Published by Pierre-Paul Godts
Life in cool blue
Breitling offers its vision of summer reflecting the sky, the sea and boundless horizons with its total blue-look Superocean 42 diver’s watch that brings a fresh and original touch to every wrist.
It surges confidently through the waves with its ultra-sturdy steel case water-resistant to 1500 meters (5,000 ft). It makes its way through changing fashions in bold style with its explosive look and dynamic numerals. Breitling offers a youthful, sporty and modern take on the Superocean 42 paying vibrant tribute to its aquatic vocation. In this 2,000-piece limited edition, the ratcheted unidirectional rotating bezel is clad in blue rubber – a shade picked up on the dial with its luminescent hands and hour-markers and on the rubber strap embossed with the Breitling signature. The result is an appealing play on colors and materials enhanced by the steel finish that is polished on the case and satinbrushed on the bezel numerals. While the new Superocean 42 looks set to be a summertime star on the beach, on the town and in the ocean depths, it nonetheless boasts all the characteristics of a true Breitling instrument for professionals, including peerless functionality and readability. It is equipped with a selfwinding movement chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), the highest benchmark in terms of precision and reliability and the only one based on an international standard. Superocean 42: gear up for a cool blue summer.
Movement: Breitling Caliber 17, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, selfwinding, high-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 25 jewels. Calendar. Case: steel, 2,000-piece limited series. Water-resistant to 1,500 m/5,000 ft. Screwlocked crown. Ratcheted unidirectional rotating bezel. Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides. Diameter: 42 mm Dial: Mariner blue. Strap: blue rubber Diver Pro III.