In 2017 Breitling redesigned its Superocean Héritage line, first launched in 1957. This year, new models with a size of 44 millimeters will be presented, accompanied by a 42 millimeter version in gold and steel. The inspiration for these pieces is the Superocean professional diver’s watch.
The Superocean Heritage line retains the spirit of its predecessor and combines timeless aesthetics with state-of-the-art technology. An important and practical innovation introduced in the 2017 version was the new ultra-hard ring rotating bezel. Made of high-tech ceramic, the bezel has extreme resistance to shocks and scratches. Its tonality integrates perfectly into the dial since the piece does not have the metal ring around the minute’s circumference. The triangular shape of the hour hand and the rhomboid minute hand refer to its 1957 ancestor, but also guarantee optimum legibility, which is reinforced by its luminescent indexes. For this year, the Superocean Héritage II collection is expanded with new models: Superocean Héritage II B01 Chronograph 44, Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44, and Superocean Héritage II B20 Automatic 44. Superocean Héritage II B01 Chronograph 44 is the top of the collection.
Made with stainless steel cases, it carries the 01 caliber of the Breitling manufacture. It comes in two versions: black dial accompanied by a black Aero Classic rubber strap; and blue dial with Ocean Classic steel bracelet. The transparent sapphire case back allows the movement to be viewed, which has a 70-hour power reserve. The model also shows contrasting small internal dials at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. The Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 model offers three new Superocean wristwatches featuring a Breitling Caliber 13 automatic movement. All have internal dials located at six, nine and twelve o’clock, while the date is located at three o’clock. Two of these versions are made of stainless steel. One uses a black dial with an Ocean Classic steel bracelet and the other has a blue dial with an Aero Classic rubber strap. The third model is made of steel and 18-karat red gold with a black dial and an Ocean Classic steel bracelet. Superocean Héritage II B20 Automatic 44 is a neat three-hand version of the Breitling Manufacture Caliber B20 model. COSC certified and based on the Tudor Caliber MT 5612, the movement’s power reserve is 70 hours. Two of the models are made of steel: one has a black dial and Black Aero Ocean Classic rubber strap; the other has a blue dial and an Ocean Classic steel bracelet. The third model is made of steel and red gold, with a black dial that matches a black Aero Classic rubber strap. This design also comes in 42 millimeters and has a water resistance of up to 20 bar.