Based on one of their earlier Supersports models, the 2016 Breitling for Bentley GT3 (ref. V273655S/BE14/233S/V20DSA.2) delivers the traditional mix of daring exterior styling and a fairly impressive price tag. The only thing that it lacks is an in-house caliber, but for those not interested in the model’s guts and more concerned about looks and brand value its modified ETA movement may even be a better choice.
The limited-edition Breitling for Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon first appeared on March 5, 2014. Created in partnership with the German-owned, British-based maker of ultra-luxury cars, the monstrous timepiece features all the usual design elements and, as usual, comes in a fairly small lot of 1000 individually numbered pieces. It sports a sexy black (or very dark grey) finish that, unlike models treated with the PVD coating process, is a lot more durable in the long run.
The Swiss-based brand wants to spread the relatively new Unitime complication across its whole product range. Besides the gorgeous Transocean “aviator,” the 24-cities display has also been recently added to their elite Breitling for Bentley line. Called (rather predictably) Breitling for Bentley B05 Unitime Chronograph, the new model is powered by the same in-house caliber as both Transocean models but comes in a deliberately oversized body that literally dwarfs a normal “sporty” chronograph with its gargantuan proportions.
The 2011 Oris ProDiver Kittiwake Limited Edition 1000M Diver (ref. 01 733 7646 7184-Set) arrived as a limited edition model. With its sturdy, chunky titanium case, as well as a choice of either a black rubber strap or a titanium bracelet with a handy wet-suit extension, it was one of the most interesting diving tools of the year.
The American-based brand is getting ready to start selling the automatic Deep Blue Depthmaster 3000. As you have already guessed, it features an almost mind-numbing water resistance rating of 3000 meters! Tested for water resistance in compliance with ISO 6425 standard (it means that the watch must withstand the claimed water pressure of 300 ATM +25 percent more to qualify for the status of a “professional diving tool,”) the 3KM looks like a real professional diving companion that even serious Swiss and Japanese brands could be proud of.
For Baselworld 2011, Breitling and Bentley have again joined forces to present you yet another co-branded Barnato Racing automatic chronograph.
The Breitling for Bentley Supersports is an interesting piece for those dreaming about Bentley sports cars, but still lacking financial means (or courage) to actually buy one. Crafted from high-grade stainless steel, the chronograph is supplied in an extremely massive body, which will probably weigh half a ton and could be successfully used during a routine free-weight workout by advanced lifters.
The German customizers are at it again! Right after the introduction of their bespoke hand-crafted Grieb & Benzinger Blue Wave 18-karat rose gold mono-pusher chronograph, they now offer another unique timepiece for another well-paying customer: the Grieb & Benzinger Blue Sensation regulator chronograph. Based on an antique Patek Philippe hand-wound movement that was originally built more than 120 years ago for Tiffany & Co, an American jewelry and silverware company founded in 1837, the unique timekeeper features the German brand’s signature heavily skeletonized movement and open-worked dial. And it is also meticulously engraved on just about any surface where a skilled hand of an artisan was capable of leaving even a single dent in precious metal.