Breitling Exospace B55 Connected

A wise man once said that people who ignore history are destined to repeat the same mistakes. In the past few years, we have seen a surge in the popularity of smart watches on discount, mainly from Apple. It led to the harbinger of doom being imposed on the mechanical watchmaking industry. During the most severe period of the quartz crisis in the 1970s, anyone around would be familiar with this situation.

At the time, most Swiss luxury homes believed that the new technology was just a fad, and continued to do so even if the receivers were moved in, sealed the windows with wooden boards and sold their machines to the highest bidders. Those who decide to step into this new world of crystals and electrons usually perform better, although doing so is usually a bit reluctant.

Fast forward to modern times, and traditional luxury watch makers seem to have remembered the lessons of the time and invested more and more assets to embrace smart watch technology. More importantly, some people upgrade the releases of companies such as Samsung, Huawei, and Apple by investing their watches in perhaps their most important asset—luxury. Today we take a look at the Breitling smart watch series.

Breitling Exospace B55 Connected
In the past few decades, Breitling’s fate has been unstable, but since it was acquired by CVC Capital Partners, Europe’s largest private equity firm in 2017, the company has continued to grow. With Georges Kern as CEO, manufacturing has changed.

However, although the arrival of Kern heralds a return to a simpler and more retro-inspired aesthetic, they are also one of the most pioneering groups in the wearable technology field. The prototype B55 actually made its debut at Baselworld 2015, and a production model was released to the public later that year. This is the brainchild of Jean-Paul Girardin, who managed to spare time to become a professional helicopter pilot during his tenure as vice president of Breitling.

As an aviation-related brand, this watch is specially designed as part of the professional series-the professional series is a must-have equipment for the world’s flying elites. Exospace, along with Breitling’s other game changer, Emergency, is located in this range, with a built-in locator beacon. However, although the two share digital and analog readings (as do the rest of the “professional instrument” series), Exospace is very independent.

Despite being stylish (in Breitling’s typical hyper-masculine way), the feature list of Exospace B55 marks it as a creation very aimed at military pilots, not just fans of military watches. The dial is very similar to the 2014 Cockpit B50, but with a contrasting blue earpiece and digital numbers to make it more legible. The high-intensity LCD backlight can be manually operated by pushing the crown, or, like the latest iPhone, can be activated by the built-in inclinometer. When the watch is tilted to 35 degrees (that is, the angle at which you turn your wrist to check the time), the backlight activates to provide maximum readability, and turns off again when not in use to eliminate interference.

The digital display itself is compatible with night vision goggles to prevent excessive lighting in the dark, which may endanger the pilot’s vision while wearing the NVG. It has an advanced flight timer, which can not only track take-off, air and landing time, but also track the “blocking time” in the helicopter world. The blocking time is the period from the first time the rotors start to move to when they finally stop. This is essential to explain the overall wear and tear of the machine, but it can easily be forgotten when the pressure in the cockpit rises, especially for military cockpits.

In addition, there are two time zone functions, one is digital display and the other is pointer, which can be switched by just pressing a button. There are various countdowns and countdowns, perpetual calendar, chronograph with flyback, electronic speedometer and up to seven daily alarms. All in all, the Exospace B55 is a great watch in a 46mm x 15mm titanium package.

Interestingly, Breitling avoided using the term “smart watch” for Exospace, instead choosing to describe it as “connected.” For those who want to know the difference, Smartwatch means that the watch is an extension of your phone, while Connected uses your phone application as an extension of the watch. This means that the B55 app (available on Android and IOS) can activate many functions faster and easier than the watch itself.

The synchronization between the two is handled through BLE or Bluetooth Low Energy. In addition to handling data transmission and all remote settings, it also provides perfect accuracy for the watch. The timing of your phone is controlled by satellites via atomic time signals, as is the Exospace B55 connected to it.

Due to the connection, the Exospace B55 is able to receive notifications, which are displayed on the dual digital readout on the dial. A very smart function allows you to stop the main hands at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock to move them away from the screen, and double-tap the crown to restore them to normal. If you don’t want to connect to your phone for any reason, you can control all functions by manipulating the crown and two buttons.

Part of the reason for Breitling’s recovery in the market is that they are completely self-sufficient, and Exospace B55 is no exception. The watch and movement are entirely manufactured in-house, and the mobile app is specially tailored for Swiss brands.

This movement (thermally compensated Calibre B55) joins Breitling’s SuperQuartz movement series. According to reports, its accuracy is even 10 times higher than that of a standard quartz movement, exceeding the COSC requirement of +/- 0.07 seconds per day.

