The long-standing partnership between British carmaker Bentley and Swiss watchmaker Breitling has produced a fine array of timepieces over the years—a lineup which the two companies are now expanding even further with the release of the new Chronomat Bentley.
Putting this one beside the Breitling Premier Bentley Mulliner Limited Edition, we’d have to agree that this new Chronomat is an ‘all-purpose sports watch’ indeed. The Chronomat has a classy stainless-steel case and Rouleaux bracelet with a butterfly clasp, accentuated quite nicely by the green dial and the black chronograph counters. It really does look like something that’ll fit perfectly well with most outfits.
The watch has been built with a Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01 in-house mechanical movement that boasts a power reserve of 70 hours. It’s water-resistant up to 200 meters.
“Both Bentley and Breitling share illustrious heritages which have been the bedrock of future world-leading technological and design developments for our brands. From the onboard technology which defines Bentleys as the ultimate luxury grand tourers, to the passenger environment that maximizes comfort and unrivaled luxury, our new range of models all derive inspiration from our history while driving our vision forward into the future,” said Bentley chairman and CEO Adrian Hallmark. “The new Chronomat Bentley exemplifies this commitment to honoring our authentic values while creating a new and enduring icon for today’s modern customers.”
This new piece harks back to the original Breitling Chronomat from 1984, which was inspired by the 1983 Frecce Tricolori. You can see both timepieces pictured below. The original Chronomat celebrated a significant period in the brand’s history as it marked the return of mechanical movements in an era dominated by quartz watches.
“The 1984 Chronomat occupies a very important place in our modern history. It was the watch that boldly proclaimed Breitling was staying absolutely true to its roots. When much of the industry focused their efforts and energies on quartz watches, the Chronomat reminded the world that Breitling had essentially invented the modern mechanical chronograph. The message resonated and the brand prospered,” said Breitling CEO Georges Kern. “The Chronomat Collection is a fitting tribute to the amazing watch that, more than any other, put us back in touch with our heritage.”
The new Chronomat Bentley comprises one piece of a collection of six Breitling chronograph watches, and this particular watch right here retails for around P400,000. Do you think it’s worth the price tag? Share your two cents in the comments.