For 2018 the line has been extended with three new 44 mm caliber B01 in-house powered chronographs (black/white, white/black, blue/white), two new 44 mm Tudor designed caliber B20 powered three-hand models (black and red gold, blue), and one new 42 mm B20 equipped three-hander in steel with a black dial and red gold bezel with black insert.
There were also three new 44 mm ETA powered Superocean chronographs released this year.
According to Breitling, “The unusual shape of the hands (triangular for the hours and lozenge-like for the minutes), along with the slightly cone-shaped hour markers, reinforces the ties today’s design has with its 1957 ancestor while ensuring optimal legibility, enhanced by luminescent markers.”
The new steel and gold with black dial and bezel is a particularly attractive combination, in my opinion. I do wonder why Breitling went with 42 and 44 mm diameter three-hand models (in addition to the 46 mm versions also available), especially considering this is the retro dive watch of the Breitling collection, not the modern Superocean line Seems like two sizes would have been enough, and even if there is a desire for three sizes why not go with 38 or 40 mm? The chronograph is now available in both B01 in-house and basic ETA powered iterations, and all are now available in a smaller 44 mm diameter case (46 mm is the current size).
The retail prices for the Breitling Superocean Heritage II collection range from $4560-$7990.
Learn more at Breitling.