Sharing the same appreciation with mechanical features, Breitling and Bentley have formed a good partnership through the years. The collaboration between both brands have seen the release of timepieces that not only carry the best features of Breitling watches but also the sophistication and beauty of Bentley cars. The partnership has given birth to the Breitling Bentley collection, offering several iconic chronographs and tourbillon watches. As the two brands celebrate their long standing partnership, they have created multiple premiere collections of timepieces that took inspiration from the history and start of the partnership and reintroduced modernized and improved watches.
Breitling Bentley Watches: A Long-Standing Partnership Between Two Legends
What started as a commissioned project of Bentley to Breitling to create an onboard clock in 2002, followed by the release of a limited-edition chronograph to celebrate Bentley’s win at Le Mans in 2003, has prospered into something bigger for the two brands. Putting together the extraordinary performance of Bentley cars and the exceptional quality of Breitling watches, several outstanding watches have evolved through the years, known as the Breitling Bentley collection.
Among the remarkable models and collections highlighted in the partnership was the famous Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Bentley Limited Edition, a redesigned model of the 1940’s premiere wristwatch that was inspired by Breitling’s founder’s grandson, Willy Breitling, who was an avid Bentley fan and driver. Dressed in 18K red gold casing with a rectangular chronograph pusher, the watch’s chronograph tourbillon caliber and the cage are visible through the green dial inspired by Bentley’s British Racing Green color.
As both brands celebrate years of partnership, they have also released new chronomat watches like the Breitling Chronomat Bentley watch and new chronograph models like the Breitling Premier Mulliner Edition. It is also worth noting that during the celebration of Bentley’s 100 years of craftsmanship, they released the Breitling B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley Centenary Limited Edition to celebrate a century of the brand’s work.
Prices at a Glance: Most Popular Breitling Bentley Watches
Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley British Racing Green
Stainless steel case with racing green dial
Contrasting black small second and 30-minute chronograph counters
Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01
Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley Centenary Limited Edition
18K red gold casing in a brown quilted calfskin strap
Black subdials and a white tachymeter scale on a black inner bezel around the dial, with a red tachymeter inscription
Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01
Breitling Chronomat B01 42 Bentley
Distinctive green dial and iconic bezel with four-rider tabs
Signature “Rouleaux” bracelet
Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01
Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Bentley Limited Edition
Rectangular chronograph pushers and Arabic numerals
Grooves on the case sides, an open tourbillon cage
Open sapphire case back, and vintage-inspired hands
18K red gold with a distinctive green dial
Gold brown alligator strap
Breitling Manufacture Caliber B21
Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley Mulliner Limited Edition
Blue alligator leather strap, and featuring blue & red accents
Vertically brushed silver dial that recalls the car’s Breitling dashboard clock, and complements its sets of Arabic numerals: 3, 6, 9, 12 for the dashboard clock and 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11 for the chronograph.
Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01
Breitling Bentley Barnato 42
Chronograph’s hours, minutes, and seconds totalizer, a pushpiece start/stop, reset,
Bi-directional rotating bezel
Breitling Caliber 41B
Breitling Bentley GMT B04 S Carbon Body
Dual timezone chronograph
24-hour hand, and 24 different time zones
Carbon casing with rotating inner bezel
Breitling Manufacture Caliber B04
Breitling Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon
Black steel casing, with a knurled bezel
Black dial, and rubber strap
Breitling Caliber 44B
Breitling Bentley GMT Midnight Carbon
Crown guard and screw-down crown for water resistance
Features three important functions: GMT, chronograph, and a date display
Breitling Caliber 47B
Breitling Bentley GT Dark Sapphire
Casing made up of Breitlight, an ultra-lightweight material that is known for scratch resistance, magnetism, heat, and corrosion.
Blue-ish diamond pattern in the dial and rubber strap
Equipped with Caliber B06 and uses a movement of a 30-second chronograph.
How much is a Breitling Bentley watch?
Breitling and Bentley are two brands known for being luxurious watch and car manufacturers who garnered a reputation in their respective industries for providing quality products for their consumers. Amidst being grouped in the luxury category, the Breitling X Bentley collection has a variety of prices that will suit many different lifestyles. Below is a list of some of the most famous models of their collection.
Prices for the Breitling Bentley Barnato and Breitling Bentley GMT Watches
The Breitling Bentley Barnato 42 pays homage to one of the “Bentley Boys”, Woolf Barnato, a famous British racing driver. This wristwatch is limited to 1,000 pieces only and features a variety of functions, including a tachymetric scale, chronograph’s hours, minutes, and seconds totalizer, a pushpiece start/stop, reset, a screw-locked crown, and a bi-directional rotating bezel. The Breitling Bentley Barnato 42 watch is priced at around $6,300 USD.
The Breitling Bentley GMT features a function perfect for people who wish to view time in different time zones across the world. To be specific, the Breitling Bentley GMT B04 S Carbon Body is a dual timezone chronograph that features a 24-hour hand in carbon casing and has a rotating inner bezel that contains 24 time zones from different cities across the globe. This model is priced at around $13,500 USD.
Prices for the Breitling Bentley Black Midnight Carbon and GMT Midnight Carbon Series
The Breitling Bentley Black Midnight Carbon series is a sleek all-black timepiece that not only pays tribute to Bentley’s legendary car models but also boasts a PVD-coated steel casing, making it durable and scratch proof. Among the famous watches under this series is the Breitling Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon, named after the Bentley Mulsanne limousine, a tribute to the 6.75-liter engine that used to power up Bentley Mulsanne limousines. This chronograph features a black steel casing, a knurled bezel inspired by the famous radiator grilles of the brand, and a black dial and rubber strap. The Breitling Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon model is limited to 1,000 pieces only and is priced around $8,800 USD.
