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