Breitling for Bentley Barnato: two-piece ultra-sportives in homage to the most famous of the Bentley Boys
The independent Swiss watch brand Breitling continues the development of its partnerships with the automaker Bentley through his collection Breitling for Bentley. Result: on the starting grid, two new champions baptized in honor of the most famous of the Bentley Boys, who was also the first driver to win three consecutive editions of the 24 hours of le Mans (1928, 1929, 1930), chronographs Bentley Barnato and Bentley Barnato Racing. Details.
In 1923, Walter Owen Bentley sends one of its cars participate in the first edition of the 24 hours of le Mans. In 1924, bang: the British firm won the race with a Bentley 3 litre. A feat she repeated four times, in 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930, the last two victories were obtained with a 6 Speed.
It is also the time of the legendary Bentley Boys: Benjafield, Birkin, Davis, Rubin, Kidston, and especially Barnato, the most famous of them, multimillionaire diamond magnate. In 2003, Bentley resumed with Replica Breitling its glorious past sports by winning the two first places in the 24 hours of le Mans.
Sports talented, authentic amateurs, often very large and rich seducers, the Bentley Boys run primarily for the honour and taste of the challenge. Passionate holiday as much as victories, they will forever mark the Bentley spirit, in its unique combination of performance and luxury.
Resolutely Bentley for aesthetics, the Bentley Barnato combines a case volumes imposing (49 mm anyway!), a fixed bezel with knurled relief and underlined counters of red - as on the dashboards of most beautiful sport of the brand. She married a certified automatic chronograph movement chronometer by the COSC (like all Breitling) of "30 seconds chronograph.
Originality is continuing on the back of the casing with a transparent background leaving admire, to 'cover open', the oscillating weight shaped rims. Available with a black dial or silver enhanced index appliques and counters tone on your finely decorated spiral, Bentley Barnato is available in steel as well as in a limited edition of 500 copies in red gold.
It is worn on a strap leather, crocodile, rubber or metal Speed - which looks particularly sturdy and comfortable. The second piece, the Bentley Barnato Racing amazes with its new aesthetic that makes the most original of all Breitling Chronographs for Bentley. Meter needle are replaced by a new system in Breitling of Multirate discs displaying the minutes and hours of the time clocked in front of two red triangles.
The white form of the silver discs recalls the ruffles of the famous Bentley racing cars which won five times the 24 hours of Le Mans between 1924 and 1930 - thanks to Barnato and the other Bentley Boys. As for the "30 seconds Chronograph, it allows to measure the most beautiful laps at the 1/8 of a second.
The oscillating inspired the new Continental GT rims provides a maximum of energy certified movement chronometer by the COSC. Carved in steel, the Bentley Barnato Racing colors still takes more exclusive in a limited edition of 500 pieces in red gold.
Inspired by a patent filed by Gaston, the founder's son, in 1926, the 30 seconds chronograph system is distinguished by its central needle making a tour of half a minute, instead of the usual 60 seconds dial. This unique Breitling Replica watches configuration ensures a very accurate reading of the time timed to 1/8 of a second.
The watch brand Switzerland independent Breitling continues its partnership with Bentley, the automaker's prestige with a watch outside the norm: the Breitling Bentley Supersports ISR. A model produced in a limited series of cent titanium watches... which will be offered to purchasers of the Bentley Continental Supersports convertible ISR.
ISR. Ice Speed Record. February 18, 2011, in the North of the Finland, a special version of the Bentley Continental GTC Supersports became the new world record of speed on ice at 330,695 km/h. By thus testing under extreme conditions the fastest in its history and the most powerful car, Bentley proved once more its supremacy in terms of technique and motorisation.
The driver, Juha Kankkunen, wore the wrist the new Bentley Supersports Light Body. To pay tribute to this great date in automobile history, Breitling for Bentley has created a limited edition of the feat shows named Bentley Supersports ISR.
Alliance of British chic and Swiss know-how, this chronograph is distinguished by its sturdy and lightweight frame in titanium, its "dashboard" dial enhanced red carbon fiber and its bezel embossed knurled Recalling the Bentley control buttons.
Its automatic engine certified chronometer by the COSC (Switzerland official chronometer control) driver a very ingenious system of double counter, with a central minute hand and a totalizer with two hands to read hours and minutes of a glance, as one reads the time on his watch.
Published in a limited edition of 100 copies, this commemorative watch will be available exclusively to one hundred happy purchasers of the Continental Supersports convertible ISR - replica of the car of the exploit, whose silhouette is engraved on the caseback