Breitling continues its partnership with Kelly Slater’s sustainable fashion label with the arrival of the Superocean Heritage ’58 Outerknown timepiece.
As a surfer, Kelly Slater would know a little more about the ocean than the average punter – it’s force, its majesty, its fragility. The pro surfer started his sustainable brand Outerknown in 2014 and has since been a powerhouse in raising awareness of ocean plastics and their devastating effect on the world’s seas.
In its latest collaboration with Outerknown, Breitling has released the Superocean Heritage ’57 Outerknown and the Superocean Heritage ’57 Outerknown Limited Edition watches, which follow the successes of the Superocean Heritage Outerknown in 2018 and the Superocean Outerknown in 2019.
The Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Outerknown is available in stainless steel while the Superocean Heritage ’57 Outerknown Limited Edition – limited to 500 watches – has an 18k red gold bezel.
The stainless-steel version features a bronze-colored dial that gives it a unique modern-retro touch. Its dial is complemented by a brown Outerknown ECONYL yarn NATO strap. The concave bidirectional rotating bezel in stainless steel has an ultrahard scratch- and shock-resistant black ceramic bezel ring with a luminescent central dot at the 12 o’clock position, an ideal feature for a dive watch.
The Superocean Heritage ’57 Outerknown Limited Edition also has a bronze dial and a brown Outerknown ECONYL yarn NATO strap, but its concave bidirectional rotating bezel is made of 18 k red gold, which is beautifully offset by its black ceramic bezel ring. This model is available in a limited edition of 500 watches.
With their arrow-shaped hands, oversized indices, and concave bezel, the watches clearly draw inspiration from the original 1957 SuperOcean. The caseback features an engraved Outerknown logo.
Both versions are powered by the Breitling Caliber 10, which offers a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. Like all Breitling watches, they are COSC-certified chronometers, an independent confirmation of their precision and performance.
The two brands’ goal of helping to maintain and protect a healthy, safe environment is reflected in the creation of the Outerknown NATO straps. These straps are made from ECONYL yarn, a material launched in 2019 and sourced from repurposed nylon waste, including discarded fishing lines.
At the same time, the watches’ modern-retro design recalls the era-defining fun-in-the-sun culture associated with Southern California and Hawaii in the 1950s and 1960s. These landmark decades are remembered fondly for great music, hot cars, and an almost spiritual connection to the freedom found on endless sandy beaches and in the search for the perfect wave.
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