The Breitling Superocean is Worth Knowing About

The Superocean has been a part of the Breitling catalog for more than 60 years and has evolved into a broad product offering for the company. Though it’s well-known among enthusiasts, it’s not as popular with the general public as the Omega Seamaster and Rolex Submariner. That said, the Super Ocean is worth knowing, so let’s take a closer look.

Breitling offers the current Superocean in several case sizes ranging from 36mm to 46mm. The largest case size features a unique side grip, but the others have a more traditional design. Multiple colors are available, including green, white, blue, black, yellow, brown, orange, and turquoise. Breitling has offered alternative material options, such as PVD-coated steel and bronze. Some Superoceans come on matching metal bracelets, but Breitling offers many variants on a thick rubber strap. Some are available for purchase separately, including some NATO options. 

03 superocean 46 in black steel with blue dial and blue diver pro iii rubber strap

The Superocean isn’t as robust a dive watch as some, but it does offer a stout water resistance rating and water-friendly features. The watch can offer up to 300 meters or 1,000 feet of water resistance, depending on the model. Some stop at 200 meters or 660 feet, but most have a deeper water rating than most people will ever use. The watch has a unidirectional rotating bezel for dive timing, and the screw-down crown helps keep the case watertight.

Newer Superocean models use the Breitling 17 movement, which offers a 38-hour power reserve and 26 jewels. Other recent variants came with the Breitling 13, which has a 42-hour power reserve. 

If Breitling isn’t your thing and you don’t want to step up to a Rolex, consider the Omega Seamaster. It’s also available in several colors and metal options. Seiko and Grand Seiko offer fantastic dive watch options in price ranges from cheap to premium, and they feature unique designs that stand out. 

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