The battery life of the Exospace B55 is equally impressive (especially for iPhone users like me). The customized lithium-ion battery is charged through a beautiful magnetic connector on the left side of the case, and it is reported that a single charge can provide up to two months of electricity. In contrast, I only answered the call for 10 minutes, and now I am desperately looking for my charger!

On the wrist, although this is certainly not a formal watch, it is actually a bit like a monster, but it is surprisingly comfortable. The combination of short curved lugs and titanium case means that it is both lightweight and very suitable for the wrist. Thanks to the familiar Breitling rider label, moving the unidirectional bezel becomes a breeze, and the knurling on the crown makes it equally easy to turn, even when wearing gloves.

There is also the B55 Exospace Yachting, which is stuffed with regatta timers on top of everything else, and has a little color on its chapter ring and carbon fiber dial. It adds a very unique element to the pure black of the rest of the series. All in all, Breitling’s first foray into the field of connected timepieces is undoubtedly smooth sailing. A remarkable achievement that deserves a place on the wrist of any demanding pilot.

Take a closer look at Breitling’s new Premier Heritage series

Replica Breitling Premier B15 Duograph 42 RB1510251B1P1 Men watch

Replica Breitling Premier B15 Duograph 42 RB1510251B1P1 Men watch

Item Type: Replica Premier B15 Duograph 42 Watches
Model Number: RB1510251B1P1
Case Material: Red Gold,round
Brand Name: Breitling
Gender: men
Movement: Manual Winding
Dial Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 15.35 mm
Dial: Black
Glass: Sapphire
Clasp Type: Deployment Buckle
Boxes: common box package without paper
Water Resistance Depth: 10.00atm / 100.00m / 330.00ft
Band Material Type: Black Alligator
Functions: Hours,Minutes,Seconds,Split-Seconds Chrongraph
Year: 2021

Breitling has introduced six revised and refined new chronographs that can be used in all colors in their color boxes.

Last year was a moment of reflection for the Swiss watchmakers of Breitling. At the first digital summit in 2020, the brand released updated versions of classic versions, including Superocean Heritage in the 1950s and Chronomat in the 1980s.

This morning, Breitling CEO Georges Kern presented the company’s 2021 novelties at his virtual summit-all concentrated in the 1940s-and launched six new Premier Heritage series watches, divided into three unique The categories: Chronograph, Duograph and Datora.

Breitling’s Premier collection was first launched during World War II, when the brand was busy producing pilot watches and instruments for the army. In contrast, the Premier series was created to provide an element of elegance for civilians in difficult times.

The new Premier Heritage series uphold this spirit, but Breitling has avoided copying and reinterpreting these legendary timepieces. Although the shape and dial design of the case were extracted from the archive, the size and color scheme of the case no longer exist.

The following is a summary of these retro-style but forward-looking wholesale replica watches.

Prestigious heritage chronograph
Breitling is closely related to the team’s goals. According to Kern, the vision behind the new Premier Heritage series dates back to before the 1940s. In particular, Kern cited the leadership skills of the founders’ team members as inspiration.

The founder team-three generations created today’s Breitling-including Leon Breitling (Léon Breitling), who founded Breitling in 1884 and obtained a patent for a simple timer/speedometer that can measure 15 to 150 Any speed between km/h. Gaston, the son of Léon, created the first wrist-worn chronographs with independent buttons at 2 o’clock in 1915. There is also Leon’s grandson Willy, who patented the second independent chronograph pusher at 4 o’clock in 1934.

The Premier series first appeared under Willy’s supervision. Willy Breitling saw that customers wanted elegance and charm, which inspired him to design a watch that met both purpose and style. As Willy once said: “When a person puts on a watch, it is undoubtedly an impeccable taste.”

In order to maintain this sentiment, all new Premier Heritage series timepieces use exquisite design elements, such as Arabic numerals, retro-style hands and a halftone alligator strap (sewn in the same color). In addition, each watch in the new series is a COSC-certified chronometer with a water resistance of 100 meters.

But the 40mm Premier Heritage Chronograph comes with an eye-catching pistachio green dial with a stainless steel case or a solemn silver dial wrapped in 18-carat rose gold. These shades provide a bold statement of style without changing the basic DNA of Premier.

Both are driven by Breitling Caliber B09, which is based on Breitling Caliber 01. Using this manual winding mechanism as the backbone of a watch is similar to tailors made by experts for delicate Italian suits.

Prime Minister’s Inheritance Two Steps
Of course, Premier is the “first” in French. Duograph, which came out in 1944, introduced instantaneous complex functions to Breitling’s chronographs. Similarly, the new Premier Heritage Duograph has a watchmaking function, which is one of the most detailed functions in watchmaking. Thanks to its two superimposed chronograph hands, the wearer can measure the elapsed time twice at the same time.

