Published on November 11th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Breitling Transocean Chronograph, The Gents Chrono
Breitling has announced a new limited edition version of the Transocean Chronograph with a special two-tone dial and a double caseback. The 43 mm diameter stainless steel case has the same dimensions as the regular production version of the Transocean Chronograph.
However, the crucial element that distinguishes this Transocean Chronograph from regular production models, is the unique officer’s caseback (double caseback). It has two casebacks: a solid steel caseback hinged on top of a sapphire crystal caseback. A configuration that offers the protection of a solid back and the ability to view the movement. Additionally, the inside of the solid caseback provides a place for a personalized inscription.
The cream colored dial has two vintage style counters at 3 and 9 o’clock, with a date window at 6 o’clock. It is protected by a convex sapphire crystal with double glare-proofing. The hands and applied hour indexes are rose gold-plated, with the Breitling “B” logo is 18K yellow gold. Luminous dots mark each hour. The hour and minute hands are also enhanced with lume.
Inside, is caliber B01, Breitling’s in-house made 1/4th of second chronograph which beats at 4Hz and has a 70-hour power reserve.
The Breitling Transocean Chronograph production is limited to 2,000 pieces. It comes with a steel mesh bracelet, as well as a barenia leather or crocodile leather strap. Retail pricing for this newlimited editon model starts from USD 6,350 for the 38 mm in steel with a steel bracelet is. The 43 mm is USD8,100. In rose gold with a leather strap, the 38 is USD17,800 and the 43 is USD18,800. The Transocean Chronograph QP is a princely USD59,000.