Breitling watches are not your regular timepieces. Their wrist chronograph technology is used to create sturdy and reliable instruments in various avenues of science, technology and research. Each model offered by the company includes chronometer-certified movements and ultimate precision. The company boasts of designing, developing and manufacturing the mechanical chronograph movements of its watches from the scratch at its own workshops in Swiss Jura. The company was founded by watchmaker Leon Breitling in 1884. Over the years, they have produced precision timepieces of the highest quality. Their technology has been used to calculate flight times during air travel as well as in sport and automobile industry. The family owned business is one of the few independent Swiss watch brands in business today.
Breitling has created a 250-piece limited series of watches to commemorate the release of the Breitling for Bentley Continental GT V8. The Breitling for Bentley GMT V8, with its metallic red inner city bezel and sharp contrasting black dial, creates a sharp impression. The colors highlight the Bentley emblem. The watch displays several time zones. Its red triangle-tipped hour hand completes one rotation every 24 hours. You can use the push piece on the left of the case to move this hand forward and change the time zone. The inner bezel contains the names of 24 cities across the globe for which the time zones are available. The automatic COSC-chronometer-certified chronograph provides readings accurate to 1/8th of a second.
Breitling also launched the Breitling for Bentley Barnato 42 watch to honor the Bentley Barnato 42. The watch measures 42mm, and is the compact version of the original 49 mm wide Breitling Barnato. The officially chronometer-certified by the COSC chronograph consists of self-winding, high-frequency Breitling Calibre 41B with 38 jewels. The watch depicts 30-second and 12-hour totalizers along with a calendar. The case can resist water up to 100 m. The Sapphire crystal cover protects from glare and scratches. The crocodile leather strap is available in black and brown.
The Breitling for Bentley GMT V8 retails for $10,050 in the United States, while the Breitling for Bentley Barnato 42 costs more than $12,000. The exquisite watches are great collector’s items and inheritance pieces. The precision and mechanism are of the highest quality. The chronometer-certified watches represent everything that Bentley and Breitling stand for in the international automobile and timepiece industries. If you are a Bentley fan, the watch can be a great addition to your memorabilia.