The manually wound replica Breitling B15 movement in the Premier Heritage Duograph is based on the Breitling B03 movement and pays homage to the original Duograph movement. Although the movement is very complicated, the appearance of the watch is much lower-key. These 42mm watches are available in stainless steel with a blue dial or 18 carat rose gold with a black dial.

The display is very intuitive, and Super-LumiNova’s illuminated hour and minute hands make it easy to read. In addition, the new Premier Heritage Duograph retains the luxury of the original, thanks to details such as applied numbers, curved sapphire crystals, and black or brown alligator leather straps.

Prime Minister’s Legacy Datola

Like its predecessor from the 1940s, the 42mm Premier Heritage Datora also stands out for its highly visible and sophisticated functions (ie date, date and moon phase display). In addition, it is also equipped with a self-winding movement B25, which is the only self-winding movement in the Premier Heritage series. The Premier Heritage Datora also has an outstanding copper-colored dial variant, framed by a stainless steel or silver dial and surrounded by 18-carat rose gold.

From an aesthetic point of view, the contrast between warm and cool colors provides a lot of effects (I particularly like the combination of copper and steel). Although the name “Datora” usually refers to works with date/date display, personally, I use it in large-scale dating or family camping. A slightly larger moon phase aperture will also be good. But overall, considering all the items on the dial, the smaller windows on this version of Datora feel good.

Kern talked about these colorful chronographs in the press release, “This heritage-inspired design coupled with stylish modernity embodies some of Breitling’s most famous innovations and reproduces the tradition of Breitling replica inventing modern chronographs.

MB&F LMX, 10th anniversary traditional machine

Discount Replica MB&F LM2 Legacy Machine N2 Red Gold 02.RL.W watch

The iconic feature of LM1 reappears with a more interactive and dynamic light to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the watch.

MB&F celebrated the first ten years of its traditional machine with LMX. LMX dates back to the first old version of the machine in 2011, amplifying many signature functions and creating more dynamic glasses. The floating balance wheel is new, the two dials of the independent time zone are now tilted at an angle, more mechanical parts are exposed on the dial, the vertical power reserve indicator has been redesigned, and the autonomy has been increased to 168 hours. LMX may have the signature function of the first old machine, but in fact everything has been reorganized. The only thing that has not changed its position is the balance wheel. Another compelling aspect of LMX is the enhanced interactivity of the watch with a rotating hemisphere power reserve and wheels. There are two limited editions of LMX, one is 18k rose gold with black NAC treatment on the license plate and axle, and the other is grade 5 titanium with green CVD treatment. The next stage of the journey.

When the “old machine” was launched ten years ago, many of the puzzles of MB&F’s interstellar spacecraft were puzzled. They are facing the nostalgic style of replica MB&F, not the unconventional and imaginative “horological machinery” case, but the round, more traditional and more desirable watch.

Did Max Büsser crash into his starship and permanently change the trajectory of MB&F? Far away. Bissell did not fly to the fantasy future for inspiration, but flew back a hundred years ago to explore what kind of watch he would have created if he was born in 1867 instead of 1967. Dive freely into Jules Verne’s fantastic “Voyage”, Gustave Eiffel’s engineering feat and the mechanics and aesthetics of pocket watches, Büsser dreamed of the first Legacy Machine. The balance wheel is a star on the show, just like any work you would like to be released by the MB&F Creative Lab, the balance wheel is not completely hidden under the bottom cover.

Pursuing the dynamic styling charm of all fake MB&F watches, the huge floating balance wheel is placed in the center of the dial, and it is fixed on two white lacquered dials by an arch bridge to maintain its position. With the help of the movement of friend Jean-François Mojon and the impressive and historic finishing of Kari Voutilainen, the LM1 won two prizes at the 2012 Geneva Haute Horlogerie Awards. Awards (public award and best male watch). To learn more about all the older machines produced so far, don’t miss our retrospective article.

The first thing for fans of LM1 to notice is that the two crowns have moved from their original positions at the bottom of the case to the top of the case. Another difference is the elegant polishing of the entire case. The first LM1 shows a mixture of polished and brushed surfaces. The lines of the 44mm case are also more streamlined and refined, with a hollow area extending along the band of the case.

The dynamic 3D architecture and animation of LMX are controlled by elegant symmetry: the two crowns are mirrored by two large gears and two inclined sub-dials on the dial, while the hemispherical power spring indicator is mirrored by comparison. The small balance second wheel leaves the center stage to the floating balance wheel.

The outstanding balance wheel of the LM1 is Büsser’s tribute to the watchmaker who was in love with the perfect adjustment system yesterday. The huge floating balance wheel is located in the center of the dial and runs at a speed of 18,000 vph per hour. The new 13.4mm balance is slightly smaller than the original 14mm balance wheel and is equipped with an inertia block. When adjusting the heart, its accuracy is higher than that of the traditional spiral balance.

