Breitling for Bentley Supersports Limited Edition

A 621 bhp W12 engine. A top speed of 204 mph (329 km/h). A 0-60 mph acceleration in 3.7 seconds. A silhouette redesigned to create a tauter, sportier look. A modern, pared-down interior equipped with a carbon fibre dashboard and two ultra-light seats. With the Bentley Continental Supersports, Bentley has created the fastest, most powerful and most agile production model ever. A concentrated blend of style and performance.

A sophisticated, muscular coupé echoing the British car-maker’s rich sporting heritage, stretching from the period of the legendary “Bentley Boys” and the 1925 “Supersports” – the first model to cross the 100 mph (160 km/h) barrier – to the victorious comeback on the Le Mans track at the start of the third millennium. In tribute to this superlative car, Breitling for Bentley has created a limited series named Bentley Supersports. A high-performance chronograph likewise combining the finest technology and functionality within opulent, sporting lines.

Crafted in steel and issued in a worldwide limited edition of 1,000, the Bentley Supersports special series carries a bezel adorned with an elegant raised and knurled motif evoking the characteristic design of Bentley controls. Beneath this ultra-sporty, powerful bodywork beats an exclusive Breitling for Bentley motor chronometer-certified by the COSC: a selfwinding chronograph movement with central 60-minute counter.

The latter is an original system enabling extremely clear reading of the minutes being timed, exactly like conventional time read-off thanks to the dedicated red arrow-tipped hand. It is complemented by a 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock and a central scale with hundredth of an hour or hundredth of a minute graduations.

In addition to its traditional fixed tachometric scale, the dashboard-style dial features a “variable tachometer” with circular slide rule. This world-exclusive Breitling-made device – contrary to the usual tachometers that cannot extend beyond 60-second periods – serves to measure average speed whatever the time elapsed, the distance covered or the speed reached. The Bentley Supersports is fitted with a rubber strap or a Speed bracelet ensuring a perfect hold on the wrist. A superchronograph for a supercar.

Technical details

  • Movement: Breitling Calibre 26B, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, selfwinding, high frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 38 jewels. 1/4th of a second chronograph, 60-minute (central) and 12-hour totalizers. Calendar.
  • Case: steel, limited edition of 1,000. Water-resistant to 100 metres. Screw-locked crown. Rotating pinion bezel with variable tachometer (circular slide rule). Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides. Titanium caseback. Diameter: 48.7 mm.
  • Dial: Royal Ebony. Strap/Bracelet: rubber/Speed.

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