In America, July 4th marks the nation’s independence and we typically celebrate with picnics, parades and more — always bedecked in red, white and blue. However, since Breitling just released its newest SuperOcean watches, we will celebrate today with a few shades of blue, orange, green and more. The colorful new timepieces from the brand long known for its aviation watches are all about easy readability under water and bursts of 1960’s color for looks.
The new series takes its inspiration from half a century ago when Breitling released its “Slow Motion” dive watch that did away with the seconds hand and adding a minutes-only chronograph whose counter hand took an hour to make a full rotation of the dial (hence the nickname). The watch was a hit. Today, though, divers prefer that all-important seconds hand, so Breitling obliges.
The new SuperOcean watches are offered in four sizes ranging from 36mm to 46mm in 2mm increments. They boast colorful dials and are offered in a variety of case materials depending on the model that include steel, steel and gold, bronze. Watches are offered with a metal bracelet or a rubber strap.
Naturally, they are water resistant to 300 meters to meet dive watch standards. Super-LumiNova hands and markers and a ceramic bezel reinforce the sporty look and rugged durability of the watches. Powered by the Breitling Caliber 17 self-winding movement with bidirectional ball bearings, they are COSC-certified chronometers. They retail for between $4,600 and $6,700.