Baselworld 2017 Style Report: Breitling Superocean Héritage II

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of Breitling’s highly successful Superocean Héritage II line – a collection dedicated to modern day explorers.

To celebrate, the brand presented a redesigned version of the timepiece with a new face to enthusiasts and experts at Baselworld 2017.

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Merging a a timeless look reminiscent of the 1957 version of the watch with cutting edge technology, the Superocean Héritage first captured the hearts, minds and wrists of leisure divers as a premium professional diving watch.

Breitling has reworked the original design while maintaining its unique character. New developments include a new steel bezel with an ultra-hard, high-tech ceramic ring that is scratch proof and shock resistant. This new design gives the appearance of the bezel forming a seamless whole with the dial.

The unusual shape of the hands (triangular for hours and lozenge-like for minutes) along with cone shaped hour markers hark back to the classic 1957 design, while ensuring optimal legibility.

The Superocean Héritage II Chronographe 46 houses a self winding chronograph movement chronometer certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute. The Superocean Héritage II 42 and 46 are powered by a high precision, self winding movement endowed with a 70 hour power reserve.

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The Superocean Héritage II is available in two sizes (42 and 46mm) and three colors (blue, black and bronze). In addition to leather, crocodile and rubber straps, an exclusive brand-new rubber-leather strap is available. Wearers can also select to have their watch fitted with the steel mesh bracelet – a throwback to the legendary 1957 model.

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