At an exclusive event in New York, world-renowned Swiss watch brand Breitling celebrated the arrival of the all-new Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown watch in the United States with the most successful surfer of all time and Breitling Surfer Squad member Kelly Slater at the Breitling Boutique on Madison Avenue. Also on hand to mark the occasion were a crowd of surf enthusiasts, New York tastemakers and Breitling clientele, as well as personalities from a variety of industries including fashion, sport, finance and entertainment. VIP guests and customers were treated to creative cocktails and sustainably-sourced fare while enjoying music provided by watch aficionado and famed NY-based DJ, Brendan Fallis.
Guests enjoyed an intimate conversation between Kelly Slater, Breitling USA President Thierry Prissertand Outerknown CEO Mark Walker where they were informed about the harm facing our oceans and what they can do to help. Outerknown co-founder and Breitling Surfer Squad member Kelly Slaterremarked that he, “has committed his life to fighting polluted oceans and beaches.” He added: “As strange as it sounds, the beach is, actually, my office, so I am confronted with pollution on a daily basis. I will do whatever I can to help keep the world’s beaches and oceans clean. I am thrilled that with the new Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown watch, we are helping raise awareness of the problem and showing how individuals can help.” Breitling USA President Thierry Prissert also remarked, “We were honored to have both Kelly Slater and Mark Walker at our Boutique in New Yorkto unveil the all-new Breitling Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown to our guests. Not only is the watch stunning, but it is also has a great message to share and will educate others about the problems facing our oceans and beaches.”
A Chronograph to Protect the Oceans
The new Breitling Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown celebrates the brand’s partnership with Outerknown, a sustainable clothing company committed to improving environmental conditions for the entire planet. The watch features a first for Breitling: the strap is crafted from ECONYL® yarn, an innovative material created from nylon waste, one source of which is fishing nets from oceans around the world. Like Breitling, Outerknown also works with Ocean Conservancy to raise awareness of the problem of marine waste and to motivate individuals to take action to clean up the oceans.
The Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown has a striking black DLC-coated stainless-steel case and a caseback engraved with the distinctive Outerknown logo. The COSC-certified chronometer features an ultra-hard scratch- and shock-resistant unidirectional ceramic bezel with a luminescent central dot at the 12 o’clock position – an ideal feature for a diver’s watch. The Super-LumiNova® coating on the dot and the hour and minute hands emits a blue light instead of the standard green, which perfectly complements the watch’s design.
The Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown is powered by the Breitling Caliber 13 mechanical chronograph movement. The blue dial is distinguished by its matte gray “Superocean” inscription, white accents, subdial, and central second hands, while the subdials are characterized by their white accents and black nickel-plated indexes. The familiar B in the Breitling logo also features a black nickel-plated finish.
This diver’s watch, whose style statement is complemented by its powerful links to sustainability, is water-resistant to 20 bar (200 meters/660 feet).
Breitling is, for the first time ever, introducing a watch with a strap made from recycled materials. Each timepiece features a NATO strap made from ECONYL® yarn, a regenerated nylon material created from nylon waste, one source of which is fishing nets from oceans around the world. The partnership with Outerknown also inspired the pattern of the strap, which is based on a fabric produced by the clothing company. The strap’s color – taffeta dark blue – reflects this extraordinary watch’s connection to the oceans.
The Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown is also presented in packaging made entirely of recycled materials.