Movement : Automatic Breitling Cal. 17
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : June 2022
Case Size : 42mm
Case Thickness : 13mm
Lug to Lug : 50.5mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : Manufacturers Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Breitling presentation box and paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original Breitling 20mm rubber strap with a signed buckle and “Breitling” set deep into the strap. The watch is from June 2022 and is sold in worn condition, but overall in excellent condition as you can see. The watch comes with its Manufacturer's Warranty.
Here we have a 2022 Breitling SuperOcean A17366 with a 42mm polished and brushed stainless steel case, the deep curve of the case sides leads to thick tapered lugs. A lug-to-lug length of 50.5mm and a case thickness of 13mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence, on the right side, we have a signed screw-down crown protected by thick crown guards. A unidirectional dive bezel has deep knurling for extra grip and a black vulcanised rubber dive insert with raised silver numerals and a triangle with lume pip at 12 o’clock, the flat sapphire crystal sits slightly raised from the bezel above a vibrant orange dial. A 60-minute chapter ring is precisely executed with the applied dagger and Arabic numeral indexes infilled with Super-LumiNova marking the hours, at 3 o’clock a date window. Broad sword hands infilled with Super-LumiNova complemented by a red arrow tipped sweeping second hand, at 12 o’clock we have the applied Breitling motif and at 6 o’clock SuperOcean Chronometre 500M/650FT completes this dynamic dive watch. On the reverse is a screw-down case back with Breitling SuperOcean engraved in the centre, inside an automatic Breitling Cal. 17, 25 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. This Chronometer Certified movement has a base of the ETA 2824-2, the bi-directional rotor adds efficiency and accuracy with hacking and hand winding for your convenience. The watch comes fitted on a thick 20mm Breitling rubber strap with a signed buckle and “Breitling” set deep into the strap and also comes with its Breitling presentation box and paperwork.
I have said a fair few times now that I am a big fan of the direction Breitling is going and it is great to see a brand with so much history and heritage using it in the right ways, this model certainly has elements of the vintage design but done in a completely modern way, especially with this vibrant orange! It is bold on the wrist but not over the top, which will surprise you when you first put it on, I know it did for me.
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.