Breitling Superocean Heritage 46 – The perfect watch for the seas12:40 pm
Breitling needs no introduction. We all know of this very popular, some may call “Mainstream” brand, but mainstream or not it’s earned its badges of being one of the finest watchmakers coming from Switzerland for all activities (and rightly so). No matter how ‘glitzy’ you find their timepieces to be, I’m sure you and I can’t deny that they always stay true to making their watches well thought out instruments. This very philosophy gives birth to new interpretations of old, successful timepieces, but every once in a while they release something that grabs everyone’s attention. We’ll be talking about the Breitling Superocean Heritage 46 today:
From the Skies to the Sea:
The Superocean line has been around for a while. Over 50 years in fact. The year 1957 was an ambitious year for Breitling as they decided to expand their watchmaking expertise from the skies to the seas. This obviously wasn’t going to be easy and Breitling themselves had little or no expectation of how their watches would do.
But their Immaculate and sturdy make, followed by a trusted caliber, was again an example of Breitling’s expertise that people have known and loved for years. Their skills did the talking and with the overwhelming response, Breitling managed to conquer the loyalties of divers worldwide.
The Classic Divers’ watch:
The Superocean is purely meant for deep sea diving. No fancy functions, no unnecessary additions, just how an ideal diver’s watch should be. With clean classic lines that are as functional as they are symmetric. Looks wise you might call it a bit traditional, but make no mistake it’s an excellent diving watch, again laying emphasis on being a handy instrument.
“This diver’s watch echoes the functional and elegant design of the legendary 1950s model.”
It is a classic diver’s watch through and through. Typical features include an easy to grip rotating unidirectional bezel for time measurements, as well as a depth rating of 200 meters. Usually a 100 meters is about as deep as any free swimming diver can reach but if you wish to test the depths of the ocean, this watch won’t let you down. And like all other Breitling models, the Superocean is housed with a certified Chronometer Breitling 17, which will please users with its accuracy.
Heritage – Just by name.
Don’t confuse the “Heritage” tag as any indication that these watches are not modern! The only thing “old” about these watches is probably the minimalist look and the optional mesh bracelet. The mesh bracelet look is a tribute to the retro style, should you chose it, but there are other strap options (leather and rubber) available too. And in terms of functionality, this watch is modern in every sense. The Breiting Superocean is a good mix of traditional looks with contemporary functionalities.
And the images here really don’t do complete justice to the watch. You should wear it once to appreciate how well it compliments most any attire and the minimalistic design just adds to the absolute ease of legibility.
This is Breiting’s attempt to create a handsome, unique diver’s watch (similar to the Rolex Submariner) – just more masculine. Summarized: A classic diver’s watch from a company that specializes in dead-on reliable watches for pilots = A trusted time keeper and measuring device for the diver.
Features Writer, The Watch Guide
Rahul is a watch and sports lover currently living in New Delhi. Having worked as a journalist and a copywriter previously, he is now thrilled to be a part of a team that loves, lives and breathes wristwatches. After joining Ethos and The Watch Guide team, his interest for the world of horology grew and is now completely and hopelessly hooked on watches.