Breitling – Bentley Bernato Racing

by Admin on March 11, 2012

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

BENTLEY BARNATO RACING

The new Bentley Barnato Racing watch is original to the core and features a spectacular design. The pointer-type counters are replaced by disc-type counters with an openworked shape reminiscent of the steering wheels on the famous Bentley models that won the Le Mans 24 Hours race five times between 1924 and 1930. The dial features an exclusive “30-second chronograph” system. The oscillating weight visible through the sapphire crystal back echoes the design of the wheel rims on the new Continental GT.

The Bentley Barnato Racing special series features a spectacular design that makes it the most original of all Breitling for Bentley chronographs. The pointer-type counters are replaced by a highly original disc-type counters system displaying the hours and minutes of the measured time by means of two red triangles.

The open worked shape of the silver-toned discs is reminiscent of the steering wheels on the famous Bentley models that won the Le Mans 24 Hours race five times between 1924 and 1930 – thanks to Barnato and the other Bentley Boys. The “30-second chronograph” serves to measure the best laps to the nearest 1/8th of a second. The oscillating weight inspired by the wheel rims on the new Continental GT provides a maximum of energy to the COSC chronometer-certified movement. Carved in steel for the standard version, the Bentley Barnato Racing takes on an even more exclusive aura in a 500-piece red gold limited edition.

AN EXCLUSIVE “30-SECOND CHRONOGRAPH” SYSTEM Inspired by a patent filed by the founder’s son Gaston Breitling in 1926, the ingenious principle of the “30-second chronograph” is distinguished by its central hand sweeping around the dial in half a minute instead of the customary 60 seconds. This original layout provides readings of the measured times accurate to within 1/8th of a second.

The Breitling for Bentley Barnato racing will be available in three themes, Two steel case with differing dials and a limited edition Red Gold case limited to 500 pieces worldwide.

Option 1 – Selfwinding chronograph. Steel case. Royal Ebony dial. Speed B bracelet in steel.

Option 2 – Selfwinding chronograph. Steel case. Silver Storm dial. Speed B bracelet in steel.

Option 3 – Limited edition. Selfwinding chronograph. 18K red gold. Royal Ebony dial. Speed B bracelet in red gold.

 

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.

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