Breitling Superocean Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

Superocean Héritage II 46

Last month we featured the new Breitling Superocean 44 Special. Now we present the Superocean Héritage II, a professional diver’s watch originally launched in 1957.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the legendary diver, Breitling has revamped its 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, link back to the 1957 model, while ensuring optimal legibility.

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In terms of performance, the new Superocean Héritage II, to give it its full name, is water-resistant to 200 meters and runs on the Manufacture Calibre 20, chronometer-certified by the COSC with a more than 70-hour power reserve.

Specifications

Movement

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.

Functions

Hours, minutes, seconds, date.

Case

Steel, 46 mm. Unidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel. Screw-locked crown. Cambered sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides. Water-resistant to 200 meters

Dial

Volcano black, Gun blue, Stratus silver or Copperhead bronze. Luminescent hands and hour-markers.

Bracelet/strap

Leather, crocodile, rubber Aero Classic or Ocean Racer, rubber-leather strap; or Ocean Classic metal bracelet.

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