Swiss luxury watchmaker and aviation chronograph specialist, Breitling has introduced the Bentley GT ‘’Dark Sapphire’’ Edition to the Middle East market. A vibrant tribute to the all-new Bentley Continental GT recently unveiled by the British manufacturer. The new model is issued in a 500-piece limited edition series with 25 models dedicated to Middle East automotive and horology enthusiasts.
The new Bentley Continental GT is a dramatic interpretation of the classic Bentley design with a new optimised 6-litre W12 TSI engine, state-of-the-art onboard equipment, a refined and beautifully hand-crafted interior. Inspired by the vehicle, the new Bentley GT ‘’Dark Sapphire’’ model has an ultra-light chassis made of Breitlight® which is enhanced by bluish “Dark Sapphire” tints, and its exclusive engine equipped with a “30-second chronograph’’.
Commenting on the new model, Aed Adwan, Breitling Middle East said: “Bentley is redefining the quintessence of Grand Touring by providing a blend of luxury and performance that is more potent than ever. Breitling for Bentley marks the occasion by launching a limited-edition model which reflects the spirit of this new roadgoing champion. Its subtly black streaked effect takes on a bluish shimmer which echoes the colour of the Bentley “Dark Sapphire” livery. With just 25 models available in the region, this model will no doubt be popular among our Middle East customers.’’
The ultra-light, ultra-sturdy case of the Bentley GT ‘’Dark Sapphire’’ Edition is made in Breitlight®, a Breitling-exclusive high-tech material distinguished by its peerless qualities (resistance to scratching, traction and corrosion, along with non-magnetic, thermal stability and non-allergenic properties). The dial features a diamond motif picking up the pattern appearing in several areas of the Continental GT interior and dashboard controls.
The exceptional “motorisation” takes the form of a Manufacture Breitling B06 calibre officially chronometer certified by the COSC. This movement, entirely developed and produced in the Breitling Chronométrie workshops is distinguished by its “30-second chronograph” system inspired by a 1926 Breitling patent, with a central hand completing a full sweep of the dial in half a minute – thus ensuring extremely accurate readings of times to the nearest eight of a second. This world-exclusive feature is highlighted on the black dial by the blue “30-second chronograph” inscription and measuring scale, picking up the subtle shades of the case.
Ensuring comfort and style for Middle East drivers over long distances, the Bentley GT “Dark Sapphire” Edition is fitted with a rubber strap – specially created for this model and bearing the same diamond motif as the dial. A Grand Tourer on the wrist, in a 500-piece limited edition.
- Manufacture Breitling Calibre B06.
- Officially chronometer-certified by the COSC.
- Selfwinding, high-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 47 jewels.
- Over 70-hour power reserve.
- 1/8th of a second chronograph, 30-second, 15-minute and 6-hour totalisers.
- Breitlight® (500-piece limited series).
- Water-resistant to 100 m. Screw-locked crown.
- Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides.
- 48 mm.
- Dark Sapphire.
- Bentley GT rubber.