Breitling presented the Transocean Chronograph 1915 watch to celebrate the 100th anniversary. Developped in 1915, Breitling firstly invented the pocket watches. Now it is famous for wristwatches.
In this modern rendition, the 43mm steel case houses the main dial aperture, concealed behind convex sapphire crystal. There are two subsidiary dials strategically placed for balance at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, depicting the power reserve level and the 30 minute totaliser, while a moderately sized date display subtly eclipses the hour mark at 6 o’clock.
The pale beige numerals are bordered by conspicuous black lines that create a nice contrast and highlights them in an otherwise busy dial. This watch is solely focused on time keeping, it is in no way flamboyant in it’s appearance, perhaps pertaining to the epoch of it’s predecessors inception.
The classic steel mesh of the strap has been re-imagined for the modern man, as tiny loops ingeniously intertwine with one another to create a 21st century chain mail armour look.