Breitling ocean-pilot watch good for air, sea or land

The excellent legibility is there for all to see in black and white.

 

Superocean 44 Special
Superocean 44 Special

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.

Superocean 44 Special

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.

Superocean 44 Special

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.

For a behind-the-scenes update from Bani McSpedden on all matters wristworthy, please sign up for our free weekly watch-next newsletter.

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Plusone Linkedin