The Basics

The Transocean Chronograph reinterprets the pure design of the classic 1950s and 60s chronographs in a resolutely contemporary style. The slender, understated case of 43mm carries onboard a high-performance movement in the shape of Caliber 01, entirely developed and produced in the Breitling workshops. The dial is a model of clarity and readability featuring refined details such as applied hour-markers, finely recessed and snailed counters, as well as an 18K gold version of the B initial that served for many years as the brand symbol.

Brand: Breitling
Family: Transocean
Reference: RB015212.BB16.220R
Name: Transocean Chronograph Red Gold / Black / Air Racer
Produced: 2011
Limited: No

Below is a detailed look at Breitling’s model RB015212.BB16.220R from Transocean watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.

Breitling Transocean RB015212.BB16.220R

The Details

Breitling’s Transocean Chronograph Red Gold / Black / Air Racer (RB015212.BB16.220R) was originally released in 2011. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 28800 bph (4 Hz) to provide a 70-hour power reserve when fully wound.

The Case

The red gold case measures 43mm in diameter and roughly mm thick, with 22mm lug width. The round case is paired with a black color dial with stick-shaped hands, and a stick / dot hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. Breitling’s Transocean model RB015212.BB16.220R is water resistant up to 100 meters (328 ft). A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.

Material: Red Gold
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Display
Shape: Round
Diameter: 43mm
Height: mm
Lug Width: 22mm
W/R: 100

Case Diameter

Case Thickness

Lug Width

Water Resistance

The Movement

The Transocean RB015212.BB16.220R movement is a powered by caliber B01 made by Breitling. The 47-jewel automatic movement is mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 28800 semi-oscillations per hour or 4 Hz. This movement offers a 70-hour power reserve.

Type: Automatic
Brand: Breitling
Caliber: B01
Base: N/A
Display: Analog
Diameter: mm
Jewels: 47
Reserve: 70 hours
Frequency: 28800 bph
Time: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
Chronograph: Chronograph, Column wheel
Additionals: Chronometer

The Price

How much does the Breitling’s Transocean RB015212.BB16.220R cost? This watch was introduced in 2011 and has been in Breitling’s collection for around . This watch is not a limited release. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.

CURRENT PRICE: 33040

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Specifications:

  • Brand: Breitling
  • Model: Transocean Chronograph Red Gold / Black / Air Racer
  • Reference Number: RB015212.BB16.220R
  • Limited: No

Case & Dial:

  • Material: Red Gold
  • Glass: Sapphire
  • Back: Display
  • Diameter: 43
  • Thickness:
  • Lug Width: 22
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Indexes: Stick / Dot and Stick-shaped hands
  • Water Resistance: 100 meters

Movement:

  • Winding: Automatic
  • Brand: Breitling
  • Caliber: B01
  • Display: Analog
  • Diameter: mm
  • Jewels: 47
  • Power Reserve: 70 hours
  • Frequency: 28800 bph
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds

About Breitling

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Breitling was founded in 1884. The brand counts among its earliest achievements the invention of the independent chronograph pushpiece in 1915 and the separation of the start/stop functions from that of resetting in 1923. The connection of Breitling with the world of aviation is said to have taken off in the early 1930’s, when the brand started creating onboard chronographs intended for … aircraft cockpits. With the introduction of the Navitimer in the first half of the 1950’s, Breitling had created what would prove to be one of the most iconic and everlasting pilots watch designs yet: the model hasn’t been out of production since. A variation of this model accompanied Scott Carpenter on his orbital flight aboard the Aurora 7 capsule in 1962. In the sixties, Breitling was part of the ‘Project 99’ consortium that was created with the aim of creating the first self-winding chronograph movement – the one that would become the caliber 11. Although the so-called ‘Quartz Crisis’ had hit Breitling hard, the brand would be one of the first to launch a completely new mechanical chronograph in the mid-eighties: the Chronomat. This watch would become another icon for Breitling and would serve as a catalyst for the industry as a whole. Besides the Navitimer and the Chronomat, the Emergency is arguably the third most emblematic model – featuring a never-before-seen transmitter system that couldn’t have been conceived by any other brand than Breitling. The 2009 introduction of the caliber 01 gave Breitling a in-house chronograph movement and it would serve as the base for a number of variations over the next few years. Breitling is the only company of this scale to submit 100% of its movements for COSC-certification, including the quartz calibers.

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