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Breitling Transocean 38 Watch Review

When it comes to luxury aviation watches, Breitling is the name which is probably familiar to many people. As for me, I know about the watch brand, but I have never been attracted by any Breitling watch so far. I’m not an aviator, so I pay little attention to aviation-related watches and complicated dials confuse me. It makes me know about the view of the brand’s products again when I saw Breitling Transocean 38 for the first time, so I determine to get one. I want to share my review with you.

SIMPLE DIAL
First, its dial drew my attention. Four dials in different colors are available, but the black is my favorite. I’m often inclined to those dials in light colors, but the reason for choosing the black is simple. With the black dial, polished markers and hands present a striking contrast. I like the perfect match of black and polished steel.
Second, another feature of the dial is that I can get the time clearly. Here again, polished scales and hands with white luminous coating stand out against the black dial. Simple design makes wearers keep their attention focus on the current time on the black background. In my opinion, the only fly in the ointment is the date window. I would rather not have border in the same color as the markers and hands. Without the border, the date window can blend in with the black background.
Finally, with the dial, I do appreciate that the text and branding was kept to a minimum. You’ve got Swiss Made tucked away on the bottom portion of the dial (as we have with many brands), and then, of course, the Breitling logo (in gold tone) in place of the 12 o’clock index, with the brand name below that. Normally, I would call out the appearance of gold in an otherwise silver-toned watch. I again surprised myself by liking it, as it does subtly remind you not only of the brand, but the fact that this is, indeed, intended to be a luxury watch.WOVEN BRACELET
Woven bracelet inherited the aviation theme. In my eyes, it is a more classic choice than the usual three-quarter bracelet, s well as being one that really does not show fingerprints. If the model isn’t your cup of tea, twenty different kinds of watch bracelets are available for you. For the steel woven bracelet, most people think that they adjust the sizing by manner of unclamping the clasp, sliding it along the bracelet to the desired spot, and the latching it back down. But the thicker Breitling bracelet has removable chains like the other solid bracelets.

DIAMETER
Comparing with Breitling Transocean 46 watches, many people worry about Breitling Transocean 38 seems smaller. I think 38 mm dimension is quite appropriate for me. When I’m wearing a suit, I feel the thickness of the watch seems thicker than the actual.

In a word, I like the Breitling watch. As I have mentioned a few times, the Breitling Transocean 38 definitely has a dressier feel to it. That said, the polished steel and mesh bracelet works just fine with jeans.

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronoworks® is a combination of superior performance and exclusive ‘engine’

Breitling combined the latest materials with advanced high technologies to design Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronoworks®, whose debut was at the Basel fair in 2016. The Limited Edition Breitling watch of 100 pieces sold for $ 39,295, five times more than Breitling ordinary Chronograph. Such high pricing made people wonder why it is worth.

High-tech movement is hard to be hidden in the overall black appearance. Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronoworks® is equipped with Caliber 01 Breitling Chronoworks® inspired by Caliber 01. As asuccessful movement, Breitling Caliber 01, self-winding chronograph movement, is furnished with a column wheel and longitudinal clutch. Its power reserve extends to 70 hours. In order to improve higher performance of Caliber 01, engineers and watchmakers have succeeded in increasing the power reserve from 70 to 100 hours, thanks to five major efficiency-enhancing innovations. The new improved version is Caliber 01 Breitling Chronoworks®.

CERAMIC BASEPLATE AND BRIDGES
In order to reduce the friction coefficient of the axle, baseplate and bridges are made of high-tech ceramics. In fact, this material has been used as an additive in the lubricant of high performance engines, but it is used for advanced watchmaking for the first time. Thanks to the low coefficient of friction, the shaft tip can be placed directly in the holes of the baseplate, without the protection of the ruby holes. Also it can reduce the loss of kinetic energy under
lubricant-free situation. Hence, the total number of ruby alxes has been reduced from 47 to 36.

