Breitling Transocean Chronograph 38 Ladies’ Timekeeper
Breitling is a well-known name in men’s watches. But, they do lag behind a bit in women’s watches. Now, this Grenchen based watchmaker is trying to alter the situation with the introduction of a new Transocean Chronograph 38 model in to their existing collection of women’s watches. This collection of watches is known for their adherence to the design aesthetics of the original models that were launched in or around the 1950s. The latest ladies watch model is also a revisit on the vintage models from those times. The watchmaker is providing a variety of choices for its female customers with the introduction of three different dial colors and two different case materials. This Breitling runs on a high quality COSC certified automatic mechanical watch movement.
Breitling B 41 is the caliber that is driving the watch and is created originally from ETA 28 2892-A2 movement by modifying it. This self-winding chronograph is an in house creation of the Swiss watchmaker. As is the habit of most high end watches that Breitling competes for their market share, this watch is also running at a frequency of 4 Hz, which is quite high for a watch. The watch has a power reserve of 42 hours and has 38 jewels incorporated in to its aesthetically crafted mechanical movement. The chronograph function is accurate up to a fourth of a second. As such, the caliber has its chronometer-certification from COSC.
What does the 38 in the watch name stands for? Its case is 38 mm in diameter and thus has this fact incorporated in to its name. There are two choices of available materials for the case. You can either go for 18 karat red gold or stainless steel. The round shaped case, slender lugs and beveled bezel adds to its beauty. The case back of the watch is solid in nature and has the brand symbol engraved on it. The brand symbol B is visible on the dial of the watch as well. The solid case back helps the watch to accomplish a water resistance of 100 meters.
Ladies are known to be quite picky about their preferences. Breitling knows this fact and has provided them with three choices of dial colors to choose from. These are glowing silver, deep black and midnight blue shades. Thus, the women get to choose watches in their favorite color choice.
The dial does have a couple of chronograph sub dials and a date window on it. Another interesting feature is the hour markers applied on them. The counters do have spiral motif decoration visible on them. As is the common practice among luxury watches, the dial face is protected with a see through sapphire crystal treated with antireflective material on both of its sides.