Breitling announces two launches in partnership with Outerknown, the sustainable apparel brand co-founded by surfing legend and Breitling Surfers Squad member Kelly Slater. In addition to the new Superocean Outerknown watch, Breitling introduces the first Outerknown ECONYL® yarn NATO strap collection. The 18 ecologically re- sponsible straps, which will dress up any Breitling watch, are crafted from ECONYL® yarn, a material created from regenerated nylon waste, one source of which is fishing nets from the world’s oceans.
Like Breitling, Outerknown works with the NGO Ocean Conservancy to raise awareness of the problem of marine waste. In 2018, Breitling celebrated the part- nerships with its Superocean Heritage Chronograph 44 Outerknown. The brand is excited about offering a new watch inspired by the commitment it shares with Kelly Slater and Outerknown to help clean the world’s oceans and beaches.
The new Superocean Outerknown builds on Breitling’s strong partnership with Outerknown and underscores the two brands’ shared dedication. The Outerknown ECONYL® yarn NATO strap collection takes the commit- ment to a new level. The straps are made of ECONYL® yarn, a material created exclusively from recycled ny- lon waste. The 18 references make a profound environ- mental statement and feature six different colors and four different sizes, and come with a buckle in regular stainless steel or DLC-coated stainless steel. These models are as vibrant and stylish as they are ecologi- cally sound.
The Breitling Superocean Outerknown features a 44-millimeter stainless-steel case with a ratcheted unidirectional bezel, a feature that allows divers to time their dives accurately. It has a green dial and central hour, minute, and second hands that, like the numerals and indexes, are coated with Super- LumiNova®, a luminescent material that makes them easily readable in any lighting conditions.
The Superocean Outerknown is presented on a khaki green Outerknown NATO strap made of ECONYL® yarn – an innovative material created from nylon waste, recovered among others from the ocean – one source of which is fishing nets from oceans around the world. Superocean Outerknown is powered by a Breitling Caliber 17, which offers a power reserve of approxi- mately 38 hours. The COSC-certified chronometer is water resistant to 100 bar/1000 meters, so it will more than meet the needs of any underwater adventurer. The watch’s screwed stainless-steel caseback is en- graved with the Outerknown logo.