The Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 is a timepiece immersed in history. Built with the aesthetics of a vintage Breitling, it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the invention of the first autonomous chronograph pusher. Developped in 1915, by the founder’s son, Gaston Breitling, the ingenious innovation spurred the transition from pocket watch chronographs to wristwatch chronographs.
In this modern rendition, the 43mm steel case houses the main dial aperture, concealed behind convex sapphire crystal. There are two subsidiary dials strategically placed for balance at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, depicting the power reserve level and the 30 minute totaliser, while a moderately sized date display subtly eclipses the hour mark at 6 o’clock.
The pale beige numerals are bordered by conspicuous black lines that create a nice contrast and highlights them in an otherwise busy dial. This watch is solely focused on time keeping, it is in no way flamboyant in it’s appearance, perhaps pertaining to the epoch of it’s predecessors inception.
The classic steel mesh of the strap has been re-imagined for the modern man, as tiny loops ingeniously intertwine with one another to create a 21st century chain mail armour look.
The Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 houses Caliber B14, a manually wound movement that has passed the rigorous Swiss chronometer test, earning itself a COSC certification. A limited edition of 1915 pieces, the watch will be sold exclusively on the Breitling website.
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