Monday, November 28, 2011
Ice cool: Breitling for Bentley Supersports ISR LE watch
ISR. That’s Ice Speed Record to you. On February 18th 2011, in the north of Finland, a special version of the Bentley Continental GTC Supersports convertible set a new ice speed record at 205.46 mph (330.695 km/h).
By testing its fastest and most reliable car ever in such extreme conditions, Bentley proved its supremacy in terms of technology and engine performance.
Throughout the speed record breaking attempt, driver Juha Kankkunen had the new Breitling for Bentley watch on his wrist.
Breitling for Bentley has created a limited edition of the watch that was part of the record-breaking achievement and has named it Bentley Supersports ISR.
Like other watches in the Breitling for Bentley range it exudes a distinct blend of British chic and Swiss expertise.
The high-performance chronograph is distinguished by its light and sturdy titanium chassis, its red-accented dashboard-style carbon fibre dial and its raised knurled bezel, inspired by Bentley control buttons.
The self winding “motor” chronometer is COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) certified and drives a double-counter system as well as a twin-handed totaliser which reads off the elapsed hours and minutes at a glance.
But just before you dash down to your local Breitling dealer to snap one up, the watch is to be issued in a 100-piece limited series, available exclusively to the 100 privileged purchasers of the Continental Supersports Convertible ISR – the commemorative edition car based on the Bentley that accomplished the record-breaking feat. The outline of the vehicle is engraved on the watch caseback.