Celebrating their partnership with the sustainable clothing company Outerknown, Breitling launched their latest watch from the Superocean series: the Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown. The 44mm diver's watch features a strap crafted from ECONYL® yarn, an innovative material created from nylon waste, one source of which is fishing nets from oceans around the world. The company is committed to improving the environmental conditions of the planet by raising awareness of marine waste by working with Ocean Conservancy – similar to the dedication Breitling shares for the environment.
“Breitling is a perfect and natural fit for Outerknown. Like us, they work closely with Ocean Conservancy, and
it’s clear that we, and they, share common values,” says Mark Walker, CEO of Outerknown. The ambassador for the partnership and Breitling squad member is the co-founder for the sustainable clothing company, Kelly Slater. “We are happy to have this chance to strengthen our collaboration with Kelly Slater, who is a member of our Surfers Squad and co-founder of Outerknown. Also, by introducing the ECONYL® yarn strap, we are taking another important step in our commitment to sustainability. We are looking forward to introducing other great watches equipped with these straps in the future.”
The chronograph features a black DLC-coated stainless steel case and caseback and a striking blue dial. The COSC-certified chronometer features an ultrahard scratch- and shock-resistant unidirectional ceramic bezel with a luminescent central dot at the 12 o’clock position – an ideal feature for a diver’s watch.
The Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown is powered by the Breitling Calibre 13 mechanical chronograph movement and is an extension of the original SuperOcean diver's watch legacy which had been launched by the brand in 1957.