With earth-toned hues and chic tweed, Breitling’s newest SuperOcean capsule collection takes its cues from a trek through the Scottish Highlands.
Back in the 1950s, watchmaker Breitling created the SuperOcean, a dive watch designed to take its stylish wearers from sea to shore and back again. Fast forward over half a century and the Swiss time bandits have created the new Superocean Heritage ’57 Highlands Capsule Collection, which whisks watch lovers on a new coastal journey, one that explores the rocky shores and misty peaks of the Scottish Highlands.
Akin to slipping on a tweed jacket and wool sweater, the Highlands Capsule Collection counts a limited volume, available for a limited time. Each piece comes at a 38 mm diameter, featuring vibrant land-and-sea-inspired dial colours of beige, green, mustard, and blue. Like their vintage SuperOcean predecessor, they feature mid-century-inspired triangular indexes marking the hours.
The new watches feature stainless-steel cases and ultra-hard, scratch- and shock-resistant ceramic bezels rimmed in 18k red gold. You’ll also find a luminescent dot on the bidirectional rotating bezel in a nod to the Superocean’s origins as a dive watch.
Every piece in the collection is powered by the Breitling Caliber 10, which offers a power reserve of approximately 42 hours when not in use. Like all Breitling watches, they are COSC-certified (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) chronometers, an independent confirmation of their precision and performance.
One distinctly Scottish detail showcased throughout the Highlands Capsule Collection is the tweed- inspired fabric strap, which is made of a sumptuous blend of silk and wool. All the watches are sold on a metal mesh bracelet, while the complementary fabric strap comes in a separate pouch, along
with a springboard tool for easy strap changes.
Each subtly speckled, tweed-inspired strap complements its coloured dial: the blue version is paired with a dark brown strap, the beige dial with a classic brown strap, and both the green and the mustard-toned dials with a green strap. For those who like to mix and match, an additional blue strap can be purchased separately.
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