Commemorating Their Partnership, Breitling Releases the Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition Wristwatch
Breitling and Britain’s Bentley Motors enjoy the longest-ever partnership between a watch brand and an automobile manufacturer.
Breitling’s partnership with Bentley Motors can be traced back to 2002, when the iconic automobile brand was designing its legendary Continental GT. Bentley commissioned Breitling to create an onboard clock that would reflect the unparalleled luxury, peerless quality, and extraordinary performance of the new grand tourer, which was debuted in 2003.
At this year’s Geneva International Motor Show, Breitling introduced the Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition wristwatch to commemorate the partnership and celebrate Bentley’s 100 years of luxury motoring excellence.
The Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition Produced in 18k red gold and stainless-steel versions, some outstanding design features distinguish these limited-edition timepieces from all others.
The elegant, unique brown elm burl dial with black subdials, with a chronograph minute counter at 3 o’clock and a small-second subdial at 9 o’clock, is particularly eye-catching. These contrasting subdials indicate that the watches are powered by Breitling’s flagship Manufacture Caliber 01. The in-house mechanical movement delivers an impressive power reserve of approximately 70 hours.
The movement is visible through a unique transparent caseback featuring a Bentley logo. The 18k red gold version is engraved with a “ONE OF 200” inscription, while the stainless-steel version is inscribed “ONE OF 1000”, confirmation of the edition sizes for the watches. The dial features a white tachymeter scale on a black inner bezel around the dial, with a red tachymeter inscription.
The wooden dials that contribute to the allure of the Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition watches are an important link to the wood inserts in the new Continental GT Number 9 Edition and, by extension, to the days in which the original Bentley Boys and Girls attracted so much attention with their successes on the track and their headline-making antics when they were not racing. The Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition watches are a stunning celebration of two great luxury brands that are appreciated around the globe for their design, their performance, and their history.