Breitling Superocean Héritage II Collection 2018 – Superocean Héritage II B01 Chronograph 44 (Caliber 01), Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 (Caliber 13) and Superocean Héritage II B20 Automatic 44 & 42 (Caliber B20)

Breitling expands its Superocean Héritage dive watch collection by unveiling models in a new 44 millimeter case, as well as a 42 millimeter version in gold and stainless steel.

First launched in 1957, the Superocean was created for professional divers, but it quickly found favor on the amateur diving scene and among scuba enthusiasts. Breitling preserved the spirit of the original model with the Superocean Héritage line, which blends a timeless look with cutting-edge technology. In 2017, on the 60th anniversary of Superocean Héritage line, Breitling reinvigorated the line’s design, but was careful to retain the character that has made this instantly recognizable watch so unique.

A key innovation was as practical as it was aesthetically stunning: a new stainless-steel bezel with an ultra-hard high-tech ceramic ring that is both scratchproof and extremely shock-resistant. With the elimination of the metal ring surrounding the minute circle, the bezel appears to form a seamless whole with the dial in a matching color.

The unusual shape of the hands (triangular for the hours and lozenge-like for the minutes), along with the slightly cone-shaped hour markers, reinforces the ties today’s design has with its 1957 ancestor while ensuring optimal legibility, enhanced by luminescent markers.

The Superocean Héritage II B01 Chronograph 44
Equipped with the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, the Superocean Héritage II B01 Chronograph 44 has been crafted in two versions, both with robust stainless-steel cases.

One model features a striking black dial and is presented on a black Aero Classic rubber strap; the other has a bold blue dial and an Ocean Classic stainless-steel bracelet.

The Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, which has already established itself as one of the most reliable mechanical watch movements, is visible through a transparent sapphire caseback. It boasts an impressive power reserve of more than 70 hours and has contrasting panda subdials at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock.

Technical details
Model: Superocean Héritage II B01 Chronograph 44 (Caliber 01)

Movement
Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 7.2 millimeters
Winder: automatic with dual-acting ball-bearing rotor
Power reserve: at least 70 hours
Number of components: 346
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: ratchet wheel control, vertical coupling, 30-minute and
12-hour counters
Display: hour, minute, second, date
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 44 millimeters
Height: 15.5 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 20 bar (200 meters)
Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective
Caseback: screwed steel, sapphire glass
Crown: screw-locked
Bezel: unidirectional, ratcheted

Dial
– Reference AB0162121B1S1 – Black with contrasting fields for permanent seconds and totalizers
– Reference AB0162161C1A1 – Blue with contrasting fields for permanent seconds and totalizers
– Reference AB0162121G1S1 – Silver with contrasting fields for permanent seconds and totalizers
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

Strap
Reference AB0162121B1S1 – Black Aero Classic rubber strap with pin buckle
Reference AB0162161C1A1 – Ocean Classic stainless-steel bracelet with folding clasp
Reference AB0162121G1S1 – Black Aero Classic rubber strap with pin buckle

The Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44
There are also three new Superocean Héritage II 44 wristwatches, powered by the tried and-tested Breitling Caliber 13 automatic movement. The subdials are located at 6, 9, and 12 o’clock and, together with the date window at 3 o’clock, lend the chronograph a particularly sporty look.

There are two stainless-steel versions of the Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44: one has a black dial and an Ocean Classic stainless-steel bracelet, while the other features a blue dial and a blue Aero Classic rubber strap that perfectly complements the dial. The stainless-steel and 18 k red gold model with a black dial is particularly eye-catching. This dazzling chronograph is presented on an Ocean Classic stainless-steel bracelet.

Technical details
Model: Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 (Caliber 13)

Movement
Caliber: Breitling Caliber 13
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 7.9 millimeters
Winder: automatic with unilaterally acting ball-bearing rotor
Power reserve: at least 42 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: mechanism control, oscillatory mechanism coupling,
30-minute and 12-hour counters
Display: hour, minute, second, day of the week, date
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: stainless steel (A13313121B1A1and A13313161C1S1) / stainless steel and 18k red gold (U13313121B1A1)
Diameter: 44 millimeters
Height: 15.65 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 20 bar (200 meters)
Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective
Caseback: screwed steel
Crown: screw-locked
Bezel: unidirectional, ratcheted

Dial and strap
Reference A13313121B1A1: Black dial; Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands; Ocean Classic stainless-steel bracelet with folding clasp
Reference A13313161C1S1: Blue dial; Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands; Blue Aero Classic rubber strap with pin buckle
Reference: U13313121B1A1: Black dial; Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands; Ocean Classic stainless-steel bracelet with folding clasp

The Superocean Héritage II B20 Automatic 44
A sleek and striking new interpretation of the family is the Superocean Héritage II B20 Automatic 44, a three-hand version of the watch powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber B20.

There are two subtle stainless-steel designs: one with a black dial and a black Aero Ocean Classic rubber strap, the other with a blue dial and an Ocean Classic stainless-steel bracelet. The stunning stainless-steel and gold Superocean Héritage II B20 Automatic 44 has a black dial and a black Aero Classic Rubber strap. This exclusive interpretation is also available in a 42 millimeter version.

Each member of the Superocean Héritage II B20 family has a date window at 6 o’clock. The Breitling Manufacture Caliber B20 powering the COSC-certified Superocean Héritage II 44 is a robust automatic movement with a 70-hour power reserve.

Based on the Tudor Caliber MT5612, it features exclusive finishing and reflects the cooperation between two great brands that are now pooling their expertise in the development and production of selected mechanical movements.

Technical details
Model: Superocean Héritage II B20 Automatic 44

Movement
Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber B20
Diameter: 30.8 millimeters
Depth: 6.5 millimeters
Winder: automatic with dual-acting ball-bearing rotor
Power reserve: at least 70 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Display: hour, minute, second, date
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: stainless steel (AB2030121B1S1 and AB2030161C1A1)/ stainless steel and 18 k red gold (UB2030121B1S1)
Diameter: 44 millimeters
Height: 14.55 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 20 bar (200 meters)
Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective
Caseback: screwed steel
Crown: screw-locked
Bezel: unidirectional, ratcheted

Dial and strap
Reference AB2030121B1S1: Black dial; Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands; Black Aero Classic rubber strap with pin buckle
Reference AB2030161C1A1: Blue dial; Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands; Ocean Classic stainless-steel bracelet with folding clasp
Reference UB2030121B1S1: Black dial; Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands; Black Aero Classic rubber strap with pin buckle

Model: Superocean Héritage II B20 Automatic 42
Reference UB2010121B1S1

Case
Material: stainless steel and 18 k red gold
Diameter: 42 millimeters
Height: 14.35 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 20 bar (200 meters)
Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective
Caseback: screwed steel
Crown: screw-locked
Bezel: unidirectional, ratcheted
Black dial; Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands; Black Aero Classic rubber strap with pin buckle

The sturdy stainless-steel case with its screw-locked crown is water-resistant to 20 bar (200 meters). Its fluted unidirectional rotating bezel, with a luminescent dot at 12 o’clock, is fitted with a 120-tooth system enabling extremely accurate adjustment and very smooth rotation – ideal for checking a dive time or marking off any other time measurement.

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