As an official partner of Bentley Motors, Breitling celebrates launch of the new Continental V8 model with a limited edition timepiece. The Breitling for Bentley GMT V8 chronograph is housed in a stainless steel case with a diameter of 49mm. Its red bezel is a striking contrast against the black dial designed after the Bentley Continental GT V8 emblem and its dark background.
As a natural-born traveller, the Bentley GMT V8 boasts an ingenious multiple timezone display system. It is equipped with a red triangulartipped additional hour hand completing one rotation every 24 hours. The pushpiece housed in the left side of the case serves to move this hand forward in one-hour increments in order to display the second timezone – while distinguishing between day and night hours. Thanks to a rotating inner bezel bearing the names of the 24 cities, the user can also instantly read off the time in all the world’s timezones in relation to that shown by the 24-hour hand
Movement is the Swiss automatic Breitling caliber 47B with 38 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 48 hours. The selfwinding chronograph movement, chronometer-certified by the COSC, offers another technical asset exclusive to the Breitling for Bentley collection: a 30-second chronograph with a sweep seconds hand making one full turn of the dial in half a minute and thus enabling readings accurate to the nearest 1/8th of a second.
The Breitling for Bentley GMT V8 is a limited edition of 250 pieces priced at $10,590. Not bad considering the new Bentley Continental V8 cost well over $200,000!
Breitling for Bentley GMT V8 Specifications
- Movement: Breitling Calibre 47B, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC; High-frequency, selfwinding (28,800 vibrations per hour)
- 38 jewels
- 1/8th second chronograph
- 6-hour, 15-minute and 30-second totalizers
- 24-hour 2nd timezone display
- Steel case, 49mm diameter
- Water-resistant to 100 m
- Screw-locked crown
- Rotating pinion bezel displaying the 24 timezones
- Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides
- Dial: Royal Ebony; Metallic red inner bezel
- Strap/bracelet: rubber GMT/Speed