In the early 1950's Breitling focused production on watches designed mainly for aviation so in 1957 the company marked a subtle shift in their manufacturing focus with the introduction of the Breitling Superocean watch which was originally designed for professional maritime activities and military diving purposes. The watches soon became a classic among watch enthusiasts and watch collectors alike. As the Superocean watch line expanded in popularity Breitling decided to develop a more extensive lineage for the Superocean watch. The company introduced several chronograph and diver watch options to complete the series marking a special place in the Breitling family with professional grade functions such as a resistance to water pressure up to 1650 meters employing a Helium Escapement Valve which releases the helium collected due to the internal pressure in the deep waters thereby protecting the case from exploding and large hands in the dial with circular hour markers protected by a sapphire crystal case incorporated in a sophisticated dial allowing for easy readability no matter the depth one finds themselves buried in. The Superocean watch also features the date and the day functions on the dial of the watch along with the watches renown technical specifications. The water resistance of the watch has also been continually modified and improved upon by Breitling with subsequent generations of the Superocean watch adding the Superocean Professional series to the Superocean watch lineage in 1998 featuring a water resistance of 2000 meters as well as a larger size case diameter increasing from 42mm to 44mm. While the original Superocean watch was only available with a black dial and black bezel subsequent models of the watch have featured different color variations for the watch and the dial. The Superocean watch is made almost entirely of steel featuring a stainless steel bracelet holding the watch to stainless steel lugs and black, or blue stainless steel unidirectional bezel surrounding a stainless steel index dial which can either be black, white or blue. The chronograph watch version available in the Superocean collection is powered with technical functionalities like a Calibre 13 movement delivering precision and accuracy in time and features safety push-pieces applied to the Superocean Chronograph ensuring protection from shocks with the shock resistant feature in the Breitling watch. Unlike many other watches in the Breitling family the Superocean does not have a large assortment of color options for the dial with the original Superocean dial consisting of matte black the chapter ring and tip of the seconds hand are offered in a variety of colors, subsequent generations of the Superocean watch, however, have seen the introduction of a blue dial and a white dial alongside the original black dial which are featuring in the Superocean Heritage watch collection from the Superocean family. The Superocean watch from Breitling marks a special place in the companies lineage while the unique aesthetic appeal of the watch is captivating to the eyes. Breitling attempts to conquer the seas have made it a standard among watch collectors and professional divers alike.
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