Breitling Superocean Heritage 46 WatchOn December 29, 2008 by breiblog
Breitling’s Superocean Heritage 46 watch from Breitling’s Aeromarine Collection known for a few things. It’s known for its 660 foot water resistance, its known for its 1950 style logo, and its known for its weird and quirky minute hand. All reasons why a Breitling watch has a coveted and almost cult like following. Design and luxury have no limit when a Breitling watch is created and the Superocean Heritage 46, available in two sizes, 38 mm and 46 mm, is no exception.
Even though the Breitling Superocean Heritage 46 is based on celebrating past Breitling Superocean watches, some features are updated including a steel and aluminum construction fitted bezel with a 120 tooth unidirectional mechanism instead of a synthetic bezel; and instead of the old school mineral glass, the Breitling Superocean Heritage 46 uses scratch resistance and glareproofed sapphire crystal on both case sides.
As with every Breitling watch, the Breitling Superocean Heritage 46 boast a Breitling 17 caliber, self winding mechanical movement, 40 hour minimum power reserve, 28,800 vibrations per hour, 25 jewels, dial aperture calendar, steel case, screw-locked crown with two gaskets, and a screwed in caseback.
The picture above shows my favorite Superocean Heritage 46 watch complete with self-winding movement, a steel case, black dial, and Ocean Classic bracelet in steel. The Ocean Classic bracelet in steel is by far the best bracelet for a Superocean Heritage 46 watch. It’s sleek and smooth with an intricate braided pattern and distinct design. Of course you can try the Ocean Racer strap in black, blue or red, but to me it just doesn’t do justice to the watch case.