Breitling’s internal quartz watch movement? The new Breitling Cockpit B50 timepiece replica is almost a “yes” in its Professional collection. Well, let’s start with the “quartz inside” part, because it’s probably the most interesting part of the watch, outside of its design. For years, Breitling has been sourcing high-end thermally compensated quartz movements from ETA in Switzerland. They come in several varieties, but are included in all Breitling watches based on quartz movements, from fully analog dials (three-hand and chronograph) to various ana-digi (analog-digital) watches with traditional hands. As well as two LCD screens. Building on the foundations laid by ETA, Breitling is now committed to creating its own evolutionary movements.
Caliber B50 SuperQuartz Movement
Breitling refers to the movement in the Breitling Cockpit B50 replica as â€œin-house made.â€ More correctly there are some parts produced in-house, and some that are sourced from specialized suppliers. Breitling is correct to say that the movements are â€œexclusiveâ€ to them, given that they donâ€™t make everything. Oh, and in addition to the watch being called the Breitling Cockpit B50 replica, the movement is the caliber B50. Breitling appends its â€œSuperQuartzâ€ term to the movement, which means that it is thermocompensated. What is that? In addition to being eligible for the stringent COSC Chronometer certification for quartz watches, it uses 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.
In some ways, the Breitling Cockpit B50 replica is a scaled down version of the Breitling Emergency II watch that we debuted back in 2013. You could say that the watches are produced side-by-side, together in their Swiss factory. Both the Emergency II and the Breitling Cockpit B50 have similar case designs, ana-digi SuperQuartz movements, and rechargeable batteries. Rather than require a hefty base station for charging, the Breitling Cockpit B50 uses a magnetic connector that attaches to the left side of the case and can be charged via USB or an AC adapter.
Notice that the black LCD screens now have much more white-colored numerals, as opposed to the more greenish hued numerals on previous models. Breitling points out that the numerals are much easier to see, and that the backlight is very impressive. The replica Breitling Cockpit B50 dial design is very similar to that on the Breitling Emergency II. This dial design debuted in 2013 on the Breitling Aerospace EVO.
While this dial design is legible and has a lot going for it, I am not the biggest fan of the hands and the 12, 3, 6, and 9 oâ€™clock numerals are a bit glossy for my taste. For a â€œProfessionalâ€ watch, Breitling seems to be trying to add a bit too much bling. At the least, I prefer the solid, longer, more matte-finished hands seen on some of the older models.
This replica Breitling watch has a lightweight 46 mm case is available in natural or black carbon-coated titanium. Two white-on-black LCD screens are placed on the dial, each equipped with a backlighting system which is automatically activated when the wearer bends his wrist by more than 35Â° – a practical system for those at the controls of a plane or driving a car.
A wide variety of functions are controlled via the crown and two push pieces, and a double press on the crown temporarily ‘parks’ the hands to provide a clear view of both screens.
Functions include a chronograph with split-time and flyback capabilities; second timezone display; perpetual calendar; two alarms in buzzer and/or vibrate mode; lap timer function; countdown function with alarm; electronic tachometer and countdown/countup system. An aviation-style ‘chrono flight’ device can also be used to record flight times by memorising the departure and arrival times and the date.
The Breitling Cockpit B50 46 mm watch replica uses the the aviation reference time UTC as its time base, ensuring easy management of different time zones. The time displayed by the hands can be easily swapped with the second timezone on the screen with just the push of a pushpiece, while the system automatically registers a potential change of date.
Attached to the Breitling Cockpit B50 watch replica, Breitling will offer a matching titanium bracelet, or a rubber strap for both the titanium and steel version. The case will be water resistant to 100 meters (which isnâ€™t bad), and over the crystal is an AR-coated sapphire crystal. The rotating bezel can be used for navigational purposes. Overall, the Breitling Cockpit B50 is a pretty cool watch, and does up the ante of what you get with a high-end quartz watch. Personally, I donâ€™t care if parts of it are made in-house at Breitling or not, but the exclusive new movement is nevertheless cool. Further, being a quartz watch, people know that it is going to be much more accurate than anything mechanical â€“ hence why Breitling still continues to produce watches in their â€œProfessionalâ€ collection.
The Breitling Cockpit B50 replica in titanium on the rubber strap is priced at $6,595, and $7,200 on the titanium bracelet. The Breitling Cockpit B50 in black PVD-coated steel is priced at $8,500 on rubber. More information, please visit our latest replica Breitling watch listing, we are selling almost all model AAA grade 1 :1 cloned Breitling watches.