Primarily launched in 2016, the Exospace B55 was Breilting's first connected chronograph – designed entirely in-house – programmed to suit the needs of aviation experts and professionals first. Given the brand's background in the field, it seemed the obvious choice.
The first Exospace for aviators included a range of functions designed to assist the pilot in the cockpit. These included an electronic tachymeter, a device for recording flight times, amongst others. Soon afterwards, Breitling took the Exospace B55 and plunged into the world of motorsport and racing, offering the motorists a series of functions beneficial for them even on the most demanding roads and circuits.
Fast forward to 2018, and Breilting launches the new Exospace B55 Yachting connected chronograph – exclusively for the professionals at sea. Presented on a sporty rubber strap, the 46mm titanium-case chronograph has been reimagined in collaboration with yachting professionals and regatta competitors. The watch features a 33mm thermo-compensated SuperQuartz electronic movement, offering both 12- and 24- hour analog and digital displays visible thorough the anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass and a 10-year battery life.
In the event of a countdown during a competition, the chronograph uses its exclusive algorithm including audio, visual and vibrating alarms and indications to resync the timepiece to the new countdown. The split times are easily accessible on the watch's digital screen or on your phone's display when synchronised.
The bidirectional rotating bezel performs critical calculations about the wind direction, sailing angle, and the optimal position on the starting line of the regatta. The COSC-certified chronometer claims to be ten times more accurate than the standard quartz, and can also perform all the other smartwatch functions like regular notifications and updates, apart form the track lap and split time calculations.