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Breitling Superocean 42 White Water – A look at

by D Constant on June 22, 2012

in Breitling, Diver Watch Reviews, Ladies Watch Reviews, Latest Reviews, Sports Watch Reviews

Breitling Superocean 42 White Water

Written by: D Constant for The Watch Review Site

In Breitlings’ Words “The great white sports watch”

Well Breitling have just increased their Superocean range by adding this stunning All White 42mm Divers Watch to be known as the Breitling Superocean 42 White Water.

When we say in White, we mean all white with a hint of stainless steel, the 42mm Superocean White Water has a white bezel, white strap, white dial and white hands… Do you think the movements white too? Now that would be going a step too far.

With current fashion trends this watch will be suitable to both sexes in my opinion, the whiteness will attract the ladies vote and the size of 42mm is not too oversized to put the fairer sex off this Breitling Divers watch. It’s also a workable watch and is fit for purpose all the way to the strap – its White Rubber you Know… (Some people don’t like divers with leather straps, its rubber or steel.)

So we now see this sporty and robust divers watch in all white, this is a well known, much respected and envied timepiece and to top it off is Water Resistant to depths of 1,500 meters or 5,000 ft for the older readers on The Watch Review Site.

Talking about size the watch is not too thick either bearing in mind the excellent water resistance rating of 150 bars. This rating is courtesy of the screw locked crown and screwed in stainless steel case back. Oh not forgetting the compulsory helium escape valve for decompression protection.

We are used to Breitling watches being available with an extensive strap choice but as the name and nature of this watch suggests the only available strap for the Breitling Superocean 42 White Water is the white rubber Diver Pro band as in the photographs.

The Breitling 42 White Water is powered by the in-house Breitling caliber 17 automatic self winding movement certified to COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) standards.

 

The white rubber-molded unidirectional rotating bezel and the distinctive dial are adorned with dynamically styled numerals, even though these are not Luminous, viewing in the dark is not an issue as the bezel has Lumin squares and the hands are also coated with Lumin.

The thick sapphire crystal is glareproofed on both sides.

So have Breitling come up with another fashionable, effective Divers Watch for all markets in the 42mm White Water?

Breitling SuperOcean 42 White Water – Technical Details

Movement: Breitling Caliber 17, Self Winding  officially chronometer-certified by the COSC

25 Jewels

Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour

Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions: Hours, minutes, central seconds, date, Calendar

Water-resistant to 1,500 m (5,000 ft/150 bars).

Stainless Steel Case
Case Diameter: 42 mm.

Case height: 15 mm
Lug width: 20/18 mm

Screw-locked Crown.

Case back: Solid, screw-in

Unidirectional ratcheted Bezel.

Cambered sapphire crystal, glare proofed on both sides.

Dial: white.

Numerals: Arabic, applied
Hour markers: Luminous
Hands: Steel, luminous

Strap: white rubber Diver Pro (with raised central ridge).

You may also be interested in the Breitling Superocean Chronograph II RED, or Other Breitling Watch Reviews and News which can be found at http://www.thewatchreviewsite.co.uk/category/breitling/ and for the readers out there interested in Dive Watches why not check out our Dive Watch Reviews and News Page Here.

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