Breitling – Bentley GMT “V8”

by Admin on March 11, 2012

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



To celebrate the launch of the Continental GT V8 with its ultra-powerful new 4.0 V8 engine – the latest tour de force from the Bentley engineers – Breitling has created a 250-piece limited series of the Bentley GMT chronograph. Its signature feature is the mobile inner city bezel distinguished by a metallic red shade creating a powerful and sporting contrast with the black dial. This vivid touch of colour reflects the red background of the Bentley emblem that sets the Continental GT V8 model apart from other models by the British carmaker. The original and daring design of the steel case with its asymmetrical lugs is teamed with a bracelet or a rubber strap exclusive to this model.

A natural-born traveller, the Bentley GMT boasts an ingenious multiple time zone display system. It is equipped with a red triangular tipped additional hour hand completing one rotation every 24 hours. The push piece housed in the left side of the case serves to move this hand forward in one-hour increments in order to display the second time zone – 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 time zones in relation to that shown by the 24-hour hand.

The self-winding chronograph movement, chronometer-certified by the COSC, offers another technical asset 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 and thus enabling readings accurate to the nearest 1/8th of a second. With the Bentley GMT “V8”, it’s definitely time for performance.


Technical Details

Movement Calibre Breitling 47B,

officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, selfwinding,

 high-frequency (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.

Case: Steel

250-piece limited series.

Water resistant to 100 m.

Screw-locked crown.

Rotating pinion bezel displaying the 24 timezones.

Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides.

Diameter: 49 mm.

Strap: Rubber GMT/Speed



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