Breitling will always be admired for their unsurpassed technological mastery. Perhaps more than most folk, Malaysians will be familiar with the acronyms ELT or Emergency Locator Transmitter. Breitling shrunk what was essentially a shoebox sized device into a watch, albeit with limitations on range. I like this fact. It says that Breitling products are as much about finish as they are about substance.
And this brings me to a fetching re-edition of their famous 1957 professional diver’s watch. The Superocean Heritage 46 Blacksteel Edition is masculine, understated and downright cool. It even bears the original 1950’s logo. The epitome of clarity, its triangular luminescent hour hand ensures easy readability even at gloomy ocean depths.
The original styling of this grand classic is accentuated by a perforated rubber strap. Brilliantly, it’s equipped with a clasp that offers comfort-enhancing extension within a few seconds. While it undoubtedly appeals with its original look and its subtle vintage touch, the Superocean Héritage also benefits from the latest high-tech developments, including the construction of the unidirectional 120-toothed bezel, water resistance to 200 meters (660 ft), the thick sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides, and the chronometer-certified mechanical selfwinding movement. A watch with a rich past for modern-day explorers.
The Superocean Héritage 46 Blacksteel Edition is exclusively issued in a 100-piece limited series distinguished by a blue bezel and a blue central chronograph seconds hand.