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High-end luxury watch maker Breitling shows off first smartwatch

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Mar 2015 15:29 User comments (6)

High-end luxury watch maker Breitling shows off first smartwatch High-end luxury watch maker Breitling has unveiled its first smartwatch, the B55 Connected, although the watch will not work like Android Wear devices or the Apple Watch.
The B55 Connected does not have a touchscreen nor does it have a catalog of apps and it certainly can't display any synced notifications.

What makes the device 'smart,' is the fact that it does sync with your phone via the Breitling app, which allows you to set alarms, the date, time and adjust the time with an easy phone touch interface rather than using the crown on the actual watch.

Breitling's latest looks similar to the also new B50 Chronograph, which is aimed at pilots looking for the most accurate time. If pricing is similar, as well, expect to drop $7500 for the new smartwatch.




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6 user comments

118.3.2015 16:20

Wow. $7,500 for a watch - just so I can set the date and time with my phone. I have a Casio G-Shock that sets itself every night via radio from an atomic clock. It even adjusts automatically for daylight saving time. The watch is solar powered so it never needs winding, batteries or charging. Got it for $50.

218.3.2015 17:34

Breitling makes some beautiful time-pieces. If I could afford one, I'd get one (just not this one). In this price range, gimmicks are not needed.

318.3.2015 21:00

Yes Breitling and Panerai make nice looking timepieces BUT they are NOT worth even close to the prices they "command".

There aren't 7500 worth of parts, technology or craftsmanship. I don't believe they're hand made and the parts inside, mechanical or other are not worth the price.

Rolex watches wouldn't be worth the price either if they hadn't been made of solid gold.

This is a gimmick for the losers out there that are mostly concerned with how others perceive them.

I've got a friend who buys these things, he's all about style before comfort in everything he does........like a black person.

Coincidentally the Breitling logo looks almost identical to that of the Bentley.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Mar 2015 @ 21:01

418.3.2015 23:16

Originally posted by hearme0:


I've got a friend who buys these things, he's all about style before comfort in everything he does........like a black person.

My opinion of you just hit an all time low. You disgust me.

520.3.2015 7:56

Originally posted by aw2600:
Wow. $7,500 for a watch - just so I can set the date and time with my phone. I have a Casio G-Shock that sets itself every night via radio from an atomic clock. It even adjusts automatically for daylight saving time. The watch is solar powered so it never needs winding, batteries or charging. Got it for $50.
yes.....but it's a casio.... NOT a Breitling......

620.3.2015 11:36

Originally posted by ericb:
Originally posted by aw2600:
Wow. $7,500 for a watch - just so I can set the date and time with my phone. I have a Casio G-Shock that sets itself every night via radio from an atomic clock. It even adjusts automatically for daylight saving time. The watch is solar powered so it never needs winding, batteries or charging. Got it for $50.
yes.....but it's a casio.... NOT a Breitling......
Agreed. I just don't see the appeal of high end watches. At the end of the day, both can tell me what time it is with a high degree of accuracy. Something like a Breitling, Rolex, TAG, etc will likely be an investment and a nice piece of bling. I'll stick with inexpensive and functional.

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