BREITLING’S SUPEROCEAN HERITAGE II REFERENCES THE 1957 ORIGINAL BUT WITH A LOT MORE IN THE AIR TANKS, TECHNICALLY SPEAKING.
IT’S BEEN A YEAR FOR longstanding watch models to visit the archives and release a new version which incorporates elements of the very first one.
Marking 60 years since the 1957 release of the Superocean dive watch, in a decade when diving watches came of age, it would be remiss of Breitling to not do likewise with the Superocean Heritage II.
Available in 42mm and 46mm, as well as the 46mm chronograph pictured, in blue, black and brown (or ‘copperhead bronze’, to be precise – it looks more bronze in person), the triangular hour hands and lozenge-like minute ones, along with the slightly coneshaped hour-markers, are the most obvious links to the 1957 original.
A new steel bezel with scratchproof and shock-resistant ceramic ring in the colour matching the dial is the most significant update to the model, while the movement in the non-chronograph models is the Manufacture Caliber B20, developed in partnership with Tudor.
Superocean Heritage II $7,870.