Breitling Superocean Replica 44 Special

The dials feature extra-large luminescent hour markers — varying in size and shape to differentiate five-minute intervals from quarter-hours and topped by an inverted triangle marker at 12 o’clock — for visibility deep underwater. Legibility is also aided by the large, baton-shaped hour and minute hands and a red-tipped seconds hand with a small luminescent triangle, another visual aid for a diver to check at a glance that his luxury replica watches is running. The date appears in a window at 3 o’clock. Covering all of these dial elements is a curved sapphire crystal, with a glareproof treatment on both its inner and outer surface.
The movement powering the Superocean 44 Special is the automatic Breitling Caliber 17 — one of the remaining calibers still using an outsourced movement as a base, in this case the tried-and-true ETA 2824-2, even as the brand moves increasingly toward vertical integration. Like all Breitling replica calibers (in-house or otherwise, including its quartz movements), it has been COSC-certified as a chronometer. It is equipped with 25 jewels, a high frequency of 28,800 vph, and a power reserve of 42 hours. The black-dialed version of the new Breitling Superocean 44 Special comes on Breitling’s “Ocean Racer” or “Diver Pro” strap in black rubber and is priced at $3,850, while the blue-dialed model comes on a rugged steel bracelet and is priced at $4,350.