The Superocean Was Breitling’s First Dive Watch, Released in 1957
Heading into the 1950s, Breitling was already famous for its aviation Breitling replica watches for sale, gaining popularity among pilots since the initial release of their aviator chronograph in 1936. But Breitling also has a rich history in the maritime sports and diving sector, which we will explore today.
In the late 1940s and 1950s, dive watches became extremely popular. Omega released the Seamaster in 1948, while Rolex released the Submariner, Blancpain the Fifty Fathoms, and Zodiac the Seawolf in 1953. This demand coincided with the boom of nautical sports such as surfing, underwater diving, and professional oceanic exploration. By 1957, perfect UK Breitling fake watches was ready to start dominating the seas just as it had done with the skies. They released a time-only diver, the ref. 1004, and a chronograph diving watch, the ref. 807. Each of these high quality replica Breitling watches were marketed towards a different type of consumer, one a more casual beach goer and the other for a more seasoned professional.
Upon release, they both notably had 200-meter water resistance and massively oversized triangular hour markers, which gives the Swiss movements Breitling Superocean replica watches its highly recognizable design. The rotating bezel also had a rather unorthodox look – further adding to the Superocean’s unique appeal, which was released at 39 mm in diameter.
By the 1960s, Breitling was ready to start expanding upon its popular 1:1 copy Breitling Superocean series watches. This led to the development of the ‘Slow-Motion’ Superocean. Willy Breitling, the president of Breitling at the time, had wanted to increase the technical prowess of the dive watch collection. So, they expanded upon the chronograph series that allowed for easy and safe reading of the diving duration, especially while divers were at significant depths. The minute recorder is typically too small and gets difficult to read when underneath the water. So, top Breitling fake watches developed a caliber where the main chronograph hand would indicate the diving duration, which made one revolution per hour instead of per minute.
Unfortunately, this also made it difficult to figure out if the chronograph hand was working properly, as it was now slow-motion when looking down briefly. So, they innovated further – adding a running indicator at 6 o’clock. When the chronograph is working properly underwater, the indicator will resemble a yellow disc. Once the chronograph is on hold, it becomes black with a yellow dot. And finally, when the chronograph is reset and stopped, it will just be an all-black dot. When officially launched in 1964, the new cheap super clone Breitling slow-motion chronograph watches was well received among the diving community, who appreciated the large 43 mm case without the hard-to-read sub-dials.
In 1969, in partnership with Heuer-Leonidas and Buren Hamilton, Breitling launched the caliber which would power the Chrono-Matic. The Caliber 11 was one of the world’s first automatic chronograph movements, competing directly with Seiko’s famous 6139 movement and Zenith’s legendary El Primero movement. Using this innovative new movement, Breitling released the Swiss made replica Breitling Superocean Automatic ref. 2105 watches with a large 48 mm case. The aesthetic of their new Chrono-Matic Superocean was highly emblematic of late ‘60s/early ‘70s watch design – bold, bright, and experimental.
Now, arriving in 1983, Breitling was to once again push its Superocean series to its limits. They released the wholesale fake Breitling Superocean ‘Deep Sea’ ref. 81190 watches, which could now reach depths of 1000 meters, about 800 meters deeper than their original release 26 years prior.
This exceptional depth rating was made possible through a patented helium escapement caseback. This caseback acts like a valve which enables helium to be released, crucial in allowing the Breitling replica watches online to go to significant depths.
Today, the luxury replica Breitling Superocean watches is still popular among diving and watch enthusiasts alike. A remarkable story starting all the way back to 1957, when Breitling released this collection alongside the original dive watches from the early 1950s, a watch that was part of the race to the first automatic chronograph in the late 1960s, and that has added a lot of technical ingenuity to the field of diving and marine sports. It’s not hard to see how, in many ways, the Breitling Superocean series defines the classic dive watch.