The Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Capsule Collection

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Breitling announces the launch of its Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Capsule Collection, whose watches take their design inspiration from the brand’s original SuperOcean from 1957.

Breitling’s Capsule Collections are produced for a limited time and consequently in a limited volume, but the watches are not numbered. They give the brand a chance to tell specific stories rooted in the history of its core collection, and the Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Capsule Collection watches definitely have their own stories to tell.

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The Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Capsule Collection introduces some interesting twists to one of the world’s true diving icons. Each watch in the collection is a modern retro interpretation of a classic sea watch that embodies the laid-back lifestyle associated with surfers and beachcombers.

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The Superocean Heritage ’57 Capsule Collection is available with two dial options. One has a classic black dial and is presented on a black vintage-inspired leather strap with a pin or folding buckle, while the other has a blue dial and is equipped with a brown vintage-inspired leather strap with a pin or folding buckle. Of course, both are also available with an integrated Ocean Classic stainless-steel bracelet with a butterfly clasp. There is also a two-tone version featuring a bidirectional rotating bezel in 18 k red gold with a black ceramic ring. This striking watch has a black dial and is available with either a gold-brown vintage-inspired leather strap or an Ocean Classic stainless-steel bracelet with a butterfly clasp.

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One of the standout design features of this model is its bidirectional concave stainless-steel bezel with an ultrahard scratch- and shock-resistant ceramic bezel ring, whose luminescent dot at the 12 o’clock position is an ideal feature for a dive watch. The time­pieces in the Superocean Heritage ’57 Capsule Collection are powered by the Breitling Caliber 10, which offers a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. Like all Breitling watches, they are COSC-certified chronometers, an independent confirmation of their precision and performance.

The Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition

Breitling is also proud to be launching a watch that makes its own style statement. The Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition shares some unmistakable design DNA with its cousins in the Capsule Collection, but it takes its cool credentials a couple of steps further. It is the embodiment of pure Bohemian chic, and would be right at home somewhere between the Beat Generation and Woodstock.

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Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition with a light blue Outerknown ECONYL® yarn NATO strap

The Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition definitely achieves this aim – the watch is all about color. It has a 42-millimeter stainless-steel case and bidirectional rotating bezel with an ultrahard black ceramic bezel ring and a black dial. But the real highlights are the splashes of color marking the hours at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock on the dial. The hour markers and the hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova® in a rainbow graduation of yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, red, and orange. This makes the watch particularly easy to read in a range of lighting conditions – and this is a good thing as you won’t want to take your eyes off it!

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And if you want to add even more color, your Limited Edition can be matched to a vibrant Outerknown ECONYL® yarn NATO strap, which can be purchased separately in one of six color combinations: blue with dark blue stripes and lining, light blue with dark blue stripes and lining, yellow with orange stripes and lining, gray with black stripes and lining, red with black stripes and lining, and green with black stripes and lining.

The Breitling Caliber 10 inside the case delivers a power reserve of about 42 hours, and the watch’s precision is independently confirmed by its COSC chronometer certification. The Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition is a boutique watch limited to only 250 pieces. The caseback is engraved with the words “ONE OF 250”.

BREITLING SUPEROCEAN HERITAGE ’57

CASE

42mm diameter x 9.9mm height – stainless steel case or two-tone steel and red gold, polished – stainless steel bezel, bidirectional, blue or black ceramic insert – sapphire crystal – solid caseback – non-screwed crown – 100m water-resistant
Dial: black or blue dial with applied indexes and hands filled with Super-LumiNova, Super-LumiNova in rainbow colours on limited edition

MOVEMENT

Breitling calibre 10, base Sellita SW 300-1 – COSC-certified – automatic – 25.6mm x 3.6mm – 28,800 vibrations/hour – 42h power reserve – hours, minutes, seconds

STRAP

vintage-inspired leather strap with pin or folding buckle – or integrated Ocean Classic stainless steel bracelet with butterfly clasp

Production will be limited in time, “multi-colour” edition limited to 250 pieces

PRICE

4.200 CHF steel/leather/pin
4.400 CHF steel/leather/butterfly
4.650 CHF steel/steel mesh