Bentley just launched the wicked new version of its iconic Continental G at the Frankfurt Motor Show, an extreme gentle British grand tourist, and its watch partner Breitling replica followed up with a cool new chrono designed to complement the well-bred ride after that. The new Breitling for Bentley GT Dark Sapphire employs Breitling’s patented high-tech Breitlight material developed for enhanced scratch and corrosion resistance as well as anti-magnetic, thermal stability and non-allergenic qualities.
Limited to just 500 pieces, the GT Dark Sapphire is named after an ultra-particular paint color available on the new Continental GT in striking, shimmering midnight blue. It features Bentley’s signature knurling on the bezel as well as a diamond pattern on the dial, echoing the typical Bentley finish which is even more prolific in the new Continental GT. A true beauty, but that isn’t where it ends.
This is not the first time that the fake Breitling and Bentley working together. This time the Breitling added an extra clever touch, they made a brand new rubber strap in quilted Dark Sapphire exactly matching the plush upholstery on the car. Just as the Bentley car echoes the design of the original Continental R of the 1950s, the replica watches “30-second chronograph” system evokes a 1926 Breitling patent, with a central hand able to make a full sweep of the dial in half a minute, making it completely accurate. The replica Breitling calls this feature a “world exclusive” and the words “30-second chronograph” which appear in the middle of the dial. A lighter blue tint to some numerals on the inner and outer scales and together with the tip of the seconds hand give the timepiece a bespoke touch.
Engineered, designed and handcrafted in the UK to be “the definitive grand tourist”, with styling cues inspired by Bentley’s much-admired EXP 10 Speed 6 concept car, the new Continental is equipped with what Bentley calls the most advanced 12-cylinder engine in the world, it delivers an eye-popping 635 hp and is capable of doing 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 207 mph. Besides, the engine is positioned further back for improved weight distribution, making for a more driver-focused and dynamic experience. “Bentley has been at the forefront of luxury grand touring for nearly 100 years,” notes Wolfgang Dürheimer, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors. “The new, third-generation Continental GT is the pinnacle of our design and engineering improvement and marks the next step in Bentley’s journey.” And this is the best replica watch to help you get there.