Breitling has launched a slew of redesigned and updated dive watches, inspired by its vintage Superocean “Slow Motion”—released in 1965, the timepiece was a chronograph diving watch that offered a distinctive look. While the new Superocean iterations aren’t chronographs, they seamlessly combine vintage design and funky cool aesthetics while providing peerless performance and accuracy.
Diving In The Past
What lent Superocean Slow Motion a unique identity was its display that came with a centrally located chronograph minute hand instead of the usual seconds hand. The pared-down dial also featured a dot, located at the 6 o’clock position, that indicated the chronograph’s mode, which turned white when active, smaller white when paused, and black when inactive. Apart from this, it consisted of chunky luminescent batons for easy readability.
A Retro-Cool Aesthetic
Although the new Superocean watches offer a simple three-hand time-telling system and don’t offer the chronograph mode feature, they retain the retro-cool look of the original timepiece. The dial of each iteration is clean, offers optimal readability even in low light conditions and comprises a highly-contrasting ring at its periphery for tracking the minutes.
Available in four sizes—36mm, 42mm, 44mm and 46mm—the new Superocean watches are presented in different case materials, including steel, steel-gold, and bronze. Regardless of the size and material, each iteration has been executed flawlessly and is nothing short of a delight to wear. Not only this, they are paired with two strap options, a sporty rubber strap and a new three-row metal bracelet.
The latest Breitling Superocean watches aren't just about appearances. The timepieces are equipped with the COSC-certified automatic Caliber 17, which is based on the renowned Sellita SW 200. Hidden behind a solid caseback, the movement provides a power reserve of up to 38 hours when fully wound and ensures top-notch accuracy and performance.