Breitling pays tribute to its Transocean model by launching a new collection also inspired by the spirit of great journeys and luxury long-haul aircraft.
While the pure lines of today&rsquo-s Transocean are strongly reminiscent of the finest classic chronographs of the 1950s and 1960s, the new model reinterprets them in a very modern style.
The elegant case is distinguished by its perfectly understated design, magnified by a smooth, slender bezel with a beveled profile and streamlined lugs molding the wrist.
The very essence of simplicity.
The classic round pushpieces, a nod to the first waterresistant pushpieces, lend a subtle vintage touch, while the large "-baton"- type straight-line hands, highlighted by a luminescent substance, convey a more modern air.
A first-class example of clarity and readability, the dial features refined details such as applied hour-markers, counters that are finely recessed and "-snailed"- (decorated with a spiral motif), and an 18K gold rendering of the initial B that served for many years as the brand emblem.
At the heart of this model lies an exceptional "-engine"- also designed to keep precise and reliable time throughout the longest journeys, since the Transocean is equipped with Caliber 01, a high-performance selfwinding chronograph movement entirely developed and produced within the Breitling workshop and chronometer certified like all the brand&rsquo-s movements.
A model of fine craftsmanship and technical perfection, the new Transocean is 100% Swiss made, as indeed are all chronographs and wrist instruments bearing the Breitling signature.
As a prelude to the launch of the series-produced models, Breitling offers collectors and enthusiasts a special edition of this new first-class chronograph.
Issued in worldwide series of 2,000 in steel and 200 in red gold, the Transocean Chronograph Limited is equipped with a polished case and bezel and carries the individual number engraved on the case middle.
It is available with two dial variations &ndash- Mercury Silver or black &ndash- and comes fitted with a choice of leather or crocodile leather strap, or a woven steel bracelet.
Contrary to future models in the series, to be endowed with solid casebacks, this limited-edition model water-resistant to 100 meters (330 ft) boasts a transparent back serving to reveal the 100% Breitling-made chronograph caliber with its column wheel and its distinctive architecture. limited to 2000 pieces