New chronographs for Bentley
Two new models have now been added to the range: the Bentley 6.75 and Bentley GT chronographs. This launch heralds the emergence of a full-fledged watch collection, a range distinguished by exclusivity, prestige and performance.
The GT initials refer to the Grand Touring tradition, representing exceptional sports cars of which Bentley continues building the most beautiful models. The most powerful too, such as the new Continental GT with its 560 PS, a phenomenal 650Nm of torque and a top speed of 198 mph (318 km/h)! The Bentley GT chronograph was designed in the same spirit of performance and exclusivity, starting with its more compact size and its dial with contrasting totalizers reminiscent of the dashboard on Bentley Grand Tourers. For the first time ever in the watch industry, Breitling has used metallic colors (in characteristic Bentley shades) for series production. The Bentley GT is also equipped with a powerful "motor": chronometer certified Breitling Caliber 13B, complete with day/date calendar.
Like all the chronographs dedicated to Bentley, the GT version is endowed with a variable tachometer, another Breitling exclusive feature. Used in conjunction with the chronograph, this device enables one to measure average speed, whatever the time elapsed, the distance covered or the speed reached. In much the same way as a slide rule, the variable tachometer is operated by rotating the external bezel, which drives a pinion and an arbor activating the inner bezel. This mechanical subtlety enables precise read-off of the measured speeds. The Bentley GT chronograph is available in steel, in steel with gold accents, in yellow gold, and in a limited series of 50 in white gold.
Movement: Breitling Caliber 13B, chronometer-certified, selfwinding, high-frequency (28,800 vph), 25 jewels. 1/4 of a second chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers. Day/date calendar. Case: steel, steel and gold, yellow gold, white gold (limited series of 50). Water-resistant to 330 feet (100m). Screw-locked crown. Rotating pinion bezel with variable tachometer (circular slide rule). Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed both sides. Diameter: 44.80mm. Strap/bracelet: Barenia leather, crocodile leather, buffalo leather/SPEED bracelet.
In the secret of its workshops in Crewe, England, Bentley continues to assemble by hand its largest engine, the 6.75 litre version that propels the luxurious Arnage limousines. In tribute to this know-how that is unique in the world, Breitling has designed the Bentley 6.75 chronograph, a timepiece providing the ultimate blend of tradition and performance, on a par with the engine after which it is named. In addition to the chronograph mechanism, the Bentley 6.75 is equipped with a "large date display" calendar, distinguished by the fact that it shows the date through two separate tens and units indicators. This sophisticated mechanism is assembled in harmony with an extreme concern for reliability and precision, as confirmed by the highly sought-after COSC chronometer certification.
Breitling further matches these mechanical accomplishments with aesthetic refinement. Like all watches in the BREITLING for BENTLEY collection, the Bentley 6.75 chronograph incorporates some of the distinguished British manufacturer's signature features, such as the knurled finish on the bezel inspired by the Bentley controls. The original motif on the caseback further reinforces the association. Created for devotees of fine mechanisms, the Bentley 6.75 is available in steel or yellow gold. With the most demanding collectors in mind, Breitling has produced a limited series of 100 in rose gold and a series of 50 in white gold.
Movement: Breitling Caliber 44B, chronometer-certified, selfwinding, high-frequency (28,800 vph), 38 jewels. 1/4 of a second chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers. "Large date display" calendar. Case: steel, yellow gold, rose gold (limited series of 100) and white gold (limited series of 50). Special decorated caseback. Water-resistant to 330 feet (100m). Screw-locked crown. Rotating pinion bezel with variable tachometer (circular slide rule). Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed both sides. Diameter: 48.70mm. Strap/bracelet : Barenia leather, crocodile leather, buffalo leather/SPEED bracelet.
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