Redesigned for 2019, Breitling’s Superocean collection is available in a variety of sizes and colors.
The Superocean 42, in particular, is one of the few Breitling timepieces that is relatively affordable, and despite being powered by an outsourced 4Hz automatic Sellita or ETA movement with 25 jewels and a 38-hour power reserve, it is still A rather attractive timepiece worthy of your attention.
The Superocean 42 measures 42mm x 13.3mm and weighs 120 grams on a rubber strap, which fits well on many wrist sizes without feeling too heavy. Stainless steel case with screw-down crown, solid steel caseback and curved sapphire crystal. The unidirectional diving bezel is stainless steel with black anodized aluminum inserts and is rated to a depth of 500 meters.
This accurate model Super Ocean Auto 42 Reference. The A17366D71B2S1 is nearly identical to the existing black dial/black bezel model Ref. A17366021B1S1 – Apart from the newly added red flange, it is so called “ECOM EXCLUSIVE”. The price is the same, so you can buy the black version or the black and red version with a black diver’s professional rubber strap.
Breitling Top Time x Triumph Breitling has announced a new partnership with Triumph, another British motorcycle manufacturer.
Following a 2019 partnership with Norton Motorcycles, a company that closed in 2020 but recently reopened under new management, Breitling presumably moved to a more stable brand. Breitling has one of the largest customer bases in the UK, which is likely to be the reason to partner with the British motorcycle manufacturer again.
Triumph Motorcycles was founded in 1983, about 100 years after Breitling, founded by Leon Breitling in Saint-Imière, Switzerland (now in Grünchen), has always focused on aviation, however, as George Cohen (CEO and minority shareholder) ) to continue to grow the company, and he obviously wants to expand his audience through motorcycles, cars or otherwise.
In the first collaboration, there are two nearly identical timepieces, one produced as a series and the other limited to 270 pieces. Interestingly, the limited edition is only available to those who purchased a Triumph collaboration motorcycle co-branded with the Breitling “B” logo on the motorcycle seat and side.
Whether you’re buying a motorcycle, a regular production timepiece, or a limited-edition timepiece, ice blue stands out on all three. According to Breitling, the blue Triumph Thunderbird 6T from 1951 and the rare blue dial Breitling Top Time Ref. 815 from the 1970s are the source of this unique light blue hue.
In addition to the icy blue dial, each watch features the Triumph logo at 12 o’clock and a laser-engraved sketch of the Triumph parallel-twin engine design on the caseback. The watches are virtually identical, with a slightly different ice blue dial, and the limited edition (Ref. A233111A1C1X1) variant has XXX/270 engraved on the caseback instead of the “TOP TIME” shown on the standard production version (Ref. A23311121C1X1).
Perhaps most interesting to me is that the standard Breitling Top Time Triumph model offers a bow-patterned dial, also known as the “Zorro dial” – which consists of a straight-grained brushed icy blue dial, not a limited edition Version. Instead, the Limited Edition comes in the exact same color, with a standard sunburst finish. The regular model is probably the best option, although if you don’t care too much about the Triumph, either of these watch faces may not be a good choice.
The fake Breitling Top Time Triumph and Breitling Top Time Triumph Limited Edition feature a 41mm x 14.27mm stainless steel case, a push-fit crown, a domed sapphire crystal and a robust snap-lock stainless steel caseback (30m depth rating). A 4 Hz, 25 jewels, 48-hour power reserve, outsourced Sellita automatic movement SW500-1 measuring 30 mm x 7.9 mm for hours, minutes, central chronograph seconds (accurate to 1/4 second) and 30-minute chronograph.