The Superocean professional diver’s watch launched in 1957 has given rise to several generations of instruments boasting peerless aquatic performance. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of this pioneer of wide open spaces, Breitling has revamped its iconic design. The main development is a new steel bezel with an ultra-hard high-tech ceramic ring that is scratchproof and extremely shock-resistant. The elimination of the metal ring surrounding the minute circle means that this bezel appears to form a seamless whole with the dial bearing the original Superocean logo. The shape of the hands – triangular for the hours and lozenge-like for the minutes – as well as the slightly cone-shaped hour-markers, reinforces ties with the 1957 model, while ensuring optimal legibility. In terms of performance, this new Superocean Héritage II is water-resistant to 200 metres and beats to the rhythm of the Manufacture Calibre 20, chronometer-certified by the COSC and endowed with a more than 70-hour power reserve.
Steel, 46 mm. Unidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel. Screw-locked crown. Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides. Water-resistant to 200 metres (20 bar/660 ft).
Volcano black, Gun blue, Stratus silver or Copperhead bronze. Luminescent hands and hour-markers.
Mechanical automatic, Manufacture Caliber 20, chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), 28 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, more than 70-hour power reserve.
Hours, minutes, seconds, date.
Leather, crocodile, rubber Aero Classic or Ocean Racer, rubber-leather strap; or Ocean Classic metal bracelet.