Breitling gears up for summer with a new capsule collection of their Superocean Heritage ‘57 collection, featuring 5 colorful new models dubbed Pastel Paradise. Breitling is labeling these as a “seasonal creation for women” – but at 38mm and under 10mm thick, I have no shame in saying that I’d happily rock one of these as is. Based on the Superocean Heritage ‘57, a watch that pays tribute to the laid-back surfing lifestyle of the ‘60s, the Pastel Paradise collection represents the first time seeing this case sized at 38mm.
The Superocean Heritage ‘57 watches have won over plenty of enthusiasts since their instruction in 2020, thanks in large part to the funky dial design and svelte case that clocked in just south of 10mm in total thickness. The broad, sweeping bezel with a concave design offers an immediate charm, and nearly entirely eclipses the case underneath. Until now, this watch has been offered in a 42mm case, and as we saw with the Oris Cotton Candy watches, the Pastel Paradise capsule brings a hit of color, and clocks the case down to 38mm, which looks to suit the wide bezel perfectly.
The Pastel Paradise watches are offered in 4 colors with 5 total configurations. The white dial is available in, well, white, but also with rainbow colored lume in the indexes and hands, similar to what we saw in the navy blue LE in the 42mm case. Additionally, Breitling has created Mint Green, Aquamarine blue, and Iced Latte colored dials with matching bezels and straps. They are quick release straps fit to the 18mm lug span, and I’d wager these would look pretty good on all manner of nylon, mesh, or whatever you fancy.
Breitling is using their caliber 10 in the Paradise Capsule watches, which is a modified ETA 2892-A2 that’s been brought into chronometer spec (COSC certified), though that part isn’t labeled on the watch itself, nor does it look to be advertised on the product page even. This isn’t really a diver’s watch but there is a 100m depth rating should the mood strike you.
The Paradise Capsule will be produced in limited quantities this summer, and will be priced from $4,630, while the rainbow variant is priced at $4,770. As we said with the Oris Cotton Candy watches, I hope this case sticks around for additional models and colorways. Breitling.