The Superocean is Breitling’s answer to a professional dive watch
In the 1950s, a booming dive market led to the surfacing of a slew of dive wristwatch models—the Rolex Submariner, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, the Omega Seamaster and, of course, the Breitling Superocean. These names have since become classics in their own right and continue to thrill enthusiasts today.
In the case of the Superocean, it marked a departure from the pilot watches that Breitling had long been known for when it was introduced in 1957, and it made quite a buzz for being able to dive into a depth of up to 600ft (or 183m).
Today’s Superocean is more robust than ever, complete with COSC-certified movements. At the recent Baselworld, Breitling has widened the offering to several case sizes—48mm, 46mm, 44mm, 42mm, as well as a 36mm designed specially for women.