Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel (Updated)

Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel frontIn summer of 2012, Breitling added a new watch to its popular Avenger series of timepieces  — a sleek divers’ model outfitted in black and tough enough to descend to serious undersea depths. The limited-edition Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel is a professional-grade diver’s watch whose case — made of steel and blackened by means of a highly-resistant carbon-based treatment — is water-resistant to the extreme depth of 3,000 meters.

The watch is powered by Breitling’s Caliber 17, a self-winding movement that has been chronometer-certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The movement has 25 jewels and a high frequency of 28,800 vph, and includes a date function.

The 45-mm-diameter case has a screw-locked crown and a curved sapphire crystal, which has glare-proof treatment on both sides. The ratcheted bezel rotates in one direction, making the watch useful in an actual diving situation.

The dial, in what Breitling refers to as “volcano black,” echoes the ebony look of the case. The white hands and indices make for an attractive contrast, as well as aiding the dial’s legibility when the wearer is deep beneath the waves. There are two strap options, Breitling’s perforated “Ocean Racer” style or its rubber Diver Pro, with a raised central ridge.

The Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel is a limited edition of 1,000 pieces, priced at $4,720. Click on the photos below for larger images.

Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel front

Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel angle

Breitling added another version of the watch, also a 1,000-piece limited edition, to its portfolio in November 2012. The Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel “Code Yellow” has yellow detailing on the seconds hand, inner bezel scale, and the “Automatic” inscription on the dial, which contrasts with the red detailing on the original Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel. The watch (priced from $4,720 – $5,420) is pictured below.

Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel CodeYellowFinally, for fans of Breitling’s Navitimer Cosmonaute watch, the recently introduced Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel watch features the same carbon-based hardening process used in both versions of the Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel. Details on that watch can be found by clicking here.

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About Mark Bernardo

Mark Bernardo is the digital media editor of WatchTime magazine, responsible for developing and overseeing the editorial content on WatchTime.com as well as for WatchTime's tablet editions for the iPad, Nook, and Kindle. As WatchTime's managing editor, from 2006 through 2011, he has written about numerous watch companies from major brands like Omega, TAG Heuer and Piaget, to exclusive artisan lines such as Jean Dunand, De Bethune and DeWitt. Prior to joining WatchTime, he was the editor of Smoke, a lifestyle magazine for cigar enthusiasts, whose beats included cigars, watches, cars, wines and spirits, celebrities, men's fashion, and other subjects, and has written about luxury items for a variety of men's-interest publications, including Robb Report, Robb Report Motorcycling, Stratos, Worth, and Bloomberg Markets.

Comments

  1. Anthony says:

    Watch Time thanks for keeping us informed regarding the latest new timepieces. Looking forward to watch event in Los Angeles in October.

  2. Stephen says:

    Hi I was one of the first people in South Africa to get one of these What a beautiful timepiece understated and very comfortable to wear Being limited is also great as you don\'t see them often

    • MrTissot says:

      Hi Stephen,

      They are wonderful timepieces. Enjoy it. Do you have the Blacksteel with red or the Code Yellow?
      I have an Avenger Seawolf with the Blue Dial, Arabic Numerals and on a Blue Croco Leather Strap and it gets plenty of attention wherever I go. It\'s a perfect wearer with blue jeans.

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