The Breitling’s ultimate diving watch which can operate at the depths up to 2000 meters and which is named Superocean Chronograph M2000 is now available in a brand new limited edition with all black styling. The new version is a Blacksteel variant of the watch which means it features a black DLC coating throughout its steel case and bezel. Breitling Superocean Chronograph M2000 Blacksteel watch is equipped with a thermo-compensated quartz movement and it is paired with a black leather strap.
Part of the Breitling Superocean collection of diving watches, Chronograph M2000 is at the very top when it comes to resilience and functionality. The watch is able to properly work at the ridiculous depths up to 2000 meters (6,600 feet), where no man could possibly survive.
In order for watch to be operational in such abyssal depths, Superocean Chronograph M2000 Blacksteel is supplied with a special and patented push-piece system. The device uses the metal surface of the case to control the operations of the chronograph. So this watch and its stop watch feature can fully function even at 2000 meters below the surface which makes it the first chronograph in the world to be able to do so.
Even though its wearer will not be able to utilize this resilience at such high depths, it is still very cool to own a piece which is able to withstand such immense pressure without any possibility of water coming inside the construction when the chronograph is started.
The extreme toughness is responsible for some of its traits that are not so appealing, especially for traditionalists. The most prominent of these is certainly the fact that this is not a mechanical watch. Instead, the Breitling model uses a thermo-compensated Superquartz module, namely Breitling B 73 movement. The caliber is based on ETA Thermoline 251.232 and it features the battery life that spans from two to three years.
As for the additional features, it includes a chronograph with the precision of 1/100th of a second (which will not be utilized in its maximal precision since the watch lacks appropriate detailed displays to do so) with stop watch counters for 60 minutes and 12 hours. It is a flyback chronograph and it allows the measurement of split times. Another handy trait is the caliber’s ability to allow its wearer to make fast-action changes of time zones.
Additionally, there is also a date indication which is shown in the aperture that sits between four and five o’clock positions.
Breitling Superocean Chronograph M2000 Blackteel is placed inside a round housing with black PDV coating. The housing is quite substantial, as it could be expected, and features the diameter of 46 mm and the thickness of 19.1 mm.
The sturdy construction that allows water resistance to 2 km also includes a screwed in case-back (made of solid metal), a unidirectional and ratcheted diving bezel, a screw-locked crwon with two gaskets, as well as a cambered sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coatings on both sides. The crystal is exceptionally thick, as much as 4 mm in order to be able to handle the extreme pressures. The weight of the piece without its attachment measures to exactly 141.15 grams.
As for the wristlet, the limited Blacksteel version of the watch comes solely with a black padded leather strap.
The dark watch likewise has its dial with three sub-counters in black color. The face includes oversized hands (for hours and minutes) and rectangular hour-markers that are covered with luminous coating. There is also a red chronograph central hand and one can also observe Arabic numbers at four cardinal points on the black serrated bezel.