Breitling and Bentley Motors have the longest-ever partnership between a watch brand and an automobile manufacturer, dating back to 2002 when Bentley commissioned Breitling to design the onboard clock for the very first Continental GT. Every detail in this unrivaled grand tourer reflected Bentley’s ongoing commitment to quality, luxury, and performance. It marked the beginning of an important partnership for both brands.
The latest collaboration between these two iconic brands celebrates Bentley’s Continental GT Convertible Mulliner Edition, aptly named the Breitling Premier Bentley Mulliner. Limited to 1,000 pieces, the new Premier Bentley Mulliner chronograph has some close links to the interior of the most luxurious GT ever designed by Mulliner, and particularly to the Breitling clock in the luxury automobile’s dashboard.
Presented on a blue alligator leather strap, and featuring blue & red accents, the watch echoes the interior of the car. Featuring a 42-mm stainless steel case, the vertically brushed silver dial of the Premier recalls the car’s Breitling dashboard clock, and complements it’s sets of Arabic numerals: 3, 6, 9, 12 for the dashboard clock and 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11 for the chronograph. The sharing of these numerals across the two pieces is a nod to their common design DNA.
The red second hand and centered 60-minute scale mirror the red stitching found throughout the interior cabin of the Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Convertible. On the left side of the case is a plate with an engraved “Bentley” inscription, whose design is based on the engine spin dashboard found in historic Bentleys. Around the watch’s transparent sapphire caseback is an inscription that reads “MULLINER EDITION – BREITLING – ONE OF 1000”.
“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 & refinement. The links between the new Breitling Premier Bentley Mulliner Limited Edition watch and Bentley’s Continental GT Mulliner Convertible can be seen in the exquisite engraving detail of the watch and the design features that reference the Breitling clock in the GT’s dashboard – a perfect display of Bentley Mulliner product craftsmanship,” says Adrian Hallmark, Bentley Chairman and CEO.
If you want to get your hands on the gorgeous Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley Mulliner, it’ll set you back $8,650. Personally, I think it’s one of Breitling’s sharpest watches, and if I had that kind of money laying around, I’d totally add one to my collection.
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