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Breitling Announce New Superocean Heritage '57 Outerknown Watches

Marking their third release in collaboration with sustainable apparel brand Outerknown, Breitling have announced two new Superocean Heritage '57 Outerknown watches. Available in classic stainless steel or in a limited edition 18 carat rose gold, the new Breitling watches remain inspired by the cool, laid-black lifestyle of the surfing scenes in Southern California and Hawaii and the era of the 1950’s and 60’s when surfers discovered a spiritual connection to the freedom of sandy beaches and finding the perfect wave.

 

Co-founded by Breitling’s Surfer Squad member Kelly Slater, the Outerknown brand focuses on creating sustainable clothing and materials with an unwavering approach to quality design and a commitment to clean oceans and beaches. Their goal of helping to maintain and protect our environment is shared by Breitling and together, with the introduction of the Outerknown ECONYL yarn NATO strap, they have created several special edition watch collections inspired by the cause. The previous Breitling Outerknown editions included the Superocean Heritage Outerknown in 2018 and the Superocean Outerknown in 2019. Now securing a full set with an Outerknown model in each of their sea-related collection, Breitling have announced two Superocean Heritage '57 Outerknown watches, one a special edition and the other a limited edition of 500 pieces.

 

 

Breitling CEO Georges Kern says, “We’re thrilled to be able to build on our strong partnership with Kelly and everyone at Outerknown. The projects we work on with them go beyond watchmaking. They underscore Breitling’s commitment to sustainability. Of course, we also love the link to the cool surfing lifestyle, and working with the greatest surfer of all time makes that even more special!”

 

Boasting an unmissable modern-retro aesthetic, the new Breitling Superocean Heritage '57 Outerknown watches are presented in 42mm stainless steel cases with a concave bidirectional rotating bezel and a ultrahard scratch and shock-resistant black ceramic bezel ring. The standard special edition variant features a bezel in stainless steel while the limited edition model showcases a breathtaking bidirectional rotating bezel made of 18 carat rose gold. Both designs also feature a 100 metre water resistant rating, convex sapphire crystal glass with double anti-reflective treatment, a solid screwed case back and a non-screw-locked crown.

 

 

Drawing inspiration from the original 1957 Superocean, the new Breitling Superocean Heritage '57 Outerknown watches boast large arrow-shaped hands and oversized indices set onto a stunning bronze-coloured dial. The Breitling Superocean Heritage '57 Outerknown Limited Edition stands proud with rose gold coloured markers and hands while the special edition stainless steel variant keeps things classic with steel markers coated in glow in the dark Superluminova.  Powering the hours, minutes and seconds function is the Breitling 10 self-winding calibre, a Swiss made movement with a 42 hour power reserve, 28,800 vibrations per hour and 25 jewels. The COSC-certified Breitling movement is kept hidden behind a closed, screw down case back engraved with the Outerknown logo.

 

 

As expected, both Breitling Superocean Heritage '57 Outerknown watches are handsomely delivered with a rich brown ECONYL yarn NATO strap, a material soured from repurposed nylon waste, some of which is recovered from discarded or lost fishing nets. The straps are not only recycled but are also completely recyclable. It is important to remember that while these special edition watches will make stunning editions to any watch collection, they are an important reminder of both Breitling’s and Outerknown’s unrelenting dedication to sustainability - a cause we should all get behind.

 

You can shop the Breitling Superocean Heritage '57 Outerknown watches on the Jura Watches website for a limited time only, available with interest free finance and free delivery. Get in touch with the team on 01335 453453 or at help@jurawatches.co.uk for any assistance with your Breitling watch purchase!

 

Specifications: Breitling Superocean Heritage '57 Outerknown Watches (U103701A1Q1W1, A103703A1Q1W1)

 

  • Case Size: 42mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Bezel: Bidirectional, available in stainless steel or 18 carat rose gold with black ceramic ring
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
  • Crown: Non-screw-locked
  • Case Back: Screw down with special Outerknown engraving
  • Water Resistance: 100 metres
  • Movement: Breitling Calibre 10 self-winding
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
  • COSC: Yes
  • Power Reserve: 42 hours
  • Jewels: 25
  • Frequency: 28,800vph
  • Dial: Bronze
  • Strap: Brown ECONYL yarn NATO
  • Buckle: Pin
  • RRP: £3,400 (Non-limited Steel), £4,150 (Limited Rose Gold)
  • Limited Edition: 500 pieces (Rose Gold only)
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