The new watch from Breitling celebrates its partnership with Outerknown which is an environment-friendly clothing company and is also co-founded by surfing icon Kelly Slater. In line with the partnership, the watch features a strap crafted from ECONYL yarn produced from nylon waste. Obviously, both brands work with Ocean Conservancy to raise awareness of the problem of marine waste and to motivate people to help clean the oceans.
With the Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown, Breitling is using a sustainable material for the first time in its history. Recycled materials are often looked down by some buyers but in these times, we all need to make an effort and many brands recognize this effort to make a substantial contribution to the planet or else we all suffer in the end. The NATO strap made from ECONYL® yarn is a regenerated nylon material created from nylon waste. There is an abundance of this waste material in our oceans all over the world. The strap comes in a taffeta dark blue design, a nod to one of the clothing company’s products. This color also signifies a strong connection to the oceans. Talking about going green, the watch is also delivered in a packaging made entirely of recycled materials.
Going to the watch itself, the Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown features a black DLC-coated 44 mm stainless-steel case. And at the back of the screwed steel caseback is an engraved Outerknown logo, a neat design to be honest. On the watch face is a sturdy sapphire with double anti-reflective coating beefing up the legibility of the diver’s watch. Meanwhile, the screw-locked crown also ensures proper water resistance that is certified up to 200 meters. It is a capable dive watch with an ultrahard scratch and shock-resistant unidirectional ceramic bezel featuring a luminescent central dot at the 12 o’clock position, a very handy tool indeed for a professional diver. This dot has a super-LumiNova® coating that compliments the rest of the dial and gives off a blue light.
Moving on to the blue dial, the legibility is indeed superb. It features nice matte gray “SuperOcean” inscription accented by white elements. The prominent central second hands looks very cool. Moreover, the subdials are characterized by their white accents and black nickel-plated indexes. We can also see the familiar B in the Breitling logo with a black nickel-plated finish. Instead of sea green illumination like most diver’s watches use, the Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown uses blue light for the hour and minute hands that perfectly complements the overall theme of the watch.
Powering the Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown is the automatic Breitling Caliber 13 beating at 28,800 a/h or 4 Hertz. The in-house movement is COSC-certified and made in Switzerland. The brand’s uncompromising commitment to design excellence is reflected in the movement. Furthermore, the watch offers at least 42 hours of power reserve, perfect for a chronograph and a diver’s. Visit Breitling here.