Breitling Superocean Heritage: Avant-garde models for adventurers – Ladies & Men’s models

The relaunched and enhanced Superocean Heritage collection celebrates more than 60 years of Breitling’s great diving watch tradition. The revised design fuses timeless aesthetics with cutting-edge technology. With cool reminiscences of the original and modern movements, the Breitling Superocean Héritage is a special diver’s watch. We give you an insight into the variety of models in the Superocean Heritage range and provide you with all the information you need to choose the right model for you.

Watches: Accessory, status symbol and investment

Buy and wear watches: brands like Rolex, Breitling and Patek Philippe are timeless, classic and expensive. Everyone loves these famous watches. Not only can these watches be worn as accessories and jewelry objects, but they are also a status symbol and serve as an investment. The rare watches have a high collector’s value depending on the production quantity and can be sold more expensive after years. The model we are now presenting to you is the successor to the Superocean: the Breitling Superocean Heritage.

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Breitling Superocean Heritage: Design, Features & Price

As a specialist in chronographs, Breitling has played an essential role in technical development. For example, the company invented two independent pushers and belongs to the exclusive circle of watch brands that own their own chronograph movements. The various high-performance manufacture calibers feature useful and user-friendly functions, such as groundbreaking second time zone and world time systems. To meet the absolute quality standard for mechanical movements, Breitling has equipped all its electronic models with SuperQuartz™ movements that are ten times more precise than a standard quartz.

To qualify for the coveted designation of officially certified chronometer, the movement must meet seven extremely strict selection criteria. For example, the average daily rate deviation must not exceed the value of -4/+6, which equates to a rate precision of 99.99%. Only 5% of all watches manufactured in Switzerland are chronometer-certified.

Timeless design & avant-garde concept

Breitling has broken new ground in the manufacture of its chronograph movements, drawing inspiration from an avant-garde concept used in other high-end segments.

Features:

The models of the Superocean Heritage collection impress with a simple and elegant design that nevertheless convinces in different versions through coloration and functions. Dials, bracelets and cases differ depending on the model

  • Excellent visibility
  • Rotating timing bezels
  • Good waterproofing

Ladies & Gents watches: Models

Within a few years, three different companies released three of the most enduring classics of modern diving watch idiomatics: the Rolex Submariner, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms and the Omega Seamaster 300, all of which had certain features in common: excellent visibility, rotating timing bezels, good water resistance. In 1957, another classic of this era launched: the Breitling Superocean, which came out in both chronograph and non-chronograph versions. The Superocean models are now celebrating their 60th anniversary, and to mark the occasion Breitling released a new version of the watch that looks back to the originals in its design cues while being very forward-thinking in technical terms.

B20 Automatic 42

The Breitling Superocean Héritage takes up the style of the Superocean from 1957. The automatic watch in a 42-millimeter stainless steel case with a height of 14.3 millimeters is ideal for sporty casual looks thanks to its colored dial, corresponding scratch-resistant ceramic bezel and retro-style stainless steel bracelet.

  • List price: approx. 5,300 Euro
  • Case: Stainless steel or 18-carat red gold; screw-down crown, with two gaskets
  • Diameter: 42.00 mm
  • Bezel: Unidirectional rotating, with ratchet; polished ceramic ring
  • Watch crystal: Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • Movement: High frequency automatic movement
  • Caliber: Breitling B20 (manufacture caliber)
  • Bracelet: 22/20 mm; Milanaise bracelet or braided rubber strap with folding clasp
  • Dial: black or blue dial; calendar window in the dial
  • Power reserve: approx. 70 hours
  • Weight (without bracelet): 142.00 g
  • Waterproof up to 200 m

B20 Automatic 44

The COSC-certified high-performance manufacture caliber B20 and the scratch-resistant, ultra-hard high-tech ceramic bezel make the Superocean Heritage B20 Automatic 44 the ultimate companion for any of your adventures. This timeless classic takes its cue from the 1957 legend and features a 44-mm-diameter case. Excellent readability of the time and the date embedded at 6 o’clock immediately convince its wearer.

  • List price: approx. 4,500 Euro
  • Case: Crown screwed, with two seals
  • Diameter: 44.00 mm
  • Bezel: Unidirectional rotating, with ratchet
  • Watch crystal: Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • Movement: Mechanical, self-winding
  • Caliber: Breitling B20 (manufacture caliber)
  • Bracelet: 22/20 mm
  • Dial: Calendar window in the dial
  • Power reserve: approx. 70 hours
  • Weight (without bracelet): 180.00 g
  • Waterproof up to 200 m

B20 Automatic 46

Inspired by the original SuperOcean from the 1950s, the Superocean Heritage combines legendary design features with modern flair. “Fashionable on the water” is the credo of the Superocean Heritage, which it lives up to with its sporty, elegant look. The legendary triangular hands and unidirectional rotating bezel with polished ceramic ring make the Superocean Heritage an elegant diver’s watch. The Superocean Heritage B20 Automatic is available in a variety of sizes and materials, including stainless steel and 18-karat red gold, and is paired with a black or blue dial. Presented on either the matching milanaise bracelet or a braided rubber strap with folding clasp, this Superocean Heritage is the perfect choice. It is powered by Breitling’s manufacture caliber B20, a COSC-certified chronometer based on Tudor’s manufacture caliber MT5612.

