Most Popular Model of Breitling Watches
Breitling, the Swiss watchmaker, is in the midst of a reinvention, producing a range of fascinating and impressive watches. A new CEO, in the shape of Georges Kern, took over the helm in 2017, and he has instigated a dramatic shakeup of the 136-year-old brand. Breitling is known for its hyper-masculine and highly technical designs; Breitling, however, has set out to simplify its products to appeal to a wider, more niche audience.
The portfolio now spans 10 collections, encompassing watches intended for land, air, and sea. Additionally, beyond jumping feet first into the state-of-the-art arena of wearable tech, Breitling has also embraced its own heritage with a series of vintage-inspired pieces. All of which marked a successful turnaround in the company’s fortunes, producing replica watches with a robust style that could be worn every day and every occasion. Here are three of the most popular Breitling models.
The debut Breitling Superocean was launched in 1957 and represented the brand’s first dive watch after decades concentrating mainly on aviation models. With a water resistance of 200m, it was even more robust than the equivalents from Rolex and Omega at the time, and this range of Breitling watches has continued to be developed, with today’s Superocean models capable of reaching depths of up to 1,000m.
However, on the 50th anniversary of the original in 2007, Breitling emerged with the Superocean Heritage, a collection with its aesthetics taken directly from the inaugural series, combined with the best of modern technology. The watch comes in a variety of shapes and customers can choose from a simple tripod or a multi-colored timer. The Superocean became one the best-selling Breitling replica watches and was updated again in 2017 with the Superocean Heritage II, which added 46mm models to go along with the 42mm and 44mm examples.
The visual difference between the two generations is minimal, and the new range utilizes a super hard, non-scratchable ceramic bezel insert instead of the previous aluminum, as well as a subtle redesign of the phone. The bigger changes are on the inside, with the former models powered by ETA-based movements while the latter use a mix of homegrown calibers (the Breitling B01 in the most recent chronograph editions) as well as the B20, derived from Tudor’s amazing MT5612 for the time and date pieces.
The choice of metals varies; Most of the models are made of stainless steel, with a small selection of 18-karat red gold COINS. Overall, these two super Marine heritages are very beautiful, elegant dive watches that can often be found at some very attractive price points.