Drawing on a Breitling classic for inspiration, this latest seasonal creation for women is imbued with a fun-in-the-sun vibe. The new Superocean Heritage ’57 Pastel Paradise capsule collection offers five colourful models. Each paying tribute to Breitling’s original entry into the divers’ watch segment, the 1957 SuperOcean. What started out as a practical divers’ watch has been transformed into a fashionable ladies’ timepiece. Perfect for carefree summer moments. The highly-coveted original was a nod to the rising popularity of seaside leisure in the 1950s and 1960s. The Superocean Heritage ’57 Pastel Paradise capsule collection recaptures that spirit. And makes it contemporary.
(Please note: this is a seasonal capsule collection, which means it will be available for a limited period only.)
The call of the deep – Breitling’s first diving watch
The 1950s saw a period of heightened interest in the world’s oceans. Professional deep-sea diving and scientific exploration of the seas were hot topics. Aquatic sports and nautical leisure activities were in full swing. Seeking instruments suitable for wearing during their escapades beneath the water’s surface, a growing number of amateur enthusiasts were crying out for reliable divers’watches. In 1957, Breitling answered the call by launching two ground-breaking diving watches. Both named SuperOcean. A sporty chronograph and a time-only diver. While the chronograph was squarely aimed at the seasoned diver. The elegant time-only version brought an attitude of style to beach excursions.
The unusual aesthetic of the SuperOcean set it apart from other watches on the market. Intended for maximising legibility, the design also had an undeniable allure. Added to this, was a reputation for remaining perfectly flat and comfortable on the wrist. (An important detail for leisure outings.) This was thanks to its thin case profile paired with elongated lugs. Recently, Breitling has revived the original SuperOcean concept into a contemporary interpretation. (Giving us the Superocean Heritage ’57.) This is more than just the rehash of an old model though. The design codes taken from the iconic sea watch embodies the fusion of cool and formal from 1950s and 1960s seaside lifestyle.
The new Superocean Heritage ’57 Capsule Collection
The Superocean Heritage ’57 Pastel Paradise capsule collection plays up this association. A connection to summer, play and a laid-back vibe. Enjoying the moment with your hair blowing in the breeze. While still being sufficiently elegant for those more formal social settings in the evenings. The new watches reuse several design elements from the original 1957 SuperOcean. Such as the trailblazing dial layout, in which oversized indexes are superimposed with circles at the quarter-hour intervals. Balanced from the dial centre by the equally oversized arrow-shaped hour hand. And the avant-garde concave (bidirectional) bezel. Which completes the unique character of the timepiece being recalled.
Pastel Paradise of colours
Colour is a key to the personality of the Superocean Heritage ’57 Pastel Paradise. The palette for this seasonal women’s capsule collection is: summer white, aquamarine, mint green, and iced latte. Brought to life through tone-on-tone dials, ceramic bezels, and straps. Each featuring Super-LumiNova® luminescence in the hour markers and hands. In addition is a fifth and show-stopping rainbow-tangerine version. In which yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, red and orange hues of Super-LumiNova® sing in vibrant unison.
What you need to know
The Superocean Heritage ’57 Pastel Paradise measures 38mm in diameter and is presented in a stainless steel case. At the heart of each watch beats the (self-winding) COSC-certified Breitling Calibre 10, with a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. While these timepieces may seem too elegant for coral reef exploration, they are more than secure for taking in the water, having a resistance rating of up to 100 m (10 bar / 330 ft). Finally, if you desire a custom colour combination, swapping out the luxe Saffiano calfskin straps is easy with the quick-exchange system. (Saffiano straps come with a folding clasp and are also available in lemon and raspberry sorbet.)
It’s always summer somewhere
The Superocean Heritage ’57 Pastel Paradise capsule collection provides a link to endless summers. But keep in mind that doesn’t apply to its availability. The capsule collection will be produced for a limited time only. And are available to purchase exclusively from the Watches of Switzerland online store. So, don’t wait, find your perfect colour today.