Breitling Launches a Redesign of Its Superocean Watch

Lindsay Judge   |   04-07-2022

Swiss watchmaker Breitling has revealed a redesigned version of its sporty sea watch.  The new Superocean builds on the original design, taking inspiration from the pared-down aesthetic of the Superocean Slow Motion; a design from the sixties and seventies.


This is combined with new modern features and a bright colour palette for a new version of this watch that can be worn from the sea to the pool, to the beach bar!



The simple design pays homage to a time when divers were looking for a simplified design that focused on precision, timing and performance. With many features of the original Slow Motion still in place, this watch combines watchmaking expertise and style.


The collection was unveiled to VIP guests at the Wheels & Waves surf and motorcycle festival in Biarritz. Following the unveiling, a day of sea-themed activities with surprise appearances from European surf and screen personalities entertained guests.



Speaking from the festival, Breitling CEO Georges Kern said, “There’s a certain sameness to the look of most dive watches, but the Slow Motion always stood out from the crowd. We’re so pleased to introduce our modern take on this classic, the all-new Superocean.”


The new collection features a series of colourful designs in four sizes (46, 44, 42, and 36 mm). The colourful dials are paired with a choice of three case metals: steel, steel-gold, and bronze. Two strap options in rubber and a three-row metal bracelet offer a variety of styles so it can work for both sports and leisure.


The technical elements of this watch include it being water-resistant up to 300 metres, a scratchproof ceramic-inlayed bezel, broad hands and indexes coated in Super-LumiNova® that allow for exceptional readability underwater. It is also shock and saltwater-resistant.


The watch features an automatic Breitling Caliber 17 which comes with a 38-hour power reserve and a two-year warranty.



The collection also features an exclusive special edition Superocean Automatic 42 Kelly Slater. Co-designed with the surf champion and limited to 1000 pieces. This watch has a bold orange dial and military green rubber strap that won’t go unmissed! This watch is inspired by a timepiece Slater’s dad used to wear when he was surfing.



Of the collaboration, Slater says, “I’ve been co-creating watches with Breitling for the past few years but this one, in particular, is very personal. It’s inspired by my late father, who had a watch with an orange face that he used to wear surfing for as long as I can remember. The green and orange together is a colour scheme I used to like for the airbrushes on my boards growing up. That combination has always stuck with me.”


The new Superocean is now available at Breitling stores around the world and online.