Breitling’s midnight take on Bentley

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Breitling’s latest model to celebrate the world of Bentley has a touch of midnight about it as the watch manufacture’s partnership with the Crewe-based car manufacturer enters its 11th year.

The Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon is a horological tribute to Bentley’s biggest ever engine, the six and three-quarter litre powerplant that drives the company’s Mulsanne limousine model.

The midnight hues on the satin-brushed steel case and knurled bezel, inspired by Bentley radiator grilles, are achieved using ‘a special ultra-resistant carbon-based treatment’.

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The dark theme is continued on the dial, where vertical openworked stripes reveal glimpses of the movement beneath.

As with the regular steel version of the 6.75, the Midnight Carbon has a unique relief of a five-spoke Bentley wheel on the caseback, here picked out in black against a metallic background.

Inside an automatic, COSC- certified chronograph Breitling Calibre 44B displays the date using two large, distinct indicators, beats at 28,800vph and records accumulated time with quarter second chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

The watch is limited to 1,000 pieces and comes on a rubber strap featuring the same knurled pattern as the bezel, raised along its length.

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