The Breitling Superocean 44 is fitted with a sturdy thick case measuring 44 mm in width and 16.7 mm in thickness. Available on three different straps —leather Superocean, rubber Ocean Racer and rubber Diver Pro— or on the Professional stainless steel bracelet, this watch has all the right attributes to become a daily wearer and to be submitted to the daily abuse of any watchlifestyler. Robust, yet good looking, the Superocean is also built to last and withstand the abuse from all types of marine activities.
Conceived as a diver's watch, the Superocean 44 comes with a depth rating of 2,000m/6600ft. The dial is matte finished, well balanced with numerals at 9 and 6 o'clock and available in five different 'Abyss' variations —yellow, orange, red, blue, and white— with just a hint of color on the word 'Superocean', the seconds hand and the border around the date aperture.
With a double-coated anti-reflective thick sapphire crystal and a safety valve that balances out differences in pressure inside and outside the case, the Superocean 44 looks up to par next to any other diving watch in its class.
The bezel is solid, thick and very easy to grip and turn with or without diving gloves. The bezel insert is made of a rubber composite —fitted with stainless steel numbers marking the quarters and dots for the first 15 minutes between 60 and 15— that under natural light appears to be more graphite gray than black; something we actually love about it. For those wishing
to combine elegance with performance, Breitling also offers a variation with
an 18K rose gold bezel insert.
This beautiful watch comes fitted with Breitling's Calibre 17 —based on the ETA 2824-2— offering a power-reserve of at least 40 hours. The Superocean 44 Abyss Yellow dial ref. A1739102.BA78.134A has a sticker price of $3,890 and it's the perfect entry level watch for anyone just about to become a watchlifestyler. This watch is sturdy, masculine and has a strong wrist presence.
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