After a raft of yellow-dialled watches this year, the Breitling Chronospace Evo Night Mission is positively toned down, with a Mariner blue dial framed by a black titanium case.
It gives the handsome – and as you’ll see serious – chronograph a strong and no-nonsense appeal with the kind of legibility that lives up to the brand’s positioning of an instrument for professionals.
The satin-brushed titanium case has undergone a high-resistance carbon-based treatment, and has a uni-directional bezel with four rider tabs for grip. It’s water-resistant to 100 metres and spans 43mm.
The dial carries large square numerals and with the hands has a luminescent coating, much as you’d expect, with the real surprise under the bonnet.
Rather than a self-winding movement, the Chronospace Evo Night Mission has a high-tech SuperQuartz calibre, chosen not merely because it’s 10 times more accurate than standard quartz and gives fuss-free Chronometer-certified performance, but because it combines functions that are useful to pilots.
This includes a split-seconds function with an additional central hand to measure intermediate times, and a fast timezone adjustment system for uninterrupted precision of the minutes and seconds displays.
How do we rate the Breitling Chronospace Evo Night Mission? Highly. A serious tool offering uncommon accuracy and features and looking the part to boot.
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