The Colt Superocean was a very serious divers watch, capable of going to 5000ft depths! Model reference A17345.

HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?

This model was only produced between 1999 and 2002, and the earlier watches had mineral glass not sapphire crystal like this example, so we estimate this was made circa 2001.

CONDITION

If you needed a serious tool divers watch then you really were choosing between this Superocean or a Rolex Sea-dweller – both the Submariner and Omega Seamaster could only go to 300M, a fifth of the capability of this Breitling. In the real world these are top trump numbers, and you should really buy the watch that appeals the most. All Breitling models at this time were COSC certified chronometers, so despite the automatic Breitling calibre 017 having ETA roots it is still excellent, and those more humble beginnings also make servicing easier and cheaper. The Professional bracelet has been cleaned in our ultrasonic bath, but not polished. There are some missing links, but these are readily available online if you need a larger size. The stainless steel case has also been cleaned but not polished. The black dial is excellent, as are the hands, and the tritium lume has faded to a nice colour. The sixty click bezel turns smoothly, and is correctly signed with the Breitling B. The signed crown screws down nicely.

***UPDATE*** The watch has just returned from Breitling where they fitted a new sapphire crystal. On the photos you can just about make out marks near 11 and they were actually internal crazing, so a new crystal had to be fitted.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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​SIZE

Width with crown 45.0 mm

Width without crown 41.2 mm

Between lugs 20 mm

Lug to lug length 47.2 mm

Case Thickness 15.0 mm

Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 183 mm. The bracelet can be sized for you if you give us your wrist size when placing the order.

All sizes are approximate.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon. By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.

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