Breitling Avenger Seawolf Code Yellow Watch

Breitling Avenger Seawolf Code Yellow Watch

Breitling Avenger Seawolf Code Yellow Watch   watch releases

This is an exclusive first look at a new Breitling limited edition version of the Avenger Seawolf dive-style watch called the Avenger Seawolf Code Yellow. There isn't too much different here compared to the standard Avenger Seawolf aside from the black-coated steel case and yellow accents, but the design certainly his a sweet spot mixing military style with serious diver functionality. Breitling watch lovers will also recognize that the Avenger Seawolf  Code Yellow is a modern three-hand version of the popular older limited edition Breitling Super Avenger Blacksteel Chronograph watch (pictured below).

The Breitling Avenger Seawolf Code Yellow is 45mm wide and is water resistant to 3,000 meters. Not that you'll ever need to dive that deep, but Breitling likes to give you the option (but even James Bond won't be going anywhere close to that depth without being in a machine). This style of watch is quite different than that majority of highly polished steel Breitling watches that you typically see. The all brushed, all black case has a tactical look that when combined with the stencil-style numerals gives the watch a very military/special ops feel. Breitling throws in a hint of yellow for needed style. The design is very satisfying as a fashion or functional object.

Breitling Avenger Seawolf Code Yellow Watch   watch releases

Breitling Avenger Seawolf Code Yellow Watch   watch releases

As a diver the Avenger Seawolf has a rotating diver's bezel and lots of lume on the hands and hour markers. The dial is extremely easy to read, but fully detailed with markings. Breitling calls the dial color "Volcano Black." Inside the watch is Breitling's caliber 17 movement which is a high-grade decorated and polished Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic that is regulated and has been COSC Chronometer certified.

The Breitling Avenger Seawolf Code Yellow watch is available with two rubber strap options. First is the popular Breitling Diver Pro II strap with a buckle, and second is the Ocean Racer strap with deployant clasp. The latter is has little portholes and is going to be more desirable as it comes with the fantastic deployant - both again are rubber. Breitling will produce 1,000 pieces of the limited edition Avenger Seawolf Code Yellow Watch with a price of $4,720 on the Diver Pro II strap or $5,420 on the Ocean Racer strap.

Breitling Avenger Seawolf Code Yellow Watch   watch releases

Tech Specs from Breitling:

•Breitling Caliber 17 Movement
•Chronometer-certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC)
•Self-winding movement
•Screw-locked crown
•Glare proofed on both sides
•Volcano black dial, black steel case
•1,000 piece-produced limited series
•Diameter: 45 mm
•Water resistant to 3,000 meters
•High-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour)
•25 Jewels
•Unidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel
•Cambered sapphire crystal

8 comments
Bonsaischaap
Bonsaischaap

I thought this watch looked great in these pictures, but it looks even better in person. I remember reading this article a month ago and when I ran into the watch at a local jeweler I had to have it :)

esoegyanto
esoegyanto

I am a proud owner of Avenger Seawolf. A nice chunky watch, reeks of quality. It's too bad they decided to use ETA-based movement. Would've been more appealing if they'd used their own in-house movement.

nateb123
nateb123

Breitling seems like a brand stuck in the 90s.  Their font choices and a weird desire to incorporate overly fiddly details onto what are otherwise chunky watches ruins their designs every time.  Bell and Ross could teach them a few things about harmonious design elements.

Apdl
Apdl

I love the style of the 1-12 numbers and the watch overall, but whats with the 0-100 register? What is the function?

SuperStrapper
SuperStrapper

Slick. I dig it. Something about non-chronograph Breitlings seem off to me, but this is a nice iteration just the same.

SuperStrapper
SuperStrapper

@Apdl

Decimal time. I've seen it on another watch recently... Can't remember. Anyway, its about as useful as a 3rd nipple. Started in asia before dirt was invented, and then picked up in France for no good reason before watches were invented. It probably has some aviation history, likely from before aircraft was invented, seeing how its on a Breitling and all. I like how it adds yellow: much more useful.

Apdl
Apdl

@Kris C @Apdl

Haha its a way of telling time before time was invented