Inspired by the vintage model that was greeted with much acclaim when it was launched in the middle of the last century, Breitling’s watches with the designations Superocean Héritage 42 and Superocean Héritage 46 are two models with the identical technical features. The only difference between them can be deduced from the names of these models. The smaller one features the diameter of 42 mm, while the bigger one is 4 mm wider (Breitling used to have a model with the smaller diameter of 38 mm, but this version is not in the supply anymore). The pair of watches features a nostalgic, minimalistic and classical style that replicates the general features of the vintage model that was used as the inspiration, and includes a mechanical automatic movement.
These models have a pure design and very simple and readable dials with hour markers (and with subtle minute markers on the flange with luminous dots behind each of the hour markers, except for the 15, 30, 45 and 60 minute positions which are represented with small Arabic numerals), and a date aperture at the very bottom of the face. One of the striking details is the arrow shaped tip of its hour hand, borrowed from the watch it was modeled upon. Both hour and minute hands are luminous for improved visibility, unlike the sweeping second hand that is also present. The classic-styled dial is completed with the vintage logo of the company that was also used in the original model from the 1950s. Thanks to Boris Ivkovic and watchalyzer for the news. Available at breitling.com