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Vintage Heuer / TAG Heuer watches, and a few others. Plus Handmade straps..

Breitling SuperOcean Heritage 46

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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.

Written by Heuerville

November 19, 2012 at 1:58 am

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  1. Beautiful watch! What strap is this?

    Allen

    January 3, 2013 at 7:16 am

    • It came off another watch I bough a while back.

      Heuerville

      January 3, 2013 at 10:44 am

      • Do you remember what watch? I would love to find one similar for my SOH

        Allen

        January 8, 2013 at 1:11 am

  2. It was a Pam-esk type hommage – ‘Getat’ I think the company is called.

    Or you could try ‘Toshi Straps’ or DB10 straps – they could probably make one for you similar.

    Heuerville

    January 8, 2013 at 10:01 am


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