Breitling has just launched the new Superocean Heritage ’57 Capsule Collection, which acts as a tribute to the surfers of the 1950s and 1960s. You know, the guys with the long hair out in California that cruised around on massive longboards. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, take some time and watch the film “Big Wednesday.” This new collection is available with two different dial options: one with a classic black dial and another with a blue dial. Breitling is also offering a two-tone version with a bidirectional rotating bezel in 18k red gold with a black ceramic ring. No matter which watch you pick, they’re all beautiful and modern reinterpretation of a truly classic sea watch. As for what’s inside the case of these watches, that’s a Breitling Caliber 10. This movement features a power reserve of around 42 hours.
The Capsule Collections let us tell some of our brand’s most inspiring stories while we produce some remarkably unique watches for a limited amount of time,” says Breitling CEO Georges Kern. “With the Superocean Heritage ’57 Capsule Collection, we’ve focused on the relaxed Southern California fun-in-the-sun culture that defined an era. The surfing itself in the 1950s and 1960s is at the heart of our storytelling here, but those times offered so much more: the great music, the amazing cars, and the almost spiritual connection to freedom found on endless sandy beaches and in the search for the perfect wave.”
Breitling is also launched the new Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition. This new watch is similar to the Capsule Collection, but is much more vibrant. Around the dial are color markings at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. The Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition is limited to only 250 pieces, with each caseback having the words “ONE OF 250” engraved. If you want to pick one up for yourself, be sure to find a local Breitling boutique.