The Breitling Superocean Heritage II shows a legacy with modern technology

Breitling Superocean Heritage II B01 Chronograph 44 with blue dial and Ocean Classic steel bracelet
Superocean Heritage II B01 Chronograph 44 with blue dial and Ocean Classic steel bracelet. Photo: ©Breitling

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First available in 1957, the watches of the original Breitling Superocean collection were intended for professional divers. These early Swiss watches have become collectible, with some models trading near six figures. In 2007, the Superocean Heritage I collection honored the 50th anniversary of the 1950s dive watches by keeping the simple design. Only the minimal markings and basic complications adorn the face. And now, the Superocean Heritage II models, first released in 2017, continue the Heritage traditions.

The Superocean Heritage II B01 Chronograph

The Superocean Heritage II B01 Chronograph is undoubtedly the flagship timepiece of the Superocean Heritage II line. The watch is available in two color schemes: one with a striking black dial and the other with an eye-catching blue dial. Either watch face looks great on a stainless steel mesh bracelet or a rubber strap in black or blue.

The Breitling Superocean Heritage II B01 Chronograph 44mm with a black face and black rubber strap. 
Photo: ©Breitling
The Breitling Superocean Heritage II B01 Chronograph 44mm with a black face and black rubber strap.
Photo: ©Breitling, All rights reserved
The Breitling Superocean Heritage II B01 Chronograph 44mm with a blue face and stainless steel bracelet. 
Photo: ©Breitling
The Breitling Superocean Heritage II B01 Chronograph 44mm with a blue face and stainless steel bracelet.
Photo: ©Breitling, All rights reserved

The Superocean Heritage II B20 Automatic

The Superocean Heritage II B20 Automatic is a sleek new watch in the Superocean Heritage II family. With an upgraded ceramic bezel and movement, plus a 70-hour power reserve, the B20 timepiece is designed for durability. It is also offered in two stain­less steel case designs: one with a black dial, the other with a blue dial. Both styles are stunning on a rubber or leather strap, or a stainless steel mesh bracelet.

The Breitling Superocean Heritage II B20 Automatic 44mm with a black face and black rubber strap.
Photo: ©Breitling
The Superocean Heritage II B20 Automatic 44mm with a black face and black rubber strap.
Photo: ©Breitling, All rights reserved
The Breitling Superocean Heritage II B20 Automatic 44mm with a blue face and black rubber strap.
Photo: ©Breitling, All rights reserved
The Superocean Heritage II B20 Automatic 44mm with a blue face and black rubber strap.
Photo: ©Breitling, All rights reserved

Regardless of the model you choose, the Superocean Heritage II watches are indeed mechanical works of art. You will want to add these watches to your watch-spotting list at your next art event. Breitling watches are popular among entertainment celebrities and sports stars — you might get an opportunity to start a conversation.