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.
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 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.
This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box, papers and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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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.
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