Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Watch Review
Friday - 23 January 2015
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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