While the case back says this was designed by one of the most accomplished mariners in contemporary history, Eric Tabarly, it cannot be denied that this also holds a lot of Gerald Genta DNA. The bracelet and the bezel shape is straight from the AP Royal Oak and its other maritime elements betray the underlying design origin. Breitling is a premier manufacturer with an early emphasis on aircraft horology and is known for precision tool watches. This fine example was meant to face the seven seas and has lent its lume to a pleasant mocha hue but as it is in excellent condition, perhaps it has not even encountered salt water in its well-preserved lifetime thus far.
They had several dive watch serializations such as the Snorkel, the Oceanographer and the Devil Divers. What we have here is said to be the rarest iteration, nicknamed the Non-Devil as it went Metric and uses 200m instead of their more standard 666ft. Reminiscent of the Rolex Submariner, this Oceanographer has developed a most appropriate spotting patina that reminds one of coral spawning.
Breitling Tabarly 80770 Two-tone
35mm Stainless Steel Case