Luxury Swiss watchmaker and aviation chronograph specialist, Breitling, has introduced the newest member to its sought-after Superocean collection. Taking inspiration from the excellent readability of aviator-type watches, Breitling has unveiled the new Superocean 44 Special to its Middle East customers – their very own “ocean pilot”.
Since 1957, Breitling’s Superocean models have combined exceptional performance with a technical and professional style. This new model embodies the range’s history with an original design, while maintaining its authenticity as a true diver’s watch. The Superocean 44 Special features a black steel case, black dial bearing large luminescent indications and a black ceramic bezel, ensuring perfect readability for divers at depths of up to 1,000 m (3,300 ft).
The striking contrast between the all-black exterior and the white indications, accentuated by a luminescent coating, provides users with optimal readability in the darkness of the oceans. The oversized markers come with large baton-type hands, clearly distinguishing hours from minutes. There are different shaped hour-markers for five-minute intervals, quarters and 12 o’clock, and the bezel has a 60-minute scale, also highlighting five-minute intervals, quarters and 12 o’clock.
The sturdy satin-brushed black steel case, is fitted with a twin-gasket screw-locked crown, guaranteeing water resistance. A safety valve serves to equal out the differences in pressure both inside and outside the watch as the wearer changes depths. The brand-new rotating bezel in shiny black ceramic, a particularly resistant high-tech material, guarantees users an accurate dive-time count-off, while the ratcheted profile ensures an optimal grip even when wearing gloves.
Commenting on the model’s arrival in the region, Aed Adwan, Breitling Middle East said: “The new Superocean 44 Special marks a new chapter in the conquest of water. The model is the perfect companion for our Middle East adventurers, with every detail designed to meet the demands of an authentic diver’s watch.”
The Superocean 44 Special is now available in Breitling Boutiques and stores across the Middle East, teamed with a black rubber strap featuring Breitling’s signature and raised central ridge, or a row of holes. Equipped with a 44 mm-diameter case, the Superocean 44 Special houses a selfwinding movement officially chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), the only precision and reliability benchmark based on an international norm.