Breitling Endurance Pro watch hands-on

Whether you are a fighter pilot, a civil aviation pilot, or a pure wool tool watch enthusiast, there is a great chance that the first brush you use with cheap Breitling will become one of its professional watches – a wide range of fashionable quartz series since 1985 These reference products have been one of the brand’s core series since its official debut as an aerospace product in 2016.

In the past three and a half years, Professional umbrellas have evolved from entry-level aerospace to more feature-rich products, and they have achieved tremendous development. For example, Chronospace, the most advanced Exospace, and the powerful Emergency-a legendary adventure watch that can summon a helicopter (ie, the most expensive Uber ride in the world), just in case something really happens. In view of its cool, modern aesthetic style and a long history of high-precision, multi-functional multi-function watches, the Professional series is the natural home of Breitling’s new Endurance Pro (another type of tool watch for a specific category). This design is aimed at athletes.

Regarding its Professional series of stabilizers, the new Endurance Pro may be most similar to Chronospace Evo in terms of proportions and functions-Chronospace Evo is a fully analog derivative of the ana-digi hybrid Aerospace Evo. Although it has been sold in the pilot market, modern aerospace is already an excellent multi-sport and adventure watch due to its light weight, easy wear and versatility (I would add that it is a perfect ride Watch). The new Endurance comes with a torch and is reported to be the design input of Breitling ambassador and three-time triathlon world champion Jan Frodeno. The resulting reference incorporates some new elements, including titanium 30% lighter Breitlight carbon fiber composite case. The two-way rotating compass bezel (probably from Chronospace Military), and has undergone a subtle update, seems to reflect the new art direction of the Professional series as a whole.

Now, whether you are a professional athlete like Frodeno or a fitness enthusiast, you can make a regular record between 9 and 5 miles. If you run, swim or ride a bicycle and appreciate the watch, this is no longer important, you already know The “right” watch can keep you working on time, and maintaining the tantan of your wrist faithfully during training can be tricky. Large dive watches or pilot watches may require shock-proof measures to maintain the precise operation of the automatic movement, but these larger designs usually come at the cost of legibility – and, distracting, top-heavy watches are not the right choice, especially It is in long hours or harder work. On the contrary, although in this case, a cheap battery-powered watch may be the safest concession (especially in the event of a crash or fall), there is no doubt that it lacks what some athletes must seek when seeking “Jenny Saigo”. It’s time to personalize their gear or riding gear.

Obviously, most professional athletes tend to use GPS-enabled digital devices for training or competitions. These devices can measure effort and comprehensively track exercise data, but just like professional divemasters may wear digital dive computers on every outing , Endurance is not meant to replace such equipment. A device that complements it. Similarly, I rode a Wahoo Roam, which shows strength, heart rate, VAM (climbing time), distance and altitude indicators, but I keep my daily timing on my wrist because I just like to wear a watch. In addition, my head died on me while riding, at least being able to go home in time for brunch is not a bad thing. Two is one, one is nothing, right?

In the end, Breitling left a particularly deep impression on me. It not only involves the elements that make sports watches cooler, but also the elements that are actually useful in practice-yes, as a sports watch. In keeping with the tradition that Breitling expects, it has rich details, well-designed masculinity, and well-made. Following the same tradition, it is big and clear at a glance, but hardly wear-resistant-thanks to the lightweight weight of its 44mm x 12.5mm Breitlight shell, it weighs as little as 35 grams (without rubber strap) (interestingly, The strap weight is about the same, add 30 grams to the total packaging). It is powered by a quartz movement-although it is not actually the first choice of many watch enthusiasts, it is actually a practical fitness method that is safer and more accurate in every exercise.

Equipped with Chronospace Evo, the movement used by Endurance is 1/10 of the second quartz chronograph movement manufactured in-house. Although different from the foregoing, Endurance uses Breitling Caliber 82, which trades Evo’s 24 9: 00 Register at the 30-hour counter. This is a thermally compensated, COSC-certified chronograph movement. It is great to see that in addition to the athlete community, there are some brands still catering to HAQ (high precision quartz) watch fans.

Brand: Breitling
Model: Endurance Pro
Size: 44mm x 12.5mm
Waterproof depth: 100 meters
Case material: Breitlight
Crystal/Lens: Sapphire (Double-sided anti-reflection coating)
Movement: Breitling Cal. 82 (thermally compensated SuperQuartz with CoSC certification) with hour, minute, second, date, 1/10 second and 30 minute counter
Power reserve: 3-4 years battery life
Strap/Bracelet: Rubber or Recycled Nylon (Econyl) NATO strap

Like other products in the Aerospace Evo series, the new Endurance is water resistant to 100 meters, so it has enough sweat and swimming resistance in any exercise. And has a lug width of 22mm and a lug-to-lug size of 52mm. Compared with the existing Aerospace, it has almost the same footprint, although the carved lines on the case are more delicate, with deep and twisted pianos. The string-style lugs create a cool slope on the 9:00 side of the strap. And thanks to the fine pattern of the Breitlight material, the entire case has a very warm and organic look and feel on the wrist-in sharp contrast with blue, yellow, orange, red or white highlights. Other decorations, such as the strong rubber surface of the crown, the steep pulsometer chapter ring (interesting, although I can’t imagine any serious athlete will lose their shouts for this) and the gold 3-6-9 and Breitling wing elements All of these give a very cohesive, high-quality feeling, which I can best describe as “Breitling”. Speaking of which, the only design criticism I might make of the new Endurance is the application of the 3-6-9 mark. For a long time, these have been one of my favorite Professional styles, and cutting each of them to make room for other dial elements is a bit like a design heresy.

Endurance’s design brief offers a variety of colorful strap and dial options, and is based on an ultra-light composite case, a bit like a tribute to the fiberglass case TAG Heuer F1 watch that was also sold in the late 1980s. Used for sports. In many ways, this particular reference book is the first Swiss watch for all generations of cyclists, and they may remember that they were worn by stars of the American 7-11 cycling team, such as Bob Rohr ( Bob Roll, Davis Phinney and Andy Hampsten. Unlike the rather crude F1 watches (although it may be nostalgic), Breitling Endurance Pro replica watch is a stylish, high-quality and modern product that strikes the right balance between style and practicality.