With the rubber strap, the retail price stands at €3860, while with the mesh bracelet, it rises to €4430. The initial series of the Breitling Superocean Heritage 42 replica watch is still available on the website, with slightly lower prices: €3370 for the rubber strap version and €3940 for the mesh bracelet variant. Naturally, there are differences in the movement; the previous version utilizes Breitling’s Caliber B17, based on the ETA 2824-2, and lacks a ceramic bezel.

Are these enhancements justifying the price increase? In my view, they do. While the ETA movement is respectable, the newer Breitling Superocean Heritage 1:1 replica watch offers several improvements. It comes in various dial colors, including blue, black, brown, and silver. In this piece, I’ll focus on the blue and stratus silver dial versions, available with stainless steel mesh bracelets or rubber straps. Notably, the rubber strap features a pattern reminiscent of the mesh bracelet.

Breitling’s website offers a configurator to personalize your own ideal Breitling Superocean Heritage II 42 replica, with options for different straps. The rubber strap showcased here is known as the Rubber Aero Classic, featuring a vintage-style buckle. Breitling’s Caliber B20 boasts a 70-hour power reserve, operates at 28,800 vibrations per hour, and is chronometer-certified.

The watch is finely crafted, though a sapphire case back could enhance its appeal. However, the ceramic uni-directional bezel is essential for divers, and the screw-down crown ensures water resistance. The solid steel screw-in case back, while lacking a sapphire window, reinforces the watch’s tool-like nature. Despite other brands achieving higher water resistance with sapphire case backs, Breitling likely prioritizes functionality.

The replica Breitling Superocean Heritage II 42 features a 42mm stainless steel case, 14.35mm thick, suitable for its 200-meter water resistance. Despite its “Heritage” designation, these watches are fully capable. Available with mesh, leather, or rubber straps, the rubber variant mimics the design of the mesh bracelet. Without a strap, the watch weighs approximately 91 grams, but with the steel mesh bracelet, it becomes quite substantial on the wrist.

The “II” signifies this as a mark II version, boasting a ceramic bezel and a new movement. It’s intriguing that Breitling and Tudor collaborated on in-house movements, a strategic yet somewhat unconventional decision.

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