Breitling and Britain’s Bentley Motors enjoy the longest-ever partnership between a watch brand and an automobile manufacturer.
Their association dates back to 2003 when Bentley launched the first Continental GT when the company chose Breitling to design the onboard clock.
Now Breitling has announced the release of the Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition, which celebrates 100 years of luxury motoring excellence. At this year’s Geneva International Motor Show, Breitling introduced the Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition watch to commemorate the partnership and celebrate Bentley’s 100 years of luxury motoring excellence.
In 2018, Breitling introduced the Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley British Racing Green, with a distinctive British racing green dial. The Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition from the brand’s Premier collection is produced in 18k red gold and stainless-steel versions; they feature an elm burl dial with black subdials (a chronograph minute counter at 3 o’clock and a small-second subdial at 9 o’clock). The watches are powered by Breitling’s Manufacture Caliber 01. The in-house mechanical movement delivers a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.
The movement is visible through a transparent caseback featuring a Bentley logo. The 18k red gold version is engraved with a “ONE OF 200” inscription, while the stainless-steel version is inscribed “ONE OF 1000”.
The dial features a white tachymeter scale on a black inner bezel around the dial, with a red tachymeter inscription. The Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition in 18 k red gold is presented on a brown leather strap whose pattern and stitching was inspired by the seats in a Bentley.
The stainless-steel version will be available on the brown Bentley-inspired leather strap as well on a stainless-steel bracelet. On the left-hand side of the 42-millimeter stainless-steel case is a plate with an engraved “Bentley” inscription, whose design is based on the dashboard of the supercharged 1929 “Blower” Bentley. The Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition is a COSC-certified chronometer, serving as an independent confirmation of its precision.
The wooden dials of the Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition watches are a link to the wood inserts in the new Continental GT Number 9 Edition, harking back to the days in which the original Bentley Boys and Girls attention with their successes on the track and their headline-making antics when they were not racing.
The Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited-Edition watches are appreciated around the globe for their design, their performance, and their history.
US$10,200 on leather strap
US$10,500 on stainless steel bracelet
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