The Breitling Superocean 44 replica watches Special made its debut just over a year ago at relatively little fanfare, which is a bit of a shame, as it remains one of the brand's most cohesive and pure diving watches to come around. few release cycles. But despite appearing largely as a footnote in Breitling's 2016 releases, the 44 Special apparently did well enough to warrant two more editions. Previously available exclusively in Breitling's Blacksteel PVD finish, these new models have a matte stainless steel case with a black or blue dial.
Diving slightly (ok, five times) deeper than Breitling's entry-level Colt automatic sports watches, the 1000-meter Superocean II watches offer the full suite of modern features that many watch enthusiasts eagerly await (crazy classifications, a unidirectional knurled bezel, blinding brightness, and even a helium release valve), while composing the ultra-macho, military-inspired aesthetic that defines the Avenger range of aviation watches.
While Breitling still insists on calling the Superocean II an "ocean pilot", the Breitling Superocean 44 Special is anything but. In addition to verifying the characteristics required for a diver of this type, the Special differs from the standard Superocean II by going with a matte steel finish, a more minimalist dial with square replica watches uk applied indexes instead of the occupied Arabic numerals, and a solid ceramic bezel featuring with a singularly smooth surface and extremely sharp and branded serrations.
Said ceramic bezel isn't new technology for Breitling, as we've already seen the black variant on the first Blacksteel 44 Special, and a similar version of the deep, matte blue introduced on this boutique edition Chronoliner. In general, the bezel's singular color looks fantastic here, but it remains to be seen whether a ceramic bezel (usually the first wandering point of contact for a diver's watch against a parapet, dive ladder, or door frame) up to the frequent impacts that characterize the life of a well-worn instrument watch.
Traditional dive watch bezels shake off these bumps and dings using a solid metal bezel with a replaceable insert containing the numbered markings glued on. So while this may be an aesthetic rather than functional rolex replica design choice, we'll be the first to admit both ceramic color options are the perfect solution to counter the steel aesthetic of the new 44 Special and one we can't wait to see on the wrist.