Adjustments to the Superocean Heritage II over the I’m subtle but significant. What Breitling Watches Uk Replica actually did is address the “aging” of this Superocean Heritage, which was all about parts and materials over layout. The Superocean Heritage has been and is still a good money-maker for Breitling, being one of its most popular and appealing models. The Superocean title is derived from a historic diving view of the exact same name released about 70 years back by Breitling, whose appearance has been “revived” in the Superocean Heritage. Since we have photographs of both the Generation I and Generation II in this review, the fastest way to identify them is by taking a look at the hour and minute hand. If the hour hand is bisected and the second hand sports a more dramatic tapering, it’s the Generation II.While it’s increasingly common for luxury watch manufacturers to accompany “The Rolex Way” of updating existing versions over and over again as time continues, the practice is more rare than you might be led to believe. Though, lately manufacturers have seen value in sticking to “pillar” products and continually refining them over time so as to make them appealing to new clients and to encourage existing customers to update. That’s really just something you can do with a good heart design. Breitling has more or less followed this tactic, but at a very different way, While they certainly have their share of pillar versions, there are cases when fresh creation versions of existing names aren’t necessarily enhanced previous variants. Sometimes they’re merely “different,” without a transparent reason why.
Breitling as a brand is perhaps best known for their big, masculine chronographs in aviation and diving styles, and no watch exemplifies manliness quite like the Super Avenger. At 48mm, this is one of Breitling’s larger timepieces, eclipsed only by the Emergency. Limited editions of the Super Avenger have been made previously, such as the military 24-hour version we covered here. However, this is the first time this watch has received the boutique edition treatment and the addition of the brand’s first in-house manufacture chronograph caliber, the Breitling 01. The result is the aptly named Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition.
The dial of the new Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition is in the brand’s signature “Volcano Black” with contrasting red highlights on the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, the “Edition Limitee” text above the 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, and the highly visible central second hand. Running seconds can be found at 9 o’clock, and a date indicator has been wedged in at 4:30. The hour and minute hands are large and lumed, as are the hour indices and inverted triangle design at 12 o’clock, which should provide good legibility at night and while diving.
The Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition is fitted with a ratcheted uni-directional rotating diver’s bezel with a luminous pip at 12 o’clock and engraved 5-minute indicators to track elapsed time. The crown is screw-locked and designed for easy gripping with a grooved pattern, and the chronograph pushers are set into crenellated fittings evocative of the walls of a castle. Crown guards ensure that the crown is protected in the event of knocks or impacts to the side of the case.
Within the Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition beats the manufacture Breitling 01 caliber, a first for the Avenger collection of watches. This is a COSC Chronometer-certified self-winding mechanical movement featuring a column wheel chronograph with vertical clutch. It oscillates at the very modern frequency of 28,800vph, or 4Hz, which enables chronograph accuracy to within 1/4th of a second. The movement features 47 jewels and offers a power reserve of 70 hours, as well as an instant date change mechanism.
The Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition features a solid caseback with a vintage-looking pin-up logo and “Special delivery” inscription in red. The watch is water-resistant to 300m, or 1,000ft, and is fitted with Breitling’s signature Professional bracelet. Although this Boutique Edition hasn’t changed anything too drastically from the design of the original Super Avenger, it represents a cost effective way to obtain a manufacture Breitling chronograph in an ultra-masculine case with some added exclusivity. This is a 100-piece special limited edition available exclusively from Breitling boutiques, and is priced at $7,800. breitling.com