Meanwhile, the Breitling Bentley GMT Midnight Carbon features a similar PVD-coated steel casing with a black dial, knurl bezel, diamond lugs, and red GMT hands. The watch is equipped with a crown guard and screw-down crown for water resistance and features three important functions: GMT, chronograph, and a date display all in one. The Breitling Bentley GMT Midnight Carbon watch is also limited to 1,000 pieces only and is priced around $10,500 USD.
Prices for the Breitling Bentley GT Dark Sapphire and Flying B Chronograph Models
The Breitling Bentley GT Dark Sapphire series, inspired by the Bentley Continental GT car model, offers a lightweight version with its casing made up of Breitlight, a Breitling exclusive ultra-lightweight material that is known for resistance against scratch, magnetism, heat, and corrosion. The Dark Sapphire model amidst being painted in black has a blue-ish hint in its diamond pattern on the dial, and the rubber strap that resembles the interior of the famous Continental GT car model. The watch is equipped with Caliber B06 and uses a movement of a 30-second chronograph. There are only 500 pieces of this limited-edition Breitling Bentley GT Dark Sapphire wristwatch and is priced at around $7,300 USD.
Among the rest, the Breitling Bentley Flying B Chronograph is different in terms of its style and design. The chronograph has a rectangle casing, equipped with push-pieces, and is powered by a caliber 44B. The Breitling Bentley Flying B Chronograph watch comes in either stainless steel or rose gold and is priced between $7,300 USD and $21,500 USD.
Prices for the Premier Breitling Bentley Centenary Limited Edition
In 2019, in celebration of the 100 years of Bentley in the industry, Breitling introduced the Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition wristwatch. Decked in 18K red gold and stainless-steel versions that feature the famed burl elm seat insert of the original No. 9 Bentley Blower in its unique brown burl elm dial finished with a brown calfskin strap inspired from the luxury seats of a Bentley car. Powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, the 42mm watch has an engraved Bentley logo in the left side case and a “1 of 200” engraved in the case back indicating its limited pieces The 18K Red Gold model is priced at $28,000 USD, while the stainless steel version is priced at $10,200 USD.
Prices for the Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph Bentley British Racing Green and B01 Chronograph Bentley Mulliner Limited Edition Models
The Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley British Racing Green is one of the newest collections of the Breitling and Bentley partnership released in 2020. The 42mm stainless steel wristwatch boasts Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01, Breitling’s self-winding high-performance chronometer-certified chronograph caliber. The watch also features a British racing green dial with black small seconds and a 30-minute chronograph counter. The Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley British Racing Green is available in a green nubuck leather strap or a seven-row stainless steel bracelet priced at $8,500 USD.
Meanwhile, in the same year, Breilting also released the Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley Mulliner Limited Edition that took inspiration from the Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Convertible from its blue and red accents to the vertically brushed silver dial that resembles the car’s Breitling dashboard clock and complements its sets of Arabic numerals: 3, 6, 9, 12 for the dashboard clock and 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11 for the chronograph. There are only 1,000 pieces of the Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley Mulliner Limited Edition watch released and is priced starting from $8,650 USD.
With the Bentley Mulliner car being a customizable model, the counterpart of it in watches which is the Breitling Bentley Mulliner Tourbillon also allows patrons to customize their watches with an option to choose from its casing down to the dials.
History Behind the Breitling Bentley Collection
The link between Breitling and Bentley first started in the 1930s with the launch of its onboard chronograph for aviation. Willy Breitling, the grandson of founder Léon Breitling, was a huge fan of the luxurious car brand Bentley. The other notable partnerships of the two brands date back to 2003 when the famous Bentley Boys won the Le Man’s race, the world’s most famous endurance race during that time. Breitling was the main sponsor of Bentley during the race and celebrated the success of Bentley by releasing a limited-edition chronograph, the Breitling Bentley Le Mans. From then on, the partnership between Breitling and Bentley gave birth to the Breitling Bentley collection, offering premiere timepieces designed to perfectly represent the look of both brands. Designs of the first few watches were inspired from dashboards and other parts of some of the most famous Bentley models powered by Breitling’s very own Caliber 01, and on its stainless steel casing is an engraved Bentley logo.
Today, as the brand celebrates Bentley’s 100 years of luxury car excellence, Breitling introduced an 18K red gold and stainless-steel Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition wristwatch that features the famous burl elm seat insert seen on the original No. 9 Bentley Blower and is now designed on the dial of the limited edition watch.
Five Reasons to Buy a Breitling Bentley Watch
1. Quality mechanical watches and design features combined by two luxurious brands
2. Uniquely designed timepieces inspired by famous Bentley car models
3. Limited-edition watches good for investment
4. Sought-after by watch collectors
5. Equipped with high-performance chronometer-certified chronograph caliber
Breitling Bentley: A Collaboration of Luxury and Quality
Throughout the years, the partnership between Breitling and Bentley continuously prospers as they create extraordinary pieces that not only reflect the unparalleled beauty of Bentley cars but also the exquisite quality of Breitling’s mechanical functions. Imagine two of the world’s most luxurious and quality brands sitting right on your wrist. Not only does it exude power and sophistication but also carries high-performance time features that you can wear anytime and anywhere.