Breitling Top Time Triumph Watch Collection

Breitling and Triumph Motorcycles have announced the launch of a new collaborative collection (Top Time watches and Speed Twin motorcycle) inspired by 1960s café-racer culture.

For their debut collaboration, Breitling is producing a Top Time Triumph watch with a distinctive brushed finish in the bow-tie motif nicknamed “the Zorro dial” by Top Time collectors.

Breitling Top Time Triumph
Breitling Top Time Triumph

Triumph, meanwhile, is launching 270 co-branded motorcycles—the Speed Twin Breitling Limited Edition—whose buyers will have the privileged opportunity to purchase a special owner’s version of the Top Time Triumph, this one with a sunray dial and engraved caseback featuring the individual number of the bike (owner’s version orders must be placed with Triumph by August 22, 2022).

Breitling Top Time Triumph Speed Twin Owners’ Limited Edition
Breitling Top Time Triumph Speed Twin Owners’ Limited Edition

These watches stand out with their captivating ice-blue dials. This unique color has two major references: a blue Triumph Thunderbird 6T from 1951, and a rare, blue-dial Breitling Top Time Ref. 815 from the 1970s.

Breitling Top Time Triumph Speed Twin Owners’ Limited Edition

These timepieces come with stainless steel cases measuring 41mm diameter. Other features include a subdued racing-themed calfskin leather strap that lets the hero dial shine; Breitling and Triumph logos that sit subtly at 12 and 6 o’clock; oversized mushroom pushers that allow for easy control of the chronograph’s stop-start and reset functions; and a high-contrast tachymeter scale that provides clear legibility of speed readings.

Breitling Top Time Triumph

The watches are powered by the Breitling Caliber 23, a COSC-certified chronometer with a power reserve of approximately 48 hours. The casebacks are etched with a detailed design sketch of Triumph’s parallel twin engine.

Breitling Top Time Triumph

The case-back of the Breitling Top Time Triumph Speed Twin Owners’ watch features limited edition serial number (X/270) instead of TOP TIME.

Breitling Top Time Triumph Speed Twin Owners’ Limited Edition

Celebrating 120th year, Triumph combines historic craftsmanship with contemporary design to create its classic motorcycles.  Only 270 of the Triumph Speed Twin Breitling limited edition motorcycles will ever be made.

Triumph Speed Twin Breitling limited edition motorcycle
Triumph Speed Twin Breitling Limited Edition

Special features of the Triumph Speed Twin Breitling limited edition motorcycle:

  • Polychromatic Blue Scheme: Complementing the dials of the Top Time chronographs, the color scheme was inspired by the Triumph immortalized in the legendary 1953 biker movie The Wild One.
  • Premium Specification: Higher-specification, fully adjustable Öhlins piggyback twin rear suspension units combine with all of the latest-generation Speed Twin performance, capability, and technology for the greatest Speed Twin ride ever.
  • Unique Engine Detailing: Billet-machined aluminum clutch and alternator embellishers with a dark anodized finish showcase an exquisitely machined Breitling logo.
  • Premium Leather Seat: Perforated black leather with contrasting gray stitching complements the Top Time Triumph watch strap and features an elegantly embroidered Breitling “B.”
  • Custom Instrument Faces: Co-designed by Breitling, the motorcycle’s speed and RPM gauges take their styling cues from the Top Time Triumph dial design.

Technical details

Model: Breitling Top Time Triumph
Reference: A23311121C1X1

Breitling Top Time Triumph

Movement
Breitling Caliber 23
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 7.9 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical, unilateral with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 48 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: oscillating pinion, 1/4th second and 30-minute counters
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 41 millimeters
Height: 14.27 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 3 bar (30 meters)
Glass: convex sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides
Caseback: snapped, stainless steel, with engraved Triumph parallel twin engine design sketch
Crown: non screw-locked, one gasket

Dial
Ice blue with special brushing
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour markers, hour and minute hands

Strap
Black racing-themed calfskin leather strap with folding buckle

Model: Breitling Top Time Triumph Speed Twin Owners’ Limited Edition
Reference: A233111A1C1X1

Breitling Top Time Triumph Speed Twin Owners’ Limited Edition

Movement
Breitling Caliber 23
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 7.9 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical, unilateral with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 48 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: oscillating pinion, 1/4th second and 30-minute counters
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 41 millimeters
Height: 14.27 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 3 bar (30 meters)
Glass: convex sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides
Caseback: snapped, stainless steel, with engraved Triumph parallel twin engine design sketch
Crown: non screw-locked, one gasket

Dial
Ice blue
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour markers, hour and minute hands

Strap
Black racing-themed calfskin leather strap with folding buckle