Breitling (and Bentley) release new limited-edition Middle East chronograph
When it comes to partnerships, the blissful marriage of Breitling and Bentley is one that we've always been firmly behind. Naturally, news that the latest collaboration from the two luxury brands in conjunction with the release of the Bentley Continental Super-Sports is music to our ears.
With the Bentley Super Sports B55, the Swiss watchmaker has released a new limited-edition chronograph - with an even more limited 40 pieces specifically for the Middle East - that for the first time will combine a chronograph with an electronic movement.
The 14th timpiece the brands have collaborated on, this sporty timepiece is crammed full of enough timekeeping equipment to fool you into believing that you are actually a racing driver.
With its combination of analogue and digital displays mean that the watch may not look like your typical Breitling, but it does have the same style references to keep you interested.
Clearly taking its design reference points from Bentley's motorsports history, the Super Sports B55 comes with a titanium case and carbon dial with a digital clock smack bang in the middle of it face.
Yes, the launch of the watch may have coincided to celebrate the release of the new Super Sport, but it has been created to works alongside Bentley's cars through a corresponding smartphone app, developed specifically for Breitling.
The timepiece's chronograph records up to 1/100th of a second, and with its smartphone connection, can store timings and run three different functions, all suited to the automobile world for when you want to see how good the Bentley Super Sports actually is.
First under the bracket of racing features is the ‘Chrono Rally’, which can record up to 30 stages of a race, including the departure date of the rally, start time and any penalties incurred. Next, the ‘Chrono Race’ function is used for track races, it can record split times for each lap and calculate the average speed per lap. Thirdly, the ‘Regularity rally’ function allows watch users to predefine target times and check if those targets have been met.
More information on the Bentley Supersports B55 is avaliable here