Historically speaking, quartz innovations have long played a key role in Breitling's range of modern offerings – particularly as a cornerstone of the brand's professional line of aviation-themed watches. Now, joining this collection is a brand: the Chronospace EVO B60, equipped replica watches with the first Breitling-manufactured SuperQuartz chronograph movement, a flyback featuring a 24-hour register, a central minute counter, and some signature features exclusive to the manufacture of Grenchen. While typically a more accessible benchmark for most Swiss brands, quartz movements have remained a field of innovation for Breitling. Sometimes as a less expensive and convenient alternative like the Colt Skyracer “Breitlight” replica, sometimes not – like the more sophisticated Exospace B55 Connected, which marries a thermo-compensated SuperQuartz movement with a Bluetooth module to carry call, text and notifications of the calendar to the LCD fields on the dial.
The new Breitling Chronospace EVO B60 falls somewhere between the aforementioned – primarily as an ultra-precise quartz chronograph with some Breitling-exclusive features designed to best serve its user base: professional pilots and watch enthusiasts looking for one reliable tool does a little more than its quartz competition. On paper, the new Breitling B60 movement behaves similarly to the ETA-manufactured 251.292, which is essentially a flyback quartz chronograph – and we've seen this before, in the Breitling Chronospace EVO Night Mission introduced late last year. It is a chronometer-certified thermo-compensated “SuperQuartz” movement, which is rated at +/- 10 seconds per year, compared to standard quartz movements which tend to drift up to 15 seconds in a month. However, while the B60 maintains that accuracy along with flyback chronograph functionality, it also introduces a center-stop minute counter, as well as a convenient 24-hour counter at 9:00. Additionally, the movement performs a lap function, which stops the chronograph hands to measure split times, then skips the hands forward to resume measuring total elapsed flight or lap time.
From a visual aesthetic standpoint, the new Breitling watch has quite a bit in common with the previously mentioned Chronospace EVO Night Mission – both are housed in sleek 43mm titanium cases, measuring less than 12mm thick. each. However, on the new B60, the three opposing registers are now breitling replica grouped closer to the center of the dial, which brings a little more balance to an otherwise busy presentation, one that can handle that fine line in a way that only Breitling can. Do. Positioned just above the Chronospace EVO Night Mission, the Breitling Chronospace Evo B60 has a retail price of $4,830 USD.