Breitling presents TOP TIME B01 TRIUMPH, a new addition to its collaborative collections with the British heritage motorcycle manufacturer Triumph.
In 2022, the two brands announced their partnership, and subsequently launched a Breitling Speed Twin Limited Edition bike and a duo of Top Time Triumph watches – one released as 270 numbered pieces for bike owners and the other available to fans.
Both models featured a unique ice-blue dial whose distinctive shade was precisely color matched to a Triumph Thunderbird 6T from 1951, and a rare, blue-dialed Breitling Top Time Ref. 815 from the 1970s.
This year’s version of the Top Time Triumph houses the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01. The movement’s refined mechanism is now visible through a new open-caseback design. COSC-certified, this self-winding calibre offers a power reserve of 70 hours.
It has a 41mm diameter case made of stainless steel. The dial features a twin-register display with speed-measuring tachymeter scale, and the Breitling and Triumph logos at 12 and 6 o’clock. Its cool ice-blue color pairs with a choice of black racing themed calfskin leather strap or mesh metal bracelet.
The TOP TIME B01 TRIUMPH watch also sports various attributes of vintage Breitlings, which include a retro logo, mushroom chronograph pushers and a “Zorro” dial design. The bowtie motif introduced on Top Time in the 1960s (and nicknamed after the infamous swashbuckler’s mask) has been subtly integrated using a metal brushing technique only visible under certain light.
Model: Breitling TOP TIME B01 TRIUMPH
Reference: AB01764A1C1X1 or AB01764A1C1A1
Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 7.2 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical, bidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approx. 70 hours
Number of components: 324
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers
Display: hour, minute, second
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 41 millimeters
Thickness: 13.3 millimeters
Height (upper lug tip 50.36 millimeters to lower lug tip):
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glare-proofed on both sides
Caseback: screwed steel, sapphire crystal
Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets
Ice blue with black contrasting chronograph counters
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands
Black calfskin leather strap with a folding buckle (20/18 mm) or stainless-steel mesh bracelet with a butterfly clasp