The Breitling line consists of watches in all different shapes and sizes. One of the things I like the most about the Breitling brand is how extensive its collection is. If you want a Breitling watch with a specific case size and a certain dial color, chances are that it exists. The case sizes of their men’s timepieces have a range of 11mm, much larger than that of most other quality watch brands. The SuperOcean Heritage is available in a 38mm case size, while the Super Avenger and numerous Breitling for Bentley models have a whopping 48mm or 49mm case size. Meanwhile, there are of course plenty of Breitling models with case sizes in between these two broad ends of the spectrum.
I am fairly confident that no one has a wrist size that enables them to wear both a 38mm watch and a 48mm or 49mm watch without one standing out and looking unnatural. With Breitling watches, or any watch for that matter, one case size does not fit all. For instance, I do not think I could go bigger than a 45mm watch without it looking like a hockey puck on my wrist. I would be forced to wear anything bigger than 45mm around my neck like Flavor Flav does….
Below are pictures of two different wrists wearing three watches with different case sizes. Unfortunately, I was unable to locate a 38mm Superocean Heritage, but the watches still range from 41.1mm to 48mm. The watches are the 41.1mm Colt Automatic, the 46mm SuperOcean Heritage Chronograph, and the 43.5mm Chronomat B01. Pictured above is the 48.4mm Super Avenger.
As you can see through these pictures, some work and some do not.
What is the perfect case size for you?