Breitling is known for making watches that make a statement. The appearance of their watches is bold, yet classy and elegant. And the Breitling Superocean Heritage II is nothing short of this. It’s a watch that you and onlooking aficionados will admire.
Breitling was founded in 1884 by Leon Breitling in St. Imier, Switzerland. The brand has made an indelible mark in history. In 1957 astronaut and American naval officer, Scott Carpenter, took the first Swiss chronograph to space. Their watches are well known for their durability and reliability.
The Breitling Superocean Heritage II pays homage to the brand’s earlier 1957 model. The aesthetics are similar. However the watch features an improved B20 self-winding movement, manufactured in partnership by Tudor. It’s a modified version of Tudor’s calibre MT5612.
As you open the box, one takes note of the leather finish. The steel rivets that allow for a rugged look. Inside the watch rests in a brown leather case that’s also convenient for travel. Paperwork with trademark yellow pages, thick plastic warranty card and certificate of authenticity lie beneath the case.
The watch has a screw-in steelcase back, a 70-hour power reserve and is water resistant to 200 meters. The Superocean comes in two sizes, 42 and 46 mm respectively. The steel case is 14 mm thick. The milanese style bracelet gives it a brilliant finish. Truly, it sets the watch apart from other dive watches.
Scratch and shock resistant
The Breitling Superocean Heritage II has a radiant blue ceramic bezel. Divers like it because of its scratch and shock resistance. The dome is composed of sapphire glass, glare-proofed on both sides.
There are no unnecessary indices, glancing at the dial. Simply put, this Breitling watch is a real statement-maker. The minimalist bezel does not have any numerical markings. The dial is sleek, with luminescent markers on the hour and minute hands. Plus that’s the case with all hour markers, except for 12, 3, 6 and 9.
True gentleman’s watch
The watch does feature a date window at the 6 o’ clock position and has a screw-down crown without any crown guards. The knurling on the unidirectional rotating bezel is done tastefully and allows for easy rotation during deep dives.
The Breitling Superocean Heritage II comes in the milanese mesh and rubber strap options. Without exception it’s a gentleman’s watch. It is sure to be a member of your collection. And putting it on the wrist, you’ll be proud to sport from midday adventure to evening soiree. After all, you will be making a bold statement with that iconic italicized ‘B’.
The price for the Breitling Superocean Heritage II in Canada is $5,785.