SILICON WHEELS
In fact, the watch movement is in stopped state in 95% of the time, but it loses the energy every time when we restart it. In order to avoid lower the loss, Breitling adopted silicon to produce three of the most important wheels:
center wheel, third wheel and fourth wheel since silion is only half as weighty as ordinary material. These wheels are made by DRIE (deep reaction ion etching) process, which makes the whole structure more stable.

SILICON ESCAPE SYSTEM
Most of energy losses occurs in motion of the escapement system, so escape system is another part need to be improved. Silicon lever and escape wheel can reduce the weight of Swiss lever escapement and the inertia in operation effectively. Optimized escape wheel makes he effective utilization rate of barrel kinetic energy increase by 42%.

VARIABLE-INERTIA BALANCE WHEEL
Balance wheel combines the nickel ring with the brass spoke to reduce the inertia by thermal variation suppression.
Besides, it is also equiped with four metal weights, aiming at adjusting the accuracy.

SECONDS PINION WITH ELASTIC TOOTHING
Seconds pinion with elastic toothing is another important nerve center in the longitudinal clutch system and timing components. It connects the base to timing components, so that the gear teeth are more attached to the grid. It works in eliminating the friction of traditional springs and improving the transmission efficiency.

Breitling adopted matt ceramic case to show powerful and modern appearance. The operation process of Caliber 01 Breitling Chronoworks® can be seen clearly through transparent back. The design for rubber weaving band borrowed from steel weaving band.

Breitling Galactic 36 SleekT watch with diamond bezel for women

Galactic series is the good example of fashion and elegance in Breitling wristwatches, and each one was designed delicately. Rich-colored dials are crafted with diamonds, mother-of-pearl and other precious materials, conveying the elegance and glamour around the wrist to the outside. The watch case in different sizes and various bracelets or straps add more charm to Breitling Galactic. It can satisfy women’s demands on any occasion and attract lots of ladies. Equipped with accurate movements, chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), Breitling Galactic reflects elegant temperament and high-end workmanship.

Designed for women’s wrists, the Galactic 36 SleekT combines a 36 mm case (water-resistant to 100 m/330 ft), an ultra-hard scratch-resistant tungsten carbide bezel and a SuperQuartz™ movement, chronometer-certified. A champion of style and performance and a faithful companion at every moment of an active life. Breitling Galactic 36 SleekT watch with diamond bezel gives ladies a deep impression.

ABOUT DIAL
The combination of mother-of- pearl dial and diamond scales reflects ultimate elegance. Three bold hands and scales are coated with Super-LumiNova, and the aperture at the three O’clock displays the date. Whether in the daytime or at night, the time can be read clearly and accurately from the sapphine crystal glass. The diamond bezel
also adds noble temperament to elegant you.

ABOUT CASE
Traditional round case made of stainless steel was processed specially, looking more tridimensional and smooth. Viewing from the side, the layers of the watch case and the bezel is obvious.

ABOUT CROWN
The distinctive crown, fluted, not only increases the beauty but is more convenient to operate. The shoulder pattern
on its both sides looks elegant and dainty.

ABOUT LUGS
Lugs and the case were cast together, forming sweet lines. The lugs were polished, smooth and sheeny. Their radian suits to women’s wrists better.

ABOUT BRACELET
The watch bracelet with five rows of links brings ladies more comfortable experience of wearing. It is also equipped with a folding clasp which is easy to open and lock.

Breitling Galactic 36 SleekT with diamond bezel is not a complicated watch, and the date display and waterproof function are enough to suit daily needs. Its high performance movement guarantees the stability of the watch when
you are doing high-intensity exercise. Overall style and details were processed delicately, and the diamond bezel shows women’s charm better.

5 Specific Functions tell you how to choose a Diving Watch!

Unknown underwater world is full of exploration fun, but you would probably happen to meet unexpected danger if you don’t prepare well. A reliable diving watch can not only supply you with accurate time, but help you accomplish your wonderful journey. In addition to strong water resistance, its security also embodies another 5 specific functions.

