BREITLING’S SUPEROCEAN 44 SPECIAL IS ONE SERIOUS ADDITION TO THE FAMILY.
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.
Superocean 44 Special $5,300.