Breitling unveiled an entire new generation of Superocean watches. Now, all Breitling dive watches are more-or-less vintage inspired, with the standard Superocean drawing its inspiration from the 1960s and 1970s, while the Superocean Heritage is based on the very first Breitling dive replica watch from 1957.However, arguably even more puzzling than Breitling’s decision to go completely vintage with the styling of the Superocean lineup are the sizes that Breitling chose for the new models.
Dive watches are supposed to be big to help with legibility underwater, but unless you are actually scuba diving, a watch with a large chunky case can ultimately be a bit cumbersome in everyday life. A midsize diver will offer all of the same water resistance and practical features as its larger siblings, but it will be less prone to getting caught on your sleeve, and it will also be lighter and easier to wear throughout a wide variety of different situations. The Best 36mm Breitling Superocean Replica has all of the ingredients to be a fun and funky midsize dive watch — and yet, I encountered my biggest disappointment with the model while still deciding what color I wanted to review.
Instead of having black bezels frame their dials, the 36mm models all feature bezels made from white ceramic, which ultimately results in a noticeably different overall aesthetic. Breitling doesn’t specifically list the 36mm Superocean Swiss Movement Replica Watch as women’s models, yet there is an undeniable effort to try to give them a slightly softer and more stereotypically feminine appearance compared to the rest of the collection.
As far as the watch itself, the stainless steel case measures 36mm in diameter by approximately 42mm lug-to-lug, with an overall thickness of about 12mm. Sitting on top of the case is a 120-click unidirectional rotating timing bezel fitted with a white ceramic insert that features silver-colored markings for its elapsed time scale. Protecting the Swiss Breitling Replica Watches dial is a domed and cambered sapphire crystal with a glare-proof coating on both sides, while a signed screw-down winding crown and a solid stainless steel caseback help provide the 36mm Breitling Superocean with an ample 300 meters of water resistance.
The dial and hands of the new Luxury Breitling Superocean Replica are the most obvious places for its retro design inspiration, although they are by no means an exact reproduction of the examples in the original vintage slow-motion chronograph. While this design is certainly cool and funky, it’s really not the absolute best in terms of complete legibility, although after a short time getting used to its somewhat unconventional display I’ve never encountered any question.
Powering the Superocean 36 is the Breitling Swiss Watches Replicas Calibre 17 movement, which is essentially a chronometer-certified, Breitling decorated and assembled version of the ETA 2824-2. As such, it offers standard specs running at 28,800vph with a power reserve of around 38 hours. The universal movement design provides unparalleled serviceability if you want to wear this bright orange timepiece as a fun and hassle-free vacation watch.
The 36mm version of the AAA Breitling Replica is available with a stainless steel bracelet or an orange-orange rubber strap, and the version I’m going to review is the strap style, if I buy this watch for me. The two-piece orange textured rubber strap is thick but quite comfortable out of the box, and is attached to both ends by a chunky stainless steel folding deployment clasp. The dual-button release is easy to operate, and the clasp includes an extension system that provides five tool-free fine-tuning positions.