Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Highlands

The Scottish Highlands are unlike any place on Earth. Known for its rocky coastline, beautiful pine trees, and picturesque mountaintops, the region has one of the lowest population densities in Europe, so its scenery is the reason to visit, which many do. It’s the reason why Breitling chose the wide-ranging topography of the Highlands as the sole inspiration for its latest collection, as part of its Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Highlands line.
Available in four dial colors with matching bezels, the Scottish Highlands collection aims to touch on each aspect of the region’s natural features. While the blue variant obviously evokes the oceans surrounding the majority of the Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Highlands , the brown model evokes the craggy shoreline. On the other hand, the mustard variant brings the region’s countryside to your wrist, while the green reference is reminiscent of the Scots pine forest that dominates certain areas as well. To enhance the Scottish references, each timepiece comes with a silk and wool tweed strap (in addition to the stainless steel mesh bracelet) that matches the main color.
Debuting in 2020, the Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Highlands joined the Superocean range and was tasked with hosting the brand’s vintage-inspired (and -named) dive watches, with their stylish mesh bracelets, concave bezels, arrow-shaped hour hands, and large indices. However, at 42mm, many retro fans may have been clamoring for Breitling to release something a bit more period-correct. Luckily, the latest Scottish Highlands capsule brings that downsized fit with a 38mm case made of stainless steel and 18k red gold, while maintaining 100m of water resistance. These watches may be losing a bit of their modern-day dive quality but gaining more vintage charm in the process.