From the 1990s if Breitling’s original Emergency was popular, it had been one of the cooler luxury men’s watches around. The newest known for military-style pilot watches had a high tech timepiece that may save your life if you were stranded. Few people actually needed this tech, while most wore it for the coolness factor. That said, Breitling Watches Chronomat 44 Price Replica does have stories of people who actually used the emergency beacon functionality to be stored. Pretty cool, along with the tech is developed on the typical frequencies other emergency signal apparatus all around the world use, which agencies all over the globe monitor.The Emergency II differs in the Emergency I in a host of ways. In many ways, the ease of the original Emergency is overlooked because it was more wearable, and you didn’t really have to worry about the battery as much. On this latter notice, the Emergency II does not have a short battery life (they claim 2-3 years when fully charged assuming you don’t use the antenna naturally), but rather will come with a rechargeable battery and docking station. The idea is that before a important assignment, the consumer will fully charge the battery because if they need to use the emergency beacon, it is going to require a lot of juice. In a great deal of ways, this is kind of an update, and the new watch uses more energy for the signals since it’s two of them to deliver pings on.Functionally, the main advantage of the Emergency II is that it may now broadcast emergency signs to both the heritage 121.5 MHz frequency, as well as the more modern 406.040 MHz signal. The previous frequency is restricted to maybe 100 miles or so out of a receiver channel, and while it is still helpful in several instances, the 406.040 MHz frequency will be the one which most “Australians will probably be eager to be heard on.”
Out of all of the new tech-integrated watches released by traditional brands, Breitling’s B55 Connected Chronograph (announced at the 2015 BaselWorld) is perhaps one of the most exciting ones. Mostly because it is a fun watch that has a very authentic feel to it in both design and function. The brand has embraced an ultra-technical look that is in keeping with its image, and then enhanced it with the connectivity needed to bring it to the new Smart watch level.
The design of the B55 Connected is uniquely identifiable with its titanium casing with a black carbon-based coating and black dial. Fashioned with a blue wireless symbol and blue strap, the B55 is a redesign of the brand’s 2014 Caliber 50. However, Breitling has certainly upped the ante this year. Powered by Breitling’s thermocompensated in-house SuperQuartzTM movement, which 10 times more accurate than standard quartz, this multifaceted chronograph has both analog and digital 12/24-hour LCD backlit display.
As an independent horological timepiece, the B55 Connected gets its smarts by pairing with your smartphone to manage options such as time-setting, dual time zone display and alarms. With its 1/100th of a second chronograph, coordinated UTC, and perpetual calendar this timepiece utilizes all of the intelligence that the ergonomical smartphone has to offer without sacrificing the watch’s true function. Breitling reliability and precision was set and tested at the highest benchmarks as the B55 is chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)
As the official supplier to world aviation, Breitling’s B55 is the ultimate pilot’s instrument with its “chrono flight” device designed to memorize and record takeoff and landing times and dates. All of this is easily managed through a control mode by which the crown is the function selector and each push piece is the activator/deactivator. All visual functions are through a unique backlighting system on the watch that can be activated by pushing the crown or by simply tilting the timepiece at a 35 degree angle. The B55 Connected offers a variety of technical functions with technological fashion making it truly avant garde.
Because this is a prototype and production stages haven’t begun, we still don’t have the nitty gritty details such as the battery life. We do know about Breitling’s ingenious miniature rechargeable battery system, which can be charged through a magnetically connecting cord either through a USB port or the main grid. As soon as we learn more about a release date and pricing of Breitling’s exciting new B55 Connected smart-watch we’ll have it right here for you at ATP. Stay tuned.