OCEANS APART

BRE­ITLING’S SUPEROCEAN 44 SPE­CIAL IS ONE SE­RI­OUS AD­DI­TION TO THE FAM­ILY.

Men's Style (Australia) - - Watches -

BRE­ITLING MAY BE KNOWN the world over as the watch brand for “avi­a­tion pro­fes­sion­als” but since 1957 its Superocean fam­ily has made it a much re­spected player in dive watches as well.

That long her­itage and ex­pe­ri­ence is per­fectly dis­tilled in the Superocean 44 Spe­cial, wa­ter re­sis­tant to 1000 me­tres. In ei­ther black or blue di­als, with match­ing ul­tra-hard, scratch-re­sis­tant ce­ramic bezel, the Superocean 44 Spe­cial’s sleek, highly mas­cu­line ap­pear­ance is achieved by a stain­less steel 44mm case satin-fin­ished on top and pol­ished on its sides and crown.

All the hall­marks of the authen­tic dive in­stru­ment are present – the twin-gas­ket screw- locked crown, a se­cu­rity valve bal­anc­ing pres­sure dif­fer­ences in­side and out­side the case, large lu­mi­nes­cent in­di­ca­tions for su­pe­rior leg­i­bil­ity, dif­fer­ently shaped hour-mark­ers for fiveminute in­ter­vals, quar­ters and 12 o’clock, and a uni­di­rec­tional ro­tat­ing bezel with ratch­eted pro­file to avoid in­ad­ver­tent ex­ten­sion of dive times and en­sure sta­ble han­dling.

The move­ment is the hardy and re­li­able Bre­itling Cal­iber 17 self­wind­ing, chronome­ter­cer­ti­fied by the COSC. Choose from pro diver’s strap or ‘Ocean Racer’ rub­ber in ei­ther black or blue. The blue ce­ramic ver­sion, it should be noted, is $5,950.

BRE­ITLING

Superocean 44 Spe­cial $5,300.

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