It is also a chronograph, however, which is a complication that I, frankly, have not found a lot of utility for in my life. As such, the design seemed to not sit well with me. While the Steel Case Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Watch Replica is not making me rethink that stance, it is one that I was happy to spend time with. Actually, if you look below the crown, you can see the horn shape actually starts there, with the line continuing through the crown.
First and foremost, I think it is due to the Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Watch Replica design, which is right up at the 2 o’clock position. So, not only have we dropped one of the pushers that would normally flank the crown, we also have a different shape, curving gracefully up from the side of the case.
I have to say, I was surprised by how much I liked this Breitling Transocean Watch Replica. I mean, yes, there was a lot to like with it’s relatively clean dial, and plenty of vintage cues, including a domed (and raised) sapphire crystal which gives the sense of the high-rise acrylic crystals of the past.
Yes, it is a little odd to see something jutting out from the case like the pusher does, but I appreciate the design they created here. Also of note? The pusher is nicely rounded off, so I did not experience any issues with it getting caught on a shirt cuff, or even feeling like it dug into my wrist.
The Breitling Watch Replica, however, shows a slice of their lineup that takes things in a different (and dare I say, cleaner) direction. It is in this collection that we find an homage to the first chronograph with an independent pushpiece, in the form of the Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915.