I rarely write about Breitling watches. I am generally NOT a fan. Breitling just released a NEW Superocean 44 Special. I am trying to figure out why it is I am writing about this and what I like about it and then it came to me! It has similar design language to a Rolex Submariner.
The NEW Bretiling Superocean is 44mm in case diameter and constructed out of black steel with a black ceramic bezel. Unlike most Breiltling Superocean watches, this watch has indices instead of Arabic Numerals.
Even though these indices aren’t exactly in the style of the Rolex Submariner it feels very familiar to a Rolex Submariner and changes the design language of the Breitling Superocean completely. Also the bezel is black ceramic and looks similar to the ceramic bezel on the Rolex Submariner and or Rolex Deep Sea. I know the upside down triangle is a characteristic of a divers watch that most companies use but on this particular watch it feels like a Rolex.
The rest is very Breitling. The movement is the Swiss automatic Breitling caliber 17 with 25 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 42 hours. It is COSC-certified as a chronometer. The dial is Volcano black with white luminous hands and indices and inner 24 hour dial. It has a red-tipped seconds hand. This watch is fitted on a Ocean Racer or Diver Pro black rubber strap with black steel buckle.