Watch of the Week: Special-Edition Superocean Automatic 42 Kelly Slater

Words by
Lee Cassanell

30th June 2022

Breitling dives into a collaboration with the world's most famous surfer

Special-Edition Superocean Automatic 42

Swiss watchmaker. Breitling has launched a redesign of its sporty sea watch. The new collection retraces the pared-down aesthetic of the original SuperOcean Slow Motion from the 1960s and 1970s, while adding modern features and a bright palette of color.

Co-designed with the surf champion, Kelly Slater, the special-edition Superocean Automatic 42 is limited to a 1000 pieces, the watch features an eye-popping orange dial and a military-green rubber strap, inspired by a watch Slater’s dad used to wear surfing.

Of the collaboration, Slater says, “I’ve been co-creating watches with Breitling for the past few years but this one, in particular, is very personal. It’s inspired by my late father, who had a watch with an orange face that he used to wear surfing for as long as I can remember. The green and orange together is a color scheme I used to like for the airbrushes on my boards growing up. That combination has always stuck with me.”

With its technical features, style and versatility, the Special-Edition Superocean Automatic 42 perfectly balances the nostalgia of its heritage while making fresh new waves.