BREITLING for BENTLEY introduces the Bentley GT “Dark Sapphire” Edition to welcome the new champion.
Bentley GT “Dark Sapphire” Edition once again seals the bond between a renowned car manufacturer and an equally respected watchmaker. The craft of watchmaking has a special place in the world of cars and automobiles. Why not? Watches that are mechanical at heart will reflect elements and techniques of mechanics. So, bonds between watch and car manufacturers are not surprising in the watch world.
Here, British chic meets Swiss excellence. BREITLING for BENTLEY is a collection of watches that merge the worlds of watches and cars. The latest example of this collaboration is the Bentley GT “Dark Sapphire” Edition.
A new roadgoing champion
A new champion was introduced by the car manufacturer at Frankfurt Motor Show 2017. This one is a dramatic new interpretation of the classic Bentley design that is long and sharp-edged, with a new optimised 6-litre W12 TSI engine, state-of-the-art on board equipment, a refined and beautifully hand-crafted interior: with the third generation of the Continental GT. Bentley is thus redefining the quintessence of Grand Touring by providing a blend of luxury and performance that is more potent than ever.
A watch to mark the launch
Breitling for Bentley marks the occasion by launching the Bentley GT “Dark Sapphire” Edition, a limited edition reflecting the entire spirit of the new roadgoing champion. The timepiece has an ultra-light and ultra-sturdy chassis made of Breitlight enhanced by bluish “Dark Sapphire” tints. Its exclusive engine is equipped with a “30-second chronograph”. The Bentley GT watch pays a vibrant tribute to the all-new Bentley Continental GT unveiled by the British manufacturer.
Breitlight is a Breitling-exclusive high-tech material distinguished by its peerless qualities (resistance to scratching, traction and corrosion, along with non-magnetic, thermal stability and non-allergenic properties). Its subtly black streaked effect takes on a bluish shimmer echoing the colour of the Bentley “Dark Sapphire” livery. The dial features a diamond motif picking up the pattern appearing in several areas of the Continental GT interior and dashboard controls.
The exceptional “motorisation” takes the form of a Manufacture Breitling B06 calibre officially chronometer-certified by the COSC. This movement entirely developed and produced in the Breitling Chronométrie workshops is distinguished by its ingenious “30-second chronograph” system inspired by a 1926 Breitling patent, with a central hand completing a full sweep of the dial in half a minute – ensuring extremely accurate readings of times to the nearest eight of a second.
The Bentley GT “Dark Sapphire” Edition is fitted with a rubber strap especially created for this model and bearing the same diamond motif as the dial – secured by a pushpiece-operated folding clasp. It is an exceptional instrument issued in a 500-piece limited edition.