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WOTW: Breitling Superocean 46mm Blacksteel Yellow Dial Watch

It was made for the water and the water it shall conquer…..

If you have a particular soft spot for the Breitling Superocean watch collection, you’ll certainly be in favour of the Breitling Superocean Automatic 46 Black Steel watch with yellow dial. The range first launched in 1957 and some of its older models featured a minute track, a seconds track, hour indices, a date aperture and Arabic numerals. Well, the Automatic 46 Black Steel version has a revamped dial design, and Breitling have remedied issues like the older 24 hour track which was cut into by the iconic company lettering by removing it completely, providing something that is slightly simpler for Breitling’s usual diver’s watch style.

The new 46mm Breitling Superocean Black Steel model features a DLC coated steel case, which gives the sporty wristwatch an overall sophisticated feel, along with a set of functions that will not only serve the deep-sea diving enthusiast, but those who’s exploration is more suited towards drier land. If you’re looking for a sporty Breitling watch, the Superocean 46 Black Steel model with its vibrant yellow-coloured dial is sure to exude a modern and youthful look on the wrist, whilst remaining bold and powerful at the same time. Sported on a black rubber strap it fits either a DLC-coated stainless-steel pin buckle or a folding clasp, so you get the choice to opt for a stylish fasten or something practical yet modern – a win-win situation.

Investing in a Breitling watch for diving is also a great excuse to add a “holiday watch” to your collection. This model is bright and zesty, so it’s sure to get you some attention whilst strolling down the beach, plus foreign holidays are a great chance to go daring with vivid colours, however if you’re a Breitling collector, you won’t have shied away from their colourful dial designs in the past. The 46mm case width although broader than some other models from the Superocean watch collection, is the sweet spot between getting just the right amount of attention when dressed with a professional suit or smart attire, whilst not becoming uncomfortably heavy on the wrist.  

The Breitling Superocean model is powered by the in-house developed Breitling Calibre 17 movement which provides an impressive 48 hour power reserve and delivers a performance of 28 800 vibrations per hour whilst being hidden away behind a “Breitling Superocean 1884”-engraved solid stainless steel caseback. The Breitling Calibre 17 sits inside a rugged 2000 meter water resistant housing, making it the perfect instrument to wear for swimming, water sports, snorkelling – the lot!

The best thing about this 46mm black DLC coated Superocean Automatic watch is that it features nothing that cuts across any other element of the dial. Its Super-LumiNova hands and indexes are nestled underneath that beautifully cambered sapphire crystal glass with glare proof technology on both sides. Basically, it’s a no-frills, highly legible and incredibly capable at performing diver’s watch that feels substantial on the wrist. Its black ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel communicates well with other black-coloured features in the design. Someone interested in a larger watch like this Superocean 46 is going to want a more aggressive-looking aesthetic, and this model certainly ticks that box.

You can check out more details of the Breitling Superocean Automatic 46 Black Steel Yellow watch here.