AS TIMEPIECES adapt to people’s changing lifestyles and developing technology, being fashionable remains a constant even among the adventurous.
Even since the first Breitling Superocean models were launched in 1957, they were distinguished for their diving prowess. This year, Breitling releases a new collection which retains its deep-water DNA, and features clean and sporty designs for men and women with active lifestyles.
“With the new Superocean Collection, we have created watches for people who want to explore the oceans, whether they are active in water sports or in clean-up initiatives. And, of course, they will excite any fan of Breitling’s design values,” the company said in a press release.
Travis Gan, Regional Retail Manager for Breitling Southeast Asia Importance, noted that precision is crucial for divers.
“[There’s a] lot of assurance for divers because of the capacity of the diving depth, as well as, the precision of the timing of the watch… For diving itself, you need to check the timing and the amount of oxygen that can last for the entire dive,” Mr. Gan told BusinessWorld during the collection’s launch at the Podium on Aug. 7.
Every new Superocean Collection watch features the Breitling Caliber 17, a movement that offers a power reserve of up to 38 hours. It comes in five different sizes.
The Superocean 36 is designed for women who want a compact-sized sport watch — it has a 36-millimeter stainless-steel case and a ratcheted unidirectional bezel. The Superocean 48 has an oversized 48-millimeter DLC-coated titanium case and blue ceramic bezel and soft-iron inner case for protection against the effects of magnetic fields. The Superocean 46 has a 46-millimeter case in black steel (DLC-coated stainless steel) and is built with a ratcheted unidirectional bezel. The Superocean 44 has a 44-millimeter stainless-steel case and a ratcheted unidirectional bezel. The Superocean 42 is crafted with a 42-milli-meter stainless-steel case with a choice of a black, white, or orange dial, It also has a ratcheted unidirectional bezel. The watches are water-resis-tant up to 20 bar (200 meters); 30 bar (300 meters); 200 bar (2,000 meters); 100 bar (1,000 meters; and 50 bar (500 meters), respectively.
Non-divers may also wear it as a fashion statement.
“This is a versatile watch for anybody,” Mr. Gan said. “It’s not just necessary for divers. It can also be an everyday or even a weekend watch.”
For information, visit www.breitling.com. — Michelle Anne P. Soliman