As a testament to its craftsmanship and durability, the Breitling Transocean Chronograph watch celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. In 1915, the company was one of the pioneers in offering wrist watches in lieu of the standard pocket watch. Part of the innovation was developed by the founder’s son, Gaston Breitling, who came up with a separate pushpiece placed at an accessible 2 o’clock location to control the three chronograph operations. This mechanism would be continue to be improved on over the years including separating the stop/start functions.
In honor of the milestone, Breitling created and released the Transocean Chronograph 1915 watch which is a new take on the historic inspiration. And as a nod to its predecessor, it still retains the famous pushpiece located at 2 o’clock.
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