The beautiful V-shaped arched bridge above the dial is directly inspired by the architectural elements of the Eiffel Tower. The bridge on the LMX is slightly different from the skeleton bridge of the first replica LM1. It is still V-shaped, but solid and round. More mechanical elements are exposed on the dial, including the components of the gear train and the tomahawk-shaped escapement bridge between the two sub-dials in the lower half of the dial. When the time on the two dials has been set, the two large wheels located next to the crown of each barrel begin to rotate. The third wheel at 6 o’clock corresponds to the small second hand. It is fixed in place by a straight bridge, and its surface is hand-finished to make it have a curved profile and polished by hand.

In addition to excellent animation effects and dynamic appearance, Legacy Machine is also very practical. LM represents two time zones on two separate dials, so the advantage of LM is that each dial can be set independently. Unlike the traditional dual time meter that can adjust the hours, the traditional machine allows you to adjust the hours and minutes. MB&F’s iconic Tomahawk is engraved on the crown at 2 o’clock. The time is set on the right dial and the watch is wound.

A globe is engraved on the crown at 10 o’clock, and the time is set on the left dial. The stretched white lacquered dial with black Roman numerals and blue gold hands, the charm of the Büsser pocket watch dial is no longer on the dial. Like LM Thunderdome and LM Flying T, the dial is now tilted at an angle of 50°. This inclined position adds more architectural interest to the dial. It increases the complexity of the movement, which requires energy to be transferred from the horizontal plane to the vertical plane through a bevel gear.

Going back in time to capture the spirit of traditional machines, Bissell will undoubtedly put a sextant in his suitcase, which is a kind of navigator that can determine the angle between the horizon and celestial bodies such as the sun. The traditional machine in 2011 was designed to look like a miniature sextant, with the world’s first vertical power indicator. The two curved arms of the pointer rise from the dial above 6 o’clock to echo the curved arms of the bridge on the balance wheel.

The LMX has a power reserve indicator, but it has been repositioned until noon and its hemispherical architecture has been reinterpreted. With a new and improved power reserve of 168 hours/7 days (LM1 has 45h), this indicator provides two different methods to measure the amount of fuel remaining in the tank. Two markers on opposite sides of the hemisphere convert the number from 1 to 7 on one number, and convert the number from the day of the week to a number on the other. By rotating the power reserve display, you can choose your preferred display mode. If you choose the right time and wind the watch on Sunday, you can rotate the sphere and enjoy the display of the day of the week. If you are more forgetful, the digital indicator will let you know when to wind up. The 2 o’clock crown engraved with the battle axe is responsible for rotating the power reserve display, adding another interactive element to the watch.

Of course, the LMX is equipped with a spectacular high domed sapphire crystal, which stands on the dials of all Legacy Machines. The huge height of 21.4 mm (only smaller than the 22.2 mm of Tri-Axial LM Thunderdome) can ensure viewing pleasure.

The manual winding 367 movement is exclusively developed by MB&F. It is equipped with three barrels and provides a powerful 7-day (168h) power reserve. The tight symmetry of the dial continues the movement, with its three barrels evenly arranged in the center. The tilt angle of the interior, the polished tilt angle, the Côtes de Genève on the bridge and the high attention to detail can all appreciate the most advanced handcraft style of the 19th century.

LMX will provide two initial versions: 18k gold and grade 5 titanium. The black hand-stitched crocodile leather strap and the red gold model are matched with a red gold folding clasp; the titanium model is equipped with a gray hand-stitched crocodile leather strap and a titanium folding clasp.


Case: 44mm diameter x 21.4mm height – 18k red gold or grade 5 titanium, polished – two crowns at 10 and 2 o’clock – high domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating both sides, front and back

Dial: red gold model with black NAC treatment – titanium model with green CVD treatment – two independent dials for dual time functionality – small seconds at 6 o’clock – floating balance wheel in centre held in place by large arched bridge – hemispherical power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock – battleaxe-shaped escapement bridge – exposed wheels at 2 and 10 o’clock rotate when crowns are activated

Movement: 3D horological movement developed exclusively by MB&F – manual-winding with three barrels for 168h/7-day power reserve – 13.4mm floating balance wheel with inertia blocks – 18,800vph/2.5Hz – 367 components – 41 jewels – gold cahtons with diamond countersinks – superlative 19th-century style hand finishings throughout – hours and minutes on two independent dials (dual time), running seconds, rotating hemispherical power reserve

Strap: 18k red gold model with black alligator strap with red gold folding buckle – titanium model with grey alligator strap with titanium folding buckle