For 2018, Breitling has once again brought the Superocean Heritage collection to life by introducing 44mm chronograph and non-chronograph versions, as well as 42mm gold and stainless steel versions. The three different sizes (42mm, 44mm, 46mm) offer great flexibility for the general public, making it possible to match almost any wrist size. In our hands today is the SuperoceanHéritageII B20 Automatic 42 with blue dial and Ocean Classic stainless steel bracelet.
The SuperoceanHéritageII B20 Automatic is housed in a sturdy 42mm stainless steel case with a screw-locking crown. This gives the watch a water resistance of around 200m, however, not ideal overall for a dive watch, but it will be more than enough for everyday wear, and of course the Superoacean range will get you to 500m (see the Breitling Superocean review here). However, the dark blue dial is definitely something that catches your eye. The sunrise effect gives the dial a certain depth and variety, while looking beautiful from all angles.
Breitling has done a great job of keeping all the details of the dial the same as the original 1957 Superocean version. A triangular hour hand, a diamond shape like a minute hand, and a tapered hour marker were made to reflect the original Superocean model. Compared to a chronograph, the SuperoceanHéritageII B20 self-winding 42 is more recognizable because there is no counter and the dial is not cluttered. If used for underwater exploration, it is ideal because it is easy to read.
Superluminova has been applied to eight of the hour and minute hands Breitling Superocean Heritage II B20 Automatic 42 Watches along with the hour and minute hands. While this seems adequate, the only drawback is that the hour markers are very small and may not release the brightness needed for underwater exploration. However, for everyday wear, the visibility of the light emitted should not be a problem.
The bezel of the SuperoceanHéritageII B20 Automatic 42 is an important innovative feature of the watch, practical and stunning to look at. The unidirectional bezel is equipped with a 120 tooth system, which makes it easy to adjust regardless of the situation. The bezel is made of stainless steel and features an ultra-hard high-tech ceramic ring for excellent replica Breitling watches shock resistance and scratch resistance. By removing the metal ring around the minute ring, a seamless fusion between the dial and bezel is subtly achieved. There is also a glowing point at 12 o’clock that allows you to see the view of the dive. Overall, it looks as if the baffle is part of the dial itself.
Powering the Swiss replica uk watches SuperoceanHéritageII B20 Automatic 42 is the COSC Breitling movement B20, a powerful 4Hz self-winding movement with a modest power reserve of only 70 hours. But it must be noted that this movement is not an ETA movement, nor is it produced by Breitling itself.