The Breitling SuperOcean Heritage ’57 Highlands Capsule Collection
In 2020 Breitling presented their throwbackiest watch to date. Yes, I made up that word. From its distinct concave bezel to its form fitting mesh bracelet, the SuperOcean Heritage ‘57 very much looked the part, yet had a very contemporary sizing of 42mm. Since then, this watch has been offered in multiple color variants, which included a very impressive rainbow colorway that featured a black dial and multicolored hands and indices.
Being so wildly different from their other SuperOcean models, including the standard Heritage line, I do not believe it got the attention it deserved. Despite being 42mm, the Heritage ‘57 was only 9.9mm thick. Its profile was impressive, and the lug thickness matched the bracelet thickness perfectly. It must have been a joy to wear.
Breitling is now introducing four new versions of the Heritage ‘57 dubbed the Highlands Capsule Collection. These new pieces have been downsized to more traditional vintage proportions and many will be jumping for joy at the 38mm diameter and short 42mm lug to lug length, making this one truly unisex. Somehow, they have even managed to shrink the thickness down to only 9.35mm and maintain the 100m of water-resistance.
Inspired by the Scottish Highlands, there are four land-and-sea inspired dial colors available: beige, green, mustard, and blue. They all feature stainless steel cases and scratch-resistant ceramic bezels rimmed in 18k red gold. Powering these watches will be the Breitling Caliber 10 (a modified Sellita SW300), with a healthy reserve of 42 hours. Like all Breitling watches, each one is COSC-certified.
Watches will be sold on Breitling’s fabulous mesh bracelet and will be accompanied by subtly speckled tweed inspired straps, made of a blend of silk and wool, that will complement each dial variation. The straps will come in a separate pouch, along with a spring-bar tool for easy strap changes. There will also be a blue strap available, which will be sold separately.
As a Capsule Collection, there will be a limited volume and they will only be available for a limited amount of time. The retail price is $6,250
- Breitling introduced the SuperOcean Heritage ’57 in 2020 with vintage styling but modern 42mm size
- The new Highlands Capsule Collection brings back the Heritage ’57 in smaller 38mm case size
- Inspired by Scottish Highlands with four dial colors: beige, green, mustard and blue
- Features 18k red gold rims on scratch-resistant ceramic bezels
- Powered by Breitling Caliber 10 movement with 42 hour power reserve
- Sold on mesh bracelet plus tweed straps inspired by Scottish textiles
- Limited availability as a Capsule Collection for $6,250
Breitling blends vintage and modern styling in the Scottish Highlands-inspired SuperOcean Heritage ‘57 watch. Offering rugged capability with refined elegance, it continues the brand’s bold design legacy.