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Swiss watch company Breitling is preparing an answer to Apple Watch

Swiss brand Breitling is preparing to introduce its first model of “smart” hours. It was called Exospace and will be officially presented in new York on 16 December. Smart watch developed on the basis of the model B55 Connect, which was presented in March at the BaselWorld event in 2015.

On the novelty known comparatively few. The watch will be able to connect to iPhone and Android smartphones, they are integrated chronograph function, gyroscope and pressure sensor. In addition to its direct function, timing, Exospace will be able to play the role of a fitness tracker.

The company Breitling was founded in 1884. Currently, the brand offers several collections including Navitimer, Windrider, Aeromarine and Professional (and also produces the models of Breitling for Bentley in cooperation with the manufacturer of luxury cars). A distinctive feature of our relationship with Aeronautics. Breitling produced watches for the Royal air force of great Britain.

Wait for smart model on sale is at the beginning of 2016. On the cost Breitling Exospace is no data to receive until it failed, but it should be clear that the model is not cheap.

In early October, its range of smart watches presented by Fossil. The device was developed using Intel technology and functions under the control of Android Wear. The watch is compatible with devices on Android, iOS and Windows, and also features pedometer and calories burned counter.

Switzerland’s watch exports experienced a record five years the decline in the background of the beginning of sales of smart hours, including most popular model, the Apple Watch, which according to various estimates was realized in the amount of from 4.3 to 4.5 million copies per quarter.

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Exports of Swiss watches, the wholesale price of which does not exceed 200 francs, fell by 13%, hours worth from 200 to 500 francs or 24%. “I believe that the Apple Watch has put pressure on low and mid price range of Swiss watches,” said analyst at Kepler Cheuvreux in Zurich, Jon Cox.

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