Basel Preview: Breitling Bentley GT Ice & Bentley GT Racing Ice

Breitling Bentley GT Ice

At Baselworld 2011, Breitling will introduce special all-white “Ice” versions of the the Bentley GT and Bentley GT Racing chronographs. These chronographs, already distinguished by their size, which is more compact than the other Breitling for Bentley models making them suited to all wrists, now also offer a distinctive and instantly-identifiable look. Find pricing and wallpaper inside.

This new look couples an Ice White dial – an exclusive Bentley livery color – with a rubber strap in the same shade. The dials, enhanced by rimmed counters, evoke the dashboards of Bentley Grand Tourers. The bezel with its knurled motif is reminiscent of the marque’s control buttons. The “chassis” of the Bentley GT Ice chronograph has a steel case with an all-polished finish, while the Bentley GT Racing Ice version is distinguished by finishes alternating between satin-brushed upper surfaces and polished sides, and its caseback bears a medallion with the outline of the famous Bentley Continental GT, a quintessential powerful grand tourer.

Both watches are driven by the selfwinding Breitling Calibre 13B chronograph movement, chronometer-certified by the COSC and equipped with a calendar displaying the day and date through a large twin aperture at 3 o’clock. The bidirectional rotating bezel serves to activate the “variable tachometer”, an exclusive Breitling feature. When used in conjunction with the chronograph, this system enables the user to measure mean speed whatever the time elapsed, the distance covered or the speed reached.

Both the Bentley GT Ice and Bentley GT Racing Ice are priced at $7,165. The images below may be enlarged significantly with a click.

Breitling Bentley GT Racing Ice
Breitling Bentley GT Racing Ice

Breitling Bentley GT Ice
Breitling Bentley GT Ice






About Mike Disher

My name is Mike Disher and I am WatchTime's technical editor. My interest in watches dates to 1972 and I caught the internet bug in 1997. In 1999 I combined these interests by joining TimeZone.com as its first full-time employee, and later that year I attended my first Basel Fair. I managed TZ from 2000-2007, and in 2008 I joined WatchTime.

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