Breitling released the Superocean II replica self-winding replicas at this year’s Baselworld, with a new thinner profile, redesigned dial and bezel and Ocean Racer rubber strap. There are 42 and 44mm Superocean II replicas in black or mariner blue, and a nimble 36mm version in black or all-white.
The masculine fake Breitlng Superocean II 36 is not that unique or special. It derives from the Superocean series of diving watches among which are several others that support exactly the same functions as this watch. They all feature the same functions, while the only difference leis in the appearance of the dials. The second generation features Arabic numerals for 11 of the hour positions (only the one at the three o’clock is omitted, since it is used as the location of its date aperture). These are dubbed Superocean (which are available in two different sizes, with diameters of 44 and 42 mm) and Superocean II (in the same dimensions).
By the way, the circular case of the timepiece is made of stainless steel. It also has a serrated and rubber-molded bezel for easier manipulation during the dive. As it is usually the case with bezels of Breitling diving watches replica, it can be only turned to one direction. The screwed-in rear side of the case is made of solid steel, while the front one includes a cambered sapphire crystal which features anti-reflective coating on both of its sides.
There are a couple of stylistic changes too: the numerals and numbers on the bezel are in a more classic font than on previous incarnations, and there’s an internal circle of 24-hour numerals. For easy reading on deep-water or night dives, the oversize hands and numerals are coated in white lume.
Another expected trait that derives from the watch’s purpose is the fact that it is able to withstand water pressure up to 200 meters (660 feet) which is more than sufficient for underwater adventures. Apart from the use of glare-proofed crystal, the visibility is enhanced with oversized luminous hands and the same sort of coating applied to the numerals.
The ratcheted unidirectional rotating bezel now has a handy countdown scale, with individual notches for tracking the last 15 minutes of dive time. There’s a luminescent dot-shaped marker inside a triangle at 12 o’clock, a motif which pops up again as the stamped-out holes in the redesigned Ocean Racer rubber strap.
The sporty Breitling Superocean replica watch can pride itself with the multitude of additional functions or complications, but it does include a quality mechanical caliber and a plenty of style.