The location: Bali. People present: Breitling’s “Surfer Squad”, including the likes of Kelly Slater, Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore. The mission: One of the largest beach clean ups ever organised, including hundreds of Breitling guests and volunteers. The result: a cleanup effort that resulted in the removal of hundreds of kilograms of trash and plastic that ended up on the beach shores.
To celebrate this longstanding partnership with Ocean Conservancy, as well as the ongoing commitment to the ocean’s cleanliness and health, Breitling have released the limited-edition Superocean Heritage Ocean Conservancy.
Georges Kern, the CEO of Breitling stated the following regarding their ongoing support of Ocean Conservancy: “This cleanup initiative in Bali underscored the power of our partnership with Ocean Conservancy. With the launch of the first great watch, we want to add a meaningful and credible element to our partnership and its global projects”.
The Superocean Heritage Ocean Conservancy combines a rugged natural appeal with gentle, soft and cooling colours in a package that very much speaks odes in its purpose: to represent the docile nature of our oceans, free of pollution and attrition.
The CEO of Ocean Conservancy, Janis Searles Jones, went on to state the following: “We are all proud to be able to work with Breitling. The new Superocean Heritage Ocean Conservancy Limited Edition watch is stunning, and we are thrilled that this partnership contributes to our important work to keep plastic and trash out of our oceans”.
A unique endeavour the Ocean Conversancy is, and this individualistic approach is apparent throughout the Superocean Heritage Ocean Conservancy. From the distinguishable engraved caseback depicting the Ocean Conservancy logo and an inscription of the Superocean Heritage Ocean Conservancy’s limited-edition status to the exclusive colour palette of the dial, there is no doubt that this is indeed a special and purposeful watch.
Dimensionally, at 44mm the Superocean Heritage Ocean Conservancy Limited Edition does sit on the rather larger side of things, especially considering its 15.65mm depth. But you’d do well to remember that there is a COSC-certified automatic chronometer powering the watch with all the bells and whistles you’d expect. The Superocean Heritage Ocean Conservancy Limited Edition is paired with two NATO traps, each made of ECONYL yarn, a material made from nylon waste like fishing nets, pulled from the ocean.
The Breitlling Superocean Heritage Ocean Conservancy Limited Edition is limited to only 1,000 pieces worldwide and is available now for $8,390.