When the first Breitling Superocean models were launched in 1957, they cemented Breitling’s place in history in the diver’s watch market. These 1957 watches were exceptional performers, and came to typify Breitling design language. With its new Superocean Collection, Breitling has updated and upgraded one of its best-loved and most successful watch families.
The new Breitling Superocean Collection has been created in five different sizes, ensuring that there is a size for everyone:
- The Superocean 48
- The Superocean 46
- The Superocean 44
- The Superocean 42
- The Superocean 36
Personally, I think they may have missed a size or two between the 36 and 42- where’s my 38 or 40mm, Breitling? Even so, these should be popular with customers who want a classically styled Superocean in a size that fits comfortably on most wrists. They’re all powered by the Breitling Caliber 17, Breitling’s version of the venerable ETA 2824 movement, and should deliver reliable service for years to come.
Note that if you’re actually diving with these, that the different sized models have different depth ratings. The 48mm is good for 300 meters. The 46mm will take you down to 2000 meters. The 44mm is good for 1000 meters, the 42mm will let you sink to 500 meters, and the 36 is nice for swimming at 200 meters.
These aren’t all the same, either. The 48mm is DLC-coated titanium, where the smaller sized watches are stainless steel. The 48mm titanium Superocean borrows a trick from Rolex’s Milgauss, and encases the movement in a soft iron shell in order to render it anti-magnetic.
At this time, we know pricing for three of the five models, which is as follows:
- Superocean 36:
- On a steel bracelet $3950
- On a rubber strap $3475
- Superocean 42:
- On a steel bracelet $3950
- On a rubber strap with folding clasp $3750
- On a rubber strap with tang-type buckle $3450
- Superocean 44
- On a steel bracelet $4200
- On a rubber strap with folding clasp $4000
- On a rubber strap with tang-type buckle $3700
- Superocean 46 and 48 pricing is not yet available.
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