So the rumors are true, Breitling is bringing their movement in-house. For several years, Breitling has been sourcing high-end thermocompensated quartz movements from Swiss ETA. Their new “SuperQuartz” movement is still thermocompensated, which means it passes the stringent COSC Chronometer Certification for quartz watches while using a system that is able to adjust for how temperature can effect the accuracy of the quartz regulator, giving overall accuracy to the movement of just a few seconds per year.
Along with precision time tracking, the new Breitling Cockpit B50 offers an electronic tachometer, dual LCD screens, a titanium 46mm case, a perpetual calendar, bidirectional compass scale bezel, rechargeable battery and a “chrono flight” mode that records flight times while memorizing departure and arrival times, along with the date. Designed for pilots, made for all.
The watch also comes in a sexy black PVD steel case option.
The Breitling Cockpit B50 in titanium with rubber strap is priced at $6,595 and $7,200 with the titanium bracelet. If the PVD black is calling your name, that bad body will set you bad $8,500 with a rubber strap. They are all available now through only certified Breitling dealers. More at Breitling.com