Breitling SuperOcean special editions

A list of all known SuperOcean special and limited editions

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Introduction

Though it didn't give birth to as many special editions as the B-1, the Aerospace or the Chronomat, the Breitling SuperOcean was chosen in several occasions to bear a custom dial. Those include AA, French GSPR, French GIGN, French Légion Étrangère, 849 Naval Air Squadron, RNLI, NATO KFOR (#1), and KFOR (#2) again. There was also a special 18kt gold version, and possibly others.

Breitling SuperOcean American Airlines Arena limited edition

Type
Limited edition of 46 pieces
Base watch
A17340B528, black face
Date of production
2000


SuperOcean AmericanAirlines Arena (Photo credit: MacKer)

This was the inaugural watch for the American Airlines Arena, home of the Miami HEAT.

Breitling SuperOcean GSPR limited edition

Type
Limited edition of 60 pieces?
Base watch
N/A
Date of production
N/A


SuperOcean GSPR

The GSPR (Groupe de Sécurité de la Présidence de la République) is a French corps in charge of the security of the President of the French Republic. It was created in 1983.

Breitling SuperOcean GIGN limited edition

Type
Limited edition of 200 pieces?
Base watch
A17360S2/C630, blue dial
Date of production
2003


SuperOcean GIGN

Commissioned by the GIGN, the French elite police squad, maybe for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the unit's creation.

(Sorry for the blurry picture.)

Breitling SuperOcean Légion Étrangère limited edition

Type
Limited edition of 250 pieces
Base watch
A17040, blue dial
Date of production
1997?


SuperOcean Légion Étrangère (Photo credit: Breitling-classic-center)

This Colt SuperOcean was commissioned by the “SAGLE” (the former equipment agency) of the French Foreign Legion, and sold until 2000. It also may have been offered for Christmas 1997 to some Foreign Legion officiers.

Please note that the caseback gives no indication that this is a special edition.

Breitling SuperOcean KFOR “Give Peace a Chance” limited edition (1)

Type
Limited edition of 100 pieces
Base watch
A17340, blue dial
Date of production
2001?


SuperOcean KFOR

These Colt SuperOceans were given to UN officials and soldiers of NATO's Kosovo Force (KFOR). It seems like the profits from this sale were donated to the “Fonds of Dependents Relief for the Austrian soldiers in foreign mission”.

Breitling SuperOcean KFOR “Give Peace a Chance” limited edition (2)

Type
Limited edition of 250 pieces
Base watch
A17340 (black dial?)
Date of production
2002 to 2004?


SuperOcean KFOR

Due to the success of the previous KFOR special edition, another series was produced—this time with a black dial.

Breitling Colt SuperOcean Or 18kt

Type
Limited edition of 100 pieces
Base watch
K10040/B223 (black dial, blue dial)
Date of production
Late 1990s?


SuperOcean Or 18kt

This is the first thousand-meter watch ever produced in precious metal, thanks to its inner “cassolette” made of titanium. Apparently the caseback doesn't say that this is a special edition; only the papers do.

Type
Limited edition of 50 pieces
Base watch
A17360F1/C724
Date of production
2006


SuperOcean “Royal Navy 849 Squadron”

This SuperOcean, made for the Royal Navy's 849 Squadron, bears the squadron's crest emblem on a blue dial, as well as a schema of a Westland Sea King Mk 7 Airborne Surveillance and Control helicopter.

Thanks Idan (the maintainer of Club Breitling Israel) and S-S!

Breitling SuperOcean RNLI

Type
N/A
Base watch
N/A
Date of production
N/A


SuperOcean “RNLI”, version 1 and 2

The RNLI is a UK/Irish sea rescue organization. (Evidence of the actual production of this watch hasn't been established yet.)

Thanks again Idan!

Other possible custom SuperOceans

If you have more information or know a special edition SuperOcean that is not listed, as usual, feel free to contact me.