Breitling’s impressive manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. This meant we also had a chance to spend some time with the brand-new Breitling Superocean II that was introduced shortly before Baselworld 2015. Here we take a look at the 44-mm version with metallic blue dial, matching blue bezel insert, and rubber strap.You can choose between a 44- and 42-mm version with either black or blue dial, but only the 44-mm model features an integrated helium- release valve at 9 o’clock, making it the most “professional” version, with a water resistance of 1,000 meters and partially satin-brushed surfaces.
The unidirectional bezel is still partially filled with rubber, which looks amazing, but to be honest we had initially hoped for something different, like ceramic, after the recent re-introduction of the Breitling Replica UK Chronoliner.
As you have probably noticed, the dial is rather busy (which is typical for Breitling) but still surprisingly legible. It comes with an internal circle of 24-hour indexes, which includes the only aspect we found to criticize: the “15” at 3 o’clock is partially covered by the date window and somehow closer to the Cheap Breitling Replica center of the dial then the rest of the numerals. It could have been simply left out instead.
Other than that, the new Breitling Superocean II offers well-built quality and is as Breitling Replica Watches as they come, which means this redesign can be considered another happy landing for this aviation-associated brand.
What we liked very much:
The typical look and feel of a Breitling
Beautiful color combination
The mix of polished and satin-brushed parts
The slightly slimmer case
What we absolutely loved:
The redesigned bezel is much more functional and visually closer to what you expect from a dive watch
Wide choice in sizes, colors and straps