In addition to releasing a couple black steel versions of some existing models at this year’s Baselworld Fair, Breitling decided to spice up its SuperOcean Heritage line with a limited edition green bezel version for both the 46mm automatic and the 46mm automatic chronograph models. As soon as I saw pictures of it, I could not help but immediately think of the Rolex 50th Anniversary Submariner. In 2003, Rolex released their signature black-on-black sports model with a green bezel to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the timepiece. The anniversary edition, referred to by many Rolex collectors as “Kermit,” has had great success over the last several years.
I definitely think the green-on-black look is pretty cool, however, I do wonder why Breitling chose green for the bezel over another color. I think red-on-black or blue-on-black would look just as good. Do you guys agree? Did Breitling choose green-on-black due to the success of the Anniversary Sub? Will the green bezel SuperOcean Heritage models be equally as popular as the Sub; or should Breitling have chosen a different color so as to differentiate themselves from Rolex? I am extremely interested in hearing what Breitling enthusiasts have to say regarding this one.