The Grenchen based watchmaker is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its iconic Aerospace model with the release of a limited edition version called Evo Night Vision. The famed pilot’s instrument comes in a black titanium housing with satin finish, as well as with a yellow dial.
Breitling Aerospace was originally introduced in the company’s offer in 1985. In order to celebrate the longevity of the model which has received minor modification during the course of years, Breitling is now launching a brand new restricted series which consists of 300 pieces in total.
The latest iteration of the pilot’s instrument is more or less unchanged when it comes to the functions of the watch. New Aerospace Evo Night Vision is an electronic multifunctional chronograph with combined analog and digital display which works thanks to the supported thermo-compensated quartz movement. In this instance, the specific caliber in question is Breitling B 79. It is an ETA-based caliber which includes a chronograph, a countdown timer, a second time-zone, a calendar that is programmed for four years, as well as minute repeater. It also includes back-light for its two digital displays.
As for the stop watch feature, it is precise up to 1/100th of a second and it features a very long elapsed period, up to 48 hours. This was made so in order to be handy to pilots, to whom the watch was intended in the first place. Another trait that derives from the origin of the watch is its simplicity. All of the features of the multi-functional watch can be activated on a single crown that sits at the traditional position. Depending on the required feature, the wearer needs to push, pull or rotate the crown.
Breitling Aerospace Evo Night Vision is placed inside a round housing made of blackened titanium. It is fairly smaller with the diameter of 43 mm and the thickness of 10.8 mm. It comes with a satinized finish which in the combination with a black color of the housing makes the watch’s body appear stealthy. The construction includes a ratcheted and unidirectional rotating bezel, a non-screw locked crown with two gaskets and an integrated push-piece, as well as a sapphire crystal with double glare-proof coating. Its solid back is fixed with four screws and the total weight of the watch is just 46.7 grams. As for its water resistance, it measures to 100 meters.
The watch is powered with a battery which is expected to last between three and four years, depending on the use of its additional features. It comes with a yellow dial and as it is the case with all other Aerospace models, its digital displays are compatible with night vision goggles that are used by pilots.
Unlike the regular Aerospace model, the limited edition comes with much less options when it comes to the choice of the wristlet. The only supported attachment that is available with the commemorative model is a brown-colored Military type of strap which is made of resilient fabric.