The Superquartz is an extremely accurate quartz movement that has further been Chronometer certified. Another little qualm I have is that they changed the style of the hands. The minute hand always had a counter weight, but the hour hand did not, but now they both have it. Am I being too conservative or did the original design just look replica Gucci YA116505 watch interesting and functional. While there are lots of design merits to the new 2009 Breitling Aerospace it just ends up looking like another generic Breitling watch with the Aerospace name and look to it. I will wait for the titanium version when ever it arrives to make the final judgment on this new look.See Breitling Aerospace watches on eBay here.
Use of this movement eliminated the date aperature in Corum 396-250-20-0F03-FB30R Men's watch favor of a third register at the 9 o'clock position.This dial configuration was popular with the racing crowd for its running seconds hand as well as its sharply contrasting red chronograph hand and hour markers.Ah yes, the racing crowd.I feel it's worth noting that the emerging technologies within F1 during the 60's played an integral part in the development of such watches.In fact, the name Monaco honors the Grand Prix for which it's named.With the popularity of the sport peaking, the folks at Heuer made their mark by helping to increase the accuracy with which laps and races were timed and recorded.
Inevitably, these advancements found their way into the company's wrist watches, the racing crowd took notice.I suppose Steve McQueen's Corum 396-250-20-0F02-EB30R Men's watch decision to rock a Monaco in his 1971 movie, Le Mans didn't hurt either (thanks Jo Siffert!).With racing fans hooked and McQueen's cool-factor on the rise, the Monaco was in its prime.Enter the Ref 73633 we see here.This particular example is a Ref 73633 G, which denotes its distinctive gray dial with black subsidiary dials for running seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour recording.