By TLex Breitling sees RED, Abyss Red! The Superocean Chronograph II gets a new color and a hot new look for 2012. Stay tuned for details on the stunning 18K Rose Gold version coming soon.
Ultra-technical, ultra-sturdy and water-resistant to 500m (1,650 ft), the Superocean Chronograph has already conquered land and sea thanks to its striking appearance and its peerless performances. Breitling now introduces it in a limited edition further accentuating its powerful character – a new alliance of audacity, style and functionality.
Its stand-out feature lies in the unidirectional rotating bezel, an indispensable companion for the finest feats in deep waters, which appears clad in red rubber – offering a superb touch of vivid color echoed on the chronograph sweep seconds hand, the counter rings, the date window and the model’s signature.
Issued in a 2,000-piece limited numbered edition, this super-diver with its youthful and dynamic style houses a high-performance self-winding movement chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute).
The highly readable dial is fitted with oversized hands and hour-markers, underscored by a luminescent coating, as well as a thick sapphire crystal that is glare-proofed on both sides. The Superocean Chronograph is a champion of security equipped with a screw-locked crown and push-pieces that can only be activated after being unlocked, as well as a valve serving to balance out differences in pressure inside and outside the case.
It comes with a choice of steel bracelet, a strap in rubber or Barenia leather, or the all-new Superocean leather strap with red edges to match its bezel.
MOVEMENT Breitling Caliber 13, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, selfwinding, high-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 25 jewels. 1/4th second chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers. Calendar.
CASE 44mm Steel. Water-resistant to 500m(1,650ft /50bars). Screw-locked crown and pushpieces. Unidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel. Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides.
DIAL Abyss Red.
STRAPS Barenia leather, Superocean leather, rubber Ocean Racer (perforated), rubber Diver Pro (with raised central ridge) / Professional