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Matte/Satin finished stainless steel case treated with a highly durable carbon-based black finish – known as Breitling’s BLACKSTEEL TREATMENT. Solid matte black dial. The time is displayed in a 24 hour mode (the hour hand makes a single full rotation in a 24 hour period) – this feature was designed for space travel. Since day & night is meaningless in space Breitling developed a watch that tells time in 24 hour mode helping the astronaut from getting confused between AM & PM. Painted luminous Index & Arabic numeral hour markers. Satin/matte finished steel hour & minute hands with luminous fill. Silver printed indications (such as the minute, seconds, fractions of a second & tachymeter scale indicators)track. Chronograph/Stopwatch functions: Large central red seconds hand counter, capable of measuring time up to 1/4th of a second. 30 minute sub-dial counter with red hand, located at the 3 o’clock position.12 hour counter sub-dial with red hand, located at the 6 o’clock position. With small running red seconds hand sub-dial located at the 9 o’clock position and fitted with a bi-directional turning bezel which control the “Slide Rule” aka “Navigation Computer”. The Slide-Rule complication can compute different airborne calculations such as fuel consumption, climbing times & converting miles into nautical miles or kilometers. Date window displayed between the 4 & 5 o’clock position. Case back features the Aurora 7 capsule insignia. Breitling in-house manufactured Manual-Wound Caliber 02, beats at 28,800 vph, contains 39 Jewels & has an approximate power reserve of 70+ hours.