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Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Watch Review

Breitling has introduced the Transocean Chronograph 1915, a limited edition watch that celebrates 100 years since the brand created the first independent chronograph pushpiece.

Before Breitling's milestone invention in 1915, pocket chronographs had only one pushpiece. This was housed in the crown and handled the start, stop and zero-reset functions.

As Breitling began to offer wrist chronographs, the brand developed a pushpiece that was independent of the crown. The idea to place the pushpiece at 2 o'clock, where the thumb or forefinger naturally rests, ensured the smooth, ergonomic handling for the wearer - an ingenious idea that would change the face of the chronograph.

The new Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 is a reinterpretation of the original model from 100 years ago, updated both technically and aesthetically.

The famous pushpiece at 2 o'clock has been redesigned, elongated and smoothly integrated to enhance its functionality. The watch is powered by the new hand-wound Manufacture Breitling Calibre B14, officially chronometer-certified, and equipped with a two-tiered double column-wheel system activated by chronograph controls also arranged on two levels.

The watch has 43 mm steel case and a twin-zone silvered dial with small seconds and 30-minute counter. The large Arabic numerals and baton-type hands feature a luminescent coating for improved visibility.

The words "100e anniversaire 1915-2015" are engraved on the sapphire case back.

The Transocean Chronograph 1915 is a limited edition of 1,915 pieces.

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