From day one, the partnership between Breitling and Bentley has been a winning combination. It all started in 2002, when Breitling designed the car clock for Bentley’s Continental GT. The following year, the Swiss watchmaker launched a special edition of the “Bentley Le Mans” watch to commemorate the carmaker’s victory in the 2003 Le Mans race. The two companies then joined forces to create a Breitling for Bentley – a timepiece inspired by the famous British luxury car.
Today, Benitling and Bentley continue to be popular in celebrity circles – comedian Jon Lovitz, musician Usher and football superstar David Beckham all consider themselves fans.
The influence of Bentley is particularly evident in the Breitling 6.75 A44362 Chronograph. Not only is the watch named after Bentley’s famous 6.75-liter engine found in its Mulsanne sedan, but the back of the watch is a smaller version of the Bentley rim. As with most Breitling Bentley models, the 6.75 chronograph comes with a bezel with a Bentley honeycomb radiator grille pattern. The technical dial of the 6.75 A44362 features two large windows indicating the date, in addition to three subsidiary dials.
At an impressive 49mm, the Breitling GMT A47362 is a beast of a watch. In addition to the watch’s unforgettable appearance, the Bentley GMT is particularly practical. In addition to the GMT function, which allows you to track two different time zones Breitling for Breitling at the same time, the GMT A47362 also has a date function and a chronograph.
In the 1920s, a group of wealthy British motorists called themselves the “Bentley Boys” because of their passion for Bentley cars. An important member of the group was racing champion Woolf Barnato, who later became the owner of Bentley.
In honor of this man, the brand has launched the Breitling for Bentley Barnato watch. The dynamic dial carries the three dashboard-inspired registers of the Barnato A25368, located inside a 49mm case. At the back, the back cover allows the COSC-certified automatic movement to be viewed via a seven-spoke wheel.
The Breitling (Bentley) Flying B is distinctly different from the brand’s other watches. The “Flying B A28362” has a rectangular rather than a round case, a tribute to Bentley’s famous old-fashioned “winged B” logo. Breitling actually found the iconic logo on the caseback of its Bentley Flying B A28362 timepiece. As the bezel of the A28362 is smooth, the pattern of the honeycomb radiator grille is transferred to the dial, which also features a pair of off-centered overlapping circular areas for the main hour and minute indicators as well as a small seconds subdial. It is topped by a striking date window at the 12 o’clock position.