When it was released in 1957, Breitling’s Superocean revolutionised the world of diving watches. The distinctive timepiece delivered on both style and functionality, not only designed to withstand serious underwater adventures but with an appeal that would attract the attention of the rising numbers of leisure divers at the time. Its latest release, the Superocean Heritage ’57 Outerknown, pays tribute not only to these early models but to Breitling’s deep connection with the ocean, featuring an innovative strap made from sustainable Econyl yarn, a material formed from nylon waste such as discarded fishing nets.
To achieve this eco-friendly design the brand has once again teamed up with Kelly Slater, a member of the watchmaker’s all-star Surfers Squad, and his company Outerknown, which uses Econyl yarn as a key fabric in its clothing ranges. The partnership cements Breitling’s commitment to moving towards a more sustainable future, following on from initiatives such as introducing recycled, and recyclable, packaging.
This new duo of watches builds on the heritage-inspired Superocean Heritage ‘57 Capsule Collection launched earlier this year, defined by signature features including arrow-shaped hands, oversized indices and a concave bezel. These latest designs come with handsome bronze-coloured dials with matching straps, both powered by the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 10. A stainless-steel option offers an everyday elegance, while it also comes in a luxe version with a red-gold bezel, limited to 500 pieces.