Bentley brings back the iconic Breitling Chronomat watch

The Chronomat Bentley Edition is a redesign of the original Chronomat, now converted to an all-purpose sports watch.

Bentley and Breitling celebrate 17 years of their association with the new Chronomat watch, a piece that stands out for the exclusivity that denotes its design, materials and mechanics.

When it made its debut in 1984, the Breitling Chronomat became an icon of its time for its bold style. Almost 40 years later, the redesigned Chronomat is an all-purpose sports watch, whether on the beach or at a gala dinner.

Like the 1980s piece, the Chronomat Bentley has a 42-millimeter stainless steel case with a green dial and contrasting black chronograph counters.

It also features a stainless steel Rouleaux bracelet with a butterfly clasp, the transparent sapphire crystal caseback and the Bentley engraving on the case.

Each watch in the new collection is powered by Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, an internal mechanical movement that offers a power reserve of approximately 70 hours. At the same time, it is waterproof up to 20 bar (200 meters).

In addition to celebrating the partnership with Bentley, the new Chronomat collection celebrates a significant moment in Breitling’s history while projecting a clear vision for the future. When it launched, it marked the return to Swiss mechanical watches, which had all but disappeared when quartz watches dominated the market in the 1970s.

Inspired by the Frecce Tricolori watch, which was developed and launched in 1983 in collaboration with the famous Italian air squad of the same name, the Chronomat celebrated Breitling’s centennial in style and marked the return of the mechanical chronograph on which the brand had built its global reputation.

While the Breitling Chronomat range has long been established as the watch of choice for airmen, it also found dedicated following among adventurers.

Lastly, each Breitling Chronomat with the Bentley seal is priced at $8,100.

Author: Nabeel K

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