Black watches seem to go well: alone in the year 2016 Breitling has introduced II Seawolf Blacksteel, already the 8th model with black housing with the latest model, the Breitling Avenger.
Some weeks ago I reported on the new Breitling SuperOcean 44 special in black…
In addition to other models such as the
- Avenger Hurricane, a giant scrappy with 50 mm diameter made of lightweight polymer fiber material (Breitlight, almost 6 x lighter than steel),
- Exospace B55with analog and digital display, as well as a capabilities tailor-made for pilots-including an electronic speedometer, a chronograph with up to 50 split times and countdown/countUp-system for a countdown with subsequent time measurement, as well as the
- grey-blackAvenger Bandit
This last is Breitling models Chronomat 44, Avenger II Seawolf and par excellence, the Breitling Navitimer, on the so-called Blacksteel- technology, which is the classic the stainless steel watch case with black carbon coated. That should especially ensure resistance to scratches.
Breitlings Blacksteel carbon coating is apparently very high quality-in the relevant fora, in any case, all customers in the long term test are extremely satisfied with the robustness of the coating.
One is never quite sure of course rough blows against the casing from scratches-and scratches look clearly unsightly in a coating than at a normal stainless steel housing. In addition, scratches can also no longer from a coated watch out polishing. And certainly not a good idea to take an Sharpie…
Who is very meticulous, should therefore may more likely models Black ceramic access such as for example the Omega Planet Ocean Deep Black, the ceramic is made up of a single block:
In this article, WAtchtutorials introduces the two latest models of Blacksteel from Breitling, the Breitling Avenger II Seawolf Blacksteel and the Navitimer 46 Blacksteel. In addition, I call a few cheap black alternatives.
Breitling Avenger II Seawolf Blacksteel – limited professional diver’s watch
Although Breitling rather for his pilot’s watches image is known, the Swiss manufacturer has also yielded some divers watches in the program, including the new Breitling Avenger II Seawolf Blacksteel in limited edition of 1000 pieces.
With a water resistance of crazy 3000 meter model even for real professional diver is suitable: a clock is suitable from 200 meter water resistance for diving equipment. The Breitling Avenger II Seawolf Blacksteel has all other attributes of a professional dive Watch: the difference in pressure inside and outside of the watch can be compensated with a 45 mm case with a valve. A unidirectional rotating bezel for the calculation of the dive time with four tabs ensures a good handling, even with gloves
The screw-down Crown with double sealing and protection has a solid relief. Markers and hands are oversized large and recognizable by a light coating. The thick domed Sapphire Crystal is anti-reflective on both sides, making the gaudy yellow dial the Avenger II Seawolf Blacksteel stands out particularly in the eye.
The satin-finished stainless steel housing and the engraved bezel have a scratch-resistant black carbon coating (Blacksteel).
In addition to the black rubber strap the Avenger II is inside Seawolf Blacksteel also available with a typical military bracelet made of durable textile or a combination of military outdoor and rubber.
In the heart of the Breitling Avenger II, Seawolf Blacksteel suggests a mechanical movement with self-winding chronometer certified by the COSC (official Swiss chronometer control). This is called Breitling
Calibre Breitling 17.
De facto it is not but a creation of own manufacture of Breitling, but a modified Swiss ETA 2824-2 – so the name calibre is not completely correct in the classical sense.
Price point of Breitling Avenger II Seawolf Blacksteel: clear over 4000 euro (RRP).
Breitling Navitimer 46 Blacksteel – stealth classics under the radar
The Breitling Navitimer is a the pilot’s watches classic par excellence, and was released in the year 2016 as a Blacksteel version with contrasting red highlights in the form of three pointers.
The Manfukaturkaliber Breitling 01 (really this time) developed specially by Breitling COSC certified has a black flywheel, which can be viewed through the Caseback. For a real look of aviation, the black case and dial are combined with a robust with aircraft tyre profile Kautschukarmband .
The price for this large 46mm flying colossus is sporting 8750 and so whopping €1400 higher than in the version without black carbon-coating. But there is good news: the discounts on the Navitimer 46 are quite neat, so you can expect also that the Navitimer is to have 46 Blacksteel on slightly better terms.
Cheap alternatives to the Breitling Blacksteel series
Black-coated watches are nothing new in itself, and so, many manufacturers have models in a varied black look in its portfolio that are worth a look.
A new Hamilton would have khaki field black models, about which I have already reported:
For prices from about €300 the Hamilton models are khaki field available, E.g. at Amazon.
Hamilton Khaki field models too conservative? A real Testosterone Klopper as the featured Breitling Blacksteel models is the Hamilton Khaki BeLOWZERO, the Matt Damon has personally led in the Martiandog-walking.
As an alternative to the alternative you can look also at the independent brand Steinhart . There would be for example the model Oce