There are a few brands that truly sum up the epitome of luxury in today’s overcrowded market. Why only recently Gucci replaced its former Creative Director, Frida Giannini, as they were concerned that their status within this complicated and fickle arena was in danger of slipping. However, two brands that, although not Apparel brands, don’t have to worry about their luxurious status, one the pinnacle of opulence in the motoring world is Bentley and the other is synonymous with luxury timekeeping, Breitling. So much so when Bentley require clocks for their motoring objects of magnificent splendour, their was only one watch brand on their shortlist.
The latest piece in this on-going collaborative relationship is the Bentley B06 with its original “30-second chronograph” system is being rolled out in a new more compact version accentuating its sophisticated and sporty design. Obviously bound to appeal to devotees of fine mechanics offering a blend of elegance and performance. The knurled pattern on the bezel, a nod to the famous Bentley radiator grills, of course, is picked up in the motif stamped on the black or silver dial. But alongside its unusual eye-catching design, the Bentley B06 S is also distinguished by its exclusive engine. Manufacture Breitling Calibre B06, entirely developed and produced in the Breitling Chronométrie workshops, and officially chronometer-certified, boasts an ingenious “30-second chronograph” system inspired by a 1926 Breitling patent, don’t you know. It involves a central hand sweeping around the dial in half a minute and thus ensuring extremely precise eighth-of-a- second readings of the times it measures. Another worldwide exclusive feature is the “variable tachymeter” with rotating bezel, serving to calculate average speeds whatever the time elapsed, the distance covered or the speed reached. The Bentley B06 S is available in steel or red gold and comes with a choice of a bracelet or a strap in leather, crocodile or rubber with a central raised pattern matching the bezel. A perfect emblem of the Breitling for Bentley spirit. As we said, go on spoil yourself, you know its worth it !