Breitling watches launched a new Superocean model last year with a modern design in a 42mm size. Some people wanted a smaller case diameter, but more people preferred a larger case, and thus the Superocean II was born. As you know, the Superocean 44 comes in two versions, a three-hand and a chronograph. For those who prefer the 42mm size, there is a GMT version.
The Superocean 44 is easier to read than its predecessor and the dial has the look of the design’s core, but there is more space between the hour markers. The applied baton hour markers are used in a way that goes beyond the programmed Arabic numerals that can be found at the 6 and 9 o’clock positions. The three-handed model has increased its water resistance this year from 1,500 meters to 2,000 meters. The GMT and chronograph are water resistant to 500 meters. The rubber-coated bezel insert comes with minute markers from 0 to 15. It is available in a variety of colors to make the model sportier and more interesting. A Swiss automatic movement drives these models and is COSC certified.
Leon Breitling founded Breitiling Superocean Watches watches in 1884. Even back then, his chronographs were outstanding. The company’s motto is “Professional Instruments”, which has always been the philosophy, profession and spirit of the brand. Leon’s passion was to make musical instruments for science, sport and industry, and that’s exactly what he did. He held many patents and inventions that improved the reliability of his instruments. In 1914, his son Gaston took over and took over from his father, inventing the wrist chronograph button independent of the crown, handling all three functions. In 1923, he separated the start and stop functions. Grandson Willy took over the AND cord and created a second independent thrust piece at 4:00 in 1934, which was copied by many competitors. Breitling was appointed official supplier to World Airways in 1934; the Navitimer with its round slide rule has been a favorite of pilots and aviation enthusiasts to this day. Breitling is the only major watch brand to submit all its timepieces for COSC certification. Five generations later, they have remained independent.