Breitling for Bentley is an exclusive collection of high-end timepieces that is meant to represent a passion for technical expertise and complex mechanisms that unites the Swiss watchmaker with the prestigious British manufacturer of luxury cars. The watchmaking excellence is visible through the inclusion of quality self-winding movements, mostly with chronograph functions, while the influence of automobile origin can be visible in the many details on the faces of timepieces, for example the shape of the bezels or the styling of the dials, or by direct dedication to some of the Bentley’s models that can be seen in the names of these Breitling watches.
The collaboration between the well-known companies from Switzerland and Great Britain has produced some of the most amazing pieces that were launched by the watchmaker from Grenchen. Probably the most obvious example is the only timepiece by Breitling with a tourbillon complication. Most of the other models from the series are made with chronograph features (with the accuracy of 1/4th or 1/8th of a second), as it is appropriate for racing or plain driving. Some of the watches have features, such as rotating pinion bezels, circular slide-rules or inner bezels. Though most of the watches have date displays, only few of them are equipped with perpetual calendars or with moon phase indications.
Breitling for Bentley timepieces are usually of large dimensions. The largest number of models is just a couple of millimeters shy from 50 mm. Still there are also some mid-sized models that do not exceed the diameter of 42 mm. The most commonly used shape for housing is circular, though there is a number of models with irregular-shaped cases (that are somewhere between rectangular and tonneau form). Likewise, though the majority of watches have stainless steel cases, it is also possible to find certain models that have cases made of gold (which can furthermore be red, pink or yellow). In some instances, bezels are constructed from platinum.
As for the dials, the potential buyer of Breitling for Bentley can choose among great number of options. Browsing through the collection reveals models that have black, white, blue, bronze, brown, gray, silver mother-of-pearl or sand-colored faces which again can be combined with accents in various colors. It is also possible to find multi-colored or three-dimensional dials with textured patterns. A vast quantity of different choices is also available when it comes to the choice of the attachments. You can opt for a five-link metal Speed B bracelet (made from steel or gold, depending on the case material of the timepiece), one of many leather straps (available in various styles and colors), or for a rubber band. Except one model, each of the watches from the series is water proof to 100 m and has a sapphire crystal.