Pre-Basel: Breitling for Bentley GMT “V8″

Breitling for Bentley

To celebrate the launch of the Continental GT V8 with its powerful new 4.0 V8 engine, Breitling has created a 250-piece limited series of the Bentley GMT chronograph. Its distinguishing feature is the mobile inner city bezel created in a metallic red shade, creating a sporting contrast with the black dial. This vivid splash of color reflects the red background of the Bentley emblem that sets the Continental GT V8 model apart from other models. Find the USA price (for the watch) inside.

The Bentley GMT offers a clever multiple timezone display. It is equipped with an additional red triangle-tipped hour hand completing 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 in relation to that shown by the 24-hour hand.

The automatic COSC-chronometer-certified chronograph movement also 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 priced at $10,590. Additional technical information appears below the images, which may be enlarged with a click.

Breitling for Bentley GMT V8

Breitling for Bentley GMT V8

Breitling for Bentley GMT V8

Movement:
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 totalizers
24-hour 2nd timezone display
Calendar
Steel case, 49mm diameter
Water-resistant to 100 m
Screw-locked crown
Rotating pinion bezel displaying the 24 timezones
Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides
Dial: Royal Ebony
Metallic red inner bezel
Strap/bracelet: rubber GMT/Speed

250-piece limited series

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    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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