The Aerospace was originally introduced as part of the Navitimer collection in the 1980’s. A multi-function, dual display pilots best friend, complete with chronograph, second time zone and countdown timer amongst its functions.
The Aerospace collection is the only Breitling collection to be made up of solely quartz calibres, encased exclusively in Titanium.
The Aerospace has developed over the course of its lifetime and is now represented as the Aerospace Evo and is part of the Professional collection.
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The Aerospace was launched into the Breitling universe in 1985 as part of the Navitimer range, as an addition to its aviation collection, it was a popular choice for pilots due to its dual display, multi-function capabilities and light weight Titanium case along with the accuracy that came with the quartz movement.
The first Breitling watch to have both a digital and an analogue display, the Aerospace came as the quartz watch market was experiencing a boom. Breitling combined a quartz ETA movement, the Calibre B56 and cutting-edge technology, to deliver the sleek, single crown operated watch with many functions. The watches functions, countdown timer, second time zone, calendar, alarm, 1/100th second chronograph, minute repeater , as well as seconds, minutes, and hour display across the analogue and digital display are all controlled using the crown and can be set, adjusted and read by pushing, pulling or turning the crown.
Although the interior and functions of the Aerospace is complex, its Titanium case design was very simple and stylish and was completed with a nod to the Breitling Chronomat that came before it. The four bezel riders that sit at 12,3,6,& 9 make for ease of the bezel and they still remain part of the design in the most recent Aerospace Evo collection.
The most important change to the collection came in the early 2000’s when Breitling introduced the in-house SuperQuartz Calibre B75 to the Aerospace timepieces, an incredibly precise quartz movement that is COSC certified to guarantee its precision. The SuperQuartz is accurate to +/- 0.07seconds per day which is upto 10 times more accurate than a standard quartz movement. With this development came the Aerospace Avantage with its larger case, having been increased to 42mm but this range was only produced for around 2 years.
The new generation of Aerospace came in 2013 in the form of the Evo, all of the defining features of the original Aerospace are present including the chronometer certified SuperQuartz calibre B75. The Evo Night Mission followed shortly after, for the first time the traditional Titanium case was finished with a black coating, in-keeping with the military style of the Night Mission the backlit digital display is visible using night vision.
The Breitling Aerospace Evo collection is now part of the Professional range.