Wed 15 May 2013
In the wake of Basel 2013, Breitling releases a new Transocean watch, with an added GMT feature and utilizing the Breitling Caliber 04 movement dubbed the Breitling Transocean Chronograph GMT. The watch is housed in the same 43mm Transocean Chronograph case, but adds a nice red GMT hand and a wave-textured guilloche dial. Initial release comes in Black or Mercury Silver dial. The Mercury Silver dial is kinda funky, and features a bright red GMT Chapter Ring. The movement is Breitling’s in-house Caliber 04.
Watch: Breitling Transocean Chronograph GMT
Caliber: Breitling 04 (Manufacture)
Diameter: 43.00 mm
Case: Steel or 18K red gold
Strap: Barenia leather, crocodile leather/Ocean Classic (steel mesh, steel version only)
Beyond fashions, beyond oceans.
The contemporary classic Transocean collection welcomes a new travel watch boasting unprecedented user friendliness. To mark the launch of this chronograph with a nomadic soul, Breitling is offering red gold or steel limited editions featuring an elegant guilloché dial and a transparent caseback revealing Manufacture Breitling Caliber B04.
Entirely developed and produced within the Breitling workshops, selfwinding chronograph Caliber B04 is distinguished by its ultra-pratical and innovative second timezone powered by a patented mechanism. When the user reaches another part of the globe, he need only pull out the crown and turn it forwards or backwards in one-hour increments in order to instantly adjust to the time and date of the new timezone – all the while maintaining a 24-hour home-time indication and without losing any precision in terms of the minutes display. This highly functional device, combined with a high-performance chronograph, joins the Breitling Transocean collection – a line with a pure design reflecting the spirit of long-distance journeys and luxury long-haul airliners. Issued in limited series of 200 in red gold and 2,000 in steel, the new Transocean Chronograph GMT features an elegantly understated case with a beveled bezel and slender lugs. It is distinguished by a silver or black guilloché dial adorned with applied hour-markers, finely recessed counters and the 18K gold interpretation of the B initial that served for many years as the brand symbol. The transparent sapphire crystal caseback – a rarity for Breitling – provides a chance to admire the architecture of Manufacture Breitling Caliber B04, chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), as indeed are all Breitling movements. Timeless elegance, peerless performance, unrivaled user friendless: exactly the kind of qualities required to cross fashion trends and ocean expanses with enduring style and panache.