Breitling’s new timepiece Cockpit B50 now in Middle East
19/10/2014 2:00 pm EDT


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Breitling Middle East announces the availability of its new timepiece Cockpit B50 at Breitling retailers across the Middle East.

Watch enthusiasts in Middle East are now able to sport the latest addition to the Breitling family, the Cockpit B50. The new multifunction electronic chronograph was unveiled in September under the whir of jet engines at the 51st National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada, US, Travel Retail Magazine reported.

Available at Breitling retailers across the Middle East, the Cockpit B50 was designed specifically for pilots with a range of highly technical but easy to use functions. It is equipped with new exclusive in-house thermo-compensated SuperQuartz movement, the B50 Caliber, which is ten times more accurate than ordinary quartz and like all Breitling watches, is chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute).

B50 movement is Breitling’s first in-house multifunction quartz movement and one of the best functions is its capability to be recharged via a cable that has to be connected to the side of the case. The watch will be available in lightweight titanium case natural or black coating based on carbon.

As a presenting sponsor of the races, Breitling vice president Jean-Paul Girardin joined world famous aviators, former astronaut Mark Kelly and Red Bull Air Race competitor, Nigel Lamb to introduce the new timepiece to the Reno crowd of pilots and aviation racing fans.

Additional functions include split-time and fly-back capabilities, as well as a second time zone display, a perpetual calendar, two alarms in buzzer and/or vibrate mode, a lap-timer function and a countdown complete with alarm.

Aed Adwan, Breitling Middle East, said: “The Cockpit B50 has everything for the aviation adventurer. Men in this region know luxury watches and Breitling offers an unparalleled combination of design, functionality and precision. The Cockpit B50 is a perfect example of Breitling’s work – the design is sturdy and light in natural or black carbon-coated titanium, and flaunts a resolutely technical, powerful and masculine appearance.”

Breitling has also equipped the timepiece with innovative functions such as an electronic tachometer, a countdown/count-up system serving to switch directly from a countdown to a timing operation, as well as an aviation-style ‘chrono-flight’ device which can be used for recording flight times by memorising departure and arrival times as well as the date. Another special feature is its use of UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, the aviation reference time) as the time base.

The new Cockpit B50 has an ultra-readable display allowing for superior ease of use – the two white-on-black liquid crystal (LCD) screens are equipped with a backlighting system that offers four levels of brightness and is activated by pressing in the crown or by tilting the wrist.

The watch will be available in lightweight titanium case natural or black coating based on carbon.

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