Out of the blue Breitling unveiled a smartwatch – the Breitling Exospace B55. The exterior is based on the Cockpit B50 (and several others in the Professional line), but the interior features Bluetooth LE so it can connect to your smartphone.
This isn’t an Android Wear watch, you get a classic analog display with two line displays on the dial. Everything about this watch was made in Switzerland – from the movement to the smartphone app.
The movement is a SuperQuartz (a thermos-compensated quartz) and is rated at 2 months of battery life. Naturally, the movement is chronometer-certified by the Swiss authority. Breitling says it's 10 times more accurate than a standard quartz watch.
The black titanium case has a diameter of 46mm, it's 15.25mm thick and has 24/20mm straps (TwinPro). The watch face is protected by sapphire crystal with glareproofed coating on both sides. The watch is water resistant up to 100m (330ft), though this being an aviator watch it's best not to have an occasion to test that.
The watch features a number of block and flight time functions, allowing you to record the time it takes you to take off, time and date of arrival and so on.
When connected to a smartphone, the line displays can show emails, messages (SMS or WhatsApp), phone calls and reminders of upcoming appointments.
Price for the Breitling Exospace B55 is available upon request, but keep in mind this is priced as a premium watch – a whole different order of magnitude compared to $150-$300 smartwatches.