Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
Details at this point on the watch from Breitling are zero except for what you see above - so I need to give you the "Ariel predictions." Size of the steel watch will be at least 44mm wide, perhaps a bit larger. It will have a slightly domed sapphire crystal and lots of durability. Water resistance will be at least 300 meters, but could be much higher given Breitling's competition and the ability for its owners to have bragging points. Bezel is very much a hybrid between the Superocean Heritage and some of Breitling's more modern styles. Note the 'futuristic' looking numeral font on the rotating diver's bezel.
A splash of color is placed on the flange. Here it is yellow, and I have a feeling that it will vary with the dial color. Breitling here gives up the dial hour marker look that is becoming popular on a few of its other watches. While it looks cool, I think they may prove to be too large for optimal reading. Nevertheless, the hands and hour markers are going to be slathered in SuperLumiNova luminant. Inside the watch will be an automatic movement that has been COSC Chronometer certified. Breitling has matched the new Superocean here to its standard "port hole" rubber strap, but I think it will look really nice on a metal bracelet. This functionally styled Breitling is exactly what has been selling well for the brand lately, and I think the design really helps clean up the look of the older model, as well as helps it stand out more in the overall collection of Breitling watches.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.