On Ocean Time

Introduced in 1957 as an utterly reliable and waterproof timepiece for professional divers, the Breitling SuperOcean has since become a favorite of recreational divers and surfers the world over. Now Breitling is working hard to help protect our oceans.
Words by Bill Lindsey | June 26, 2019 | Luxury

There are many dive watches from which to choose, however, few utilize chronograph movements, and even fewer are dedicated to those protecting our natural resources. The Breitling SuperOcean Heritage Ocean Conservancy Limited Edition Watch celebrates the organization’s commitment to maintaining a healthy ocean. To distinguish the new model from other SuperOceans, the caseback is engraved with the Ocean Conservancy logo and “1 OF 1000”. Breitling’s Caliber 13 mechanical movement displays the traditional hour and minute hands plus day and date windows, as well as separate hour, minute and second dials. The scratch- and shock-resistant unidirectional rotating bezel features a luminescent central dot at 12 o’clock for low-light conditions. The Super-LumiNova coating emits a blue light instead of the standard green, highlighting the silver dial and its “SuperOcean” inscription. A practical and sturdy strap made from recycled plastic keeps the watch securely in place whether diving the Marianas Trench or counting the minutes remaining of your child’s piano recital;