Breitling is a wonderful brand with great history, innovation and range. The only problem for me personally is that they make too many models that look more or less the same. When you give too many options to the consumer, it can confuse a consumer or turn them off. Part of the appeal of having a brand like Breitling that has instrumentation lay outs on the their dial configurations is offering multiple variations.
I really like the NEW Breitling Steelfish chronograph because it’s clean, understated and kind of looks like a vintage divers watch in a modern day way.
This watch is constructed out of stainless steel, has a brushed 44 mm case and bracelet and is available in three dial options of Volcano Black, Marin Blue and Stratus Silver. The crystal has a slight curve and is anti glare proof on both sides. The dial has three registered chronograph counters at the 6,9 and 12 o’clock position which counts 1/4 seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours, while the remaining 7 Arabic numbers are bold and legible and lumincent. This watch has a day/date window at the three o’clock position and is super water resistant to 500 meters and is equipped with a ratcheted bezel for diving. The movement is the Breitling 13 self-winding mechanical automatic movement.
All in all it’s a solid effort and a step in the right direction for Breitling with the NEW Steelfish Chronograph which is very nice looking and well made divers watch that doesn’t look like everything else they make in their collection, which can be had for under seven grand.
Technical Specs for the NEW Breitling Steelfish Chronograph
1/4th second, 30 minutes, 12 hours
28 800 v.p.h
Day & date
500 m (1,650 ft)
Screw-locked and pushpieces
Cambered sapphire, glare proofed both sides
Diver Pro, Ocean Racer or Professional
Volcano Black, Marin Blue, Stratus Silver