The Breitling Chronospace Military (ref. M7836622.BD39.100W.M20BASA.1) chronograph delivers the usual combination of a high-grade SuperQuartz mechanism, a highly legible dial with the signature analog-digital display and packs it all in a blacked-out steel body. What it lacks is innovation. On the other hand, for innovation Breitling has its super-high-tech Breitling Emergency II model, while the rest of the pack is being carefully guarded against anything new.
Although I was not particularly impressed with the last year’s SuperQuartz version, I kinda like the design of the new Breitling Chronospace Chronograph Automatic model, which is now powered by a less accurate but still more charismatic mechanical movement.
Celebrating seven years of partnership with the most famous French aerobatics team, Breitling has issued the gorgeous 2010 Chronospace Jet Team limited-edition SuperQuartz COSC-certified chronograph. As usual, it combines a traditionally oversized body with a digital/analog display and the signature notched bezel that makes it easier to operate the slide rule: another trademark feature of Breitling. The price, which is set well above $5000, is also traditionally high.
Remember the good-old, quartz-powered Chronospace? I mean, the one that was discontinued about 12 years ago? This year, Breitling decided to resurrect the popular model!