Breitling for Bentley GMT Light Body B04

Breitling for Bentley GMT Light Body B04As it demonstrated with many of its new watches at Baselworld 2014, Breitling continues to equip more and more of its watch collection with in-house movements, including its Breitling for Bentley watches. The latest of these is the Breitling for Bentley GMT Light Body B04, a new “travel chronograph” bearing design influences from Bentley cars.

The Breitling for Bentley GMT Light Body B04 gets the automotive-inspired ‘Light Body” nickname from its lightweight titanium case, and the “B04” from its movement, which was also used in last year’s Breitling for Bentley B04 models, with steel and rose gold cases.

The case is 49 mm in diameter, water-resistant to 100 meters, and sports the Bentley collection’s hallmark features, including ergonomic curves, asymmetrical lugs, and broad bezel with a knurled motif echoing the look of a Bentley radiator grille. The watch’s signature function (it also includes a chronograph) is its easy-to-use timezone-changing system, which the wearer can operate by simply pulling out the crown and turning it forward or backward in one-hour increments to set a new local time without any loss of precision in terms of the minutes. meanwhile, the date will also automatically adjust to the new local time, in either direction. Travelers will also appreciate the rotating inner pinion bezel with a 24-city world-time scale that enables at-a-glance readings of the time in any other time zone in the world.The dial (available in Royal Ebony or Tungsten colors) has subdials for the chronograph 30-minute and 12-hour counters at 3 o’clock and 6 o’clock, respectively, and for running seconds at 9 o’clock. The center-mounted GMT hand is red. The dial has an openworked circular pattern that allows the wearer a glimpse into the movement, and is protected by a curved sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides.

Breitling’s automatic manufacture Caliber B04 has 47 jewels, a speedy frequency of 28,800 vph, and a long power reserve of more than 70 hours. Like all Breitling calibers, it has been certified as a chronometer by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The Breitling for Bentley GMT Light Body B04 comes on a rubber “GMT” strap and is priced at $13,665.

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