  • List price: approx. 4,600 Euro
  • Case: Crown screwed, with two seals
  • Diameter: 46.00 mm
  • Bezel: Unidirectional rotating locking bezel
  • Watch crystal: Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • Movement: High frequency automatic movement
  • Caliber: Breitling B20 (manufacture caliber)
  • Bracelet: 24/20 mm; Milanaise bracelet or braided rubber bracelet with folding clasp
  • Dial: black or blue; calendar window in dial
  • Power reserve: approx. 70 hours
  • Weight(without bracelet): 196.00 g
  • Waterproof up to 200 m

Chronograph 44

Robust, timeless and rather discreet with the colors black and silver, the Superocean Héritage II Chronograph is equipped for active everyday wear. The milanaise underlines the casual style of this timepiece. The stainless steel case has a diameter of 44 millimeters and a height of 15.5 millimeters and houses a manufacture caliber.

  • List price: approx. 6,700 Euro
  • Case: Crown screwed, with two seals
  • Diameter: 44.00 mm
  • Bezel: Unidirectional rotating, with ratchet
  • Watch crystal: Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • Movement: Mechanical, self-winding
  • Caliber: Breitling 13
  • Bracelet: 22/20 mm; Milanaise bracelet or braided rubber strap with folding clasp
  • Dial: black or blue; calendar window in dial
  • Power reserve: approx. 48 hours
  • Weight(without bracelet): 164,00 g
  • Chronograph: ¼-second, 30 minutes, 12 hours
  • Waterproof up to 200 m

Chronograph 44 Outerknown

The Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown was created to celebrate the partnership between Breitling and sustainable clothing manufacturer Outerknown, whose co-founder is surfing legend Kelly Slater. The watch features a NATO woven strap made from ECONYL®, an innovative material made from recycled nylon waste. Its black stainless steel case with DLC coating, eye-catching blue dial and unique blue strap combine to make a bold style statement and a strong association with our oceans.

  • List price: approx. 6,400 Euro
  • Case: black stainless steel case with DLC coating; screw-down crown, with two gaskets
  • Diameter: 44.00 mm
  • Bezel: Unidirectional rotating, with ratchet
  • Watch crystal: Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • Movement: Mechanical, self-winding
  • Caliber: Breitling 13
  • Bracelet: NATO woven bracelet made of ECONYL®.
  • Dial: Calendar window in dial
  • Power reserve: approx. 48 hours
  • Weight(without bracelet): 120.00 g
  • Chronograph: ¼-second, 30 minutes, 12 hours
  • Waterproof up to 200 m

B01 Chronograph 44

Thanks to the simple black and silver color scheme and the rather discreet design, the Superocean Héritage II Chronograph is equipped for active everyday wear. The black rubber strap underscores the casual style of this model. The stainless steel case has a diameter of 44 millimeters and a height of 15.5 millimeters and houses the manufacture caliber B01.

  • List price: approx. 7,400 Euro
  • Case: Caseback: Screwed in (sapphire crystal); Crown screwed, with two gaskets
  • Diameter: 44.00 mm
  • Bezel: Unidirectional rotating, with ratchet
  • Watch crystal: Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • Movement: Mechanical, self-winding
  • Caliber: Breitling 01 (manufacture caliber)
  • Bracelet: 22/20 mm; black rubber strap
  • Dial: Calendar window in the dial
  • Power reserve: approx. 70 hours
  • Weight(without bracelet): 184.00 g
  • Chronograph: ¼-second, 30 minutes, 12 hours
  • Waterproof up to 200 m

Heritage 57

The Superocean Heritage ’57 Capsule Collection pays tribute to the original 1957 SuperOcean and the relaxed surf lifestyle of the 1960s. Available in a wide range of materials – including stainless steel and 18-karat pink gold – the 42mm case features two signature elements of the original SuperOcean: a concave, ambidextrous ceramic bezel and a dial with oversized indices. The model can be combined with a Milanaise bracelet or a black, brown or gold calfskin strap with either a pin buckle or a stainless steel folding clasp. The model is powered by Breitling Caliber 10, a COSC-certified chronometer.

  • List price: approx. 4,500 Euro
  • Case: Crown unscrewed, 2 gaskets
  • Diameter: 42.00 mm
  • Bezel: concave, bi-directional rotating ceramic bezel
  • Watch crystal: Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • Movement: Mechanical, self-winding
  • Caliber: Breitling 10
  • Bracelet: 20/18 mm; Milanaise bracelet or black, brown or gold calfskin strap; with pin buckle or stainless steel folding clasp
  • Dial: oversized indices
  • Power reserve: approx. 42 hours
  • Weight(without bracelet): 120.00 g
  • Waterproof up to 100 m

Reviews: Size, color, material, cost

With all the different models in the Breitling Superocean Heritage range, it’s not easy to decide which one to choose. That’s why we’ve put together reviews and visual descriptions so you can get an even better impression of the luxury watches.

Superocean Heritage: Most popular diving watch

In this video, we take a look at the Superocean Heritage with a Tudor-designed B20 movement. The model is an extremely sharp watch and even if you consider its very real drawbacks, it compares better than other popular dive watches.

Wearing experience of the Superocean Heritage

In 1957, the Breitling Superocean made its debut, coming out in both chronograph and non-chronograph versions. To mark the 60th anniversary, Breitling has released a new version of the watch that looks back to the originals in its design cues while being very forward-thinking in technical terms.

Review: Superocean Heritage II

With this video, you’ll be close to the real Breitling Superocean Heritage experience. From the arrival of the luxury watch in a simply elegant box to the feel of it on your wrist, you can follow how and why this model meets your expectations.