A century ago, Breitling successfully invented the world’s first independent timing button. To pay tribute to this milestone great invention that changed the face of chronographs, Breitling has released a new limited edition transoceanic chronograph watch, which is equipped with an exclusive new homemade movement and reinterpreted and paid tribute to the rare and extraordinary design in the industry. Breitling’s remarkable pioneering work in 1915.
Earlier chronograph pocket watches had only one button, which was integrated with the crown, and could continuously perform the start, stop and reset functions. In 1915, Breitling, a technical watch expert, was one of the earliest brands to produce chronograph watches, and in order to move the chronograph from the jacket pocket to the wrist, launched an innovation that shocked the industry. Gaston Breitling, the son of the founder of Breitling, has creatively invented an independent timing button, which separates the timing control system for processing start, stop, and zero from the crown. At the same time, in order to ensure a smoother, more Ergonomic control experience, this independent timing button is set at 2 o’clock, so that whether the watch is worn between the wrist or the palm, the control angle of the thumb and index finger are in the most comfortable state. In 1923, Breitling further perfected this system, separating the timing and zeroing functions-an independent timing button set at the two o’clock position controls the ‘start / stop’, and the ‘zeroing’ function is controlled by the crown. This patented invention makes segmented continuous timing possible. Whether it’s a sporting event, scientific research, or aviation flight, people don’t need to reset to zero before counting time. In 1934, Breitling invented a second independent chronograph button dedicated to zeroing, laying the foundation for modern chronograph watches. This innovative technology was quickly learned from all chronograph brands in the industry.
Chronograph chronograph with one push button and two guide wheels
In order to commemorate the brand’s watchmaking history and this major milestone, Breitling specially launched the Transoceanic 1915 chronograph watch. This watch is not a simple replica of the prototype watch, but a new interpretation of classics from the dual perspective of aesthetics and technology. The stainless steel case follows the purest design style of the Breitling Transocean series, and the prestigious independent timing button at two o’clock makes people shine. After redesigning, this chronograph button is more slender, and it is more perfectly integrated with its own chronograph function, which fully meets the requirements of Gaston Breitling on the practicality and comfort of the watch. In order to ensure that this single button can continuously start, stop and reset to zero, Breitling watchmakers and technicians have developed a new manual winding self-winding B14 movement, which is equipped with a delicate double-layered double guide column wheel. The double-layer design of the timing control system has been implemented and has passed the strict Swiss official observatory certification (COSC).
This innovative structure has been patented. The two-zone silver-colored dial is symmetrically arranged with a second hand and a small 30-minute chronograph dial, decorated with large Arabic numerals and baton hands coated with luminous coating. It is paired with Breitling’s original logo and stainless steel woven bracelet for many years. Gives a charming retro charm. Through the transparent sapphire case back, you can taste the extraordinary structure of Breitling’s self-made single-button double-gull wheel movement, and the engraved words ‘1915-2015 100th Anniversary’ can be seen at a glance. The limited edition of 1915 Breitling Crossover 1915 chronographs is worthy of collection by all chronograph connoisseurs.
Movement: Breitling homemade B14 movement, Swiss official observatory certification (COSC), manual winding, 28,800 high swing frequency per hour, 33 gem bearings, power reserve of more than 70 hours; timing accuracy of 1/4 second, equipped with 30-minute cumulative timer; calendar display;
Case: stainless steel, limited to 1915 pieces; waterproof to 100 meters (330 feet); convex sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment on both sides; transparent sapphire case back; diameter: 43 mm;
Dial: water silver;
Strap / Bracelet: cowhide strap, crocodile strap, Ocean Classic stainless steel woven bracelet
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