Breitling Superocean 2010By Jeffrey Hyatt
Breitling has rejuvenated the design of the Superocean, the famous diver’s timepiece it launched in 1957; Breitling had already established itself as the official supplier to world aviation. The Superocean is equipped with an ultra-readable dial, an armored glass and a monohull case watertight to a depth of 200 meters (660 ft) – a remarkable feat at that time. Originally designed to equip professional and military divers, the original model quickly gained a following among enthusiasts in the booming field of leisure diving.
Breitling is now updating the legendary collection by debuting a Superocean with an entirely revamped design. The new dial colors are Abyss Black, Abyss Silver, Abyss Blue, Abyss Red and Abyss Yellow; the watch size remains 42mm. The Superocean collection features a rubber or steel bracelet option, Breitling’s Caliber 17 self-winding movement, over-sized Superluminova hands and hourmarkers and water-resistant to 1,500 m. The Superocean is on display at the annual Baselworld trade show in Switzerland. [via selectism]