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Breitling Superocean Steelfish

We discussed yesterday, and many times before, that in 1950 Breitling made the bold decision to start focusing on the maritime industry as well as the aviation industry. As a result, The Breitling Superocean watches were born. Out of all the Superocean watches discussed here, the Breitling Superocean Steelfish has my favorite dial design. I love the luminescent dots as hour markers which are complemented by Arabic second numerals, I love the Superocean signature, I love the Arabic numerals for the 12, 6, and 9 o’clock markers, and I love the different versions and variations of materials and colors.

However, the most important attribute of a diver’s watch is its water resistance and the Breitling Superocean Steelfish series of watches are watcher resistance of up to depths of not 500, not 1,500, not 2,000, but 6,000 feet! That’s an amazing level of water resistance and its possible because of the workmanship used to seal the watch. Sealing a watch is an art form and Breitling pulled out all the stops with the Breitling Superocean Steelfish watch. Each watch in the Breitling Steelfish series has a security valve that is used to balance out and difference of pressure in and outside the case. Breitling gives a great description of this technology:

“…as soon as the internal overpressure reaches approximately 3 bars, this valve automatically vents the helium accumulated during the time spent at great depths and thus prevents the case from exploding…”

Other technical specifications of this watch include a Breitling 17 caliber and self-winding mechanical movement, a minimum 40 hour power reserve, 28,800 vibrations per hour, 25 jewels, dial aperture calendar at the 3 o’clock marker, ratcheted and unidirectional bezel, crew locked crown with 2 gaskets, and a screwed in caseback that is glare proofed with sapphire crystal; as is the case front.

The Breitling Superocean Steelfish is available in a number of bracelets and straps as well as dial colors. Here is a quick look at a video that show the Breitling Superocean Steelfish with blue dial and leather strap:

Here is a quick look at two divers glowing in the dark, the watch on the left is a Breitling Superocean Steelfish:

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The Breitling Skyracer Watch

The Breitling Skyracer watch is from Breitling’s Professional collection of watches and showcases high technical features representing electronic and mechanical watchmaking process.  The Breitling Skyracer watch has a self-winding chronograph and a Breitling Caliber 27 with multiples measured time view.

Multiple measured time view on this Breitling watch includes the ability to read time lapsed and current time without risking the wearer’s confusion.  Another pleasant surprise of the Breitling Skyracer watch is the visible dedication to aviation on the caseback which includes the symbols of Ground Air Visual Signal Code.

Other technical specifications include a 42 hour power reserve, 1/4th second chronograph (60 minutes center, 60 min. +12 h), 28,800 vibrations per hour, 38 jewels, dial aperture calendar, steel case, 660 feet of water resistance, bidirectional bezel with pinion mechanism, screw locked crown with two gaskets, screwed in caseback, and sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides.

Bretiling Chrono Cockpit: A Seasonal Breitling Watch

The picture above is not a Breitling replica watch but an authentic Breitling watch.  What sets The Breitling Chrono Cockpit apart from other Breitling watches is its tagline “The chronograph for all seasons”. Equipped with an array of features including a certified COSC Breitling 13 caliber chronometer, self-winding mechanical movement and a minimum 42 hour power reserve, it’s the Breitling watch of choice no matter if its Winter, Summer, Spring or Fall.

The Breilting Chrono cockpit is equipped with a screw-locked crown and screwed in back. This Breitling watch can withstand up to 10 bars of pressure and over 100m of water resistance.  Other technical specifications of the Breitling Chrono Cockpit include a superb chronograph (1/4th second, 30 minutes, 12 hours), 28,800 vibrations per hour, 25 jewels, dial aperture calender, unidirectional and ratcheted bezel, cambered sapphire and glareproofed crystal on both sides, 39mm diameter, 14.8mm thickness, 91.3gr weight, and 20/18mm interhorn width.

Breitling Colt Quartz

What nickname would I give the Colt Quartz?  The “sturdy monster” because it was developed for the armed forces and it was built to outlast the Incredible Hulk.  This Breitling watch was actually the original Breitling model behind Breitling’s Colt collection and includes shock protectants, water resistance of 1,650 feet, and a frame built like a army tank.  This Breitling watch was built with a screw locked crown for easy handling and oversized hands and dials for easy reading.

The Breitling watches last long, but Breitling’s Colt Quartz watch comes with a eight year battery for those long lasting nights soldiers might experience on the field.  Other technical specs include a Breitling 74 caliber, SuperQuartz movement with thermo compensated quartz electronic and EOL indicator, dial aperture calendar, steel case, unidirectional and ratcheted bezel, two gasket crown, sapphire and glareproofed two sided crystal, 41.10 mm diameter, 13.30 mm thickness, 87.70 gr weight, and 20/18 mm interhorn width.

Breitling Space Going Navitimer Watch

To infinity and beyond! At least that was the idea behind the Navitimer Cosmonaute, Breitling’s official space-going Navitimer. The Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute (get it, like astronaut) was created in the days of early space exploration, those days when going to space and getting there first were the only things that mattered.

So what is the difference between a Breitling Navitimer watch and a Breitling Cosmonaute watch? First the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute has a Flyback mechanism which allows continuous timing with no need to stop; it starts over all by itself. The Breitling Cosmonaute has 24 hour dial division since night and day mean nothing out in space; that way an astronaut won’t be confused between noon and midnight. Speaking of astronaut, the first person to test this new timepiece in real life situations was Astronaut Scott Carpenter. He bought the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute into space during this flight on the Aurora 7 space capsule on May 24th, 1962.

Today, the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute technical specs are pretty impressive and include:

Breitling 22 caliber
self-winding mechanical movement
42 hour power reserve
1/5th second, 30min, 12 hour chronograph with flyback function
28,800 vibrations per hour
38 jewels, dial aperture calendar
3 bar water resistance, bidirectional bezel
non screw-locked crown with two gaskets
screwed in caseback
cambered sapphire crystal with glareproofed sides
41.50 mm diameter

There are six versions of the Breitling watch. My favorite Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute has steel and 18k gold case with silver dial, golden subdials, leather strap, and tang-type buckle, what’s yours?

Breitling Cosmonaute Men’s Automatic Watch

When Breitling took on the aviation industry by providing watches that could help pilots navigate the skies; no one ever suspected that Breitling watches would make a journey that billions of people on the earth would never make, the journey to the moon.

The Breitling Cosmonaute Men’s automatic watch, like the one below with a black dial and stainless steel case, did just that.

This Breitling watch has a screwed down crown, bidirectional rotating bezel, tachometer scale, black dial, silver chronograph sub dial functions, luminous hand indicators and hour markers, scratch resistant crystal, automatic movement, 41 mm case width, date calendar between the four and five o’clock markers, double locking foldover clasp, and 30 meters of water resistance.