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    New Breitling Superocean

    https://www.ablogtowatch.com/breitli...matic-watches/


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    I like these, not usually a Breitling fan.


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    Not seen these before, I like the orange and blue.
    Very nice looking watch. It will wear large though

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    It looks to me like they've found those hands in a random parts box. Shame as I've liked most of their recent releases.

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    Look like Zodiac watches

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    Nice. Makes a change from the cluttered dial offerings they usually churn out.


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    Wow! thatís a great release be good to see one in the flesh


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    Thatís is pretty revolting. The size of the inner chapter ring makes the deepsea look normal.

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    I quite like the bronze and green version, but yes the inner chapter ring is certainly on the large size.


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    Quote Originally Posted by langdalematt View Post
    Thatís is pretty revolting. The size of the inner chapter ring makes the deepsea look normal.
    Yeah it's like someone took some concept art literally, quite bizarre

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    Nice to see them trying something different. Even like the wacky handset.

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    I prefer the old design.

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    looks very rolex YM2 to me...

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    Usually love bashing Breitling but thatís a nice watch.

    They seem to be stepping it up recently.

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    I think some of the colours look ok but it just makes me think of Zodiac in terms of the design and Doxa with the colours. Quite expensive too - on a bracelet, it's £800 more than a Black Bay Pro. Having said that, I'd imagine it will be closer in price after discounting. I think some of Breitling's recent releases have been nice (1959 Navitimer, Cosmonaute, Superocean Heritage 57) but I'm not sure about this one.

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    I also think they missed a trick with the distribution of sizes. Could do with one around 40mm. It's 36, 42, 44, 46mm which seems a bit unevenly spread. I do quite like the orange dial, green strap version though...

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    Nice design overall but I couldn't live with that minute hand.

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    I'm on the fence with it. I liked the old version, just wanted a no date version really.
    With this one I'm not sure on the bezel, I think they need to lose the minute markers for a more cohesive design. Also as with the ne Navi, my favourite colour options are in the sizes I wouldn't wear. I think they will look better in shops than these photos though, as most of their recent releases have.

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    It kinda looks a bit microbrand to me, it doesn't really, sit coherently in the range. On its own, a nice looking watch, but doesn't really say Breitling to me

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    The dial is a bit small for the case.

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    Think the dial looks comically small to be honest.

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    Definitely a mashup of Doxa, Deepsea and Aquatimer.

    I want to like it but the polished bits put me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidd View Post
    Think the dial looks comically small to be honest.


    In the 1960's Super Ocean 2005 the outer minute track is actually being used by the central chrono minute hand. In the current iteration the outer minute track has no use... and that is what makes the dial look even smaller.

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    Nice to see them trying something different. Even like the wacky handset.
    I didnít really know what to think about the new designs but that is the best looking bronze watch Iíve seen in a long while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post


    In the 1960's Super Ocean 2005 the outer minute track is actually being used by the central chrono minute hand. In the current iteration the outer minute track has no use... and that is what makes the dial look even smaller.
    Well I have learnt something this morning. I had no idea this chronograph existed. I want!
    The inspiration for bezel on the new diver now makes sense however it would be great to see a modern chrono version in the future.

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    Looks like something a team has assembled in the dark. Or a Namoki mod.

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    I think this makes the old superocean more attractive, and I'm sure soon you'll see the high street dealers knocking them out on discount

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    I quite like it.

    It reminds me of those vintage models which is good IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RS404 View Post
    https://www.ablogtowatch.com/breitli...matic-watches/


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    Reminds me of a Christopher Ward Trident 1000 Elite. It will be 5 times the price of that I am sure

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    Enjoyed this thread, reading it made me reacquaint myself with this beauty:




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    I tried on the new model this week and it left me underwhelmed. The polished bracelet links look confused on a tool watch, the double minute track is weird and as mentioned previously Iíd need a magnifying glass to read the hands.

    On the plus side it feels built like a tank and the crystal/AR is tremendous.

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    Don't like that at all, inner ring is way too big, hour hand is poor. Which are both a shame, as the dial is cleaner than most Breitlings and is very nice, could have been a nice looking watch with a few tweaks.

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    Itís a No from me , but I love what Breitling have done to their brand lately.

    The new CEO has really re-invented Breitling, I follow him on Instagram and he has great presence.

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    I like these, they have a bit of a retro look.

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    I can appreciate why they've done the outsized minute track as a nod to the past, but I can't help but think these would have been that bit more special if they'd done them with the actual Slow Time single hand chronograph to make use of the dial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geordie View Post
    I can appreciate why they've done the outsized minute track as a nod to the past, but I can't help but think these would have been that bit more special if they'd done them with the actual Slow Time single hand chronograph to make use of the dial.
    Agreed and I hope the chrono version with slow hand will follow

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