Breitling Trans Ocean Chronomatic Automatic Chronograph.
Seldom seen in blue, this crisp Breitling Trans Ocean is a wonderful example of the model. The watch is housing the caliber 12 designed in conjunction with Heuer, Hamilton-Buren and Zodiac. The movement is built on a Buren Cal 1281 micro rotor with Dubois-Depraz Chronograph module but this caused the crown to be on the left side of the watch which in the end gave pieces with these movements a unique look and easily identifiable from across the room. The watch is in good condition with an unpolished base and original factory finishing. You can pick these up for a fairly reasonable price compared to their brothers and sisters and offers a lot of bang for buck when it comes to the beating heart inside the case.
The dial is a dark rich blue with applied silver hour markers which have luminous compound. The Hour and Minute hands are funky being painted in a light blue and both have a black stripe running down the length of the hand. The Chronograph Seconds and Chronograph Hour hands are painted in a very vivid and vibrant orange paint. The Chronograph Minute hand is a bit more lack luster, painted in grey. Around the circumference of the dial is a tachymeter scale printed in white and a pulsations graph printed in gold paint. Around the outer circumference of the dial is a blue inner bezel with a graph measuring up to 100 printed in white. Around the inner circumference of the dial you’ll find a minute and seconds track. There is a date at 6 o’clock.