With the launch of the Superocean Heritage ’57 Capsule Collection early in 2020, Breitling has been at the forefront of injecting color into its watchmaking, in a season when nearly everyone in the industry seems to be out to create colorful executions. On first sight, a lot of these watches will seem unlikely candidates for more vibrant color palates. The collecting community, however, seems to have been unanimous in their approval of these. And why not, with the world just now, having to deal with the many realities of coming out from a year in isolation, color and cheer are possibly going to be more important for this generation than ever before.
Breitling dived head first into more colors as it introduced the Chronomat Automatic 36 South Sea Capsule Collection and, what appears to be a first, brought the color mint green onto the dial of a watch. The mint green was then spotted soon after on the Premier B09 Chronograph 40, this time termed as pistachio green. And now with the launch of their latest, the Superocean Heritage ’57 Pastel Paradise Capsule Collection, we see a more subdued version of the mint/pistachio and several new colors on the dials of these watches, befitting of the collection’s name. Before we run through the details on these, first a note on the term “Capsule Collection”.
Breitling started using the term with Chronomat Automatic 36 South Sea Capsule Collection, earlier in 2021. The idea there being that the collection would be produced for a very limited period. Therein, making the collection limited, not by numbers, but the time in which Breitling would commit itself to producing the collection. The same will now be applied to the Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Pastel Paradise Capsule Collection.
The Superocean Heritage ’57 Pastel Paradise Capsule Collection consists of five executions of the Superocean Heritage ’57 in an 38mm diameter and 9.35mm thick stainless-steel case, with cambered sapphire on the dial-side and caseback. Speaking about the collection, Breitling CEO, Georges Kern says, “This modern-retro tribute to the original SuperOcean is an exciting addition to the Breitling family of ladies’ watches. Of course, it’ll look great at work, but its fun-in-the-sun vibe might make you want to spend a weekend at the beach.” To which it’s important to say that at 38mm, the watch sits at a versatile size enough that in present day’s sizing inclinations, many gents are bound to enquire about the watch. Also, fun colors and all aside, the Breitling still has made it a point to have the Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Pastel Paradise Capsule Collection COSC certified.
The color options available start from a white — that the brand’s named, summer white — to aquamarine, mint green and iced latte, all with their dials, bezels and straps color matched. If you’re counting, that’s just four watches. The fifth watch is a variation of the summer white but with colored Super-LumiNova used in a rainbow pattern on the hour markers and hand. Owing to the more colorful take on the dial on this last piece, Breitling’s as well pair it with a bright orange leather strap.
Movement: Self-winding Breitling Caliber 10 (modified ETA 2892); hours, minutes and running seconds; 42-hour power reserve; COSC-certified
Case & Dial: 38mm x 9.35mm in stainless-steel; cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides; stainless steel bezel with blue, green, white, or beige ceramic ring, bidirectional; non-screw-locked crown, two gaskets; water resistant to 100m; blue, green, white, beige, or white with rainbow-inspired elements Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour markers and hands (colored Super-LumiNova® on the rainbow-inspired version)
Strap: Blue, green, white, beige, or orange Saffiano leather strap (18/16 mm) with folding clasp and quick-exchange system
The colorful Superocean Heritage ’57 Pastel Paradise Capsule Collection is also a perfect fit for a mood board challenge with Breitling’s partner DREST, the world’s first interactive luxury fashion mobile game. This highly immersive game puts players in the role of fashion stylists choosing clothing and accessories from over 200 leading global fashion brands.
The third Breitling–DREST mood board challenge goes live on Monday, June 28, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. GMT, and will run for three days (72 hours). Join the challenge here.
As with all the other fashion items featured in DREST, there is the option for users to seamlessly shop the Breitling pieces they have played and competed with in the game – creating a fun and interactive modern-day shopping experience.
More information: breitling.com