FUNCTION ONE: ANTIDIOXIDANT AND FLEXIBLE WATCH BAND
Whether swimming or instrument operation under the water, we need flexible wrists. A diving watch fastening the wrist tightly is necessary at this time. Though many diving watches are equipped with metal bracelet, some chemical components in the sea may cause light corrosion. We had better replace a rubber band with good water resistance and corrosion resistance before we decide to dive. Nowadays, it’s a good option that some watch brands developed canvas or man-made fiber straps.

FUNCTION TWO: SCREW-IN CROWN
Which part does have water damage for a wristwatch? Absolutely the crown. Because the crown is the only part connecting the movement to the outside. In order to prevent the water through the crown into the machine, the screw-in crown with a waterproof rubber ring was developed by watchmakers. When the crown is screwed tightly, water will be insulated outside the watch. After upgraded, bigger fluted crown is more anti-skid and more convenient to operate under the water.

FUNCTION THREE: HELIUM ESCAPE
Helium Escape, which is used in professional diving watches(beyond 1000-Meter water resistance), is a professional function. When professional divers works in the deep sea, they have to stay the high pressure cabin. During that time, Helium molecules keep infiltrating the watch. Once they return to the land, the watch will explode if the high-pressure Helium can’t be escaped in a short time.

FUNCTION FORE: LUMINESCENT INDICATORS
You feel your longing for the light in the dark deepsea strongly, so all diving watches are equipped with bold luminous scales and hands in order that the users can see the time clearly and precisely. In the early days, watch hands and scales were coated with radium, but the material was quitted since it has too many radioactive elements. Nowadays, Super-LumiNova, good lightfastness and colorfastness, is used the most commonly.

FUNCTION FIVE: ROTATING BEZEL
The rotating bezel plays an important role in alerting the diver to the diving time. The bezel was marked with these scales-15, 30, 45 (also 60-minute scale). The first quarter is colored or marked specially since the diver observes a 15-minute safety stop to reduce stress during the rising period. Most of bezels are designed as unidirectional rotating bezel in order to prevent the delay time. The new built-in chronometer bezel without rotation direction limitation will be locked by screw-in crown before entering the water.

Highly recommend the following five diving watches.

Breitling Superocean watch Ref. A1334102/BA83/134A


Omega Seamaster watch Ref. 231.10.42.21.03.004


IWC Aquatimer Family watch Ref. IW376803


Rolex Submariner watch Ref. 116610LV


Blancpain Fifty Fathoms watch Ref. 5015-1130-52

The Ocean Pilot: Breitling Superocean 44 Special in Black

DETAILS
SALE PRICE: $ 3,295
DIAMETER: 44mm
MOVEMENT: Self Winding Machanical 17
CASE MATERIAL: Blacksteel, Mother-of-pearl
WATER RESISTANT: 1000 Meters – 3300 Feet
JEWEL: 25 jewels
POWER RESERVE: min. 40 hours
VIBRATION: 28,800 v.p.h

Whether on land, in the air or in the ocean, Breitling never fear or yield to any extreme challenge, and it has achieved extraordinary accomplishments over and over again. Breitling Superocean has been famous for high-end craftsmanship and advanced technology thoughout the world since 1957. In 2011, Breitling launched Superocean 44 Special watch which inherited Superocean’s classic design, resolute spirit and absolute mission to challenge. Every detail of Breitling Superocean 44 Special can satisfy professional divers’ demands.

The Blacksteel version asserts itself as an authentic “Ocean Pilot”, with a black and white look guaranteeing excellent legibility. Extraordinary blacksteel watch case processed by satin frosted and high strength carbon nitride is equipped with double-seal screw-in crown, making sure it can be waterproof up to 1000 meters (3300 Feet). Besides, safety relief valves can balance the pressure inside and outside the case. The new rotating bezel was made of sheeny black ceram with excellent water repellency can ensure accurate diving timing. The unidirectional rotation system can avoid any timing error, and the ratchet profile makes sure the wearer can operate precisely although he is wearing gloves.

