Breitling – Transocean Chronograph 1915
Till 1915, pocket chronographs had only one pushpiece, housed in the crown and progressively dealing with the beginning, pause and zero-reset capacities.
That year Breitling, one of the principal brands to offer a wrist chronograph, presented an advancement for chronographs by making a pushpiece free of the crown to control the three chronograph activities. To guarantee an ergonomic dealing with, Breitling decided to put the pushpiece at 2 o’clock, where the thumb or pointer normally rests, regardless of whether the watch is on the wrist or held in the palm of the hand.
The framework was subsequently culminated in 1923 by isolating the stop/start capacities, represented by the pushpiece at 2 o’clock, from the crown-actuated zero-resetting and afterward in 1934 with the making of the second autonomous pushpiece only expected for zero-resetting.
To praise this significant achievement in its set of experiences, Breitling has made an extraordinary release: the Transocean Chronograph 1915.
The 43 mm steel case – offering water protection from 100 meters/330 feet – keeps up the plan of the Transocean assortment with the chronograph pushpiece at 2 o’clock.
To offer a solitary pushpiece that progressively handles the beginning, pause and zero-reset capacities, Breitling needed to build up another hand-wound development, the chronometer-affirmed Breitling Caliber B14, furnished with a two-layered twofold segment wheel framework enacted by chronograph controls likewise organized on two levels. A patent has been petitioned for this development approach. The 4Hz (28,800 vph) development is obvious through the sapphire case back and ensures a force hold of 70 hours.
The twin-zone silvered dial with little seconds and 30-minute counter is embellished with huge Arabic numerals and stick type hands emphasizd by a brilliant covering. The vintage contact is underlined by the recorded Breitling signature and the steel network arm band.
The Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 model is given in a restricted arrangement of 1,915. breitling.com