Breitling - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Breitling
    Year: Circa 2010s
    Reference No: A17321
    Case No: 1’397’897
    Model Name: Superocean Heritage 42
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 17, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Breitling deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    - During the 1950s, the demand for divers' watches surged as they played a vital role in exploring the depths of the oceans, aiding professional deep-sea divers and supporting scientific expeditions.

    - Additionally, aquatic sports and nautical leisure activities were flourishing, leading to a need for reliable timepieces that could be worn during thrilling underwater excursions. In 1957, Breitling introduced two groundbreaking diving watches, making a significant impact on the industry: a time-only ref. 1004 and a chronograph ref. 807.

    - The present timepiece continues Breitling's impressive diving heritage while incorporating a modern aesthetic. Featuring an eye-catching blue dial and bezel, this watch has been revamped with a practical date function to appeal to a younger generation of collectors. The complementary blue rubber strap enhances its versatility, making it suitable for everyday wear and ideal for engaging in nautical activities on a summer day.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1884

    The firm started by Leon Breitling in 1884 is best known for its technical aviation and oceanic watches. Today, all models are outfitted with certified chronometer movements, used for accurate timing. Early aviation pioneers in specialized chronograph timepieces, Breitling introduced the circular slide rule to watches in the 1940s for use by pilots. The firm’s most iconic chronograph, the Navitimer, was introduced in 1954 and continues to be manufactured today. Another key model is the Duograph, a split-seconds chronograph that was Breitling's most prestigious wristwatch during the 1940s through '60s. Their watches are built on their reputation for precision and sturdiness.

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. A17321
A fine and attractive stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with center seconds and date

Circa 2010s
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for HK$15,240

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024