In 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 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.
Finally, 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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