Two of a Kind – Breitling reveals the Bentley B06 S & Bentley GT3-R
Breitling for Bentley Inspired Chronographs
Timekeeping is a part and parcel of any sport; it goes hand in hand just like the two sweeping needles on the watch. However, very few watches are actually reliable that enables one to rejoice the victorious moments. Such time keeping watches are officially certified by COSC (Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute) that identified by a serial number engraved on its movement and a certification number given by the COSC.
Breitling Watches has a rich history of making such precision chronometers for Astronauts and aviators to mariners and racing drivers. Speaking of racing drivers, Breitling is long associated with one of the top marque in motoring, Bentley motors. Hence Breitling for Bentley watches are not only complemented each other in terms of prestige and luxury but also in terms of high-quality precision engineering that is timeless.
Recently Breitling for Bentley reveal two Special Edition models:
The Bentley B06 S
The original is never enough. After first appearing with a 49mm case, the Bentley B06 from the Breitling for Bentley collection returns to the road in a special 44mm ‘S’ version that will appeal to devotees of fine mechanics offering a blend of elegance and performance.
Emphasising its sophisticated design the newest member of the Breitling for Bentley collection is available in steel or red gold, with a choice of a metal bracelet or leather, crocodile or rubber straps. Like its predecessor this special version includes the knurled pattern on the bezel of the model, giving a nod to the famous Bentley radiator grills which is accentuated in the motif stamped on the black or silver dial.
In addition to the modernized and unusual eye-catching design, the Bentley B06 S is also distinguished by its exclusive ‘engine’. The impressive manufacture has been entirely developed and produced in the Breitling Chronométrie workshops and officially chronometer-certified providing Middle Eastern customers with the ultimate token of precision.
Commenting on the models’ arrival to the region, Aed Adwan, Breitling Middle East, said; “The manufacture Breitling Calibre B06 was inspired by a 1926 Breitling patent which sees the timepiece boast an ingenious “30-second chronograph”. This system involves a central hand sweeping around the dial in half a minute and these eighth-of-a second readings make the model extremely precise. Our Breitling for Bentley customers appreciate the functionality and precision of these watches while also enjoying the unique styling cues of two brands so rich in heritage and expertise.”
- Manufacture Breitling Calibre B06,
- Officially chronometer-certified by the COSC
- High-frequency (28,800 vph)
- 47 jewels
- Over 70-hour power reserve
- 1/8th of a second chronograph 30-second, 15-minute and 6-hour totalizers
- Steel or 18K red gold
- Water-resistant to 100m
- Rotating pinion bezel with variable tachymeter (circular slide rule)
- Cambered sapphire crystal, glare proofed on both sides.
- 44 mm
- Royal Ebony or Silver Storm
- Barenia leather, crocodile leather, rubber/Speed
Two of the most limited works in automotive and horology are now available to a limited few in the Middle East. Luxury Swiss watchmaker, Breitling has created a limited edition chronograph inspired by Bentley’s rarest and most dynamic member of the Continental family, the GT3-R. Like the GT3-R, just 300 models of the exclusive timepiece have been manufactured worldwide, with 42 pieces allocated specifically to the Middle East to accompany the 42 GT3-R models dedicated to the region.
42 Bentley GT3-R inspired Breitling chronographs created for the Middle East
The Breitling for Bentley GT3-R timepiece features the Bentley GT3-R logo on a black carbon dial and comes equipped with the knurled motif on the bezel, a nod to the famous Bentley radiator grilles. Additionally, in reference to the 300 Bentley Continental GT3-R cars, the mention one of 300 is engraved on the case-back of this special model.
Taking its inspiration from the race-inspired car which was developed with Bentley Motorsport and hand-crafted in Crewe, the Breitling for Bentley GT3-R Limited Edition combines sporty aesthetics with an in-house Manufacture Breitling Calibre B06 “motor”.
- Manufacture Breitling Calibre B06
- Officially chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute)
- Selfwinding, high-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour)
- 47 jewels
- Over 70-hour power reserve
- 1/8th of a second chronograph, 30-second, 15-minute and 6-hour totalizers
- Blacksteel case
- Water-resistant to 100 m
- Screw-locked crown
- Rotating pinion bezel with variable tachometer (circular slide rule)
- Cambered sapphire crystal
- Glareproofed on both sides
- One of 300 engraved on the caseback referring to the 300 Bentley GT3-R cars (US version individually numbered 1/99)
- 49 mm.
- Black dial with Bentley GT3 logo
- Bentley GT3 rubber strap
Both Breilting Chronometers, The Bentley B06 S & GT3-R, are available now in Breitling Boutiques and retailers across the Middle East