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BREITLING Superocean Heritage B20 Automatic 42 +18K RG

You see, I told your there was a lot of gold about recently. This is the new Superocean Heritage B20 Automatic in blue plus 18k red gold. While the SO Heritage B20 pays tribute to its forefather (the iconic 1957 Superocean) with its old school good looks, it is a high performing, high-tech diver’s watch. It features an ultra-hard, scratch-proof, high-tech ceramic bezel in blue to match its sun-brushed dial and is powered by an officially certified chronometer, Breitling’s Cal. B20. The B20 Caliber automatic mechanical movement is a high frequency, Manufacture movement with 28 jewels, a beat rate of 28,800 vph and an autonomy of approx. 70hrs. It is based in Tudor's MT5612. The watch's 200m water-resistant, 42mm in diameter Stainless steel case is fitted with an 18k red gold diver’s bezel with said blue ceramic inlay plus a matching red gold dive-time scale. Color-coded to the watch’s blue dial with its golden hands and markers; is a blue rubber diver’s strap inspired by a Milanese shark-mesh bracelet. If you aren’t down with the faux shark-mesh, the watch can also be configured with a full Stainless steel mesh bracelet.

MSRP is 5’715USD Excl. Sales Tax. Thoughts? 

I can’t say that I’m a huge fan of gold; firstly I can’t afford it plus it won’t hold up very well over time unless it’s part of some sort of mega expensive, high-tech alloy – but this is pretty damn classy especially on the steel mesh. What do you think? 

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