Breitling and Bentley reveal limited edition timepiece

The Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Bentley Limited edition is reminiscent of 1940s glamour.

The exclusive new Breitling timepiece features a distinctive green dial pays which homage to the British Racing Green that has been associated with the watchmaker’s Bentley Breitling collaboration for the last 19 years.

The exclusive new Breitling timepiece will appeal to collectors and Bentley fans alike, but with a limited run of just 25 pieces interested parties are encouraged to get in quick.

After nearly two decades of partnership, Bentley Motors and watchmaker Breitling are celebrating the launch of the Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Bentley Limited Edition, produced in an exclusive series of just 25 pieces.

A reinterpretation of the original Breitling Premier wristwatches of the 1940s, the Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Bentley Limited Edition is a unique yet classic design.

The watch features a 42mm case in 18k red gold, rectangular chronograph pushers, a gold-brown alligator strap, and a transparent sapphire caseback revealing the movement with its 22k gold oscillating weight. The highlight is the special chronograph tourbillon caliber and cage seen through the distinctive green dial, reminiscent of the British racing green colour associated with the other models within the Breitling and Bentley partnership.         

Powered by the Manufacture Caliber B21, the COSC-certified tourbillon movement offers around 55 hours of power reserve and is water-resistant up to 100 meters.          

Willy Breitling, the grandson of the brand’s founder Léon Breitling, was a passionate Bentley driver. He patented the chronograph with two independent pushers at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock in 1934. Besides being tech savvy, Willy Breitling understood the desire for the elegance and glamour from watch lovers. With this in mind, he designed the original Premier wristwatches in the 1940s, Breitling’s first link from purpose to style. As Willy saw it, “When a man puts on his watch, it is the unmistakeable stamp of impeccable taste.”

Bentley Chairman and CEO, Adrian Hallmark, says the new watch honours the heritage and modern values of both brands in splendid fashion.

“This striking watch embodies our joint commitment to pioneering spirit, expert craftsmanship and technological excellence,” he says.

In 2002, Bentley Motors commissioned Breitling to create an onboard clock for the Continental GT and the partnership continued to blossom from there.

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