We all know about the ongoing debate over global-warming, but equally alarming is the growing pollution of our ocean and fish full of plastic that can lead to the extinction of innumerous species, as well as ruling many of them out as a viable human resource. But, thankfully there are some high-profile brands such as Breitling that have been actively contributing with creating awareness and funds via the sales of ocean themed timepieces, such as the new “Breitling SuperOcean Chronograph Heritage Ocean Conservancy”.
Breitling has been very vocal about its concerns and intent on assisting to create awareness and save the world’s ocean. One of its more admirable contributions was achieved be developing the ECONYL® yarn, which is an innovative material re-purposed from nylon waste. The word “ECONYL” itself is a portmanteau of the words “eco-friendly” and “nylon”. We previously reviewed the “Breitling SuperOcean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown” (Ref#: M133132A1C1W1) that also employed this Eco-friendly material, as you can see and read more about here.
The 44mm case is made of stainless-steel with a solid case back. Engraved on the flip-side is the inscription “Ocean Conservancy” alongside its logo which consists of a series of marine life animals, such as a: shark, crab, eel, tortoise, dolphins, etc; plus the unique limited edition number for each of these 1,000 timepieces.
Mounted to the case is a uni-directional rotating ratcheted bezel made of scratch-proof, shock-resistant ceramic in an ocean blue hue. The overall blue color-scheme of this watch is meant to reiterate Breitling’s commitment towards healthy oceans and clean beaches; plus a portion of the sales will be dedicated to that very noble cause.
It comes equipped with two vintage-style pump push-pieces to operate the chronograph functions; plus a screw-in locked setting-crown, reinforced by two gaskets for waterproofness. All topped by a sapphire convex with a double anti-reflective coating. Water-resistance on this watch can reach up to 200 meters (656 feet).
Time is exhibited on a silver dial with stainless-steel applied hour index markers, followed by a ring of blue printed small seconds markers, with slightly longer markings for each minute and small white dotted markings for each five-minute increment, aligned with the steel hour index markers.
There are three white hued sub-dials: a 12-hour counter at the 6 o’clock position and a 30-minute counter at the 12 o’clock position, both with blue colored numerals, markings and hands; plus a sub-seconds at the 9 o’clock position with black numerals, markings and hands.
It also features a double window day-date at the 3 o’clock position. This date aperture is sandwiched between the Breitling logo and the cursive “SuperOcean” and upper-case “CRONOMETER” inscription.
The stainless-steel sword-shaped minute hand and arrowhead hour hand, as well as the dotted hour index markers have all been fitted with a luminescent coating that glows blue instead of green on this ocean edition, providing an enhanced legibility. It also includes a blue central chronograph seconds hand.
Breitling SuperOcean Chronograph Heritage Ocean Conservancy
This “Breitling SuperOcean Chronograph Heritage Ocean Conservancy” (Ref#: A133131A1G1W1) is powered by the self-winding in-house mechanical movement, caliber B13 with 25 jewels and 28,800 vph. It is based on the Valjoux ETA 7750 movement, but it has been adapted for this specific Breitling. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 42 hours, when fully wound.
Included with this watch are two straps made of the aforementioned Eco-friendly ECONYL® yarn. Mounted to the watch is a blue-striped NATO ECONYL® Ocean Conservancy strap, plus an additional plain blue satin NATO ECONYL® Ocean Conservancy strap comes included. It also comes with a color-coordinated box and packaging made out of 100% recycled material. This is a limited edition of only 1,000 manufactured pieces and Breitling has agreed to donate a portion of the sale of each watch to the “Ocean Conservancy” to help finance their endeavors. For more up to date information visit the official Breitling website here.
As for more information and ways to get involved with the movement to protect our oceans, you can learn more by visiting the official “Ocean Conservancy” website here.
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