OB­JECT OF DE­SIRE

BRE­ITLING’S CHRONOWORKS DEPART­MENT IS A TEST BENCH FOR IN­NO­VA­TION… AND THE SU­PE­R­O­CEAN HER­ITAGE CHRONOWORKS IS ITS FIRST EX­AM­PLE.

Men's Style (Australia) - - Contents -

Su­pe­r­o­cean Her­itage from Bre­itling’s Chronoworks ‘ lab’

As reg­u­lar read­ers of Men’s Style would be aware, crossovers be­tween race cars and time­pieces are very com­mon.

And just as For­mula One teams main­tain spe­cial­ist per­son­nel to re­fine and in­no­vate the per­for­mance of their en­gines, so Bre­itling – a brand with a rep­u­ta­tion built on tech­ni­cal in­no­va­tion – has cre­ated a Chronoworks depart­ment to de­velop and test tech­ni­cal in­no­va­tions for pos­si­ble in­tro­duc­tion to its se­riespro­duced lines.

Re­sult? This 100-piece lim­ited edi­tion ver­sion of one of Bre­itling’s sig­na­ture mod­els, the Su­pe­r­o­cean Her­itage, has emerged from “the lab” in an all-black ver­sion with matt ce­ramic case, pointed hour mark­ers (re­call­ing the 1957 model) and woven rub­ber strap. A trans­par­ent case­back al­lows view­ing of the Chronoworks labours: a re­worked Man­u­fac­ture Bre­itling Cal­iber 01 move­ment (be­low) boast­ing five tech­ni­cal ad­vance­ments which en­hance en­ergy e ciency and in­crease the piece’s power re­serve from 70 to 100 hours.

Chronome­ter-cer­ti­fied by the COSC, the chrono is a fine ex­am­ple of Bre­itling’s mis­sion to cre­ate mas­ter­ful tech­ni­cal in­stru­ments.

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