Breitling Superocean Blacksteel

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REF M17364
Automatic
42 MM
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SKU AS07269
Article Number 40940053
ref M17364
case size 42 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 2010s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Dive
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Rubber
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed black rubber strap with signed DLC coated push-button deployant clasp. Also includes outer box, signed watch roll, books, punched chronometer papers, leather card holder, and serialized digital warranty card dated 9/25/2019.
overall condition The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light signs of wear consistent with age and use. Luminous matte black dial is in as-new condition with matching handset. Signed crown.
REF M17364
Automatic
42 MM
– Show less
SKU AS07269
Article Number 40940053
ref M17364
case size 42 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 2010s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Dive
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Rubber
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed black rubber strap with signed DLC coated push-button deployant clasp. Also includes outer box, signed watch roll, books, punched chronometer papers, leather card holder, and serialized digital warranty card dated 9/25/2019.
overall condition The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light signs of wear consistent with age and use. Luminous matte black dial is in as-new condition with matching handset. Signed crown.

Why We Love it

Breitling has long been purveyor of chronographs to pilots, but in the 1950's, the popularity of dive watches like the Rolex Submariner and Blancpain Fifty Fathoms pushed Breitling to enter that race.

In 1957, Breitling released both a time-only dive watch, the SuperOcean Reference 1004, and a chronograph in the form of the Reference 807. These watches would be the start of a long-lasting and ever-evolving line of nautical watches loved by many.

The watch that you're looking at here, a SuperOcean Automatic Blacksteel, is Breitling's contemporary take on its SuperOcean that started it all. Housed in a 42mm “Breitlight” DLC-coated, stainless steel case, it features a sapphire crystal, a signed crown, a unidirectional rotating dive timing bezel, and a luminous black dial with applied Arabic and baton indices — plus a date wheel at 3:00. It’s matched to a black rubber dive strap with a Breitling buckle. 

This stealthy package remains in fantastic condition overall and is accompanied by its factory goodies.

This is a great opportunity to take an excellent contemporary Breitling for a spin!

Brand Story

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Breitling, one of the most illustrious names in the annals of the “tool watch,” was founded by Léon Breitling in 1892. And though the firm is no longer operated by its namesake family, it still produces some of the world’s best pilot’s watches, many of which now feature in-house movements.

The company first started manufacturing wrist chronographs as early as the 1930s. In 1936 they became an official supplier to military forces of the United Kingdom and Canada. While perhaps best known for the Navitimer and Chronomat lines — which were used heavily by pilots of many nations — Breitling also produced scores of other chronograph models that merit consideration, such as the more affordable Top Time and Premier. Dive watches, such as the Super Ocean, are also part of the company’s offerings.

The late 1970s was a turbulent time for the Swiss watch industry, and many storied houses were swept away by the Quartz Crisis. By 1978, Breitling was in trouble due to the illness of its leader, Willy Breitling, and the steep decline in sales that had cut through the entire industry. Unable to keep operations going, the company was liquidated, and parts, toolings and naming rights were sold off.
Between 1979 and 2017, Breitling continued under the ownership of the Schneider family. In 2017 an 80% stake in the firm was sold to a British private equity firm, with the remaining 20% sold in 2018. In 2019, the company released the caliber B01, an in-house, automatic chronograph movement that’s since found its way into the Chronomat and Navitimer collections, bringing the tale of this famed manufacturer full circle.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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