In 1931, Breitling launched a chronograph for aviation that was also used on automobile dashboards. Then, 70 years later, Breitling and Bentley started to collaborate on timepieces. As well as having precision engineering in common, Willy Breitling, flamboyant visionary watchmaker, was a passionate Bentley fan.
The latest timepiece in the Breitling Premier collection has a British racing green dial and is powered by its flagship Manufacture Caliber 01 in-house mechanical movement, which is visible through a transparent caseback with a metallized Bentley logo. It has an impressive 70-hour power reserve and a design inspired by the dashboard of the historic supercharged 1929 ‘Blower’ Bentley.
Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley British Racing Green, £6,700; breitling.com