Bentley GMT chronograph
In order to celebrate the launch of the new generation Continental GT, Bentley, in cooperation with Breitling, has unveiled the new GMT chronograph. The watch, which will only be built in a limited number of 1,000 units, features an ingenious multiple time zone display system and serves as an international ambassador of the legendary British automobile tradition.
The chronograph’s flange and rubber strap clad will be branded with the famous British Racing Green color while also sporting 38 jewels. It also features a 24-hour second time zone with red hand adjustable using a push-piece integrated into the left side of the case. Its movement is Breitling Calibre 47B and is chronometer-certified by the COSC.
Bentley’s limited chronograph comes in a steel case that is water resistant up to 100 meters. It has a rotating pinion bezel that carries the British Racing Green flange and the 24-city time zone scale. The dial is black and the strap is British Racing Green or black rubber GMT.
Like with the new Continental GT, the new watch will be on display at the Paris Auto Show at the end of this week.
Press release after the jump.
To celebrate Bentley’s launch of the new Continental GT, its most sophisticated coupe, and destined to be a new icon, Breitling for Bentley is taking to the road with an exclusive version of its Bentley GMT chronograph.
Issued in a limited 1,000-piece worldwide edition, the series is distinguished by its flange and rubber strap clad in the famous British Racing Green colour synonymous with the finest English racing cars. Equipped with an ingenious multiple time zone display system, it serves as an international ambassador of the legendary British automobile tradition.
The movement is Breitling Calibre 47B, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC. With 38 jewels it has a 24-hour second time zone with red hand adjustable using a push-piece integrated into the left side of the case.
The case is steel, water resistant to 100 metres with a screw-lock crown. The rotating pinion bezel has a British Racing Green flange carrying the 24-city time zone scale. The dial is black and the strap is British Racing Green or black rubber GMT.
Breitling is a brand of Swiss watches from Grenchen, Canton of Solothurn (originally founded in Saint-Imier, Bernese Jura by Léon Breitling in 1884). The watchmaker offers Certified Chronometers designed primarily for aviation use, though most frequently worn as high-end luxury watches. Many models feature an automatic winding mechanism that is purely mechanical (i.e. using no electronic components). Many Breitling watches are equipped with additional functions such as the flyback function, split-second, moon phase, date display and other complications.
All Breitling watches are manufactured in Switzerland and are made from Swiss components. Raw movements are obtained from ETA and Valjoux and are modified in the Breitling Chronometrie Workshops, before undergoing COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) certification. As of 2009, Breitling now makes a manufacture movement, designed, manufactured and assembled completed in-house (B01 Calibre).