Breitling’s latest seasonal creation for women is a fresh reincarnation of a classic. What started as a 1950s divers’ watch has evolved into a fashionable timepiece for women ready to jump into summer!
The Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Pastel Paradise Capsule Collection is all about color, proportion, and of course substance. Its 38-mm stainless-steel case features a rotating bezel and bold indices. It’s the very essence of summer style.
“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,” says Breitling CEO Georges Kern, noting how the highly-coveted original was a nod to the rising popularity of seaside leisure in the 1950s and 1960s. That laid-back vibe is reflected in the sunny dials of today’s Pastel Paradise – enjoying the moment with your hair blowing in the breeze.
The palette for this seasonal women’s Capsule Collection is summer white, aquamarine, mint green, and iced latte – all with tone-on-tone dials, bezels, and straps. But the real show-stopper is the rainbow tangerine version. With hour markers and hands coated in Super-LumiNova, it sings in hues of yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, red, and orange. If you want a custom color combination, you’ll love the quick-exchange system for swapping out the luxe Saffiano calfskin leather straps, which also come in lemon and raspberry sorbet.
At the heart of each watch beats the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 10 with a power reserve of about 42 hours. And even if these timepieces seem too elegant for exploring a coral reef, it’s good to know that they’re water resistant up to 100 meters.
One look at this collection and you might be thinking: “It’s always summer somewhere.” But even the best summers have to end sometime. The Superocean Heritage ’57 Pastel Paradise Capsule Collection will be produced for a limited time during this summer season only. Just something to keep in mind whether you prefer sunrise yoga on the beach or socializing over sundowners.
The colorful Breitling 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.
With the launch of the Breitling 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 Breitling 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.