Breitling for Bentley family of luxury watches now welcomes a new member to the range of exceptional timepieces that reflects the heritage and know-how of both legendary British car manufacture and the Swiss watch brand renowned for high grade professional timekeepers.
Barnato was the most famous among the “Bentley Boys”, the men engaged in a passionate pursuit of victories and accomplishments that included winning the Le Mans 24 Hours Race no less than five times between 1924 and 1930. In 2011, the brand introduced an exceptional sports chronograph named Barnato by combining superlative style with peerless performance.
Breitling for Bentley now interprets this sporty model in a 1,000-piece limited edition entirely clothed in black – from the case made of steel that is the color of night thanks to a highly resistant carbon-based treatment, through the dial to the supple and sturdy rubber strap.
The “instrument panel” appearance is reinforced by the chromed steel-rimmed counters, the red accents and a tachometric scale on the inner bezel. The generous size of the bezel heights the effect of the elegant raised knurled motif inspired by the famous Bentley radiator grilles. The large hour-markers and the oversized hands enhanced by a luminescent coating guarantee easy reading of the time in any circumstances, even in the heat of action. This ardent and sophisticated sports model is powered by a selfwinding chronograph movement chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) – the ultimate token of precision and reliability.
Movement: Breitling Calibre 41B, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, selfwinding, high-frequency (28,800 vph), 38 jewels. 1/4th second chronograph, 30- minute and 12-hour totalisers. Calendar. Case: black steel, 1,000-piece limited series. Water-resistant to 100 m. Screw-locked crown. Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides. Diameter: 42 mm. Dial: Black Ice. Strap: rubber.