Breitling may be the aviation experts, but they also manufacture superb technical diver’s watches and diving chronographs within their Superocean collection. First introduced in 1957 during the peak of the diving watch popularity, Breitling’s Superocean of that era offered an impressive waterproofness depth of 200m. Built with professional divers and military in mind, the vintage Breitling Superoceans of the 1950s were robust diving instruments that could withstand extreme marine elements. Over the years, Breitling has enhanced and improved both the design and technical capabilities of the Superocean line and today the Superocean collection includes a versatile range of water resistance depths, sizes, and styles, for both men and women.
Popular Breitling Superocean Models
The Breitling Superocean II 42 series includes watches with water resistance of 500m, rubber unidirectional rotating bezel, date window, and highly luminous markers for optimal legibility underwater. They are powered by the Breitling Caliber 17 automatic chronometer-certified mechanical movement and outfitted with a rubber strap. The Breitling Superocean II 44 collection is not only larger, but also boasts double the water resistance able to safely plunge down to 1,000m deep.
The Breitling Superocean Chronograph collection presents a dynamic diving watch with colorful sporty accents in a choice of red, orange, yellow, and blue. A more luxurious edition is also available with an 18k rose gold and steel configuration. Equipped with the COCS certified Breitling Caliber 13, the Breitling Superocean Chronograph provides great practicality with time, date, and chronograph functions.
Further cementing its position as the chronograph expert, Breitling invented the first chronograph to be waterproof and fully operational to an incredible depth of 2,000m with the groundbreaking Superocean Chronograph M2000. This feat is possible thanks to a Breitling patented magnetic push-piece system.
For the ladies looking for a luxury diving watch, Breitling has the Superocean II 36, which looks particularly elegant in the all-white version. Able to safely reach 200m deep, the automatic Breitling Caliber 17 provides 40 hours of power reserve and both time and date functions.
For those in the market for a technical, sporty, and luxurious diver’s watch, the Breitling Superocean checks off all the boxes. Used Breitling Superocean II watches, pre-owned Breitling Superocean Chronograph models, previously owned ladies’ Superocean II 36 timepieces, and secondhand Superocean Chronograph M2000 in the secondary market provide unparalleled diving instruments at great low prices.