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Breitling Superocean Ironman Limited-Edition Watch

Breitling Superocean Ironman Limited-Edition Watch Watch Releases

There are some collaborations that just feel right. And while the image of a lycra-clad triathlete might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Breitling, I’d wager that the word Ironman wouldn’t sound too discordant to most ears. Last week saw the release of the Breitling Superocean Ironman Limited-Edition watch, and it is a handsome addition to a collection that’s been receiving quite a bit of attention lately.

Breitling Superocean Ironman Limited-Edition Watch Watch Releases

The partnership between Breitling and the Ironman (a Wanda Sports Group company) was celebrated at a special event held at the Breitling boutique in New York City, hosted by Thierry Prissert, President of Breitling USA, and President and CEO of the Ironman Group, Andrew Messick. An extensive guest list included Paula Newby-Fraser, an Ironman legend known as the “Queen of Kona” after winning the Ironman World Championship a staggering eight times.

Breitling Superocean Ironman Limited-Edition Watch Watch Releases

Georges Kern, the ever-active CEO of Breitling, praised Breitling’s triathlon squad for their performances in Ironman events, name-checking Jan Frodeno, Chris “Macca” McCormack, and Daniela Ryf (the reigning Ironman World Champion).

Breitling Superocean Ironman Limited-Edition Watch Watch Releases

The Ironman Triathlon Series pushes athletes to delve deep and find their limits. With a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile cycle, and a 26.2-mile run (that’s a marathon, in case anyone was wondering), the competition is one of Planet Earth’s most grueling single-day endurance races. The Breitling Superocean Ironman Limited Edition watch has been created to accompany competitors on this hellish journey and is suitably equipped to withstand an elemental battering.

Breitling Superocean Ironman Limited-Edition Watch Watch Releases

A 44mm stainless steel case on a red Diver Pro III rubber strap gives off a seriously technical vibe that is more than backed up by an impressive 1,000-meter water-resistance. A unidirectional timing bezel and a black dial featuring high-contrast Super-LumiNova markers make this watch usable at any feasible depth. At 14mm-thick, I would be a little concerned about the weight of this piece, considering it is intended to be strapped to the wrist of an endurance athlete, but I suppose I should assume they are much stronger than me. However, if there was ever an opportunity to use Breitlight, this is it.

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To ensure the wearer can get an accurate time reading, regardless of the battery the watch is subjected to, Breitling has fitted this limited-edition Superocean with the self-winding Breitling caliber 17, which has an operating frequency of 28,800vph and a power reserve of 38 hours. The Breitling Superocean Ironman Limited-Edition watch is limited to 300 pieces and will be exclusively available on Breitling’s e-commerce channel, in selected Breitling boutiques, and on-site at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Nice and the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona. The Breitling Superocean Ironman Limited-Edition watch will be priced at $3,950. To learn more about the brand and the partnership, check out breitling.com.

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  • Playboy Johnny – Team Mariu$
    • egznyc

      And unfortunately, I don’t think the Breitling has Indiglo. (Maybe this buyer – if there is one out there (there must be, right?) – would want the co-branding done with lume, to make it really, shockingly, obvious?)

    • Mark

      Brother, I agree. I remember when the first Timex Ironman’s came out in the late ’80’s. Then I think the triathlon made a deal with Jeep back when Jeep was part of AMC. Timex was the first thing I thought of when I saw the dial. In fact, Timex currently has 26 different models of Ironman’s.

  • Are you people kidding me or what ??? Nobody and I mean no serious rational practical minded triathlon athlete is going to wear a Breitling Super0cean on a race day, Heck! Not even during training days. I suppose you could switch watches and strap on the Breitling Super0cean when you walk up to the podium to collect your prize money and trophy…
    Anyways, my top Ironman triathlon watches in no particular order are
    > Timex Ironman Classic 30 Lap watch which cost 40 bucks. It’s the watch I wore during the Spartan Malaysia Obstacle Course Races last year
    > Garmin Forerunner 945
    > Suunto Spartan Triathlon
    > Garmin Fenix 5

    • spice

      Not forgetting my simple lightweight Casio digital that I used for my tris and half tris, some 5 – 10 years back .

    • Boris N. Natasha

      I would go further to ‘no unpaid triathlete’ would wear this watch… i’m a three-time Ironman, over 50 TRIs, all wearing Garmin, and I would not be caught dead wearing this watch — like evah — and I’m a pretty proud Ironman… it’s not a triathlon tool watch, it’s a triathlon fool watch.

  • SuperStrapper

    Not that I like any watch cobranding on a good day, this one in particular has a long standing history elsewhere as has been noted here already. Do not want.

  • NaJo

    Am sure one will be on a permanent display at each boutiques

  • SuperStrapper

    They could have at least put a massive ironman logo into one side it’s of the strap for this LE.

  • ray h.

    When I first saw this I thought it was a joke of some kind, then I found out . It’s not. So…. where do we go now ?

  • Jared

    I don’t get why some companies insist on putting the limited edition information on the dial

    it cheapens the watch to have one more brand on the dial. Just put it on the caseback and call it a day.

  • Colt Foutz

    Have you used them? They were essential. Still have three versions collecting dust as their dead batteries decay — my original from the 80s/90s, my 100-lap breakthrough from college, and a GPS version from the 2010s, which isn’t really showing direct lineage, more an ultra-modern second cousin thrice-removed.

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