Swiss watchmaker Breitling has paid tribute to a British classic, the Bentley Continental, with a new ultra-light watch.
Enhanced by its blue “Dark Sapphire” tints and made from a high tech Breitlight chassis, the watch will be released in a limited edition of 500 pieces to celebrate the unveiling of the new Bentley Continental GT.
A new interpretation of the classic long and sharp edged Bentley design, the third generation of the Continental GT aims to redefine the essence of Grand Touring by providing a unique blend of luxury and performance in motoring. A new optimised 6-litre W12 TSI engine, state-of-the-art onboard equipment, and a refined hand-crafted interior should go a long way towards achieving this.
Breitling for Bentley marks the occasion by launching a watch designed to capture the spirit of the British grand tourer. It’s case is made form Breitlight, a material exclusive to the watch manufacturer, distinguished by its resistance to scratching, traction and corrosion, along with non-magnetic, thermal stability and non-allergenic properties.
Its subtly black streaked effect takes on a bluish shimmer, echoing the colour of the Bentley “Dark Sapphire” livery, and the dial features a diamond motif picking up the pattern appearing in several areas of the Continental GT interior and dashboard controls.
This movement entirely developed and produced in the Breitling workshops, uses a “30 second chronograph” system, which comprises of a central hand completing a full sweep of the dial in half a minute – thus ensuring extremely accurate readings of times to the nearest eighth of a second. This feature is highlighted on the black dial by the blue 30 second chronograph inscription and measuring scale.
The watch is fitted with a rubber strap designed to fit comfortably during long distance driving, specially created for this model and bearing the same diamond motif as the dial.
The Dark Sapphire watch, officially presented by BREITLING for BENTLEY