This is a luxury quartz watch in a world without that many luxury quartz watches.The ETA-produced Breitling caliber 79 inside of the Breitling Aerospace Evo is a thermo-compensated “SuperQuartz” which is accurate to within seconds per year. That is much more accurate than your standard $20 quartz watch. In addition to being a COSC Chronometer certified Swiss quartz movement, the caliber 79 also features a range of other functions such as a chronograph, countdown timer, perpetual calendar alarm, second timezone, and more.
Not that Breitling doesn’t have its fair share of “retro-themed” pilot watches, but at least they also have modern ones. I get as nostalgic as most about the past, but sometimes, I crave stuff which is a lot more modern. Speaking of that, modern Aerospace watches are typified by their “ana-digi” dials which combine analog hands and two LCD screens which display additional information. While Breitling does offer other SuperQuartz watches with two other pushers, the Aerospace has always been about controlling everything via the crown.
Using all the functions is easy enough, but ever since Breitling debuted their brilliant B55 Connected watch that uses Bluetooth to make it easier to control a watch with an app on your phone. Anyhow, the Breitling Aerospace Evo Night Mission comes in a 43mm-wide black PVD-coated titanium case that is water resistant to 100 meters and sits thin on the wrist despite the rotating bezel. The standard dial is the “Volcano Black” version, and the limited edition yellow dial is available as well.
Unlike most Aerospace watches, the Breitling Aerospace Evo Night Mission models come on straps. The “military” style fabric straps are of a high quality and look cool.