While most watches have been fortified with a water resistant feature for a reasonable depth, Breitling focused in creating a wristwatch that can go deep in the ocean; deeper than the typical watches be it luxury.
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The Breitling Avenger II Seawolf is created primarily for the underwater realm explorers that can dive up to 10,000 feet deep the cobalt sea. While, of course, not losing the style and the location of the prints and details.
Technically, this watch could not go 3,000 meters deep without exceptional quality and state-of-the-art performance. That said, you can be assured that the Breitling Avenger II Seawolf is crafted by the professional horologists and is constructed with the most sophisticated general design – from the interior to exterior.
Let’s talk about the interior of this watch, and I mean, the clockworks. Inside its “engine” is a Breitling 17 Calibre manufactured in the workshop of Breitling that promises accuracy. This watch is a self-winding mechanical timepiece that sweeps the second hand smoothly. Working in the gears are 25 jewels to keep the clockworks healthy.
The dial is rather prim rather than complicated. Hour markers and indexes have luminescent feature for easy readability even in low light areas. The watch itself is protected by a black steel that offers not only aesthetics but also durability. With a robust scratch-resistant glass, you’ll never have to fear to break your luxurious piece. A date window is present at 3 o’clock.
A 45mm diameter watch, the display offers clarity and crispness. To cope the underwater pressure, the watch has a large, protective case that weighs 145 grams, twice the weight of the typical sporty watches.
- Ultra water-resistant feature of up to 3,000 meters deep (10,000 feet)
- Date window
- Luminous dial markers with red-tipped second hand
- A rotatable bezel with engraved minute chronograph
- Self-winding mechanical timepiece
- Power reserve minimum of 40 hours
- 25 jewels in the gears
- Black steel casing
- Anti-reflective sapphire glass
- 45mm diameter; 18mm thickness; and 145 grams weight
- Water-resistant and wearable for professional marine activities like scuba diving or underwater cave hunting
- Sturdy structure
- Protective case that can handle the intense pressure of the marine
- Self-winding; no changing of batteries needed and can last a lifetime
- Date window for easy calendar check
- Too bulky and heavy on the wrist, but that is mainly to complement the underwater feature
- No tachymeter in the bezel for computing time for compression
- Hour markers are not in numerals
The sturdiness and functionality of this watch are remarkable. Considering it can go as deep as 10,000 feet, there is no reason to not love this watch. The dial is simple and does not have too much-printed numbers. However, it could have been nicer if tachymeter feature is present. The chronograph feature is very useful, especially for water activities. Also, the exterior is bulky and somewhat heavy, something that can bother or annoy men with skinny wrists.