One is a master at making heirloom timepieces, and the other symbolizes the best of British automotive luxury brands. Together for 10 years now, both Bentley and Breitling have created many exceptional chronographs such as the $154,000 Breitling for Bentley Limited Edition
Created with a titanium casing and all-black exterior appearance, the limited edition light Midnight watch will have only 1,000 editions for sale worldwide. The famous ‘Winged B’ logo adorns the top of the central dial, with the side bezel mimicking the grille of Bentley cars, and the black rubber strap bearing the name of the British car brand. If one recalls, the dashboard of the Bentley generally has its own distinct set of crowded dial, which in this case transfers itself on the general appearance of the case and main dial design. The red linings on the inner circle bring alive Bentley memories rather vividly.
In terms of technicalities, there are some impressive add-ons such as the variable tachometer and the ‘30-second chronograph’, which is based on a 1926 patent of Breitling, helping track time to the level of 1/8th of a second. The movement is a self winding mechanism, which has been certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute.
The vibration rate clocks up to 28,800 vibrations an hour, and there are 38 jewels in the body of the central movement of the watch. For those looking to grab one of these, they are available for a price tag of $12,045 in all the Breitling Boutiques.
Further, the originality and strength of the all-black design are accentuated by the equally matt black-clad hands and hour-markers and by a rubber strap with central knurled raised motif inspired by Bentley radiator grilles.