Headline / April 2019

Spirit of Adventure

Breitling had recently announced their collaboration with Britain’s Bentley Motors and Norton Motorcycle to develop several new timepieces to add to their collection. Both the Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition and the Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph Norton Edition present a rugged quality, spirit of adventure, and aesthetics provided by the collaboration of both motor companies. Every detail in the timepiece reflected Norton and Bentley’s ongoing commitment to quality, luxury, and performance.

The Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition is an exceptional member of the Swiss watch brand’s elegant Premier collection. Produced in 18 k red gold and stainless-steel versions, several outstanding design features distinguish these limited-edition timepieces from all others. The elegant, unique brown elm burl dial with black subdials is particularly eye-catching. These contrasting subdials indicate that the watches are powered by Breitling’s flagship Manufacture Caliber 01. The in-house mechanical movement delivers an impressive power reserve of approximately 70 hours.

The movement is visible through a unique transparent caseback featuring a Bentley logo. The 18 k red gold version is engraved with a “ONE OF 200” inscription, while the stainless-steel version is inscribed “ONE OF 1000”, confirmation of the edition sizes for the watches. 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 or 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 historic supercharged 1929 “Blower” Bentley. The Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition is a COSC-certified chronometer, an independent confirmation of its precision.

On the other end of the motor vehicle spectrum, Breitling came up with The Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition. The timepiece celebrates Breitling’s partnership with epic British motorcycle manufacturer, Norton. Cool, charismatic and contoured, the chronograph reflects the innovative and adventurous streak in both brands. The distinctive Norton logo is engraved on a plate on the left side of the case, and the transparent caseback features an inscription of the Norton motorcycle and logo. Powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, this COSC-certified chronometer is Water resistant to 10 bar (100 meters). Its 42-mm stainless steel case features white subdials against a black dial, and subtle gold tones on applied Arabic numerals, as well as on the hour and minute hands. The collaboration resulted in a rugged piece that represents the free-spirited feel that both brands strive for in their products.