Two New Breitling Watches

Posted: June 13, 2016 in Breitling, Uncategorized
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Breitling for Bentley B06 Midnight Carbon

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The latest chronograph watch to feature the brand’s in-house Caliber B06 movement, with the “30-second chronograph” system that Breitling patented in 1926.

When the stopwatch is engaged, the central hand sweeps around the dial in half a minute, ensuring extremely precise 1/8-second readings of elapsed times. The watch also features Breitling’s “variable tachymeter” scale (similar to the “circular slide rule” on its pilots’ watches), operated by the rotating bezel.

This new version of the watch, limited to 500 pieces, has a 49-mm satin-brushed steel case coated with a high-resistance black carbon-based treatment. Along with the collection’s hallmark knurled bezel, the watch is also outfitted with a black mother-of-pearl dial with matte chrono subdials and red and white indicators.

Price: $12,515.

Breitling Superocean 44 Special

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Known as the ‘ocean pilot’, it is shares much of the brand’s classic aviation-watch DNA with the properties of a professional-grade diving watch.

This version sports a 44-mm black steel case, black ceramic bezel, and “volcano black” dial with extra-large luminescent markers for visibility deep underwater. It’s fitted with a twin-gasket screw-locked crown, which helps guarantee the watch’s water-resistance to a depth of 1,000 meters (3,300 feet), and a unidirectional, ratcheted rotating bezel that is easy to grip while wearing diving gloves. The dial has large, baton-shaped hour and minute hands and a red-tipped seconds hand with a small luminescent triangle, another visual aid for a diver to check at a glance that his watch is running. The date appears in a window at 3 o’clock.

The movement is Breitling’s automatic Caliber 17, a COSC-certified chronometer with 25 jewels and a high frequency of 28,800 vph. The watch comes on either an “Ocean Racer” or “Diver Pro” strap and is priced at $4,980.

Source: Watch Time

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