Breitling And Bentley Motors Latest Timepiece Commemorates The 17-Year Partnership
Breitling launched a special watch in celebration of its partnership with Bentley Motors earlier this week. The new Breitling watch commemorates an impressive 17 years of collaboration between the brands – the longest-ever partnership between a watch brand and an automotive company.
“The long-standing relationship between Bentley and Breitling is a reflection of the values we both share and our dedication to world-leading performance, luxury, innovation, and refinement,” said Adrian Hallmark, CEO and Chairman of Bentley, in a statement. “The links between the new Premier Bentley Mulliner Limited Edition watch and Bentley’s Continental GT Mulliner Convertible are evident in the exquisite engraving detail of the watch and the design features that reference the Breitling clock on the GT’s dashboard – a perfect display of Mulliner craftsmanship.”
Inspired by the Continental GT Mulliner Convertible, also released this week, the special edition Premier B01 Chronograph will be limited to just 1,000 units worldwide, each of which engraved with an inscription that reads “MULLINER EDITION – BREITLING – ONE OF 1000”.
The 42mm stainless steel timepiece also features a white tachymeter scale on a blue inner bezel, a red tachymeter inscription, an elegant silver dial which recalls the Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Convertible’s dashboard clock, and a deep blue alligator strap echoing the GT’s Imperial Blue leather upholstery.
While the new chronograph has some close links to the interior of the convertible, it also features more subtle nods to the Breitling clock in the luxury automobile’s dashboard. In particular through their complementary sets of numerals. The dashboard clock of the convertible features the numerals at 12, 3, 6, and 9, while the watch features 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11.
“The Premier Bentley Mulliner Limited Edition, with its clear links between Bentley’s and our DNA, is a logical next step in our shared story,” said Georges Kern, CEO of Breitling, in a statement. “It is also a testimony to Bentley Mulliner, whose name is synonymous with heritage, craftsmanship, and outstanding performance.”
The limited edition Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley Mulliner is now available to purchase for approximately $8,650 USD.