Breitling Reprises theSuperOcean

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In the 1960s, scuba diving was all the rage, inspired by the adventures of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau. Timing being critical in diving, Breitling’s designers set out to create the ideal diver’s watch, one that was technically perfect while also sporting the brand’s famous style panache.

The result was the SuperOcean, featuring a high contrast dial ring and clunky luminescent batons for better underwater visibility. In, arguably, the boldest move of them all, Breitling eliminated the second hand altogether and replaced it with the revolutionary minutes-based chronograph, dubbed the “Slow Motion” because it took an hour to make a full rotation of the dial.

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