Breitling introduces what is now its second model with a ceramic bezel, the new Breitling SuperOcean 44 Special. It was only last year that Breitling introduced its first ceramic bezel on the Chronoliner, but the look of this piece is much more appealing. You’ve got black full ceramic bezel + “black steel” case + black rubber strap on a black luminous dial with luminous markers and a red GMT hand. And, this piece is water rated to 1,000 meters / 3,300 feet, with screw down crown and helium release valve. Good stuff. But, on the downside, I can’t help but cringe at the 15 / 18 / 21 numbers on the inner GMT scale being cut-off by the hour indices and/or the date window at each of these positions. It is particularly cringe-worthy at 3 o’clock where the 15 runs right into the date reading. For me, this little detail really tarnishes what is otherwise such a solid new watch. Or am I too critical on this point?
Price is $4,980.
Breitling Superocean 44 Special with Ceramic Bezel
44mm black PVD finished case, automatic mechanical movement