From BREITLING A special version of the Avenger Seawolf Chrono – the only chronograph that is watertight and fully operational at a depth of 1,000 meters (3,300 ft) – the new Blacksteel limited edition is distinguished by its unconventional look matching its exceptional performances.
Black is the keynote here, variously interpreted in the steel case subjected to an ultra-resistant carbon-based treatment; the unidirectional rotating bezel; the large screw-locked crown and non-slip pushpieces; and on the dial base creating a striking backdrop for the white luminescent hands, hour markers and red-rimmed counters. Its original, technical and powerful appearance makes the Avenger Seawolf Chrono Blacksteel limited edition an unmistakable standout model among diver's watches.
But its greatest feat is hidden inside its case, thanks to its magnetic pushpiece system. This exclusive Breitling patented device serves to activate the controls through the metal of the case, without any direct mechanical contact. This means that whereas most chronographs cannot be used when diving, the Avenger Seawolf Chrono is the only instrument of this type to be watertight and fully operational at a record depth of 1,000 meters (3,300 ft).
To accompany professionals to great depths in complete security, this extreme chronograph has been equipped with a decompression valve and a glareproofed sapphire crystal guaranteeing optimal readability in all circumstances. Its SuperQuartz™ caliber – also exclusive to Breitling – ensures a level of accuracy ten times superior to that of standard quartz movements, enabling it to measure times to within 1/10th of a second complete with split-time indications.
The Avenger Seawolf Chrono Blacksteel, issued in a 2,000-piece worldwide limited edition, is available on a – naturally black – Diver Pro rubber strap or on a perforated Ocean Racer strap. In a nod to Breitling's special ties with aviation, its inner bezel ring is adorned with a windrose serving to memorize a course – both underwater or in the air.
MOVEMENT Thermocompensated SuperQuartz TM, Breitling 73 calibre, COSC-certified
FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, seconds, date, split-seconds chronograph, direction memory
CASE Steel with ultra-resistant carbon coating, 45.4 mm. Flange with compass card for memorizing directions – above and below water. Ratcheted unidirectional rotating bezel. Water-resistant to 1000m
GLASS Convex sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both sides
DIAL Volcano black Luminescent hourmarkers and hands 12-hour chronograph counter at 10 o’clock; 1/10-second counter at 2 o’clock. Central direct-drive seconds-hand and split-seconds hand Date at 4 o’clock
BRACELET Strap Black Diver Pro rubber or Ocean Racer with holes