Breitling first introduced their proprietary magnetic pushpiece equipped diver — a chronograph with pushers which are magnetically (not mechanically connected to the movement) allowing the wearer to activate the chronograph underwater — in 2010.

At the time, the Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel chronograph could reach depths of 1,000 meters, no small feat. Two years later, using the same proprietary, Breitling has succeeded in creating a chronograph capable of being started, stopped and reset — at twice the previous depth. The Breitling SuperOcean M2000 is the first chronograph water-resistant and operational at a depth of 2,000 meters.

To reach such depths Breitling of course had to reinforce the steel case (which is 19.10 mm thick with a steel screw-in case back), the sapphire crystal (which is 4 mm thick) and the screw-locked crown (which has two gaskets, instead of one).

The 46 mm case features a unidirectional, ratcheted bezel with 60-minute markings. The sapphire crystal is cambered and glareproofed on both sides. Inside is Breitling’s caliber 73 SuperQuartz™, thermocompensated quartz movement, with a fast-action timezone change. Chronograph functions indications include 1/10th of a second, 60 minutes, 12 hours counters — with split times by a fly-back hand.

The dial is black with large easy to read luminous hour markers and hands. The counters are trimmed in either: red, green (pictured), black or blue. Available on a choice of leather, Diver Pro, Ocean Racer or Professional bracelet/strap.

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