After nearly two decades of partnership, Bentley Motors and Breitling celebrate the launch of the Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Bentley Limited Edition, a unique yet classic design limited to just 25 pieces.
This unique yet classic and water-resistant watch (up to 100 meters) designed watch features a 42 mm case in 18k red gold, rectangular chronograph pushers, a gold-brown alligator strap, and a transparent sapphire case-back revealing the magnificent movement with its 22-karat gold oscillating weight, and the COSC-certified tourbillon movement offers around 55 hours of power reserve. The highlight is the special chronograph tourbillon caliber and cage seen through the distinctive green dial, reminiscent of the British racing green color associated with the other models within the Breitling and Bentley partnership.
Willy Breitling, the grandson of the brand’s founder Léon Breitling, was a passionate Bentley driver. He patented the chronograph with two independent pushers at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock in 1934. Besides being tech-savvy and bold, Willy Breitling understood the desire for elegance and glamour from watch lovers. With this in mind, he designed the original Premier wristwatches in the 1940s, Breitling’s first link from purpose to style. As Willy saw it, “When a man puts on his watch, it is the unmistakable stamp of impeccable taste.”
The same rings true for all Breitling watches today and is also reflective of how Bentley Motors’ own customers feel about their cars. The new watch honors the heritage and modern values of both brands in splendid fashion.
Bentley Chairman and CEO, Adrian Hallmark notes: “This striking watch embodies our joint commitment to the pioneering spirit, expert craftsmanship, and technological excellence.” and Breitling CEO, Georges Kern added: “We’re proud of this elegant symbol of our brands’ shared values: quality, performance, and design excellence.”
Created in the spirit of unparalleled luxury and peerless quality, the exclusive new chronograph pays homage to Willy Breitling, whose watches changed the face of timekeeping and W.O. Bentley pioneered the automotive industry.