Movement : Automatic Breitling Cal. B10
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : September 2020
Case Size : 42mm
Case Thickness : 9.5mm
Lug to Lug : 46mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Month Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Breitling box, swing tag, bezel protector and Breitling paperwork. The watch comes fitted on its Breitling 20mm Milanese stainless steel bracelet with a signed push-button release hidden deployment clasp. The watch is from September 2020 and is sold in worn condition, but overall fair condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
Here we have a 2020 Breitling Superocean Heritage '57 "Rainbow" Diver limited one of 1000 pieces, released as a modern interpretation of their 1957 Breitling SuperOcean dive watch, the 42mm polished stainless steel case curves over your wrist with elegant twisted lugs and a lug-to-lug length of 46mm and a case thickness of 9.5mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side a signed screw-down crown, the unusual oversized bi-directional concave blue ceramic bezel has steel baton hour markers and an inverted triangle with yellow lume pip holding a domed sapphire crystal above a striking sunburst blue dial. A minute track with the baton and Arabic numerals surrounding the applied bright rainbow-coloured narrow trapezoid-shaped indexes marking the hours, at 12, 3, 6 and 9 circles are crossed-out by the trapezoid index, arrow and sword hands are infilled with colourful lume complemented by a tapered steel sweeping second hand, at 12 o’clock we have the Breitling motif and at 6 o’clock “SuperOcean Chronometer 100m/330ft” printed in white completes this playful dive watch. On the reverse a screw-down case back with “Superocean 57 engraved in the centre, inside an automatic Breitling Cal. B10, 21 jewels, beating at 28,800 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on its 20mm Breitling Milanese stainless steel bracelet with a signed hidden deployment clasp and with its box and paperwork.
I still remember when this watch was announced and released, I didn't like it at all based on the photos... However, having seen it a few times in the metal and now having some proper time with it, I have to say my opinion on the wrist is completely different! The case design and bracelet work so well, this was never going to be the issue, however, the Rainbow on the indices and hands works so well in person and looks fantastic, it turns this utilitarian historic diver into something really fun and interesting! If you are unsure as I was, book an appointment and come try it on for yourself.
Breitling was established in 1884 by Leon Breitling in the Swiss Jura Mountains. In 1915 Gaston Breitling introduced a pusher at 2 o’clock to start, stop and reset the chronograph. Leon later moved the reset to a pusher at 4 o’clock. During 1939 Breitling shipped a huge quantity of chronographs to the Royal Air Force. During the war with Germany surrounding Switzerland Leon and some friends created a makeshift runway near their factory. Planes would use the car's headlights as a guide to land. Once on the ground, they were quickly loaded, taking off before the Germans knew what was going on. They introduced the “Navitimer” a navigation computer in 1952 used to calculate a flight plan. In 1969 they collaborated with Heuer, Burne, and Dubois-Depraz on a top-secret project called Project 99. Together they developed one of the first self-winding chronograph movements. Breitling stands for high precision, outstanding performance, and functionality. During the early days of space exploration, Lt. Commander Scott Carpenter went around the earth three times whilst wearing a modified Navitimer. In 2017 they were sold to CVC Capital Partners, Europe's largest private equity firm.