It’s been more than sixty years since the Breitling Superocean models made their debut in 1957. Standing out in the decade that defined the mechanical dive watch category was no mean feat, yet that’s exactly what Breitling did. Distinguished by their exceptional performance, quality construction, and unmistakable Breitling style, the Superocean made it clear that there was a major new player in the diver’s watch market. Fast-forward to the present day and it’s a similar story. The Superocean continues to be one of Breitling’s best-loved and most successful watch families.
This year, Breitling introduces a new Superocean collection. At the core is the brand’s dive watch DNA, yet these modern watches will appeal to men and women who share Breitling’s love for the water. Whether you’re taking part in water sports, ocean clean-up initiatives or just sipping margheritas by the pool. And by making them available in five different sizes, Breitling ensures there is an incredible diver’s watch ideally suited to every wrist. To give you a taste of what the new collection has to offer, we’ve highlighted three of our favourite models below.
The Superocean Automatic 44 Outerknown is more than just a dive watch, it’s a tribute to Breitling’s love and respect for the world’s oceans. Co-designed with Kelly Slater’s sustainable surf wear brand, this sporty, fresh and colourful watch features a special ECONYL® yarn Nato strap in green. It’s made from repurposed nylon waste pulled from the oceans, like fishing nets, underscoring the two brands’ shared dedication to clean oceans and beaches.
Presented in a 44-mm stainless-steel case, the rotating bezel and dial are in matching matt green, with the yellow tip of the seconds hand adding a dash of contrasting colour. Inside is the chronometer-certified, self-winding Breitling Manufacture Calibre 17, offering approximately 38 hours of power reserve and a date display on the dial side. Water resistance is 1,000 metres. The Kelly Slater designed Breitling Superocean “Outerknown” is only coming to Australia in extremely limited quantities so we recommend you contact our boutiques soon to reserve your piece.
Looking to turn some heads down at the beach? The Breitling 48 is an attention-grabber, there’s no question about that. With its impressively over- sized 48-millimeter DLC-coated titanium case and blue ceramic bezel, you can be sure all eyes will be on your wrist whenever you walk in the room (or dive into the ocean). But this isn’t just a show pony to trot out on special occasions. This is a serious mechanical dive watch, well-suited to a host of water activities.
Its soft-iron inner case protects the self-winding Calibre 17 movement inside against the effects of magnetic fields, while the rotating bezel can be safely secured with a lock on the left side of the case. A striking blue dial paired with Super-LumiNova® luminescent indexes and hands ensures optimal legibility in low-light conditions and is complemented nicely by an all-new blue vented rubber strap. Designed for serious divers, the vents counteract the effect water pressure can have on straps at greater depths, ensuring that it remains at the optimum tightness. Ideal, given that the Superocean 48 is rated water-resistant to 300 meters.
For the serious dive watch enthusiast, there’s the new Breitling Superocean 46. As the name suggests, it’s offered in a 46mm case crafted from black DLC-coated steel. The dial, available in your choice of black or blue, is framed by a ratcheted unidirectional bezel. An essential tool for the committed diver. It’s worn on a matching Diver Pro III rubber strap closed with a pin buckle or folding clasp. Powered by the chronometer certified manufacture calibre 17, this robust dive watch is water resistant up to an impressive 2,000 metres.
To discover the new Breitling Superocean collection for yourself, please visit Watches of Switzerland online or in-store.