Breitling initially established itself as a timekeeper for those who take to the skies. In the late 1950s, Breitling embarked on a journey to develop timepieces for those who choose to journey below the surface and dive into the depths by launching the Breitling Superocean. While the Superocean was initially designed to be used as a professional diver’s watch, Breitling quickly gained a following among the leisure diving enthusiasts as well.
As Breitling unveiled each successive generation of Superocean models, they have continued to excel on a technical level – continuing to push the water resistance envelope to depths of 500, 1500 and even 2000 meters.
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the original Breitling Superocean model, the Superocean “Héritage” line is released in 2008 – designed to capture both the spirit and aesthetics of its original predecessor and readily evident by the dial depicting the Breitling signature and the stylized letter “B” in 18-carat gold.
The Breitling Superocean Héritage Chronographe model also features another distinctive feature of the original – the hour is displayed by a luminescent triangular-tipped hand that ensures an accurate and clear reading even in the darkness of the deep ocean.
The first model released features the Ocean Classic woven steel bracelet, which mirrors the initial version that gave the watch its unusual visual appeal.
Future releases will feature the signature Ocean Racer rubber strap which matches the colors of the dial and bezel – black, blue and bronze.
Of course, with all Breitling Replica watches, the beauty of the Héritage Chronographe is equaled only by the craftsmanship featuring a 46mm steel case that is water-resistant to 200 meters (20 bars) housing the famous Breitling Caliber 13 high-precision movement that has received the official chronometer-certification from the COSC to ensure that Breitling continues to be the only watch manufacturer to have the distinction of all models chronometer certified.
- Breitling Caliber 13
- Officially chronometer-certified by the COSC
- Self-winding, high frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour)
- 25 jewels
- 1/4th of a second chronograph
- 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers
- Water-resistant to 200 meters (660 feet/20 bars)
- Screw-locked crown
- Unidirectional ratcheted bezel
- Cambered sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides
- Ocean Racer in rubber/Ocean Classic in woven steel
As you can see from the picture, at first glance there is no difference between them, even if the overall appearance or color is involved. You will also notice that this Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronograph replica is made of the same material and feels the same material used in the original watch. Even if you work hard, it is impossible to find any difference between these two watches. There is no doubt that this particular replica, it is a well-made watch, can even deceive an expert or a person who knows a lot of things Rolex watch, because it looks exactly the same.