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Published on November 11th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Breitling Transocean Chronograph, The Gents Chrono

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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.

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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.

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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.


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