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Breitling For Bentley Flying B Diamond Watches

Today I ran across two beautiful Breitling for Bentley Flying B diamond watches. The Breitling for Bentley’s Flying B watch is dedicated to the “winged B”, the mascot for British cars. All watches in the collection have a rectangular case and sophisticated design with an original display mode. Luxury is the main component of these two Breitling watches as the hour markers are sculpted from mother of pearl.

These two watches have been crafted in a red gold and white gold series with the best materials the watch industry has to offer. Both of these Breitling For Bentley Flying B watches have beveled sapphire crystal glareproofed sides and a chronometer certified by the COSC. The casebacks each have the legendary Bentley “Flying B” engraved on them. Each is water resistance of up to 100 meters with a screw-locked crown, 27 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour, and a Breitling Calibre 28B with jumping-hour mechanism.

Breitling For Bentley White Gold Flying B Diamond Watch

Breitling For Bentley Red Gold Flying B Diamond Watch

Absolutely beautiful!

Bertling for Bentley GT Racing Watch

Breitling for Bentley GT Racing Watch

Breitling for Bentley’s watch the Bentley GT racing was designed with motor sports in mind. The difference between this watch and the other watches in the Breitling for Bentley collection is definitely the case, which is more compact in size. The Bentley GT Racing watch has an interesting finishing where it is fine brushed on top of an already polished edge… this unique finishing is also continued on the Speed bracelet.

The Bentley car used for the inspiration of this watch is the Bentley Continental GT, the most powerful of Bentley cars. This Breitling watch crafted in steel with a Bentley GT Racing chronograph also available in beautiful limited gold, only 500 of those are made.

Bentley Continental GT

Looking deeper inside the Breitling for Bentley GT Racing watch you’ll find a lot of goodies including:

Breitling calibre 13b
Certified chronometer
Self-winding
28,800 vibrations per hour
25 jewels
1/4 of a second chronogram
30 min and 12 hour totalizers
Day and date calendar
Steel or gold case
Water resistant to 100 meters
Screw locked crown
Rotating pinion bezel
Sapphire and glareproofed case on both sides
Barenica leather, crocodile leather, or rubber/Speed bracelet

Watch the video below to get even closer…

Breitling Space Going Navitimer Watch

To infinity and beyond! At least that was the idea behind the Navitimer Cosmonaute, Breitling’s official space-going Navitimer. The Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute (get it, like astronaut) was created in the days of early space exploration, those days when going to space and getting there first were the only things that mattered.

So what is the difference between a Breitling Navitimer watch and a Breitling Cosmonaute watch? First the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute has a Flyback mechanism which allows continuous timing with no need to stop; it starts over all by itself. The Breitling Cosmonaute has 24 hour dial division since night and day mean nothing out in space; that way an astronaut won’t be confused between noon and midnight. Speaking of astronaut, the first person to test this new timepiece in real life situations was Astronaut Scott Carpenter. He bought the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute into space during this flight on the Aurora 7 space capsule on May 24th, 1962.

Today, the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute technical specs are pretty impressive and include:

Breitling 22 caliber
self-winding mechanical movement
42 hour power reserve
1/5th second, 30min, 12 hour chronograph with flyback function
28,800 vibrations per hour
38 jewels, dial aperture calendar
3 bar water resistance, bidirectional bezel
non screw-locked crown with two gaskets
screwed in caseback
cambered sapphire crystal with glareproofed sides
41.50 mm diameter

There are six versions of the Breitling watch. My favorite Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute has steel and 18k gold case with silver dial, golden subdials, leather strap, and tang-type buckle, what’s yours?

Breitling Cockpit Watch

The Breitling Cockpit model is a popular watch among watch enthusiast around the globe…but what makes this watch so special?

The hour circle is accented by Roman numerals and the dial center has a square cambered grid pattern that is stylish and adds beauty to the movement. The Breitling Cockpit provides elegance through a screw-locked crown and screwed caseback, scratch resistant sapphire crystal that are glareproofed on both sides, a rotation rider-tab, and water resistance to 1,000 feet.

Each Breitling Cockpit watch comes with a Breitling 49 caliber and a self-winding mechanical movement. With 28,800 vibrations per hour this Breitling watch comes with 22 jewels, a large winder, and a unidirectional and ratcheted bezel.

The Breitling Cockpit featured above is chronometer certified by the COSC, self-winding, and a large window calendar. The case is a steel two not only two tone but limited edition 18k rose and white gold.

Here is a great review of the Breitling cockpit by The Breitling Source

Great Read About History of Breitling Watches

Obsessed with Breitling Watches? A new book by Benno Richter could satisfy your cravings. Entitled “Breitling: The History of a Great Brand of Watches 1884 to the Present”, this hardcover book is available at Amazon.com for $37.96. The book covers Breitling famous start with the Breitling Navitimer and a calculator which allowed pilots to necessary to carry out calculations during flight. The newly revised book goes through Breitling products starting in 1884 and gives a great look into the company’s 100 years worth of watch making history.

Inside you’ll find photos, old catalogs, advertising materials, and informative text. Another amazing part of this about Breitling watches is the ability to use the reference numbers to locate individual watches chronologically. With 173 pages of exciting history, a Breitling enthusiast will enjoy this amazing journey.

Randy Given, a top 500 reviewer on Amazon.com, gives the book 4 stars and comments:

This has some good stuff, but it is for a mixed audience, so none may be fully satisfied. For horologists, there is a fair amount of movements shown, with many of them “exploded” to show all of their parts. For historians, there is a lot of good old-time advertising and photos. For collectors, of course, you get to see a whole bunch of the product line back over a hundred years ago. The price list is minimal and ten years out of date, so it is not as relevant, but not completely useless either. Still, not a bad offering.

