Breitling has announced a new model in the Avenger line: the Blacksteel Chrono. This new chronograph brings some interesting new technology — as well as a great new look — to the dive-chronograph market.
The Blacksteel Chrono’s pushers use a magnetic system to active the chronograph features rather than relying on a physical connection between the pusher and the chronograph system inside the watch. This magnetic magic allows the chronograph to be functional to a maximum depth of 1000m — a considerable innovation as very few chronographs can be used while submerged, let alone at 1000m (a record now held by Breitling).
Breitling is powering the the Blacksteel Chrono with its SuperQuartz movement (Breitling 73 – COSC certified) which is ten times as accurate as traditional quartz moments. The blackened steel and red on black dial design is a refreshing change of pace compared to the somewhat flashy styles Breitling normally produces. This 45.5mm Breitling comes fitted with a sapphire crystal and a rubber strap, and is limited to 2,000 pieces.
By James Stacey