Saturday, June 13, 2015

Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Hand-wound Watch

Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Hand-wound Watch
At a time when chronographs had just a single pushpiece in the crown, in 1915 Breitling invented the first independent pushpiece at 2 o'clock, which ensured a better separation of functions and adapted more naturally to the user's hand.

Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Hand-wound Watch

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this milestone invention that would change the face of the modern chronograph, Breitling introduces the Transocean Chronograph in a 1,915-piece limited series, equipped with a new manufacture monopusher movement featuring a double column-wheel system (patent pending), a transparent sapphire crystal back and a vintage-inspired dial. The steel case incorporates the famous 1915 pushpiece in a redesigned, elongated, smoothly integrated form that further enhances its functionality. Truly a collector's item, complete with official COSC chronometer certification, that will delight the chronograph's innumerable fans.

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound, Manufacture Breitling B14 calibre, COSC-certified chronometer, "100e anniversaire 1915 – 2015" engraved inscription, 33 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, minimum 70-hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, ¼-second monopusher chronograph, 30-minute totaliser, date
Case
Steel, 43 mm Convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides Sapphire back Water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar / 330 ft)
Dial
Mercury Silver Luminescent numerals Historical Breitling signature
Bracelet/strap
Leather, crocodile or Ocean Classic steel mesh

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