Aside from looking good, the new Superocean is also technical marvel. Broad hands and indexes coated in luminescent Super-LumiNova® allow for superior readability underwater. At 300 m (1000 ft) water resistance, this watch triples the minimum requirement for dive watches. The two strap options (rubber and metal bracelet) have a folding clasp that allows for micro-adjustments of up to 15 mm for easy wear over rashies and dive suits. Its scratch-proof ceramic-inlayed bezel means it will never wear or fade. For safety, the bezel is uni-directional on most sizes and bi- directional with a patented lock on the 46 mm. This watch is also shock-, sand- and saltwater-resistant. Its automatic Breitling Caliber 17 comes with a two-year warranty and approximate 38-hour power reserve.
As with all Breitling redesigns that pull from the archives, the new Superocean perfectly balances the nostalgia of its lineage with a fresh new look. There's something for everyone in this design. Collectors will recognize the strong influence of the Slow Motion, watersports enthusiasts will appreciate its technical features, and the style conscious will gravitate towards its day-to-night, beach-to-boardroom versatility.