Breitling, Transocean, Chrono-Matic in stainless steel, ref. 2129.
A fine, left-handed tonneau-shaped stainless steel self-winding chronograph, silver dial with two registers, tachometer scale and date at 6, circa 1978.
Breitling, Geneve, "Transocean", Ref. 2129, circa 1978. Tonneau shaped, waterproof, stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, pulsometer, telemeter and date, with satined stainless steel integrated bracelet.
Case: Polished, satined, screwed back with integrated bracelet. Operating crown on the left and chronograph pushers on the right
Dial: Blue and silver with applied steel indexes, subsidiary dials for the seconds, and 30 minutes registers, outer tachometer and pulsometer graduation for 15 pulsations, aperture for the date. Luminous "Baton" hands.
More about Breitling:
Originally released in 1958, the Transocean is named after the golden age of international travel and transcontinental flight of its creation and bolstered Breitling's proud reputation for creating high quality pilot watches, like the Navitimer before it.
The Transocean, however, presents a more polished, and futuristic look, designed to appeal to a new customer to Breitling: the high-powered, frequent flying business executive of the 1970s.
More attracted to pure aesthetic than the technical functionality of a tool watch, the attention of this new customer base meant great success for the Transocean watch, and for Breitling brand as a whole.