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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pre-Basel Breitling for Bentley GMT V8 Chronograph

A powerful new Bentley calls for a worthy new Breitling. Breitling for Bentley are celebrating the launch of the Continental GT V8 with its powerful new 4.0 V8 engine.

They have created a 250-piece limited series of the Bentley GMT chronograph.

The sleekness of the new timepiece is highlighted by the mobile bezel created in a metallic red shade, contrasting with the black dial.

The Bentley GMT offers a clever multiple timezone display. It's equipped with an additional red triangle-tipped hour hand which completes one rotation every 24 hours.

The pushpiece housed in the left side of the case adjusts this hand forward in one-hour increments in order to display the second timezone – while distinguishing between day and night hours.

Thanks to a rotating inner bezel bearing the names of the 24 cities, the user can also instantly read off the time in all the world’s timezones.

The case, in stainless steel, measures a wrist obscuring 49mm. It has an AR-coated sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 100 metres.

The watch is powered by the Swiss automatic Breitling calibre 47B with 39 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 48 hours.

It's COSC-certified as a chronometer which offers another technical feature exclusive to the Breitling for Bentley collection: a “30-second chronograph” with a sweep seconds hand making one full turn of the dial in half a minute, enabling readings accurate to the nearest 1/8th of a second.

The Breitling for Bentley GMT “V8″ is a limited edition of 250 pieces and the asking price is  $10,590, exactly 1/10th the price of the new Bentley.

The 'pre-Basel' part of the equation means this unmissable watch will be putting in an appearance at Baselworld next month.


Breitling Calibre 47B, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC
High-frequency, selfwinding (28,800 vibrations per hour)
38 jewels
1/8th second chronograph
6-hour, 15-minute and 30-second totalisers
24-hour 2nd timezone display
Steel case: 49mm diameter
Water-resistance: 100m
Screw-locked crown
Rotating pinion bezel displaying the 24 timezones

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