A new Breitling model looks like something Ranger Rick would wear if he could fly jets. Called the Superocean Heritage ’57 Outerknown, the brown and tan watch “expresses the cool, laid-back lifestyle associated with the surfing scene in Southern California and Hawaii in the 1950s and 1960s.”

The coolest thing? The nylon straps are made of ECONYL, a material made from reprised nylon waste.

From the release:

The Breitling Superocean Heritage ?57 Outerknown is available in two versions: one in stainless steel and the other ? an edition limited to 500 watches ? with an 18 k red gold bezel. With their arrow-shaped hands, over- sized indices, and concave bezel, the watches clearly draw inspiration from the original 1957 SuperOcean. The caseback features an engraved Outerknown logo. Both versions are powered by the Breitling Caliber 10, which offers a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. Like all Breitling watches, they are COSC- certified chronometers, an independent confirmation of their precision and performance.


The stainless-steel version features a bronze-colored dial that gives it a unique modern-retro touch. Its dial is complemented by a brown Outerknown ECONYL? yarn NATO strap. The concave bidirectional rotating bezel in stainless steel has an ultrahard scratch- and shock-resistant black ceramic bezel ring with a lumi- nescent central dot at the 12 o?clock position, an ideal feature for a dive watch.

No word on pricing or availability yet but darn if they don’t look nice.

By John Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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