Surfs up! Breitling brings plenty of vibrant colors, style and nostalgia to its latest SuperOcean collection, presenting the new Diver Surfer luxury wristwatch!
Yes, luxury and surfer are a bit of a misnomer, the two words are rarely uttered in the same sentence, but surfers are a new demographic Breitling is targeting with this new watch featuring a special Kelly Slater Edition.
This summer, Breitling is bringing their high-end horological performance and style to all your favorite aquatics above and below the waves.
Introducing the new SuperOcean Slow Motion, a new sports watch that reflects mankind’s growing desire to take to the sea while harkening back to a bygone era in the 1960s when scuba diving was also a shining light.
In the good old days when you needed a trusty diver’s watch to go diving and a giant knife to fend off all the hungry sharks, your watch was a vital piece of kit your life depended on;
That’s why watchmakers like Breitling set out to give them (divers) the most intuitive dive watch possible by removing any feature that doesn’t support their life-saving needs underwater.
This pared down watch is named Slow Motion. Clean lines, chunky luminescent indexes, squared-off hands and a high-contrast dial ring all aim for maximum legibility.
It’s a very practical watch, but obviously what people appreciate about it is its appearance, with its blocky dial markers and mallet-like sweeping central second hand.
The new SuperOcean recaptures the famous design codes of Slow Motion, while adding modern features such as a ceramic-encrusted diver’s bezel and brightly colored dials.
Meanwhile those wide hands and luminous Super-LumiNova® indicators allow for easy reading in the surf or indeed underwater.
The watch is water-resistant down to 300 m (1000 ft), as well as shock-, sand- and saltwater-resistant. Its scratch-proof ceramic encrusted bezel will never wear or fade.
The bronze version uses a special alloy that has excellent resistance to corrosion, yet develops a subtle patina over time that makes the watch even more unique.
Both strap options (rubber and metal bracelet) feature a folding strap that allows micro-adjustments of up to 15mm for easy wear over rashguards and wetsuits.
For security, the bezel is unidirectional in most sizes and bi-directional with a patented lock in the 46mm variant.
Thoughts? Sand-resistant and fits over rashes! Breitling has finally realized that surfer dudes and dudettes can also appreciate all the virtues we boast about in our divers watches.
Btw I headed this article with ‘got flange’ but that sounded rude so I went for ‘rehot’ instead and yes it has plenty of chapter ring if that’s what you like in a watch.
I like a neat edge as much as the next person but I’m not really into the wide variety as seen here. I’d like to see mine a little snappier but everything else is great! But what do you think?