All-black exterior and luminous coating white scales forms bright contrast, therefore the time can be read accurately in the deep sea. All stick scales are in large size, eye-catching. Those scales at every five-minute interval and at 6/9/12 O’clock are marked with different shapes. Thank to the arrow second hand with red triangle tip, divers can read the second on any situation. Curved sapphire crystal glass with double-faced anti-glare effect guarantees excellent legibility in any intense challenge activity.

Breitling Superocean 44 Special watch is equipped with an officially chronometer-certified self-winding movement by Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute, symbolizing precise and reliable international standard. Ocean Racer I and Ocean Racer II black rubber bands are available.

Breitling Superocean 44 Special watch inherits incomparable Breitling idiosyncrasy and opens a new chapter in the ocean.

The glamour of Breitling for Bentley B06 Midnight Carbon

Both Breitling and Bentley used flying B as their brand logo and has kept inheriting high end craftsmanship and first-class aesthetic standards. Breitling for Bentley has symbolized a good example of luxury watch brand and top car brand since Breitling and Bentley began to cooperate in 2002. Breitling for Bentley series is a tribute to Automotive world and collected by connoisseurs and the professional.

Breitling for Bentley B06 Midnight Carbon is equipped with Movement cal. B06 and original “30s timing” system. All-black exterior makes it more distinctive and the number of the limited edition watch is 500.

The bezel with guilloche pattern was inspired by iconic radiator grille of Bentley sports car. The new case and bezel of Breitling for Bentley B06 Limited Edition watch was processed by satin frosted and high strength  carbon nitride. black mother-of -pearl dial, which looks sheeny, is equipped with matte accumulation timer and red and white scales. Splendid contrast design brings a clear visual effect. Powerful and distinctive watch back gives us a surprise. Exquisite wheel hub oscillating weight was in full view from the transparent sapphire crystal back. Curved sapphire crystal glass can achieve double-faced anti-glare effect, which means that you can read the time clearly and accurately even though you are in the sun.

In addition to cool and powerful appearance, Bentley B06 Midnight Carbon is equipped with an outstanding high performance engine–Breitling Cal. B06 Movement which was officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), with 47 jewels and 28,800 vph. Power reserve on this timepiece can last up to 70 hours and water-resistance can reach approximately 100m (330 feet). Especially speaking, 30s timing system on the dial which was from 1926’s Breitling patented invention makes the timing precise up to 1/8 second. Breitling for Bentley B06 Midnight Carbon has another global exclusive technology of Breitling for Bentley–variable speedometer on the basis of circular rule. Variable speedometer and calculagraph are used to calculate average speed without time, distance and speed limit. Comparing with traditional speedometer, its high performance is self-evident.

Breitling for Bentley B06 Midnight Carbon with a black rubber band with Breitling logo or a rubber and crocodile strap reflects perfectly powerful charm and exquisite craftsmanship.

DETAILS
SALE PRICE: $ 7,550
CODE: MB061113/BE60-220S
DIAMETER: 49mm
MOVEMENT: Self Winding Machanical B06
CASE MATERIAL: Blacksteel, Mother-of-pearl
WATER RESISTANT: 100 Meters – 330 Feet
JEWEL: 47 jewels
BAND: Bentley rubber band/Crocodile strap
FUNCTIONS: Date, Power Reserve, Hour, Minute, Second, Chronograph and Calendar

Black warrior–Breitling Navitimer 46 Blacksteel

TECHNICAL DATA MOVEMENT
Caliber: Breitling 13
Movement: Selfwinding mechanical
Power reserve: min. 42 hours
Chronograph: 1/4th second, 30 minutes, 12 hours
Vibration: 28,800 v.p.h
Jewel: 25 jewels
Calendar: Dial aperture

Another member of Breitling Navitimer series–Navitimer 46 Blacksteel: all-black exterior, two-counter dial, black oscillating weight and new strap featuring an aircraft tire-tread pattern has captured worldwide attention since it launched in 2016.

