As pioneers of all things practical, the Breitling Superocean M2000 takes deep sea diving to new depths – straight to the sea bed, to be exact.
The Chronograph M2000 is an icon of modern horology and whilst it looks like your standard luxury dive watch, the Superocean is so much more. A water resistance rating clocks in at a gargantuan 2,000m (6,600ft) meaning that not only do high-octane deep sea divers have a sterling timepiece, it’ll go deeper than a dodgy Russian sub in Swedish waters.
By eliminating all buttons (and potential avenues for water entrance), the Superocean offers an airtight 4mm glare-proof case, double-gasketed and screw-locked crown with cambered sapphire crystal. Furthermore, this specimen of engineering wizardry replaces button holes with magnetic pushpieces meaning that performance is ensured at extreme depth.
The innovation doesn’t end there however; the age old problem of decompression chambers causing a watch to expand with altered pressure is eliminated by a decompression valve that vents any helium. These small practicalities set the M2000 apart to be one of the msot robust, enduring pieces of the diving market. Plus, it’s a shining example of modern chronograph watches.
Available at The Watch Gallery, the Breitling Superocean Chronograph M2000 is a technically superior piece. The Calibre 73 thermocompensated quartz movement is 100% Swiss made with blue accents on the chronograph sub-dials. A 1/10th second, 60 minute and 12 hour chronograph, this model is secured by a black neoprene rubber strap with a striking blue inner lining and comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty. Doesn’t get much better than that.