by Brian Lipton

Exospace B55Breitling has launched the Breitling Exospace B55 Connected, a new connected chronograph that has been developed, assembled and tested in Switzerland, and exemplifies how the smartphone can work with the watch to improve functionality and user-friendliness. The watch was unveiled at a special party on Wednesday, December 16, with guests company vice president Jean Paul Girardin and Breitling brand ambassador, astronaut Mark Kelly.

The Breitling Exospace B55 Connected multi-function electronic chronograph also receives notifications of the smartphone’s incoming emails, messages or phone calls (with caller’s name or number) as well as reminders of upcoming appointments. Exospace B55 users can utilize their smartphone to perform adjustments such as (time-setting, time zones, alarms, display and operating parameters, and night mode.

Conversely, the user can upload from the chronograph to the smartphone the results of various measurements, such as light times, recorded times with split times and lap times, so as to be able to read them more easily, store them or share them via email.

“The latest Breitling instrument in a long line of technical innovation, the Breitling Exospace B55 watch remains the absolute master,” said Gerardin. “It was pure logic to use the technology of connectivity with a smartphone to enhance the functionality of our chronographs with truly useful and easy to use functions.”

The Breitling Exospace B55 is currently available at Breitling boutiques and select retailers.