Breitling for Bentley has created a 500-piece limited edition chronograph to celebrate the launch of the Bentley Continental Supersports.
The Breitling for Bentley partnership dates back to 2003 with the launch of the Continental GT, for which Breitling designed the dashboard clock. Several mechanical chronographs have been created over the past 13 years to coincide with major launches from the car maker.
The latest is a limited edition chronograph developed in tribute to the new Continental Supersports; the fastest Continental ever built with a top speed of 209 mph, a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 3.4 seconds, as well as a significant redesign of the car.
Brietling for Bentley’s Supersports B55 chronograph draws inspiration from the supercar world with a sturdy and light titanium case framing a dial in carbon fibre.
Breitling has fitted the chronograph with an electronic B55 connected movement.
Alongside the flyback chronograph, lap timer and electronic tachymeter, this B55 “Racing” calibre features three additional chronograph functions.
First, the “chrono rally” function serves to record up to 30 stages, complete with the departure date of the rally, the start time and duration of each stage, as well as intermediate times for each stage,
while adding in any penalties incurred.
Secondly, the “chrono race” function designed for track races enables the user to record the split times for each lap and calculate the average speed per lap.
Thirdly, the “regularity rally” function (useful in competitions in which the objective is to cover a given distance in a given time) lets the wearer pre-define target times or intermediate times out of a total time, and then check at the press of a button whether he or she is meeting those goals.