Breitling Bentley Barnato Chronograph

by Admin on March 11, 2012

in Breitling, Designer Watch Reviews, Latest Reviews, Product Information

BENTLEY BARNATO

The new Bentley Barnato is named after the most famous of the “Bentley Boys” who distinguished themselves in the 1920s Le Mans endurance races. Resolutely Bentley in terms of its design, it associates red-rimmed sports counters with a knurled bezel inspired by the British carmaker’s characteristic control buttons.

 

Totally Breitling from a technical standpoint, it combines a chronometer-certified movement with an exclusive “30-second chronograph” system. Its originality extends to the reverse side fitted with a transparent back revealing an oscillating weight designed to evoke the wheel rims on the new Continental GT.

Resolutely Bentley in terms of its design, the Bentley Barnato associates a generously sized case with fixed bezel featuring aknurled raised motif and red-rimmed sports counters – just like on the dashboards of the finest sports cars from the British carmaker. Totally Breitling from a technical standpoint, it combines a self-winding chronograph movement chronometer-certified by the COSC with an ultra-efficient and ultra-legible “30-second chronograph” system. Its originality extends to the reverse side fitted with a transparent back serving like an open car bonnet to reveal a wheel-rim shaped oscillating weight.

Available with a black or silver dial enhanced by applied hour-markers and tone-on-tone counters with a refined spiral motif, the Bentley Barnato comes in steel as well as in a 500-piece red gold limited edition. (Sorry, we havent been able to get a photo of the red gold limited edition, but see our Barnato Racing review for the red gold one of those.)

It can be teamed with a leather, crocodile leather or rubber strap, or with the particularly sturdy and comfortable Speed bracelet.

 

Technical Details

Movement: Calibre 25B, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC,  selfwinding,

high-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour),

38 jewels.

1/8th of a second chronograph,

30-second, 15-minute and 6-hour totalizers.

Calendar.

Case : Steel or 18K red gold (500-piece limited edition).

Water-resistant to 100 m.

Screw-locked crown.

Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides.

Transparent sapphire crystal back.

Diameter: 49 mm.

Strap : Barenia leather, crocodile leather, rubber/Speed bracelet.

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