The Breitling Superocean boasts a strong 44mm stainless-steel case, multihued dials and a range of stainless-steel bracelets and color-matching rubber straps that compliment what is either a stainless-steel pin buckle or clasp closure. Fresh and athletic, the Superocean is not just prepared for the needs of the high seas with waterproofing up to 100 metres, yet it will also appeal to those who prefer to splash around in the breaking waves or the swimming pool.
For women, the Superocean Automatic 36 is designed for ladies needing a watch that blends flexibility, quality and beauty. The Superocean Automatic 36 has a strong 36mm stainless-steel case, white or blue face and either a stainless-steel bracelet or a matching white or dark blue rubber strap. This is a watch that is not only prepared for the needs of the deep seas with waterproofing to 200 metres, yet the modern and athletic Superocean Automatic 36 will also be appealing to those women for whom their favourite kind of fun takes place nearer the beach.
A high end watchmaker famous for making both watches and intelligent measuring tools in his St. Imier factory, Léon Breitling was a respected name in the Swiss horology community. Indeed, in just a little time, the smart features that he made for his pocket watches made Léon’s brand a top one.
Then, in 1889, Léon Breitling was awarded a patent for a minimalist watch, which separated itself from the pack with a smart style, simple manufacturing and easy up keep. In fact, Léon Breitling put most of his effort on chronographs, which were becoming more and more popular in the last 19th century for their industrial, military and scientific uses as well as for sporting reasons.
The Breitling Family Tradition Continues
When Leon’s son Gaston took over the family brand in 1914 after his father passed away, he channelled the older man’s creative spirit and strong love for chronographs, which he showed in 1915 with the release of one of the globe’s very first chronographs with an iconic push-piece right over the watch crown.
Breitling would garner a great amount of fanfare and esteem until 1952 with the release of a totally original watch that to this day remains a legend. The Breitling Navitimer is an amalgamation of the words navigation and timer, boasting as it does with the flight specific slide rule that was first launched with the Chronomat watch. Certainly, it is no surprise that thousands of pilots, airlines and aircraft manufacturers have decided to go with this timepiece.
After the registration of Breitling Montres SA in 1982, the brand moved to the town of Grenchen under new ownership. Indeed, the company had its 100th anniversary in 1984 with a totally renovated Chronomat marking the occasion. This was a watch famous for its bezel and its stunning automatic calibre. The watch was inspired by a watch that Breitling had created the year before the famous flying group Frecce Tricolori.
Another major moment for the brand came in May 2017, when Breitling was purchased by CVC Capital Partners and in July of that year, Georges Kern took on the mantle of CEO. With his group, Kern, who had by then forged a top reputation in horology, was able to continue the extremely beautiful Breitling story whose roots stretched all the way back to a miniscule factory in St. Imier in the late 19th century.