Movement : Automatic Breitling Cal. 37
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : October 2011
Case Size : 38mm
Case Thickness : 11.5mm
Lug to Lug : 45.5mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Breitling Box & Paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original Breitling Milanese stainless steel signed bracelet with its Breitling signed flip-lock clasp, all links included. The watch is from October 2011 and is sold in worn condition, with signs of wear that can be seen throughout, a full case & bracelet refurb can be provided at an additional cost. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
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Here we have a 2011 Breitling Superocean Heritage 38 Auto A37320 with a 38mm polished stainless steel case that curves over your wrist with thick tapered lugs. Inspired by the mid-sized Breitling SuperOcean watches launched in 1957, this Heritage 38 range ran from 2007 until 2012. A lug-to-lug length of 45.5mm and a case thickness of 11.5mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence, on the right side is a signed domed screw-down crown. The rotating unidirectional bezel has deep knurling for extra grip and a black insert with silver baton markers holding a sapphire crystal AR coated above a matte black dial. An outer minute track has Arabic numerals and Super-LumiNova pips surrounding applied steel polished baton indexes marking the hours. At 3 o’clock a framed date window, the hands consist of an arrow hour hand and a long baton hand infilled with Super-LumiNova, at 6 o’clock a recessed small seconds sub-dial precisely marked. At 12 o’clock a gold-toned Breitling motif “Chronometre Officiellement Certifie” printed underneath completed this Heritage-inspired timepiece. On the reverse a polished screw-down case back with the watch details engraved across it, inside an automatic Breitling Cal. 37, 27 jewels, beating at 28,800 beats per hour, Chronometer Certified, based on the ETA 2895-2 it has hacking seconds and a quick-set date for your convenience. The watch comes fitted on its original Breitling 20mm Milanese bracelet with a signed folding flip-lock clasp and the watch also comes with its Breitling presentation box and papers.
It is interesting to see the resurgence of smaller dive watches recently and then Breitling introduced this model in 2007, were they ahead of the curve? Either way, this watch wears fantastically well on the wrist and I find it super comfortable. This is one to try on for yourself and you'll realise that 38mm is perfectly wearable on pretty much any wrist size, plus at this price, you truly cannot go wrong.
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. In 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.