Breitling’s Superocean collection was redesigned in 2019 and offered in a broad variety of sizes and color options.
The Superocean 42, in particular, is one of the few relatively accessibly-priced timepieces by Breitling, and despite being powered by an outsourced 4Hz automatic Sellita or ETA movement with 25 jewels and 38-hours of power reserve — it’s still a rather attractive timepiece worthy of your attention.
The price of the Superocean 42, appears to have gone up about 5-10% compared to a few months ago, although that’s still within a good range for a brand that has rather strong value retention compared to the new watch market as a whole.
At 42 mm x 13.3 mm and weighing 120 grams on the rubber strap, the Superocean 42 should wear well on many wrist sizes without feeling too heavy. The stainless steel case has a screw-down crown, solid steel caseback, and cambered sapphire crystal. The unidirectional dive bezel is stainless steel with a black anodized aluminum insert and has a depth rating of 500 meters.
This exact model Superocean Automatic 42 Ref. A17366D71B2S1 is nearly identical to the existing black dial/black bezel model Ref. A17366021B1S1 — with the exception of the newly added red flange, and that it’s a so-called “ECOM EXCLUSIVE.” The prices are the same, so you can have the black version or the black and red version, for $3,890 on a black diver pro rubber strap (20/18 mm).
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