A must read for Breitling watch enthusiast around the globe.

Breitling Avenger Seawolf for Divers

One of the first things a watch enthusiast would brag about if he/she had an Avenger Seawolf would be the fact that it is water resistant for up to 10,000 feet. But that is not the only great feature of this stunning Breitling watch. Breitling’s Avenger Seawolf actually has a safety valve enabling it to balance the differences inside and outside of the case. For example, if you are diving and the pressure exceeds 3 bars, the valve on Breitling’s Avenger Seawolf will automatically evacuate the helium that is built up so that the case won’t explode!

This amazing Breitling watch also has a Breitling 17 Caliber, selfwinding and high frequency movement, 25 jewels, steel case, undirectional ratcheted rotating bezel, screw-locked crown, cambered sapphire crystal that is glareproofed on both sides and is 44 mm in diameter.

The Breitling Airwolf Watch

The Breitling Airwolf watch was made for professional pilots in mind.  Why? Maybe the 1/100th of a second chronograph with split times, maybe the beautifully engineered alarm and countdown feature, the 2nd timezone and UTC calender? All of these are good reasons as to why the Breitling Airwolf is a professional pilot’s watch. However, the real reason is Breitling’s history with providing aviation professionals with quality timepieces.

The Breitling Airwolf has a stunning backlighting system which allows night-time read-off along with ergonomic curving chronograph push pieces and water resistance of up to 5 bars.  The movement of the Breitling Airwolf is astounding including SuperQuartz, thermocompensated quartz electronic, 12/24 hr LCD digital display, and an EOL indicator.  At 1/100th of a second, max. 99 days, 23 hrs 59 min, 59.99 sec, this Breitling chronograph is worthy of the best pilots wrist.  A bidirectional bezel with pinoin mechanism and a non screw-locked crown with two gaskets and integrated push piece accent with this Breitling watch.

A must for any aviation professional that travels around the globe.

Inside Look at Breitling Watch The Chrono-Matic 49

Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 just catches your eye. The new 49 mm-diameter Chrono-Matic by Breitling was designed with accents from the 1960s and 1970s by adding angular lines, geometrical hands, square base, and the simple B symbol at 12 o’clock. My favorite part of the Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 is the red-rimmed totalizers and second hand… they simply jump out as you glance at this Breitling watch.

This Breitling watch reflects back into time, but what’s new about Breitling’s Chrono-Matic 49? Well, the rotating pinion bezel is a black rubber-molded steel construction. One also can not overlook the bracelet, which almost looks like woven metal, and was designed only for the Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 watch. If you really want to stand out from the crown try the Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 watch in a limited edition red gold, only 500 were made.

So what about the technical details of this Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 watch? The Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 watch has a Breitling 14 caliber, self winding and high frequency movement, 28,8000 vibrations per hour, 40 jewels, dial aperture calendar, steel or 18k red gold case, 3 bars of water resistance, rotating pinion bezel, cambered and glareproofed sapphire crystal and both sides. The Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 watch also has a 1/4th second, 30 minutes, 12 hours chronograph.

The New Breitling Superocean and a 50 Year Heritage

I love this watch; it’s a Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe with a self winding movement, steel case, black dial, and Ocean Classic bracelet in steel.  This Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronograph is definitely a watch fit for James Bond. The Superocean was launched in the late 1950s as a professional diver’s watch.  Like a popular celebrity, the Superocean accumulated a following of diving enthusiast from around the globe.  Some Breitling Superocean watches can even go under water at 2000 meters.

This new Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe has “Heritage” in the name for a reason.  Just like 50 years ago the new Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe’s dial carries the Breitling signature and is topped by the letter B in 18-carrat gold.  Some other interesting features of the new Breitling Superocean is the luminescent triangular tipped hands, Ocean Classic woven steel bracelet, steel case, 46mm diameter, and 200 m water resistance.

Other technical specifications of this Breitling watch include Breitling 13 Caliber, a self-winding and high frequency movement, a minimum of 40 hours of power reserve, 28,800 vibrations per hour, 25 jewels, dial aperture calendar, unidirectional and ratcheted bezel, screw locked crown, and cambered sapphire and glare proofed crystal.

New Breitling for Bentley watch Bentley GMT

The newest Breitling watch to join the prestigious Breitling for Bentley watch collection is the new Bentley GMT. This Breitling chronograph is an original design including the first new black rubber strap ever in the Breitling for Bentley collection.

Other features you can expect from the Breitling for Bentley watch is the precise clasp mechanism and larger dimensions of the bezel. The dial includes raised numerals and hour makers and new push pieces. The Bentley GMT also comes in some neat styles including steel and a rare red and gold version.

The Bentley GMT is perfect for a world traveler due to a multiple time zone display system including an independent hour hand in which the dial does a full turn for 24 hours. Another cool globalizing feature is the inner bezel. The inner bezel of the Bentley GMT shows the name of 24 cities displaying time zones around the world by simply turning the bezel to the desired time zone. Perfect for no matter where you travel…New York, Bangkok, London, Tokyo, Abu Dhabi or even Sydney.

Other technical Data for Breitling for Bentley’s Bentley GMT include a Breitling Calibre 47B, 28,800 vibrations per hour, 38 jewels, 1/8th of a second chronograph, a calendar, water resistance of up to 330 feet, screw-locked crown, and sapphire crystal glare proof sides.

For more information on the Bentley GMT visit breitlingforbentley.com/en/.