Breitling’s Superocean Heritage Ocean Conservancy Limited Edition is distinguished by a caseback engraved with the organisation’s logo. The watch is powered by a Breitling Caliber 13 mechanical movement and features an ultra-hard scratchand shock-resistant unidirectional rotating bezel with a luminescent central dot at 12 o’clock—a feature particularly handy for divers. The dot alongside the watch design’s hour and minute hands are also distinctive thanks to a coating of Super-LumiNova, which emits an eye-catching blue light.
To celebrate their partnership, the two joined hands for a beach clean-up at the Mertasari Beach in Sanur in Bali last month. More than 100 Breitling guests and hundreds of volunteers from Bali and the surrounding region attended the event, which resulted in piles of trash and plastic being removed from the beach.
On hand to support the clean-up were the members of Breitling’s “Surfers Squad”, Kelly Slater, from the US, and the two Australians: Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore, who contributed their efforts to their first shared mission as part of Breitling’s squad. Kelly Slater, arguably the most successful surfer of all time, said he believes that keeping the ocean clean is one of the biggest investments for ourselves and for future generations.
“I believe that I can speak on behalf of the entire Surfer Squad that beaches are, in effect, our offices. What we have seen here and on beaches and in oceans around the world is shocking and I would like to spread this positive message to everyone,” he said.
Australian surfer Sally Fitzgibbons shares Kelly’s enthusiasm for the noble mission. She noted that conservation is something that she and the squad have always wanted to do. “When you fall in love with surfing, it automatically becomes something that you care about. We have been surfing for more than 20 years now and we are blessed with really clean, beautiful beaches in Australia. However, travelling and seeing places, especially in Bali, I realised I had to do something.”
“We hope that we can encourage people to be more conscious about trash and waste, and the importance of reduce, re-use, and recycle,” Sally added.
Breitling’s CEO, Georges Kern, also spoke about the union and how important raising global awareness is. “This clean-up initiative in Bali underscored the power of our partnership with Ocean Conservancy. With the initial launch of this collection, we want to add a meaningful and incredible element to our partnership and its global projects.”
Meanwhile, the CEO of Ocean Conservancy, Janis Searless Jones, added that she is proud for the collaboration and thankful that it contributes to their important work to keep plastic and trash out of the oceans.