Breitling plunges towards new records by presenting the Avenger Seawolf Chrono, the world’s only chronograph to be both watertight and operational at a depth of 3,300 feet (1000 meters).
Whereas most chronographs cannot be activated while diving so as to prevent water seeping in through the pushpieces, Breitling has achieved a major technical breakthrough by developing the magnetic pushpiece principle, involving controls operated through the metal of the case and thus avoiding any direct contact between the pushpiece and the movement.
This exclusive Breitling patented device represents a peerless technical accomplishment that is matched by a powerful and functional design. The sturdy steel case fitted with a decompression valve features alternating matt satin-brushed upper surfaces and polished sides – as does the rider-tab bezel. The dials are adorned with large “stencil” type numerals, oversized hands and luminescent markers that remain clearly visible in the darkness of the ocean.
The chronograph displays are both original and efficient, with an additional central sweep second hand for the minutes and a 1/10th of a second totalizer at 2 o’clock. The three registers feature a fine grid pattern that varies according to the angle at which the light strikes it. In a nod to its aquatic vocation, the Avenger Seawolf Chrono has a special “yachting” graduation serving to count down the ten minutes prior to a regatta start.
Like all Breitling electronic watches, this champion of the depths is equipped with an exclusive SuperQuartz™ movement, ten times more accurate than a standard quartz movement.
Breitling Caliber 73, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, thermo-compensated SuperQuartz™, 1/10th of a second chronograph, 60-minute, 12-hour totalizers. Calendar
Water resistant to 1,000 meters (3,300 feet), functional pushpieces
Unidirectional ratcheted bezel
Cambered sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides
Diameter: 44 mm
Barenia leather, Diver Pro in rubber/Professional