This week, the editorial team encounters the Breitling Superocean
What jumped out at me on this Superocean was the great legibility provided by the indexes and hands. Ideal for diving, these almost oversized elements make it possible to read the time at a glance thanks to their substantial dimensions. This is especially important when diving with oxygen tanks, as it allows the wearer to know how much time he or she has left before having to return to the surface. The contrast of the white dial with the dark blue further enhances this legibility. The Superocean is therefore a coherent watch from a practical point of view.
Superocean, Superwatch. This collection is a success and this watch is really beautiful. Not too imposing compared to the image I had of Breitling replica and especially for a diving watch. It fits very well on the wrist, the time is very readable, and as I mentioned before, it has a really good look. Its price is really very reasonable. The strap is easily adjustable so you won’t have any problems wearing the watch over a wetsuit. It has a water-resistance rating of 300 meters, and pragmatically speaking, you’re not likely to dive to those depths. But it allows you to feel extra secure about its seaworthiness, so don’t hesitate to jump into the water. The work done by the Breitling team is truly remarkable and something you can’t help but notice. We hear how Breitling sent their people into the water to test the watch in real-life conditions with Kelly Slater, the surfing legend. Good for them! In the end, I would have wanted to keep this watch on my wrist longer… but it’s unfortunately already time to pass it on to the next Team Tester.
Think Superocean, and you feel the fresh air of the Atlantic. This is the watch I would have needed for my holidays in Hossegor and Cap Ferret, on the French Atlantic coast, favoured places for sport-chic par excellence. This new Superocean is immediately endearing (by the way, its adjustable folding clasp is really practical), cheerful, very readable, elegant with a touch of casualness and a nod to vintage with its square minute hand. Breitling had the good idea to issue it in several colours and four sizes (from 36 to 46mm) in order to put it within reach of all wrists. You can’t go wrong with this blue and white version, but I also find the khaki one a great success.
Ok, so this is obviously a dive watch. It comes from Breitling’s well-known Superocean collection, which any serious watch journalist should know intimately. It also has all the aesthetic codes of a dive watch, such as the luminous hands and markers in geometric shapes for easy reading underwater, the rotating bezel with high-friction circumference, sturdy case build and rubber strap. However, its contemporary design and stylish colour palette, paired with its robust construction, makes it the ideal travel companion, whether you’re heading under the waves or over the clouds.
The WorldTempus team test started out as a journalist review by our core team at HQ, where each of us wear the watch for 24 hours, take some wrist shots, and share our thoughts in this wonderful weekly article. But the concept has literally taken over the office as everyone from our accountant to our graphic designer pop into the editorial office on a Monday morning to see what we are testing. Even the guys at our sister magazine Skippers have become curious about what we are up to. Why am I telling you all this instead of giving you a review of the new Breitling Superocean? Well, as I am in charge of this column, and the safety of all watches concerned, I have to admit that I lost track of this best replica watch several times as it got past from colleague to colleague around the office. Never have I seen the team so excited to get their hands on a watch and try it on. So, instead of reiterate all the great comments above, I just had to share this story as it is a true test of appreciation from the wider watch world.