Breitling produces several sizes of the new Most Exquisite Superocean Automatic Replica in case sizes that include 36mm, 42mm, 44mm, and 46mm-wide. This review is of a pre-production model of the largest Superocean model — the Superocean Automatic 46mm. In this 46mm-wide diameter case size, Breitling offers a few dial colors, and the watch comes either on a matching steel bracelet or a comfortable rubber strap with a deployant clasp that is equipped with a micro-adjust feature.
Part of the design exercise with the Superocean was to play with the core visual things you need in a Replica Swiss Made for diving/swimming and maximize their size while removing as many unnecessary elements as possible. This results in the very large hands, hour markers, rings, and overall features — even on the smallest 36mm wide version of the Breitling Superocean Automatic that aBlogtoWatch reviewed here.
Perhaps the most notable dial quirk is the shape of the minutes hand, which has a large block in it. While this makes sense, it is often the case that hour hands have added shapes integrated into them. It actually makes more logical sense to put emphasis into the minute hand on a diver’s style Luxury Breitling Replica Watch, and I think that this slightly odd part of the Superocean 46 will actually endear it to more consumers.
In addition to being the largest size, one feature included in the Superocean Automatic 46 that other models don’t have is a sliding bezel lock located on the left side of the case. When in the locked position, it prevents the bezel from turning, which can be a safety measure when you are using your rotating bezel to time things such as diving ascent stops. There could easily be zero instances one of these Cheap Breitling Replica is ever used as an emergency timing dive underwater if a dive computer fails, but it is neat that Breitling has kept this interesting feature of the 46mm-wide version of its then-current Superocean watch.
Kudos to Breitling for choosing a very effective sapphire crystal that does not have any glare. Around the dial is a unidirectionally rotating bezel fitted with a ceramic insert. On this Breitling Replica Watches China, the ceramic insert is in a matte blue to match the blue dial. The bezel actually has a look similar to old aluminum bezels but is actually ceramic, with an accordingly high level of scratch resistance.
Inside the watch is a movement Breitling calls its Caliber 17, which is a base Swiss ETA automatic running at 4Hz with 38 hours of power reserve — certainly not a Breitling Replica Watches Reviews people buy for the movement originality, but the movement inside the Superocean Automatic is a venerable workhorse, for sure. Adding assurance to the reliability and accuracy of the movement, each is COSC Chronometer-certified.
Fun, seemingly timeless, comfortable, well-made, and not terribly expensive in the scheme of similar watches today, the Superocean Automatic 46 is the type of watch you might not know you like until you put one on. Breitling has certainly produced enough versions out there for everyone, given the various sizes, colors, and strap options.
Given the remarkable variety in the High Quality Breitling Replica collection right at the start, it could be hard to buy one of these without trying on at least a few sizes and looks. If you are like me, then the design of these pieces might be a bit jarring at first, but their general effectiveness and practicality do grow on you quickly.