July 29, 2011

Breitling SuperOcean GMT Review

New 2011 Breitling SuperOcean GMT Watch Review
  Breitling introduces one of the latest versions in SuperOcean series for 2011. This is the SuperOcean GMT with a new manageable size for Breitling, coming in at 41mm. Breitling fans will notice quickly that the dial uses similarly styled numerals and indices as the Seawolf.  The "blockier" indices and numerals make the dial less busy, a good choice with added GMT complication. The black dial has a textured circular pattern that encompasses the hour markers, creating a nice subtle contrast. A date window at 3 o'clock is outlined in white. The white outline is a good aesthetic touch, helping to balance the 9 o'clock marker. The bidirectional bezel has the appropriate 24 hour counter that is used in conjunction with the red GMT hand. An automatic movement powers the SuperOcean GMT, Breitling calls a B32. Impressively, the SuperOcean GMT has a water resistance of 500m compared to the rest of the GMT watch marketplace. The watch is offered on the beautiful Professional II bracelet or a rubber strap, W&R highly recommends getting the bracelet initially. You can always get a strap later for less than the bracelet cost. It is pretty penny to buy the bracelet after the purchase and will likely pay more. This is one of the few must have bracelets, gorgeous. 
  The SuperOcean GMT makes for a solid day to day, whether business or pleasure. The watch hits a home run from a functionality, size, and design standpoint. If you are in the market for a GMT, this Breitling SuperOcean GMT is worthy of serious consideration. 

Pros - New design 2011, practical, GMT, Pro II bracelet

Consideration - Would like the dial to be about 2mm larger to open it up a little more

Specifications & Dimensions:
Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 41mm
Lug Width: N/A 
Bezel: Bidirectional
Crystal: Sapphire
Dial: Black
Bracelet: Pro II
Movement: Breitling 32
Power Reserve: 42 hrs
Water Resistance: 500m

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