Today, you rarely see breakthroughs or out-of-the-box innovations in tech or design coming from standard replica watch brands. Back in the day, lots of brands — not only the high-end ones — brought unusual concepts to market. The luxury fake Breitling SuperOcean ref. 2005 only confirms that. It seems like Swiss made copy Breitling stripped a watch down to the dial and started to put it back together with a very open mind, keeping what a diver needs most as the top priority.
Minutes spent underwater are really the only relevant information, and that’s why high quality replica Breitling did not bother to put a seconds hand on it. Instead of being confined to a tiny sub-register or relying solely on a timing bezel that might move, the minute recorder was promoted to the number-one feature.
AAA quality fake Breitling put it in the center and crowned it with the world’s biggest chronograph minute hand ever featuring a characteristic diamond tip. To show the user the status of the chronograph at any given time, the 1:1 replica Breitling SuperOcean ref. 2005 featured a chronograph-activity window at 6 o’clock. The three different indicators that cycled through this window showed if the chronograph was running, paused, or deactivated.
If you imagine this all was packed into a stunning 42mm case back in 1964, that’s what I call one hell of an innovation. If your vintage watch bucket lists have shrunken lately, take a look at the Swiss movement fake Breitling “Slowmo” review I wrote on #TBT two years ago.
What I would like to see
Now I might surprise you a bit. What I would like to see is not an identical 1:1 version of the eye-popping ref. 2005 from the sixties. Well, I would really like a Breitling SuperOcean replica for men to come back, but more through its legacy and timeless spirit than this exact form. I would like to see the next super clone watch online in this line, a reinterpretation that maintains some of its origins but as a new release in keeping with today’s modern world. So, what to keep, what to change, and what to add?
To recreate an unusual chronograph would require a new in-house caliber, as there are no calibers that would cover the functionality. And that’s not an easy or cheap task to accomplish. I remember @Watchfred’s comment on the Breitling fake online fans Facebook page, in which he estimated that the development of a new in-house movement would take at least three years and a budget of approximately 10 million Swiss francs. Well, that’s a start. I am pretty fed up with the countless re-editions powered by ETA or Sellita movements.
New case and new design
Considering its purpose and functionality, the vintage Breitling SuperOcean ref. 2005 replica Paypal looks surprisingly dressy. Its style is very characteristic of the sixties, and its birth year definitely contributes to that aura. That’s why its design should stay sealed in the past. In my opinion, it would be really interesting to see the same performance in a more present-day case shape. I can imagine slightly sportier angles and maybe the use of materials that designers in 1960 could only dream of.