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Here’s something SPECIAL from Breitling, again!

Once again it’s the Superocean 44 that has been given a bit of a tart up (for want of a better word) – actually there’s a probably a bit more to it than just that. ;)

The Superocean dates back exactly 60 years to 1957 – it has certainly come a long way. The 2017 Superocean 44 Special has a sturdy Stainless steel case measuring – you guessed it, 44mm.

It is endowed with all your typical divers features: a glare-proofed Sapphire crystal, a high-tech ceramic bezel and a thousand meters of water-resistance thanks to a twin-gasket screw-locked crown.

And at 9 o’clock on the case is a the obligatory Helium Escape Valve serving to balance out pressure differences inside and outside the case when necessary.

The divers bezel comes in either black or blue, but there is also a ladies version in white. The ladies version has had the tops of its lugs encrusted in diamonds.

I haven’t really got a Scooby what is going on with the other black encrusted version – I have included a pic of it for reference. Maybe it’s a second ladies version?

The black or blue bezels match the dials, and are teamed with a Stainless steel case that has a sporty satin-finish on top and more blingy polished sides and crown.

The dial has large luminescent markers designed excellent legibility. The baton-type hands clearly distinguish hours from minutes -

while differently shaped hour-markers for five-minute intervals, quarters and 12 o’clock.

A seconds hand with a red tip and a small luminescent triangle serve as the perfect mvenement operating indictor – a requirement of a any divers watch worth its salt.

Keeping things moving inside is a mechanical self-winding movement chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute).

The watch can be worn on either a rugged steel bracelet, or on either a black or blue rubber divers strap with raised central motif and Breitling signature or a row of port-holes.

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