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Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1461 (Semi-Perpetual) Luxury Watch Review

http://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/breitling If you're going to have just one watch, the Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1461 perpetual calendar gives you an entire collection in a single 43mm stainless steel case. Consider how much feature content Breitling offers in this classically-styled all-purpose men's model. With two of the most useful complications - the chronograph and the perpetual calendar - automatic winding, and a romantic moon phase display, the Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1461 appeals to both left and right brain sensibilities. The added refinement of classic mid-twentieth century style grants the Transocean Chronograph 1461 versatility that complements any attire. White metal and a black dial is combination that pairs well with any clothes and any occasion. Breitling compounds the elegance of the case with a high-contrast dial whose logical layout belies its complexity. The day, date, month, moon phase, chronograph hours, minutes, and seconds join the conventional time of day in a symmetrical display that never overwhelms. Significantly, Breitling combines polished hours indices and hands with a matte black dial base for optimum visibility in any light. Full luminescent markings permit low and no-light visibility. Within the 43mm stainless steel case, Breitling employs its automatic caliber 19 4-year calendar with chronograph and moon phase. The 405 parts and 38 jewels of the movement represent a joint effort by ETA and Breitling-owned Kelek of La Chaux de Fonds. The semi-perpetual calendar module was developed by Kelek in the early 1990s and became Breitling's own when the Grenchen-based firm purchased the Francophone complication specialist in 1997. Its efficient bi-directional winding system, 42-hour power reserve, and superb COSC-chronometer certified precision come courtesy of Breitling's powerhouse neighbor, ETA. See this versatile, feature-rich, and achingly handsome Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1461 in high-resolution images on www.thewatchbox.com. Video and content by Tim Mosso