Breitling Transocean

Reference 7102

TECHNICAL DATA

  • case reference 7102
  • caliber Valjoux 7740 (same as Heuer/Hamilton ca. 11/12)
  • hours, minutes, seconds
  • 12 hour chronograph
  • hand winding movement
  • non quick-set calendar, toggle between 9 + 1 to set
  • Case diameter: 41 mm
  • stainless steel, integrated bracelet
  • circa 1974
  • $3450

This model is not commonly seen and certainly not in this condition, all original.  The case is unpolished and is in tremendous condition showing a fat shiny bevel along the perimeter of the steel case.  It mixes chunky, sporty and a bit of svelte elegance, if that's possible.  This one is colorful and complex, starting with the dark blue dial. You'll find the chronograph hands in safety-pink/orange, the hour and minute in a powdery blue tone with black inner detailing, along with some yellow, black and red details, very 1970's. Amazingly Breitling manages 3, (yes three) different scales on the inner bezel - Pulsometric/Pulsometer, Tachymeter and 1/100 of minute, all subtly placed and not too busy at all.