Ron will probably enjoy this, hope he's relatively ok; thinking about him.
Basel this year was a bit of a mixed bag, some very nice improvements with most of the launches, one! really new technical development - and not in horology but transmitters and power supplies, on the other side some unbelievably ugly BB behemoth.
here is a piece from what probably was the greatest Basel fair Breitling ever had, 1969 - launching (one of) the world's first automatic chronograph movements, the first automatic Dive Chronograph - and a range of impressive, gutsy, bold new watch designs - among them the TransOcean chronographs, 2119 (later 2129) with the Cal. 11 Breitling/Heuer/Bueren automatic micro-rotor chronograph movement.
44 years old, still quite impressive - and huge for the period with a width of 42mm
some nice sunlight in Vienna, so grabbed some pics, hope some of you will enjoy them !