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Breitling Superocean Automatic 46 Ref. M17368B71B1S1

$4,850

New Breitling 46mm Superocean Automatic 46, Black Dial, Black Rubber Strap, Ref. M17368B71B1S1

To mark his 25th anniversary as the head of Breitling, Willy Breitling produced the SuperOcean in 1957 in recognition of the fast-growing popularity of underwater sports. Inspired by the original SuperOcean from the 1950s, the SuperOcean includes a uni-directional bezel in a ceramic ring. This SuperOcean includes an attractive and modern 46 mm DLC-coated stainless steel case and matching rubber strap with a DLC coated stainless steel pin buckle. This high performing self winding chronometer is powered by the Breitling caliber 17 that is water resistant to 2000m.

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Additional information

Band Color

Black

Band Material

Rubber

Bezel

Rotating, Uni-Directional

Box and Papers

Box and Papers

Brand

Breitling

Caliber

Breitling 17

Case Material

Stainless Steel, DLC Coated

Case Size

46mm

Caseback

Solid

Complication

Date

Crown

Screw Down

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

Black

Movement

Automatic

Size

43mm +

Warranty

Factory Warranty

Item ID0003482
Model #M17368B71B1S1
Model NameSuperocean Automatic 46
Serial Number715XXXX

Description

The modern chronograph watch would not function as it does today without Breitling’s influence. Léon Breitling founded the company in 1884 already manufacturing innovative chronographs. After his death in 1914, his son Gaston took control and produced one of the world’s first wrist chronographs with a separate pusher. Gaston’s son Willy introduced the two-pusher chronograph and the iconic Chronomat in 1942, which added a slide rule with a chronograph. In 1952 they produced the Navitimer with a built-in slide rule that became the official pilot’s watch for the AOPA pilot union. Astronaut Scott Carpenter found his Navitimer so useful that he asked Breitling to modify the watch to use a 24-hour dial, which he then wore into space in 1962 aboard a Mercury capsule. To celebrate his 25th anniversary as head of the company, Willy also introduced the SuperOcean diver’s watch with a water-resistance of 200 meters. Clearly, any admirer of chronographs should become familiar with Breitling. In recent years, Breitling is returning to its heritage of producing in-house movements and a design that pays tribute to its heritage but with a modern ascetic.