News · 01/07/2022

Breitling - SuperOcean «Slow Motion»

THE OCEAN IS CALLING - Breitling presents its sporty Superocean collection in a new, cool design with a
modern and reduced aesthetics. This contemporary, clean look is reminiscent of the distinctive SuperOcean "Slow Motion" from the 1960s and 1970s. Today, Breitling adds new technical features and fresh colors. Strictly speaking, it is no longer a pure diving watch. Surfing, swimming, drinks at the beach bar: everything is possible.

In the 1960s, scuba diving was all the rage, inspired by the adventures of legendary ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau. When diving back then, timing was crucial
and was measured almost exclusively in minutes. During this time, Breitling not only wanted to present the best diving watch, but also to give it its own recognizable style.

For this early SuperOcean, Breitling's designers removed all superfluous functions that did not fit the specific and potentially life-saving needs of divers. A high-contrast dial ring was designed for the critical minute scale, and finer indices were replaced with prominent luminescent hands for easier readability. And finally the boldest step was that Breitling did away with the second hand because divers didn't really need it. It was replaced by a revolutionary minute-based chronograph, dubbed “Slow Motion” because it took an hour to fully rotate the dial.