Breitling SuperOcean Heritage 46
Breitling SuperOcean Heritage 46, 2009, Model A1732024, Calibre 17 auto
It’s not often that I stray from Heuers, it might seem that I’ve blogged about quite a few, but the fact is, most are moved on. This one feels different, I really like it. The classic looks are great, and my main concern was that it would be way too big (46mm), but it wears really well. I know that’s something that always sounds odd, but it doesn’t feel like an oversized lump on the wrist, it wears more like a 42 mil diver.
The quality is superb, it really is very well built. I love the date window at 6.. probably because that’s like a Heuer Cal. 12. There is a 42 mm version, but that has the date window at 3, and I much prefer the date at 6. The dial is amazing, it has a beautiful matt-satin finish which looks like liquid under the slightly domed anti-glare sapphire. In some light it looks almost like a sunburst finish, but it isn’t. The attention to detail is amazing, the 18K gold ‘B’ is lovely, it really sets the dial off. It came supplied with a Ocean Racer rubber strap with deployant, which is very smart. I’ve fitted a chunky leather strap, which suits it well. Despite the polished case, it doesn’t feel ‘blingy’, something that is often said about Breitlings. As a daily wearer it’s great, comfortable and has a nice presence.
The Breitling blurb states that its a tribute to the first 1957 model, “the Heritage builds on the legacy of technical achievement left by the original SuperOcean.”
It features a Swiss made Breitling Calibre 17 automatic movement with a 40 hours power reserve. The bezel is steel and aluminium construction – unidirectional, and is water resistant to 200 metres.