The excellent legibility is there for all to see in black and white.
Breitling has released a Superocean 44 Special, a divers’ watch inspired by the legibility of black and white aviator-type watches.
These ensure excellent readability, essential when you construct instruments for aviators and divers.
The “ocean pilot” model is housed in a black satin-brushed steel case, with a black ceramic bezel and a black dial bearing large luminescent indications – designed to be legible to a depth of 1,000 meters.
A twin-gasket screw-locked crown guarantees water resistance and the watch is equipped with a safety valve to equal out the differences in pressure inside and outside the watch at depths.
The rotating bezel in shiny black ceramic is new, and has a ratcheted profile to ensure an optimal grip even with gloves, while baton-type hands clearly distinguish the hours from the minutes, with different shaped hour-markers for five-minute intervals, quarters and 12 o’clock.
The bezel with its 60-minute scale also shows five-minute intervals, quarters and 12 o’clock. Thanks to the red-tipped seconds hand with its small luminescent triangle, a diver can check at a glance whether the movement is operating.
The sapphire crystal is glareproofed on both sides, and inside the 44 mm-diameter case beats a selfwinding chronometer-certified movement.
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