1967 Breitling Superocéan Oversized 43mm 'Slow Motion' MK1 + Papers - Ref. 2005
A Fine and Rare chronograph with its original papers.
WHY IS THIS WATCH SPECIAL
When launched in 1964, this new SuperOcean chronograph (Ref. 2005) impresses customers with its technical complexity elegantly balanced by its clean dial design without any sub-dials and a bold 43mm stainless steel case, with the main purpose being to ensure the highest legibility possible.
The Superocéan 'Slow Motion' ref. 2005 is one of the most iconic and sought-after Breitling watches ever, and this example comes with its original papers guarantee and leaflet, which is extremely rare.
This chronograph dates to 1967, and it has a beautiful overall aesthetic. The movement features a "WOG" engraving, indicating it was destined for the U.S. market. WOG was the U.S. import mark for Breitling and Wakmann Watch Co., the U.S. importer for Breitling at the time.
Building on the success of the first SuperOcean chronograph (Ref. 807), Willy Breitling wishes to advance the technical side of its divers’ watch and offer a new chronograph that enables easy and safe reading of the diving duration, even at the deepest depths of the ocean.
As a minute recorder is too small and not easy to read when under the surface of the water, Willy Breitling decides to use the main chronograph hand to indicate the diving duration. For this, Breitling develops a unique chronograph caliber, called “Slow Motion” that enables the chronograph hand to make one revolution per hour instead of one per minute. The wearer can therefore directly read the diving duration with the chronograph hand and the minute track on the dial without having to look for the minute recorder. However, this makes it nearly impossible to tell at a glance if the chronograph is running or not as the chronograph hand moves too slowly. This can be critical during a dive!
Willy Breitling finds a technical solution to this issue and develops a running indicator, located at 6 o’clock. When the chronograph is launched, this running indicator turns to a yellow disc – it becomes black with a small yellow dot when the chronograph is on hold and returns to an all-black circle when the chronograph is reset and stopped. With this smart technical feature, there is no longer a risk of forgetting that the chronograph is not running under the water.
- Maker: Breitling
- Model: Superocéan 'Slow Motion'
- Reference: 2005
- Case N°: 10767XX
- Year: 1967
- Material: Stainless steel
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 43x48x15mm
- Caliber: Manually wound Breitling (Modified Venus 188)
- Bracelet/Strap: Genuine leather
- Lug width: 22mm
- Box/Papers: Breitling box + Original 1967 Breitling guarantee.
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
This chronograph is in very well preserved condition, unpolished, all the angles remained sharp. The matching original guarantee and leaflet makes this legendary watch a rare and very appealing timepiece. All parts are original and untouched, the original lume is complete. It has a virile and sporty presence on the wrist an can be worn daily. This impressive timepiece will, for sure, draw attention from all the watch collectors who appreciate design and rarity !