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Breitling Superocean 44 Luxury Watch Review

http://www.thewatchbox.com When you need a break, the Breitling Superocean 44 has you covered. Ok, some explanation is in order... Rolex's Submariner and Omega's Seamaster can feel like a monotonous procession in certain offices. Sure, they're great watches, but "vive la difference," and sail with Breitling when the winds of change are blowing. This Superocean 44 represents the latest thread in a celebrated tradition that dates to 1957. During the 50s - a golden era for the dive watch genre - Breitling launched its counterstrike against the market kingpins of the time. The spirit of that rebellious reference, the first Superocean, lives in this 44mm chronometer-certified dive watch. Breitling builds 'em strong. While the Rolex Submariner reaches its limit at 300m, the Superocean 44mm is reinforced to withstand a rated 2000m. Is it more than you need? Hell yeah. But that's what luxury is all about; you get more than you need, and you get more than you expect. And that's before you realize that the Breitling Superocean 44 packs a helium relief valve in its massive polished steel case. In car terms, it's more fun to drive a Ferrari and know the firepower is there is you want it... Breitling certifies all of its watches as COSC Swiss Chronometers, and the Superocean 44's Caliber 17 gets with the program. Based on the bomb-proof ETA 2824, the Cal. 17 is an automatic-winding tank of a timer that is guaranteed to live up to the promise of the burly case; what doesn't kill the user probably won't kill the watch. This Superocean 44 features delicate 18-karat rose gold refinements that set it apart from the mass of stainless steel professional watches. With a bezel insert in rich rose gold and matching hands, this Breitling Superocean achieves elegance without courting the absurdity of full-gold or diamond-studed "tool" watches. Stick it to the "S&S" twins from Omega and Rolex: check out this Breitling Superocean 44 on www.thewatchbox.com. Video and content by Tim Mosso.