Bentley Motors and Breitling are pleased to announce a striking, contemporary new watch – the Bentley GT Dark Sapphire Edition. This new watch celebrates the arrival of the all-new Bentley Continental GT, which was unveiled at the recent IAA 2017 in Frankfurt. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain from authentic luxury materials, the third generation of Bentley’s definitive Grand Tourer features a 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine developing 635 PS (626 bhp) and 900 Nm (664 lb.ft.), and showcases both traditional craftsmanship and innovative applications of cutting-edge technology.
The same combination of precision and performance has been carefully applied to the new Breitling for Bentley GT Dark Sapphire Edition watch. Breitlight is resistant to scratching and corrosion. It does not contain magnetic or allergenic properties and has a subtle black, streaked effect with a luxurious blue shimmer that echoes Dark Sapphire from Bentley’s colour palette.
The unique watch dial features a striking diamond shape that mirrors the new ‘diamond in diamond’ pattern that can be specified in the leather of the new Bentley Continental GT.
Movement in the Breitling for Bentley GT Dark Sapphire Edition comes courtesy of a Breitling B06 calibre that is officially chronometer-certified by the COSC.
The movement is developed in the Swiss brand’s Chronométrie workshops and is distinguished by the unique 30-second chronograph system that was patented in 1926 – a year before the first famous Bentley Boy win at Le Mans.
A central hand completes a full sweep of the dial in half a minute, ensuring the ultimate precision in time-keeping, to the nearest eighth of a second. A blue ‘30-second chronograph’ inscription highlights this exclusive feature.
In keeping with the Grand Touring spirit of the car, the Breitling for Bentley GT Dark Sapphire Edition watch has a unique rubber strap bearing the same design as the dial, secured by a push piece-operated folding clasp, ensuring optimal comfort.
Bentley GT Dark Sapphire Edition is limited to 500 examples.