Breitling held it’s annual summit in Dubai this week where they unveiled many new novelties including the next chapter in its partnership with Outerknown and the latest timepiece to join the Superocean family
Breitling has announced two new launches in partnership with Outerknown, the sustainable clothing brand co-founded by surfing legend and Breitling Surfer Squad member Kelly Slater. In addition to the new Superocean Outerknown watch, Breitling introduces the first Outerknown ECONYL® yarn NATO strap collection. The 18 ecologically responsible straps, which will dress up any Breitling watch, are crafted from ECONYL® yarn, a material created from regenerated nylon waste, one source of which is fishing nets from the world’s oceans.
Breitling has always been connected to its diving watches but in recent years the watchmaker has developed a strong commitment to cleaning the world’s oceans and has been organising beach clean-ups and improvements around the world through its partnerships with Kelly Slater.
In 2018, Breitling celebrated the partnerships with its Superocean Heritage Chronograph 44 Outerknown and this year the partnership develops once more by offering a new watch inspired by this partnership. The Superocean Outerknown and the Outerknown ECONYL® Yarn NATO Strap Collection launched last month in Los Angeles.
The Breitling Superocean Outerknown features a 44-millimeter stainless-steel case with a ratcheted unidirectional bezel, a feature that allows divers to time their dives accurately. It has a green dial and central hour, minute, and second hands that, like the numerals and indexes, are coated with Super-LumiNova®, a luminescent material that makes them easily readable in any lighting conditions. The watch features a khaki green Outerknown NATO strap made of ECONYL® yarn – an innovative material created from nylon waste, recovered among others from the ocean – one source of which is fishing nets from oceans around the world.
The Superocean Outerknown is powered by a Breitling Caliber 17, which offers a power reserve of approximately 38 hours. The COSC-certified chronometer is water resistant to 100 bar/1000 meters, so it will more than meet the needs of any underwater adventurer. The watch’s screwed stainless-steel case back is engraved with the Outerknown logo.
As well as the launch of the watch itself Breitling introduced the new Outerknown ECONYL® Yarn NATO Strap Collection. 18 straps are created in this innovative material, allowing the wearer to have the flexibility to change the watch strap as they please. The straps are available in six colors and the buckles come in two finishes: stainless steel and black DLC-coated stainless steel, and with two different size options.