Bentley Motors and Breitling have announced a striking, contemporary new watch – the Bentley GT Dark Sapphire Edition.
Limited to 500 examples, the new watch celebrates the arrival of the all-new Bentley Continental GT, which was unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain from authentic luxury materials, the third generation of Bentley’s definitive Grand Tourer features a 6-litre W12 TSI engine developing 626bhp and 900Nm, 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.
The effortless performance and Grand Touring comfort of Bentley’s definitive Continental GT are reflected in the new Breitling-Bentley timepiece.
This exceptional new limited-edition watch pays tribute to the ultimate Grand Tourer with an ultra-light, ultra-strong case made of Breitlight – an exclusive new advanced material that mirrors the innovative, authentic new luxury materials inside the Bentley Continental GT.
Breitlight is resistant to scratching and corrosion, 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.
The movement in the watch is a Breitling B06 calibre that is officially chronometer-certified by the COSC. The movement was 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.
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.
The Breitling for Bentley GT Dark Sapphire Edition is limited to 500 pieces, to maintain the same exclusivity enjoyed by today’s Bentley customers.