— One of the most persistent rumors in the watch industry (and especially during last Baselworld) turned out to be true at last: Shortly after the fair, Luxembourg-based private equity firm CVC Capital Partners announced that it had acquired a majority stake of 80 percent in familyowned Swiss Breitling SA.
During the show, not only the company’s first in-house split-seconds chronograph movement turned heads: After its debut in 2007, Breitling's Superocean Heritage range did get a significant upgrade in 2017. Powering both the 42-mm and 46mm automatic variations is now the Breitling Caliber B20, which is based on the Tudor Caliber MT5612 with 70-hour power reserve.
Additionally, the Superocean Heritage finally received a luminous bezel pip and a new set of hands and a ceramic bezel inlay. Both sizes are being offered at $4,075, several color variations are available (also for the updated chronograph versions).