In 1957, having already established its mastery of the skies, Breitling set off to conquer the maritime depths by launching the Superocean, a diver's watch featuring a monohull case and armored glass guaranteeing water resistance to 200 meters (660 feet) and representing an exceptional technical feat at that time. Designed to equip professional and military divers, and particularly special troops, the Superocean soon gained a following among enthusiasts of leisure diving, an increasingly popular activity. Over the years, Breitling has enriched this legendary line by developing ever more efficient models in simple and chronograph versions, boasting water resistance to depths of 500, 1,500 and even 2,000 meters. The successive generations of Superocean models have distinguished themselves by their magnificent technical qualities as well as their peerless functionality and readability. Today, Breitling pays tribute to this seagoing instrument by creating Superocean Héritage, a diver's watch that is more than ever in its element.
Woven steel or rubber
The Superocean Héritage is available with a choice of two new highly original wristbands. The Ocean Classic woven steel bracelet reflects the aesthetics of the initial version that gave the watch its unusual visual appeal, making a daring contrast with the smooth surfaces of the dial and bezel. Elegant, supple and comfortable, it is equipped with a folding clasp ensuring easy handling. Breitling has also equipped it with a new screw system enabling the wearer to shorten and lengthen it as required. With its circular perforations reminiscent of 1960s racing straps, the Ocean Racer rubber strap gives the watch an especially sporting touch. It comes in three colors matching those of the dial and bezel: black, blue and bronze. Breitling has equipped it with a brand-new folding clasp, superbly engineered with lateral pushbuttons to ensure maximum comfort and security. Supple and soft to the touch, the Ocean Racer strap also features an exclusive comfort enhancing extension system enabling one to loosen it a few millimeters, particularly in very hot weather.
A high-performance instrument
Enhanced by two lever pushpieces smoothly integrated with the cambered profile of the case, the Flying B Chronograph is a generous, sophisticated creation that asserts its presence as a superb time-measuring instrument. The original and dynamic geometrical dial layout further enhances the refined aura of this model. The three hollowed 30-minute, 12-hour and small seconds counters create an appealing depth effect, while their softened rectangular shape subtly echoes the lines of the case. The chronograph hour, minute and seconds indications are clearly visible thanks to the large hands and the graduated "track" running between the knurled central motif and the mother-of-pearl hour-markers.True to the spirit of the Breitling for Bentley collection, the Flying B Chronograph is powered by an exceptional motor. Selfwinding Breitling Calibre 44B is equipped with a large calendar display with two separate apertures, one for the tens and the other for the units. Offering a blend of tradition and performances, it demonstrates peerless accuracy and reliability - as confirmed by its much-coveted status as a chronometer duly certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute).The Flying B Chronograph is crafted in steel, red gold or white gold.
Superocean Héritage 46 Movement: Breitling Caliber 17, officially certified by the COSC, selfwinding, high-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 25 jewels. Calendar. Case: steel. Water-resistant to 660 feet (200 m/ 20 bars). Unidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel. Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides. Diameter: 46 mm. Dials: black, blue, bronze. Strap/bracelet: Barenia leather, Ocean Racer in rubber/Ocean Classic.
Superocean Héritage 38 Movement: Breitling Caliber 37, officially certified by the COSC, selfwinding, high-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 27 jewels. Calendar. Case: steel. Water-resistant to 660 feet (200 m/ 20 bars). Unidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel. Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides. Diameter: 38 mm. Dials: black, blue, bronze. Strap/bracelet: Barenia leather, Ocean Racer in rubber/Ocean Classic.