It’s time for me to finally pull the trigger. I have been eying the SuperOcean II ever since it was released. Pictures of the model are what first got me interested, and then the opportunity to see it in person made me realize that pictures do not do it justice. The watch is flat out sick.
My wrist is on the smaller side, so the 42mm case is perfectly sized. For those of you who prefer bigger watches, it may not be for you. It definitely has a reasonably strong presence though, no matter what size you may be.
Similar to the Bell & Ross Vintage Heritage pieces I recently wrote about, the dial is clean and simple. The date is displayed at 3 o’clock, luminescent hour markers are used at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock, and luminescent Arabic numerals are used to round out the watch. The hour hands are perfect in size, and a unidirectional rotating rubber bezel gives the watch a nice sporty look. I have heard some people say that the rubber material may allow the watch to get extremely hot in the sun, but that does not deter me at all.
The coolest aspect of the model is the ring inside the bezel. The ring is offered in five different colors: black, yellow, red, blue and silver. All five of them look incredibly hot. The black dial, whatever colored ring, and the black bezel combine to make a sharp, sporty, sophisticated piece. It’s money!
My big debate is whether to go with the black interior ring or the red interior ring… Black and red are my favorite two colors, and I am repeatedly back and forth on which way to go. The black seems to be more subtle, while the red definitely has more pop. I was able to get them both on my wrist and it made things ever harder for me. They both look awesome. Which way to go? That is the question…