with” the correct position and to continue the timing operation in progress.
The display of the new Chronospace Evo B60 features large white luminescent hands and hour-markers that stand out against the dark dial background. Its titanium case, water-resistant to 100 m (330 ft), is fitted with protective reinforcements for its screw-locked crown. The timepiece comes in two dial versions – one black with slate gray counters and the other blue with black counters – equipped with a bracelet in titanium or strap in leather or rubber.