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Replica Buying Guide Breitling Superocean Heritage Automatic Chronograph Black Dial Black Rubber Men’s Watch

I can only assume the black model will be just as handsome, even though the rich colors of the dials and bezels for the blue and brown models is difficult to pass up, if you’re going to go for colour in a dive watch in any respect. (Significantly, the colours have been “copperhead bronze” and “gun blue,” per Breitling).The strap on the brown version is rubber-lined leather and it is quite thick, so giving every impression of being almost as durable as the metal mesh bracelet. The buckle has a micro-adjustment attribute, which lets you fine-tune the match, although basic strap length is a little more difficult to adjust, since it requires cutting the strap into the approximate right length first. The micro-adjustment mechanism is simple to use: Only push in to unlock it, and you can alter the point of attachment of the strap inside the buckle to match. Fit and finish with this sub-$5,000 watch is quite good indeed. The hands and dial markers pick up lighting beautifully and the Superocean is, as it needs to be, immediately legible under just about any lighting conditions you would care to throw at it (including total darkness). Aside from legibility, however, it struck me throughout the time I wore it as a really beautiful view, with a sort of elegance I have missed in a few of Breitling’s latest inventions. The shapes of the hands and indexes, in addition to the warm glow and saturation of the dial and bezel colors, goes to show you that making an aesthetically nuanced tool see needn’t be an oxymoron (I can’t quite believe I am describing a Breitling as “aesthetically nuanced,” but there you have it).

Breitling Superocean Heritage Automatic Chronograph Black Dial Black Rubber Men's Watch A1332024-B908BKPD3

The bezel feels slightly stiff, dropping into half-minute stops as you rotate it the upside of a specific degree of immunity, of course, is that you feel when you put the bezel that it is not going anywhere. One of the most interesting details of the Superocean Héritage is what is under the hood — in this situation, the Breitling caliber B20. This is sort of an in-house movement, and sort of not; it’s based on the Tudor grade MT5612, that was initially introduced by Tudor in the Pelagos. There are some differences between the MT5612, as used by Tudor, and the B20 — for something, the B20 has more traditional finishing than MT5612, which includes an almost modernist appearance, with bead-blasted bridges rather than the Geneva stripes used from the Breitling model. The other major difference is that the B20 does not have a silicon equilibrium spring, meaning less immunity to magnetic fields. However, a lot of the value of the movement remains there. The B20 is, like the standard MT5612, a tough movement designed for hard usage, with a balance bridge (providing a little better protection against shock) plus a freesprung, adjustable mass balance — and, of course, a 70 hour electricity reserve.Because of this closed caseback, you can’t see the movement, which can be a bit of a shame, but you can certainly tell it is there from the functioning of the watch. Certainly, this chronometer-certified caliber came through in daily use — I would anticipate the lookout to drift a bit on its rate over time but during the 1 week I wore it gained just one second per day, which can be stellar performance by almost any standard. Wider usage by Breitling of this movement (and I can only assume they’ll deploy it elsewhere within the next year or two) will make a significant change in how prospective buyers evaluate the value proposition of Breitling watches.

Breitling Superocean Heritage Automatic Chronograph Black Dial Black Rubber Men's Watch A1332024-B908BKPD3

The ceramic bezel doesn’t look the exact same, and the metal one, using its very simple markers was a little more elegant looking. The Superocean Heritage II’s ceramic bezel is quite similar, but has a little more of a matte finish (to be expected) and now a Super-LumiNova luminant-filled pip at 12 o’clock on the rotating bezel. This ups the practical cred of this Superocean Heritage II, but it does take a bit away in the quasi-minimalist yet masculine design that made the first Superocean Heritage so lovely and charming.In images the lume pip on the bezel is barely noticeable, and in individual it is a little more obvious. I wouldn’t say that this feature is not welcome as it does add performance, but the lume does remove a bit from the first appeal of this layout – which never apologized for making some aesthetic choices in lieu of functional considerations. What I actually would have enjoyed for Breitling to do is present a bezel that seemed exactly the same as the first, in ceramic, with each of the markers on the bezel painted in white luminant. One change is the date is at 6 o’clock on both the 46mm-wide and 42mm-wide versions – before the 42mm version had the date at the less desirable 3 o’clock hour marker that tended to twist with dial symmetry. The Superocean Heritage II alters the style of the text to the dial only a bit, though the text actually says exactly the exact same thing. The sizing and other small details are that are changed.

Breitling Superocean Heritage Automatic Chronograph Black Dial Black Rubber Men's Watch A1332024-B908BKPD3

Stainless steel case with a black rubber strap. Uni-directional rotating stainless steel bezel with a black top ring. Black dial with luminous silver-tone hands and index hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Luminescent hands and markers. Date display at the 3 o’clock position. Chronograph – three sub-dials displaying: 60 second, 30 minute and 12 hour. Automatic movement with a 42 hour power reserve. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Screw locked crown. Solid case back. Case diameter: 46 mm. Case thickness: 16.4 mm. Round case shape. Band width: 24 mm / 20 mm. Deployment clasp. Water resistant at 200 meters / 660 feet. Functions: chronograph, date, hour, minute, second. Luxury watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronograph Black Dial Black Rubber Mens Watch A1332024-B908BKPD3.

Information


  • Breitling

  • Superocean Heritage

  • A1332024-B908BKPD3

  • Men’s

  • Swiss Made

  • Automatic

  • Breitling Calibre 13

  • 42 hours

Case


  • 46 mm

  • 16.4 mm

  • Stainless Steel

  • Round

  • Solid

Dial


  • Analog

  • Black

  • Scratch Resistant Sapphire

  • Luminous Silver-tone

  • Minute Markers around the outer rim

  • Index

  • Three – 60 Second, 30 Minute and 12 Hour

  • Hands and Markers

  • Uni-directional Rotating Stainless Steel

  • Screw Locked

Band


  • Strap

  • Black (Diver Pro III) Rubber

  • Black

  • 8.5 inches

  • 24-20 mm

  • Deployment

Features


  • 200 meters / 660 feet

  • Date display at the 3 o’clock position

  • Chronograph, Chronometer, Date, Hour, Minute, Second

  • Calendar, Chronograph, Chronometer, Rubber, Stainless Steel

Additional Info


  • Luxury Watches
  • 2 Year Jomashop Warranty


  • 845960069137

  • BTA1332024-B908BKPD3

  • A1332024/B908 155S-A20D.2

  • Watches

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