Breitling, the official partner of Bentley Motors, has come up with a new Bentley Watch to celebrate The British car’s recent Ice Speed Record. Inspired by Juha Kankkunen’s world-record breaking exploits on the ice, Bentley and Breitling have once again combined British chic and Swiss tradition to create a limited edition chronograph to mark this grand achievement.
The watch’s name, ISR (Ice Speed Record), comes from the special edition Continental GT which was built by Bentley also to celebrate the new record. The Breitling watch didn’t take only the car’s name, but also its color theme, a bright red on a carbon fiber background, while the needles are inspired from the instrument panel of the Continental GTC Supersports ISR. Dressed in red and black mainly, the casing of the timepiece is carved titanium, with brush finish and engine inspired and carved side crowns.
The 49 mm wide dial uses plenty of multi-textured carbon fiber, which displays the smallest fractions of the seconds and minutes in criss-cross of numerical rings and smaller sub-dials. The watch uses a Breitling Calibre 27B self-winding movement, and is chronometer certified by the COSC. It has been built on a self-winding design to save any hassle of manual rewinding for power backup. The vibration rate for the movement is 28,800 vibrations per hour, which seems to be norm in classic wrist watches such as these. Also included are the 38 jewels in various microscopic sizes, making up different parts of the movement.
Both the ISR Supersports convertible and the timepiece will be running a limited production number of 100 each. There are two ways you can look at the new Breitling for Bentley Ice Speed Record watch: it’s either the most expensive watch you’ll ever buy, but it comes with a free Bentley Supersports Ice Speed Record Convertible, or it’s likely the only chance you’ll ever have to get a free Breitling watch.
No idea how much this watch costs, but you can bet it will sell for more than the base $280,400 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible.