Breitling Transocean Chrono 38mm

Last month Breitling announced its Transocean watch would be produced in a 38mm case.  Normally a 43mm piece, Breitling seems intent to more heavily market this piece to women – as evidenced by its press materials, etc.  For me, however, I wonder if this could be a respectable man’s watch.  The Breitling Transocean 38 comes in a choice of steel or 18K red gold case.  The caseback (not pictured) is stylized with two planes, a longtime Breitling symbol.  The automatic mechanical, bi-compax chrono movement is, of course, COSC certified.  Available on a variety of Breitling straps or steel mesh bracelet.  What do you think of this new piece?  Would you wear it in 38mm?

Breitling Transocean Chrono 38mm

Transocean 38 duo

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  • j238

    A number of websites have questioned why this is being marketed to women. It’s smaller than most Breitling men’s chronographs, but it’s not as small as a typical women’s watch. There’s nothing dainty about the appearance of this watch.

    I’m going to guess they decided the market for men’s chronographs was saturated, so they’re calling this a women’s watch as a sales ploy.

    My own Breitling is the Chrono Callisto. It’s even smaller and no one’s ever suggested it’s a women’s watch.

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