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Breitling Superocean Heritage B20 Automatic 44

$4,850

New Breitling 44mm Superocean Heritage B20 Automatic Black Dial Rubber Strap AB2030121B1S1

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 unidirectional bezel in a ceramic ring together with the black and white dial for excellent legibility. This SuperOcean includes an attractive and modern 44 mm Blacksteel version case and matching rubber strap. This high-performing self-winding chronograph is powered by the Breitling caliber 17 that is water resistant to 1000 meters.

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Additional information

Band Color

Black

Band Material

Rubber

Bracelet

Strap

Box and Papers

Box and Papers

Brand

Breitling

Caliber

B20

Case Size

44mm

Caseback

Solid

Clasp

Folding Clasp

Complication

Date

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

Black

Case Finish

Polished

Movement

Automatic

Warranty

Full Factory Warranty

Item ID0002438
Model #AB2030121B1S1
Model NameSuperocean Heritage B20 Automatic 44

Description

The modern chronograph watch would not function as it does today without Breitling’s influence. Leon 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.