A GT ON YOUR WRIST
The new limited edition watch from the Breitling for Bentley collection is an invitation on a journey in time combining luxury, peace and delight.
To celebrate the release of the new Bentley Continental GT, a car standing out because of the passenger compartment decorated with noble and precious materials and a very powerful engine, the most British of Swiss watch brands has produced a limited series of 500 pieces, the Bentley GT Dark Sapphire Edition. Like the luxurious GT coupé, the watch made by Breitling combines performance and prestige. The impressive 48mm case is made of Breitlight®. This ultra-light, ultra-sturdy, high-tech material is not only scratch-resistant and rust-resistant, but also provides excellent thermal stability and anti-magnetic qualities. The black, lightly marbled colour has a blued sheen recalling the colour of the Bentley “Dark Sapphire” bodywork.
Like all the timepieces made by the firm based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Bentley GT Dark Sapphire Edition is driven by a movement with official COSC chronometer certification. In the present case, this is an automatic calibre, the B06, giving the watch a power reserve of over 70 hours. It also stands out through its “30-second chronograph” system. In concrete terms, the central second hand turns around the dial in half a minute. This technical feature guarantees a precise reading on short time periods down to 1/8th of a second.
On the dial, a diamond pattern recalls details from the inside of the Bentley Continental GT. The same pattern adorns the comfortable rubber strap, specially created for this limited edition.
By Dan Diaconu