2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited
Ref: AB141112/G799

2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited
2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited
2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited
2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited
2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited
2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited
2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited
2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited
2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited
2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited
2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited
2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited
2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited
2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited
2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited
2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited
2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited
2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited
2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited
Regular price
£3,495.00
Sale price
£3,495.00
Unit price
per 

Specification

Reference : AB141112/G799
Movement : Manually Wound Breitling Cal. B14M
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : September 2017
Case Size : 43.5mm
Case Thickness : 14.5mm
Lug to Lug : 54.5mm
Lugs : 
22mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Papers
Case Material : 
Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its original Breitling presentation box and paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original 22mm Milanese bracelet with a signed folding clasp. The watch is from September 2017 and is sold in worn but fair condition, as you can see from the photos. The watch comes with our 12-Month Warranty.


The Watch

Here we have a 2017 Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Limited to 1915 pieces, Breitling in 1915 was the first watch manufacturer to produce a chronograph with an independent mono-pusher at 2 o’clock. A 43.5mm polished stainless steel case has thick curved lugs that wrap your wrist with a lug-to-lug length of 54.5mm and a case thickness of 14.5mm giving the watch an impressive wrist presence. Down the right side, we have the ramp-style chronograph mono-pusher at 2 o’clock and a signed crown with deep knurling for extra grip at 3 o’clock. A slim smooth polished bezel holds a raised and domed sapphire crystal above a striking white dial, the outer edge has the 60-minute track precisely executed, just underneath we have Arabic numerals coated in faux aged Super-Luminova marking the hours, at 6 o’clock a framed date window, at 3 o’clock a 30-minute register and finally at 9 o’clock a small seconds register. Long sword hands are infilled with faux-aged Super-Luminova luminescence complemented by a tapered chronograph hand. At 12 o’clock we have the old “Breitling” motif and “33 Rubis” printed underneath completing this vintage-inspired bicompax mono-pusher chronograph. On the reverse a screw-down exhibition case back with the number out of 1915 and model information engraved in an attractive font, inside a manual Breitling Cal. B14M, 33 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. This in-house two-tiered, double-column wheel chronograph has the same movement name as the original 1915 Breitling mono-pusher and is COSC certified. The watch comes fitted on its original Breitling 22mm Milanese bracelet with a signed folding clasp and the watch also comes with its Breitling presentation box and paperwork.


Personal Note

I love it when I come across a watch I had never seen or knew existed... This Breitling is one of them and how amazing it is. Featuring a manually wound monopusher chronograph, this has all the charm and feel of a vintage watch from the brand but is built to the standards we have come to expect from modern Breitling and in a bigger size for those who like themselves a larger watch than the traditional 35/36mm sizing! 


The Brand

Breitling was established in 1884 by Leon Breitling in the Swiss Jura Mountains. In 1915 Gaston Breitling introduced a pusher at 2 o’clock to start, stop and reset the chronograph. Leon later moved the reset to a pusher at 4 o’clock. During 1939 Breitling shipped a huge quantity of chronographs to the Royal Air Force. During the war with Germany surrounding Switzerland Leon and some friends created a makeshift runway near their factory. Planes would use the car's headlights as a guide to land. Once on the ground, they were quickly loaded, taking off before the Germans knew what was going on. They introduced the “Navitimer” a navigation computer in 1952 used to calculate a flight plan. In 1969 they collaborated with Heuer, Burne, and Dubois-Depraz on a top-secret project called Project 99. Together they developed one of the first self-winding chronograph movements. Breitling stands for high precision, outstanding performance, and functionality. During the early days of space exploration, Lt. Commander Scott Carpenter went around the earth three times whilst wearing a modified Navitimer. In 2017 they were sold to CVC Capital Partners, Europe's largest private equity firm.