A amazing release comes our way in the new Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 and we have all the details. Let’s plunge in…
Breitling has been having some fantastic luck two or three years at this point. When taking a gander at releases like the Premier , the various restricted version reissues, or the renewed introduction of the Top Time , it’s clear to us that the brand has gotten back to form.
Under the leadership of Georges Kern, Breitling has done what so many have us have been asking for so long. That means delivering watches in human sizes and deferentially regarding its back catalog. With today’s Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57, the pattern proceeds. Goodness, and let’s add a little flavor to the soup because this could very well be my favorite of the year from any brand.
The Current Superocean Lineup
Let’s set the table a piece. The Superocean setup is presently comprised of two unmistakable lines. There’s the “normal” Superocean arrangement of current jump watches spread more than four diameters and a litany of dial and strap combinations.
Then, there’s the Superocean Heritage that adds a chronograph along with three distinct diameters of three-hand jumper. These pieces combine some retro contacts with a more present day case. With the Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57, we have a third leg to the stool albeit as a capsule assortment. That’s “Breitling speak” for a non-numbered restricted arrangement that has no authoritative expiry date.
The Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 gets its name from the fact that the absolute first model was released back in 1957 as the reference 1004. Presently, you realize I love vintage, however I can unequivocally reveal to you that the 1004 is perhaps the loveliest watch I’ve at any point had the pleasure of handling. The primary Superocean is a jumper at heart, yet it’s so light and elegant. Regardless of whether you’re taking in the uncontrollably slanted bezel, the silly case side profile, or the unmistakable records, the 38.5mm watch is a marvel for the eyes. What makes it significantly more illegal organic product like is that Breitling never really got back to this design.
A reference 807 chronograph several years later, yet that was a short run as well. On the off chance that you’re searching for one or the other today, prepare to drop many thousands. We presently have a cutting edge answer.
The Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57
The Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 comes to us in three limitless variants. Black, blue, and a two-tone model with black dial and 18K red gold bidirectional rotating bezel are the decisions. The watches can be paired with a leather strap and pin clasp or butterfly clasp. Or on the other hand, another Ocean network bracelet is available. As a little something extra, this Swiss-made lattice vows to be more slender and more tapered than the current offering.
These watches measure at 42mm in diameter across the bezel. Yet, the greatest news is that the basic case is simply 38mm. And the thickness? A mind blowing 9.99mm! In case you think this will be a protracted watch, set those worries aside. That 38mm case-center diameter means 46mm is your drag to-carry and the haul width is 20mm. Domed anti-intelligent sapphire sits close to that dramatically inclining matte ceramic bezel.
A chronometer-ensured B10 automatic caliber controls the Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57. That translates into either an ETA 2892 or Sellita SW300 sans date work! A twofold gasket crown and a strong screw-in case back assistance guarantee 100 meters of water resistance. Finally, in a move that ought to please pioneers, Breitling picked non-aged Super-LumiNova on those stunning round “oven dial” files. Valuing for the stainless models is set at €4,120 on pin clasp, €4,350 on butterfly and €4,570 on network. The two-tone version will retail for €4,950 on pin clasp, €5,180 on the butterfly, and €5,400 on the mesh.
A Funky Limited Edition
It’s 2020 and that means we also get a restricted release adaptation of the Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57. 250 numbered — not individually — bits of this rainbow form will be available. I’ve been seeing this model for several days at this point and while it unquestionably wouldn’t be my decision, I applaud its semi-outlandishness. And again, with just 250 available, it’s a small danger to take. Valuing is just €180 more than the regular stainless adaptations. This means €4,300 on pin clasp, €4,530 on butterfly and €4,750 on mesh.
What a Great Release
Dive watches are all over and on the off chance that you take a gander at the scads of miniature brands out there, it is easy to come away reasoning they’re easy to plan and make. I think that’s wrong. There are a ton of great jump watches, however the Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 has the chance to be great. I love the restraint here and having seen some a lot larger, less faithful models early on, the final items are just fantastic.
This isn’t window dressing utilizing a current case with another dial and bezel. This is a brand new case with tailored parts galore. Detractors will bemoan the utilization of an outsider development, however here again, the utilization of other time-just developments at Breitling’s disposal would have added thickness to the case. Bravo on the decision. We’ll also hear concerns of only 100 meters of water resistance. Take that argument to admission where you come clean about being scared of swimming in the profound finish of your clubhouse pool. Here again, I’ll take that elegant case over a stout wrist beast each day.
On My List
I want another new watch like I want a kick in the pants. I ran out of fake reasons years ago to add a watch to the stable, for example, “vacation watch”, or “beater watch”. For hell’s sake, I’ve probably even exhausted reasons, for example, “watch I wear to the supermarket on Wednesdays somewhere in the range of 8:00 and 8:45pm”. That being said, I want the new Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 when it hits shops in June. I want it in black on cross section. It’s exquisite and resembles a fantastic daily watch that can do everything. I applaud this unexpected release. Presently, let the hits continue!
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The 1957 Breitling Superocean (Photo Credit: Fred Mandelbaum)
The Breitling Superocean Chronograph Ref. 807 (Photo Credit: Fred Mandelbaum)
L to R: The new Breitling Superocean Heritage with an original Ref. 1004 Superocean from 1957 (Photo Credit: Fred Mandelbaum)