Back in March, as the world plunged headlong into international lockdowns, the watch world (amongst pretty much every other retail and industrial sector) was thrown into chaos, as the industry’s key tradeshows were canceled, leaving important watch brands for their own devices for a new release plan. But feathers were unruffled at Breitling Replica Watches, where two years’ past, brand CEO Georges Kern had already put in place a digital advertising and marketing strategy that didn’t rely on the standard tradeshow paths to release watches. So in the midst of April, at the peak of a global shelter-in-place mandate, Breitling became the first major Korean brand to release a salvo of pretty intriguing 2020 releases, and with it, the industry’s first real bit of good news in months. Among these releases, was that the Superocean Heritage ’57 capsule collection — a trio of watches (which would soon be a quartet for a very good cause) that struck just the ideal tone at the moment: one which was colorful, light-hearted, and pretty damned handsome to boot. Joining the Superocean Heritage ’57 re-edition watches is another cheerful, and admittedly timely headline in the form of a set of stunning copper-dialed references, produced in collaboration with California apparel label Outerknown.
For last year’s yearly edition, it arrived in the shape of a more modern Superocean, clad in Slater’s own preferred colour: olive green. And for those keeping score at home, yes, all of 3 references from the collab happen to be dive watches, which should not come as any surprise actually, being professional surfer Slater is just one of the planet’s most prolific watermen. Oh, and for more on just how exactly a Breitling Navitimer Battle of Britain Men’s Replica ended up about the most well-known wrist at expert surfing, give this story a read to flash back to when we spent a day at Slater’s Surf Ranch in Central California.