A cult model among pilots and aviation devotees since 1952, the Navitimer chronograph steps things up a notch in a version entirely clothed in black: from its satin-brushed steel case coated with an ultra-resistant carbon-based treatment to the famous circular slide rule serving to handle all operations relating to airborne navigation.

Yet this original, modern and technical exterior is not its only distinctive feature. Instead of the three silvered counters on the classic model, the dial bears two tone-on-tone counters: small seconds at 9 o’clock and a chronograph 30-minute totalizer at 3 o’clock. An authentic instrument panel, created using the “par épargne” technique on a sterling silver base, enhanced by red accents in the shape of small counter pointers and a central sweep-seconds hand.

The Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 high-performance movement, chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), comprises a black oscillating weight visible through a transparent  back.

Further accentuating the aeronautical touch, the black case and dial are fitted with a sturdy and comfortable all-new rubber strap bearing an aircraft tire-tread pattern and now available on all Navitimer models. The legend lives on.

Highly recommend three Swiss watches for Men: Breitling Navitimer, Breitling Avenger, Breitling Superocean Heritage

Established by Léon Breitling in 1884, Breitling is known for manufacturing the new, distinctive and durable wristwatches with multi-functions. It always keeps focusing to watches’ functions guide and gives their products to adapt to special industries: aviation, navigation, navigation, diving, making its watches become the perfect combination of practicability, function and diversity. In 1915, Gaston Breitling developed the first chronograph, and the status “Chronograph Pioneer” has been     established firmly since then. As the technical expert, Breitling plays an important role in the development of chronograph. Highly recommend 3 Breitling chronograph watches according to styles, price, popularity and reviews, and see if these advice can do you a favor.

BREITLING NAVITIMER AB012012/BB01-435X
PRICE: $ 5,395
DIAMETER: 43 mm
MOVEMENT: Automatic Self Winding
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
WATER RESISTANT: 30 Meters – 100 Feet
REVIEWS: Breitling Navitimer AB012012/BB01-435X is the most representative and iconic model. It features three sub-dials with timing and date display and gear-shaped bi-directional rotating bezel. The model can be spotted easily at a distance. Whether viewing from the quality or the temperament, it adds mature charm to men.
Although the design for the dial is complicated but stratified. Another advantage is that movement cal.01 was developed itself. There is no reason to refuse such a classic watch.

BREITLING AVEGER SEAWOLF CHRONO BLACKSTEEL M73390DR
PRICE: $5,015
DIAMETER: 45.4 mm
MOVEMENT: Quartz
CASE MATERIAL: Blacksteel
WATER RESISTANT: 1000 Meters – 3300 Feet
REVIEWS: “Quartz movement”? Many people will scorn it, but more and more high-end brands select quartz movement. Comparing with mechanical watches, quartz watches run more accurately and maintain more easily. Screw-down back and double sealed gaskets make the watch waterproof up to 1000 meters. Breitling Avenger Seawolf Chrono is also equipped with black steel case and black submersible band. Why not consider such a watch which is delicate, accurate but easy to maintain?

BREITLING SUPEROCEAN HERITAGE CHRONOGRAPHE A2337036/BB81/154A
PRICE: $4,496
DIAMETER: 44 mm
MOVEMENT: Automatic Self Winding
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
WATER RESISTANT: 200 Meters – 660 Feet
REVIEWS: Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe watch reminds people of Rolex Submariner with hulk green disk. In fact, they are different expect for green color. 18K gold “B” logo on the simple dial is Breitling’s classic logo in the 1950s. Besides, stainless steel weaving bracelet gives off vintage charm. Green bezel, red hour hand, silver scales and black dial makes the chronograph distinctive. Recommend Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe A2337036/BB81/154A because it embodies classic and retro beauty.

In a word, whether style or inheritance, the three watches have their own unique features and advantages. Any one of three lets you down, but choosing a suitable watch for you is the best for you.